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Posted: 28 Sep. 2016,21:21 QUOTE

I am thinking of having my driveway block paved using the Metro by Marshall, has any one used this any thoughts would be most appreciated. Is it a harder block to install some installers seem to charge a premium to install which I find rather strange. I live in herts what would i expect to pay?
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Posted: 29 Sep. 2016,19:05 QUOTE

wouldnt say its harder to install the blocks are larger than standard paviours

when you say premium to install do you mean an extra £30 or so a m2 more than standard paviours to install? as the metros are near enough £40 a squared meter just to buy so more than 3 times the price of standard blocks
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Posted: 29 Sep. 2016,21:19 QUOTE

Thanks for the reply I have around 115 sq metres what would expect to pay installed.
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Posted: 29 Sep. 2016,21:38 QUOTE

Every job different, materials and muckaway can vary region to region your best off getting at least 3 quotes and don't just go for the cheapest as generally speaking you get what you pay for.
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Posted: 29 Sep. 2016,21:38 QUOTE

In your area at least £100 per m2 plus additional costs for edging or additional drainage.

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Posted: 29 Sep. 2016,22:09 QUOTE

I have been quoted £19000 inc building a 9.5sqmeter wall around the drive with marshlite and 9m of argent coping with some lighting in walls, also includes digging out and lowering of a drain changing position of manhole. Replaceing all sewer and surface water drain pipes etc and new aco drain. This installer prefers a concrete base with suitable drainage. I also need to get rid of 10 conifers and get the stumps ground.

Does this sound too high. He reckons 5 grab trucks of muck to be removed. I did receive one quote for £22500 and another for a crazy £27000. Seems round here skys the limit with pricing.
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Posted: 30 Sep. 2016,17:12 QUOTE

Hi i did a drive in driveline metro about 4 months ago .They are a lovely block.80mm thick .easy to lay and easy to cut .would highly reccomend.i think they cost about 40 a metre including vat from tp.

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Posted: 30 Sep. 2016,20:22 QUOTE

Too far from me but youd need more detail to get rough idea of price best thing you can do is get a couple more quotes as it seems like a fairly involved job rather than a straight forward drive
115m2 at a minimum dig of 260mm youd need 4 grabs but it depends on levels
replacement/moving of manhole is technically bco territory although if its a repair it ok
personally never laid on a concrete base (Im minimum of 150mm type 1 on drive) but like everything else if the concrete base is not thick enough or on a suitable subbase it wont last
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Posted: 30 Sep. 2016,21:13 QUOTE

Thanks I had yet another quote for £25000 using type 1 so it seems the ball park. I have a friend who has a  reinforced concrete driveway base sounds he tells me that it consists of 200mm c30 reinforced concrete slab with 150mm type 1 and has sand and blocks. He has had it down for 12 years now without any issues. Sounds overkill to me not sure if its a bright idea or not but hes happy with it.
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Posted: 30 Sep. 2016,21:51 QUOTE

When you say the installer prefers a concrete base does he mean lean mix concrete or crushed concrete aka fs2?

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Posted: 30 Sep. 2016,23:38 QUOTE

Put it this way if you get two prices just for the paving the concrete should be at least 2k extra in just materials that is if they did a 150mm subbase plus a 150mm slab
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Posted: 01 Oct. 2016,13:53 QUOTE

Quote (sy76uk @ 30 Sep. 2016,20:51)
When you say the installer prefers a concrete base does he mean lean mix concrete or crushed concrete aka fs2?

He suggests a solid surface made up of 200m c30
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Posted: 01 Oct. 2016,15:33 QUOTE

Following our telephone conversation earlier today, if you have heavy vehicles on the paving a 150mm sub base will not be sufficient.
So a concrete capping layer and 150mm - 225mm base or a much deeper sub base if no capping layer is installed, usually 500mm.
You will also need to use 80mm blocks regardless of weather they are driveline metro or not.
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Posted: 01 Oct. 2016,16:05 QUOTE

What are the heavy vehicles, vans, lorries or 4x4?
I've had no issues with my laden 3.5T parked on my drive of 50mm tegs on around 150mm base.


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Posted: 01 Oct. 2016,16:13 QUOTE

Quote (lemoncurd1702 @ 01 Oct. 2016,15:05)
What are the heavy vehicles, vans, lorries or 4x4?
I've had no issues with my laden 3.5T parked on my drive of 50mm tegs on around 150mm base.

Sounds crazy but quite often 20 to 30 ton vehicles of course not every day but a few times a month. I like the idea of the driveline metro or stone market vecta (same block different name) as they are 80mm and quite attractive.
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Posted: 01 Oct. 2016,16:17 QUOTE

Quote (sy76uk @ 01 Oct. 2016,14:33)
Following our telephone conversation earlier today, if you have heavy vehicles on the paving a 150mm sub base will not be sufficient.
So a concrete capping layer and 150mm - 225mm base or a much deeper sub base if no capping layer is installed, usually 500mm.
You will also need to use 80mm blocks regardless of weather they are driveline metro or not.
Good luck.

Thanks so much for your help this morning very useful info very much appreciated top man. I will post pics when all done
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Posted: 01 Oct. 2016,22:24 QUOTE

Why not sett it ? 100-150mm mot, 75-100mm concrete bed with 50mm stone setts is 20tonne rated. 100mm setts to make it bombproof.

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Posted: 03 Oct. 2016,22:42 QUOTE

Have decided on going for the drive line metro with a 150mm mot sub base and 200mm reinforced concrete capping
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