Finding a Good Contractor
Most of us will rely on a contractor to lay paving on our behalf, whether it’s a patio, a driveway, a car park, or the centre of town. Should we just take it on trust or are there ways to ensure we have engaged with a trustworthy, competent and reliable installer? Are there trade associations? What about recognised qualifications? Learn how NOT to get fleeced in this section.
Employing a Contractor
This page offers tips from an impartial ex-contractor on employing a reputable paving contractor and advice on how to deal with problems and disputes.
Interlay - The Trade Association for Paving Contractors
Interlay is the only truly independent trade association for those involved in the installation of all types, brands and formats of paving in Britain. This page introduces how Interlay can help make good contractors even better.
Searching For A Good Paving Contractor
A page offering advice on how to identify a good paving installer, and how to avoid the rogues that blight the industry.
The Various Types of Paving Contractor
There are several different types of paving contractor and not all contractors are capable of taking on any or every job. This page considers the various types of professional working in the trade.
Manufacturer Approved Contractors
Many contractors claim membership of this or that "Approved Scheme" from such-and-such a manufacturer. Are these schemes any good? Do they really weed out the cowboys? This page looks at how they work.
Brew Cabin Contractors
Several contractors give their time, for free, to respond to questions on this website from the public about DIY paving projects. This is a list of those that help out - you may want to consider them for your next project.