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Driveways...good lord

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Kyska, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. Kyska

    Kyska Honorary Member

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    So, I need my driveway resurfacing, Tarmac looks Censored and is incredibly expensive, so got a quote for resin coated gravel.

    £34,000, yes 34 grand, I'll be waiting till I get paid then.
     
  2. tinmanofkent

    tinmanofkent Tiger King

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    I looked at that resin bonded gravel. It's very nice but for the money you can get natural sandstone. Beware of the gravel that is just stuck to the surface with hot tar, it comes off straight away, you need the surface layer made completely of gravel and resin.
     
  3. kermitboy1

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    My Dad was washing his car on their driveway. He used to work on the docks and drove a tipper in the 50s. When ever he saw any 'York stone' going for grabs he would chuck it on the lorry, anyway eventually he got enough to do the front of the property and all the way down the side up to the garage.

    So whilst washing the car, this bloke stopped and got out of his van to approach my father. He offered him 50K for the driveway, and to boot he would repave it in crazy paving for nothing. My Dad was amazed. Some of the slabs are around 5ft x 4 and 3" thick.

    Anyway he said no. And now my Dad has written it in his will, that the driveway must be sold separately to the sale of the property. That was 20years ago, when he was offered 50k. . knows what it could be worth these days. KB1
     
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    Ow much:eek: How bloody long is it?????????
     
  5. Kyska

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    Thanks, do you mean by sandstone as loose gravel? If so t won't work for us, as we're quite remote we need space for the children and their bikes, scooters etc.

    Im going to get a quote for block paving and gravel where the cars go I think.

    Although it's nice to live in our house, the affordability is questionable...it's not sustainable as things need doing are just crippling.
     
  6. Kyska

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    Dont ask, we've inherited the house when mum in law moved out to London, everything is big, and expensive, I'm starting to think we should have stayed in our other house now.

    But....I can shoot out of the bedroom windows, just go through the gate at the end of the garden and I'm on our farm, wonder how much kidneys are worth nowadays online.....
     
  7. tinmanofkent

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    My dog eats kidneys as treats. If yours are big and fresh I can give you £1.20 per lb.
     
  8. tinmanofkent

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    Sandstone is basically large flagstones, but you can get them as chippings too. Whatever you choose, if you have any control over purchasing material, head to the docks and try and deal with the biggest companies in the area for waste and aggregate. You can more than half the cost of stone.
     
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    Tarmac has got to expensive ..have you considered tar and chip ..looks nice long lasting and alot cheaper atb
     
  10. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    Have you thought about monoblocks:)
     
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    He won't spend money on blocks, like a proper farmer he will get the teleporter and give the drive a scrape and that will be that until the postman gets stuck in the ruts next time:):):):):):)
     
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    34 grand????!! You could buy five acres of land here for that!
     
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    whitevanman574 bell target champion

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    a whole village in Powys goes for that :D
     
  14. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    Where I am that would get you a single car garage!!!!!
     
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    Touche!
     

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