- Member since 13 Nov 2011
- wLocation: Dunstable
- rFeedback score: 2 jobs 100% positive
- lInsurance verified: Limit £2,000,000
- >Driveway Paver
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We are a small family business based in Dunstable, with a reputation for quality and integrity, thoroughly deserved as a result of meticulous planning, dedication and superior workmanship which has earned us a substantial portfolio of satisfied clients.
We contacted Mr Hearty to quote on paving our driveway as he was recommended to us by a neighbour. Mr Hearty's price was extremely competitive and presented in a professional way (including details of the spec, the price, his experience, guarantees and insurance) which was all agreed by both parties before commencement of any work. At the end of each day he made sure I knew what was going to happen next and that the area was left clean and tidy. The finished job was on time and on budget and I am extremely pleased with the end result. Mr Hearty's strengths are most definitely his professional approach and his wealth of experience.
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|Insured: Paul Hearty (trading as Paul J Hearty)|
|Public liability limit of indemnity: £2,000,000.00||Valid until: 30th Mar 14|
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Established in 1988, we have successfully completed hundreds of contracts, both commercial and domestic throughout the Home Counties, including roads, car parks, driveways, garage forecourts, shopping precincts, pathways and patios.
There is certainly no substitute for experience, and our understanding of a client's personal requirements together with the practical considerations unique to each individual contract enables us to maintain standards of the highest level. We always pay utmost attention to the finest detail, providing a complete service from initial survey, through design, specification, comprehensive quotation and professional installation.
We instigate and operate throughout all our contractual works, a Quality Assurance System to ensure the satisfactory quality of all garden hard-landscaping, block paving and stone-sett installations under our responsibility. We are well acquainted with all relevant British Standard stipulations and are fully conversant with the recently revised front garden legislation.
Furthermore, we are respected members of the UK Trades Confederation in addition to being endorsed and unconditionally recommended by Local Authority Trading Standards and consequently in order to generate increased confidence and peace of mind, we offer a fully comprehensive Ten Year Guarantee.
Unlike many of our competitors, we are registered as licensed waste transfer carriers by the Local Authority, as a legal requirement under section 34A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990(amended by the Cleaner Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005).
Although we specialise in domestic driveway installations, we have expertise in all pertinent aspects of building and landscaping works such as garage conversions, home extensions, decorative patio paving, garden walls, complementary steps, fencing, decking systems, electric lighting, garden ponds and intricate water features.
Finally, we are very active in the fight against Cowboy Builders, the scourge of the Home Improvement industry. Paul J Hearty has published a booklet to help you as the home-owner recognise, expose and overcome theses rogues, create the home of your dreams and improve the prospects of greatly increasing your property value by thousands of pounds.
We automatically attach a copy of this invaluable tutorial when tendering our most extensive, fully comprehensive and extremely competitive quotation to all potential clients.
Qualifications & Accreditations
The standard “Installation Practice for Block Paving” is stringently adhered to by our teams of dedicated and experienced tradesmen. A chronological description of any domestic contract is documented below:
Excavate and remove off site all pertinent waste material, trim formation to falls and prevent any future subsidence by further excavating any soft spots to firm ground and backfilling in well rammed quality hard-core.
Realign service points to new levels and undertake all necessary drainage requirements.
Install mandatory edge restraints, bedded on and haunched with 1:3:6 CP25 mix concrete.
Remove all vegetable matter from sub-terrain, spray complete excavation with a strong weed-killer and thoroughly compress ground.
Spread, level and consolidate DOT Type1 granular aggregate establishing an ideal sub-base for any vehicular application.
Spread, level, compact and screed river-washed sharp sand, congruous to BS7533(1997), forming a perfectly even laying surface.
Resurface in conventional block paving or traditional stone-setts, manufactured and supplied by leading producers, ensuring all blocks are butt jointed and selected in pack rotation to alleviate the possibility of colour banding.
Trim all relevant blocks to shape and size, with a diamond bladed saw, in order to form a neat perimeter border and work around any obstructions such as drains, manholes, garden beds etc.
Seal and bond all joints by brushing in a finely grained kiln-dried silver sand.
Level and compact completed works with a medium application rubber- matted plate vibrator.
Remove all resulting debris and generally tidy site.