Monthly Archives: January 2013

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Garden Project Landscaping on the Go

Garden Project Landscaping on the Go Garden projects come and go.  Missed opportunities to show it as a work in progress.  Not  so with this one. We have been working on this  large garden landscaping job for a while –  on and off.  These are not where it started but they are how it is standing at […]

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Garden Rubbish – What to do with it?

Garden Rubbish – What to do with it? Garden Rubbish can we as householders burn it? Are you in a Smoke Control area? Do you know what a Smoke Control Area is? How do you find if you are in a Smoke Control Area? What does it mean? What is  Garden Rubbish   Mansfield District Council […]

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Weather conditions and the effects on our pets

Weather conditions and the effects on our pets  Due to the adverse weather  conditions we have had and perhaps the excesses of trying to keep our lives and vehicles moving from our driveways and getting us in to work – has this resulted in our more than the normal use of thawing and anti slip […]

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Driveway Gritting and de-icing

Driveway Gritting and De-icing and the weather Due to the heavy fall of snow here in  the Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Chesterfield and Sheffield areas over the past couple of weeks  it has made us here at Drive-Cote think about the situation.  We remind ourselves of  the possible damaging effects the bad Winter weather and  gritting and de-icing can have on our homes, gardens, driveways,  paths and patios.  […]

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Environment Agency flood advice for Nottingham people

Environment Agency flood advice for Nottingham people Can you guess what it is? – Build  Snowmen – according to Roy Stokes a spokesperson for the Environment Agency.  According to the experts  snowmen melt more slowly than snow on the ground.  As a result of this,  building them would help to prevent floods as the snow starts to melt This […]

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Snowmageddon comes to Sheffield Nottingham Derby Leicester

Snowmageddon comes to  Sheffield  Nottingham Derby  Leicester How good is this weather ?  Even our Resin Drives  anti slip qualities can’t do much about this!  Snow arrives and creates havoc in an instant. Lets hope it’s not too harsh for the garden and the plants!  It should keep the weeds at bay though!  Sheffield Nottingham […]

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Resin Driveway – Resurface your existing surface

Resin Driveway – Resurface your existing surface Whether your driveway is concrete,tarmac or imprinted concrete  why not have it resurfaced and create a brand new Resin Driveway.  Improve don’t move! Virtually maintenance free! Resin Bonded Aggregate, Resin Bonded stone, Resin Bonded Gravel – all the same resurfacing options to give an anti slip surface. We […]

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Driveways Paths and Patios – Sub base requirements

Driveways Paths and Patios  – Sub base requirements Is a sub base really necessary? Our resin bonded gravel and resin bonded stone for driveways works use an existing surface as a sub base.  Tarmac, asphalt, concrete and imprinted concrete  are the  dictates for vehicle use. Our resin bound surfacing and resin bound paving options are not applied to  solid monolithic […]

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Anti slip path for slippy imprinted concrete driveway

Anti slip path for slippy imprinted concrete driveway We have recently been contacted by a concerned relative whose father in law has a very nice but very slippy imprinted concrete drive and wanted to have an anti slip path installed. This drive has been laid about 7 years and it sounds as though it is in […]

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Block paving driveway – Can it be maintenance free

Block paving driveway- can it be maintenance free? Block paving driveway  –  One of the information websites we use has raised the  age old question – – can it be maintenance free?  This particular garden designer had just completed a front garden design including a new driveway.  Their client had asked for any surface EXCEPT  block paving as were […]

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