How long has your current driveway been installed? Is it starting to show its age? Your driveway has a huge impact on your property’s kerb appeal. It’s the first and last thing people see when visiting your home. Pedestrians walking by often notice your drive before your house too. As such, an old, degraded, even damaged driveway creates a negative aesthetic for your property’s exterior. At Bentley Builders, we are experts in laying stunning new driveways in a wide range of resilient materials.
We operate out of Dover. This gives us direct access to all surrounding locations in Kent, including Deal, Folkestone and Hythe. With a proven record for outstanding results stretching back to our establishment in 1981, and with our team’s combined experience of over 150 years, we remain the trusted choice for new driveways in the region.
In 2008, the government outlined the Guidance on the Permeable Surfacing of Front Gardens. This was a change in the General Permitted Development Order. In short, areas of hard surfacing in a front garden that exceed 5 square metres only fall under permitted development rights if they have a permeable nature.
For traditional impermeable materials like concrete, your driveway installer must create features that ensure permeability. Failure to do so means your installation will need planning permission from the local authority.
This legislation reduces the impact brought about by impermeable installations, including flooding and watercourse pollution.
At Bentley Builders, we provide a range of impermeable new driveways to ensure yours falls within permitted development rights. Be it block paving in Dover, gravel in Folkestone, shingle in Deal or a resin bound installation in Hythe, you don’t need to worry about planning approval with us.
For impermeable surfaces like concrete, polished concrete and resin bond, we integrate the necessary features to ensure efficient drainage of excess runoff water. This usually involves directing water to a soakaway.
Our company uses block pavers that comply with the block paving standard BS EN 1344. By using these and other premium products, our builders limit moisture build-up. Not only does this minimise the chances of flooding, it also prevents unstable pavers, sinking foundations and other similar property damage.
To view examples of the many new driveways we have laid in Dover, Folkestone and across Kent, please visit the Previous Work page. You can schedule a consultation for your own installation in the comfort of your own home by contacting us today.