Getting a new driveway? Ring us first!
So now the weather is improving many people are out tending their gardens, tackling a bit of DIY or planning the next big home renovation project.
Often getting a new driveway will not only enhance the “kerb appeal” of your property but also add value to your home. According to a survey by Virgin Money a driveway can add up to around 10% to the value of your house. Check out the infographic here
And, you knew it was coming didn’t you?, a set of new driveway gates will just finish it off nicely! Enhancing the front of your home, adding that kerb appeal but also securing your vehicles and providing a deterrent to potential opportunist thieves.
However, before you go searching through Google or scrolling through Facebook for reputable driveway companies and have them digging up in no time you need to consider ringing us first! The reason I say this is two fold. Firstly everything we do is made to measure and so we need around 3-4 weeks notice from your call asking about gates to when we can actually fit them. Secondly we need to schedule the works in with the driveway company.
On too many occasions to mention we have people calling asking for a quote for gates as they are getting their new drive done. We are of course happy to oblige but when we ask “How long before the drive is done?” and they say “Oh they’re on with it already!” that we sigh, hold our head in our hands and despair (well maybe not that bad!)
You see nobody wants their brand new driveway immediately dug up for us to put the gate posts in! It makes a mess and despite best efforts can leave the driveway looking a sight. What is always best is if we know beforehand that you are having the driveway done. That way if we have to put gate posts in we can do that before the driveway company start work. Then once your driveway is done and looking fabulous we can come along and fix the gates to the posts to finish it off nicely
So if you are looking to have a new driveway, or know someone who is, please make sure you get in touch with us sooner rather than later so we can help finish off the look