From October 2008 new legislation came into force in England requiring planning permission to be granted for impermeable surfaces such as pattern imprinted concrete.
However as long as every effort is made to drain water away naturally into soil below using storm drains, soak-aways or French drains, then planning permission will not be required.
On the rare occasions when this cannot be achieved, driveway planning permission may need to be obtained.
Don't let this deter you from having a beautiful pattern imprinted concrete driveway though as gaining planning permission is straightforward, it only takes eight weeks at the very most and is not costly.
"In Wales there are no restrictions on the area of land which you can cover with hard surfaces at, or near, ground level around your house. Provided it is not to be used for commercial purposes" at time of writing.
Yes, you can rest assured our electricians are NICEIC registered and fully qualified.
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Dee Print Driveways is a family run business that specialises in installing Pattern Imprinted Concrete (PIC).
The team prides itself on high quality work with years of experience and many very happy customers.
Based in Deeside, Flintshire, on the border between Chester and North Wales, Dee Print Driveways offers beautiful, affordable and durable paving to the surrounding areas including Chester, Wrexham, Flintshire and the Wirral.
Unlike the national companies, Dee Print Driveways are able to offer the personal touch with more competitive pricing. The lower price is not as a result of an inferior product or lesser quality service but due to the fact that Dee Print Driveways do not employ sales representatives.
You can be assured that when you contact Dee Print Driveways you will not get the hard sell.
The consultation visit will provide you with all the information and advice you need in order to choose the pattern imprinted concrete (PIC) paved area of your dreams.
During the visit, you will be given a FREE NO OBLIGATION ESTIMATE outlining the pattern imprinted concrete paving cost and then the decision is yours.
If the estimate should meet your approval, a written quotation will be provided.
You may also hear people refer to pattern imprinted concrete as stamped concrete, pressed concrete, coloured concrete, crete-print, impregnated concrete, printed concrete or impressed concrete. Whatever you may call it, it is the same product.
Please take a few minutes to read why we are so happy to recommend pattern imprinted concrete...
I've always wanted a printed concrete drive but didn't think I could afford it.
Dave has done a fantastic job for a very fair price, got lots of extra stuff for less than the price of some others. He turned up when he said he would and kept us fully informed throughout the whole process.
I am very happy to recommend him.
We are very happy with our driveway, patio and path. They have transformed the outside of our home.
Hard working team, reliable and pleasant. Good choice of colours and cobble.
People stop to admire the work, very complimentary feedback.