With over 6 years’ experience in Essex, Hot Trowels can help you craft and transform the outside of your house with a stunning range of block driveways and paving areas. A new driveway or patio can reinvigorate your property and provide you with a beautiful functional space that will last a generation. When designed and completed by a leading team of professionals like Hot Trowels, not only will it improve the attractiveness of your home but also serve as an investment to help add value to your property.
If you have something in mind or are slightly over whelmed by choices available, we can help you discover your perfect driveway or nurture a budding landscaping project. We offer a full free no obligation consultation and estimation service within Essex where we can discuss your ideas and we’ll tell you how we can maximise what can be achieved within your budget. Our team will plan, design and lay your paving or driveway area to your exact specifications, making sure you receive high standards of service at all stages of your work.
We have a massive selection of blocks, paving and pattern styles to choose from and source from some of the finest suppliers including Bretts and Marshalls. We endeavour to offer the best design advice and solutions available in Essex to match the style of your property perfectly. Whether you are seeking something traditional, polished and grand, or unique, clean and contemporary, we have your perfect paving design waiting for you.
We don’t employ any sale people. You will be guided from start to finish by a friendly and helpful trades person from our team of experts. They will be happy to offer nothing but their advice, experience and passion for making your paving project a reality, rather than baseless sales pitch.
We start by meeting you for an informal chat to establish your needs and what you hope to achieve from your driveway or paving project. We also complete a full assessment of the area of your property you wish to be paved, including soil samples and measurements. Next we will listen to your design ideas and offer solutions and examples for you to pick from. We’ll discuss initial plans, finishing touches, rough cost and time frame to see if our service can meet your exceptions on all counts.
At this point you can ask for formal written quote, where we will go back to the office and work out an exact estimate based on the information and your design choices at the time of your consultation. We endeavour to return this estimate to you as quickly as possible. If you chose to actually hire us we will agree a time frame to complete the work, staged payment plan and offer formalised designs if appropriate to the size of the project.
When starting your paving project, we possess our own of mini diggers that means that we can quickly and cost effectively undertake the groundwork required to get the way clear for your block paving or driveway to take shape. From the beginning all of our jobs are laid on a minimum of 6 inch thick concrete, with a one and half inch screed for block paving. All slab work is laid on a wet lean mix (also known as dot and dab), which is the highest and most enduring type of concreting method for paving and driveway work. This means that we go above and beyond normal industry standards to ensure the whole of your job is completed to very high standards and is built to last for decades to come.
Beyond the basic laying of your driveway or paving area we offer many finishing touches and advance techniques to give your project the high standard finish your home deserves. We can build stunning brickwork walls, steps, doorsteps, gates, walkways, decorative kerbs, install matching block manhole covers, planter features, as well as dedicated drainage if required.
We finish by sealing all driveways and paving areas as standard, rather than trying to up-sell this as an extra service. We also provide you with full after-care advice like setting times and a recommended time frame before you put your paving area into full use. Following some basic tips and guidance can help your work last longer and stay looking great for years to come. We stand by the quality of our workmanship with a full 10 year guarantee giving you complete peace of mind in the money you are investing in your property.
Please find a small selection of our recent work below in Essex and East London. We have a large hard copy of our portfolio that we will bring with us to any consultation. This contains examples of the full diverse range of solutions we can provide and may even help provide that last spark of inspiration for your own paving or driveway project.
Get in contact with us or fill in our request form today for a free no obligations and competitive quote for your project. We look forward to working you soon!