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builders north east
builders newcastle
builders north east

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Paving - patios and driveways 
The key to any paving project is to start with a firm foundation. We start by excavating the site and setting drainage falls in the sub-grade. 
We then lay a sub-base, for a patio this is a minimum of 75mm dolomite compacted with a heavy vibrating wacker plate. Our drives are laid on a sub-base of 150mm MOT type 1 roadstone compacted in layers with a twin drum sit on vibrating roller. We ensure that drainage is well catered for. Paving is then laid, in the case of natural stone on a full bed of wet mortar. 
Joints are pointed with vdw 850 epoxy jointing mortar, very much more durable than sand/cement. Inspection chambers can be inset into the paving, as can lighting, the end result is visually stunning and built to last a lifetime. 
Walling - brick and stone 
Again we take our foundations very seriously. Our mortared walling is always laid on a concrete foundation, twice as wide as the finished wall and as deep as ground conditions dictate, minimum 100mm, up to 1200mm in this photo due to proximity of nearby trees. 
We build boundary walls, retaining walls, raised beds and a wide variety of garden features to client's exact requests. Our sandstone walling is usually constructed with a traditional lime mortar.  
We also build traditional dry stone walls as well as interior features such as fireplaces. 
As with all of our work, preparation is key, we go to great trouble to ensure that the area we turf is as flat as possible and weed free. We then lay the finest quality seeded turfs from a local supplier. 
We have a team of fully qualified, fully insured Tree Surgeons who can undertake any project from hedge cutting, crown thinning, reducing, lifting, to complete tree removal. We work with local authority Tree Officers to fully comply with any necessary legislation. Please call with any questions. 
We construct all types of fencing from stock proof to garden fencing, with gates made to suit client's requirements. All are built to last from pressure treated timber set in concrete footings, all fixings and furniture are galvanised, post caps and capping strips are fitted as standard. 
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