These pics show a stone driveway we constructed for a client in Murrayfield, Edinburgh. First off we had to create an aperture through the wall to drive through and then remove a forty foot sycamore tree. We then removed three skip-fulls of earth, and laid a six inch bed of concrete as a bombproof base for the natural stone slab cladding which was then fitted on top of this concrete.
Next we built the small driveway perimeter walls you can see, added a couple of steps into the garden and repointed everything, including the existing walls with a durable lime mortar.
Finally, we had a blacksmith we work with build, supply and fit the lovely gates you can see. We also had a tarmacadam contractor we know drop the kerb and pavement to local authority specification.
As you can see, it is a beautiful and absolutely permanent addition to the home and garden, with the natural stone of the drive complimenting the house and surrounding walls beautifully.