Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to a selection of the questions we are commonly asked by customers. We are constantly expanding this section,
however if you would like to know the answer to something not listed here please contact us.
1. What areas are suitable for pattern imprinted concrete?
Pattern imprinted concrete can be used in various applications from courtyards, driveways, paths, patios, pool surrounds, internal floors to theme parks and other commercial uses.
2. What areas do you cover?
We install driveways/paving in Nottingham, driveways/paving in Derby, driveways/paving in Leicester and Loughborough. We install driveways/paving in Mansfield and Chesterfield, driveways/paving in Newark and Grantham, driveways/paving in Burton on Trent and Swadlincote, driveways/paving in Melton Mowbray, driveways/paving in Shepshed, Coalville and Ashby-de-la-Zouch, driveways/paving in Matlock and Bakewell.
3. What is pattern imprinted concrete?
Pattern imprinted concrete (also commonly referred to as presscrete, cobblecrete, paverprint, bestcrete and bosscrete etc) is concrete that is laid on your driveway, path, patio etc. A coloured surface hardener is applied to the surface of the concrete and the pattern of your choice is imprinted, which can be anything from cobblestone, slate to york stone etc. Finally a lacquer is applied to make the product impervious to stains.
Some of Our Latest Work
- We are writing to let you know how delighted we are with the work which your company has recently completed on the paving and gravelling of our front garden and driveway. Mr and Mrs Rogan
- Approximately 3 years ago I had an impressed concrete drive laid at my home, the contractors being Abbey Drives. I was very happy with the finished job, the look of it and the workmanship being excellent. Mrs Scattergood
- I would just like to say thank you very much to all the staff at Abbey Drives for my new patio. Mr Turner
- To all the crew and staff that worked on my drive, I would like to thank you for a great job well done. I am very pleased with this and even more impressed that you came back to reseal it again. Mr Bonser
- Abbey Drives proved to me that there are still friendly and professional workmen out there. Please say a big thank you to the lads. Miss Goodwin
- Didnt have a clue what colour or pattern to go for. Glad we went with your suggestion, looks great and really suits the style of our house. Mr Hunt
- As we only have a small garden we were worried that the patio would look too big. Just to let you know it looks great. Thank you Mr & Mrs Barkes
- The Church is really pleased with what youve done. We wanted something that wasnt going to look out of place and youve really achieved that. Thanks again The Elim Church
- A quick note to say cheers lads for everything youve done. Mr & Mrs Smith
- After all that waiting for the Gas Board to fit a new gas main, thanks for coming in straight after they had finished. Youve done a great job for me really pleased. Mrs Mocke
- Cant believe how quickly you got on with it. Looking forward to getting the other half of our drive done next year. Mr & Mrs Hatton
- Wed like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff at Abbey Drives for our new block paved driveway. Special thanks to Stef for putting in the extra gate post and not charging us. Mr Ali
- Both my neighbour and myself can highly recommend Abbey Drives to anyone who is thinking about having a new driveway or patio. Weve had our patio for 6 months now and are absolutely over the moon with it. Mrs Haywood
- Cheers guys. Nice to know that after having a minor remedial issue with the sealer you got back to me straight away and it was resolved within a week. Mr & Mrs Stewart
- After Abbey did a few of my friends drives I knew I was going to get a good job done. Wasn\'t sure on the colour and pattern they suggested but went with it and am really impressed with the finished job. Mr & Mrs Booth
- I hadnt heard of Abbey Drives. The original contractor for the car park let us down. Found Abbey on the internet and the guys came out on a site visit the same night. They didnt fail to deliver within the tight timescale of the project. Had 60 students waiting to move in with only a fortnight to complete. Bede Park Development
- Me and my husband would like to say a big thank you for being so patient with us while the building work was being done and for rectifying the problems with the drains. The job looks fantastic. The different coloured circle was a great idea! Mrs Sanghera
- Thank you to all the staff at Abbey Drives. A special thanks to Stef and Matt for helping me cut the slabs around my vegetable plot. Mr Treasaden
- Being in the building trade myself I get to see a lot of drives and understand what a good job looks like. Thats why I had no hesitation in asking Abbey Drives to do my drive. Mr Stocks
- This is the second time we have used Abbey Drives and we are over the moon with what they have done for us. Everyone is commenting on how great it looks and we know two of our neighbours are getting quotes from them. Cheers guys Mr & Mrs McClusky
- Ive been friends with Stef at Abbey Drives for over twenty years now. We met through my son Richard. Stef has fitted three lots of concrete at my house now, one wheelchair ramp and a patio and now the drive. Every time they come its a pleasure to have them here. Nothing is too much for them.Thanks Mr & Mrs Burton
- Great job. I couldnt have been happier Mr Lewis
- I am an electrician so I see lots of tradesmen. These lads were very good. I am away a lot and was worried about leaving my wife to it but they made it really easy. Mr & Mrs Wilkinson
- We thought we`d let everyone know how satisfied we are with our drive. We had to wait in a queue for Abbey Drives to get to us but it was well worth it, it was their choice of colour and pattern and we love it. Cheers Mr & Mrs Parker
- I felt I needed to let people know how happy I am. Our drive was not good before we had Abbey in. We had lots of problems with water near the house and we were a lot higher than our next door neighbour. We told them we were worried about the water and they really went out of their way to sort the problem out for us. Now its all good they made it so easy for me Mr& Mrs Knowles
- I have a very large driveway over 500 metres. I needed to have faith in the company I picked. Choosing the right one to do my driveway and patio was not easy. However I had four quotations, Abbey Drive was one of those. From the outset they were very professional. They all gave me great advice when it came to the design of my driveway. Miss Ferguson
- Many thanks to Abbey Drives for transforming our house. Well worth the wait. Thanks again guys. Mr & Mrs West
- Very clean and tidy and the team we had could not do enough for us, they even helped us with which colour and style of print to have. Mr & Mrs Denniff
- We are a building company that specialises in new builds and large extensions. We try to use Abbey where ever we can. We know once theyve got the job we dont need to worry about it until they need paying. Thorneycroft Builders
- Just want to take this opportunity to say thanks to everyone for my drive and especially Matt and Keith. Mr & Mrs Deo
- I thought Id let you know how happy I am with my drive. I think you have a great team and its no problem if you ever need to send anyone here to look at my drive. Thanks again for a super job.
- A big thanks to Stef and the team. Mrs Belton