Friday, 14 December 2012

Merry Christmas!

As we approach that time of year when things start to get quiet for outdoor tradesmen and we go off in search of warmer weather overseas, Northern Cobblestone would just like to wish all our customers past and present a "Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year".

Say It With Concrete...

And if you haven't sorted a present for your nearest and dearest yet, rather than traipsing round the shops, have you thought about a new driveway or garden patio?

Dreaming of a White Christmas?

Predictions for a white Christmas are favourable though, so you might not see our vans down your street too much over the coming festive period.

We'll be back in force in 2013 though, so get your orders in early.

Northern Cobblestone install pattern imprinted concrete driveways, paths, patios and more throughout Blackpool, the Fylde Coast, Lancashire and the wider North West.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

An Impressive Lancashire Driveway

Not one that Northern Cobblestone can claim the credit for, but the driveway at Stonyhurst College in Lancashire in the North West of England is certainly an impressive one:

True enough, it would look much nicer in pattern imprinted concrete rather than tarmac, but what it lacks in aesthetics, it certainly wins back in distance.

At half a mile in length, the driveway at Stonyhurst College is grand and imposing.

Although you can't walk around the college grounds themselves, there are some nice walks in the surrounding area, including one that follows in the footsteps of the author J R R Tolkein: Stonyhurst College / Hurst Green / River Ribble Walk

More Lancashire Driveways

And if we've whet your appetite, take a look at our website for more impressive driveways in Lancashire and the North West.

Note also that if you're looking for a good looking low maintenance paving solution for your place of business, Northern Cobblestone can also handle sizeable commercial paving projects.

Half a mile driveway? Not a problem!

Concrete and Clay by Unit 4 + 2

We haven't added to our blog for a while and whilst trawling through the internet for concrete related topics to write about, we came across the following:

From a band with an unusual name (Unit 4 + 2), the equally unusually named single "Concrete and Clay" was a #1 hit in the UK in 1969.


For those who aren't old enough to remember the song, the lyrics are as follows:
You to me
Are sweet as roses in the morning
And you to me
Are soft as summer rain at dawn, in love we share
That something rare


The sidewalks in the street

The concrete and the clay beneath my feet

Begins to crumble

But love will never die

Because we'll see the mountains tumble

Before we say goodbye

My love and I will be

In love eternally

That's the way

Mmm, that's the way it's meant to be

All around
I see the purple shades of evening
And on the ground
The shadows fall and once again you're in my arms
So tenderly

Repeat Chorus

Repeat Chorus

And that's the way
That's the way it's meant to be

That's the way

Whoa, that's the way
That's the way it's meant to be

Driveway Repairs

As you can see from the lyrics, the sidewalk within the song was clearly not installed by Northern Cobblestone - otherwise it wouldn't be starting to crumble!

If however, you have a deteriorated pattern imprinted concrete driveway, path or patio installed by another company, we may be able to help.

We offer pattern imprinted concrete repair, refurbishment and resealing services, restoring your installation to a high standard, without the need to start all over again.

Why not give us a call for a quote?