Sunday, 21 December 2014

Say It With Concrete!

Been traipsing all round Blackpool, Preston or Lancaster town centre all day?

Looking for that perfect gift for the special person in your life, but returned home empty-handed?

What about a new driveway?


Or patio? Or garden path? Or all three?

A pattern imprinted concrete driveway, path or patio from Northern Cobblestone would make a beautiful present for your beloved and for your home, adding both value and character.

Stunning and hard-wearing, each quality installtion is designed to your specification. You can choose from a wide range of style and colours and we'll help you to find the one that perfectly complements your property.

We also offer landscaping services for a complete overhaul of your garden.

So, why not replace that tired old driveway in 2015? Give us a call for a no-obligation quotation and make somebody happy this Christmas.

Curb Appeal


Beware though. It might make you unpopular with your neighbours when their partners ask for one next year...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Driveway Installers, Blackpool

Do a search in Google for "Driveways Blackpool" and you'll get a long list of installers, both local and from far afield.

But who do you choose?

A new driveway is a big decision and one you may only make once or twice in the lifetime of a property, so it is important to get it right.

Quality and Service


With over 30 years experience in the paving industry, Northern Cobblestone are specialists in the installation of high quality pattern imprinted concrete driveways, paths, patios and more.

We take a genuine pride in a job well done and use long lasting quality materials to ensure a good return on your investment.

Throughout the project, we'll treat your property as though it were our own. All debris, rubbish and leftover materials will be taken away, leaving you with a beautiful new driveway, path or patio ready for use.

And if you're looking to completely overhaul your outside space, we can provide landscaping and drainage services, thus meaning you only need to deal with one company throughout.

You can also have peace of mind knowing we're fully insured and all work carries a 5 year guarantee.

An Investment


With driveways, as ever in life, you get what you pay for. We freely admit we're not the cheapest out there, but we always try to be the best!

Done properly, a new driveway can add value to your home and will last for years, so why risk a less than ideal solution for the sake of a relatively small saving?

Wealth of Choice


Pattern imprinted concrete offers true flexibility to design something unique to your home and we treat every project individually.

There are over 100 beautiful textured designs and patterns, with a wide selection of fade free colours to choose from, so the possible solutions are endless.

Why not call Northern Cobblestone today for a site visit and a no obligation quote!

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Imprinted Concrete Driveways, Lytham St Annes

Northern Cobblestone are specialists in the installation of pattern imprinted concrete driveways, paths, steps, patios, ramps and more.

With dozens of styles and colours to choose from, we offer a high quality finish that will be the envy of your neighbours.

Easy Maintenance


Pattern imprinted concrete is a hard wearing, long lasting alternative to block paving and indian stone, with the added benefit that it requires far less maintenance.

Unlike paving, it is not prone to sinking, doesn't require regular re-sanding and offers very little opportunity for weeds to gain a foothold.

Lytham St Annes, Lancashire


Why not visit our website for examples of our installations of pattern imprinted concrete paths, patios and driveways in Lytham St Annes and surrounding towns, including Kirkham, Freckleton, Wrea Green, Ansdell and Fairhaven.

We're based on the Fylde Coast and have satisfied customers throughout Lancashire!

Concrete Jokes

Okay, it's April Fools' Day here in the UK, so why not kick off the month with a couple of concrete jokes? And when we say a couple, we mean it.

Here goes:
Two fish swim into a concrete wall.
One turns to the other and says, "Dam!"

And:
How can you drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?
Easy! Concrete floors are very hard to crack.
Yes, we can hear the groans from here, but it isn't easy finding jokes with the word "concrete" in them. And "concrete driveways"? Forget it!

If you know any better ones though, why not add them below?



Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Patterned Concrete Driveways, Lancaster

Northern Cobblestone install patterned concrete driveways in Lancaster and surrounding towns including Morecambe, Heysham, Carnforth, Galgate, Glasson Dock and Kirkby Lonsdale.

With over 30 years experience in the paving industry, we specialise in the creation of long lasting stamped concrete driveways, patios, paths and more, all finished to a high standard.

Quality Service


Throughout the installation, we will treat your property as though it were our own, removing all leftover materials and debris to leave you with a gleaming end result that will be the envy of your neighbours.

We use high quality materials and genuinely believe in a job well done.

Driveway Examples


Please take a look at a few examples of driveways we've installed in the area.





More photos are available on our website.

Pattern Imprinted Concrete vs Block Paving


Finally, if you've also been considering block paving for your project, first take a look at our website to find out why pattern imprinted concrete is a good alternative to block paving and indian stone.

Amusing Concrete Video

Not really related to pattern imprinted driveways, paths or patios, but we thought we'd share a funny video involving a concrete mixer driver who arrives home to find a shiny new car parked on his driveway:


Enjoy!

Monday, 24 February 2014

World's Tallest Staircase

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The world’s tallest staircase (or longest stairway if you prefer) is located in the Swiss Alps, laid into the hillside of the Niesen Mountain, a name which literally translates as ‘sneeze’ in German - perhaps because its unusual pyramid shape resembles a nose?

Starting approximately 693 metres up the 2,362 metre mountain, the staircase comprises of 11,674 steps, which reach a total height of 1,669 metres (5,476 feet).

History


It was created as a service and maintenance route for engineers and staff working on the Niesenbahn Funicular Railway, which takes visitors to the summit of the mountain to take in its breathtaking views.

The staircase was completed in 1910 and comprised of a variety of wood, metal, stone and concrete steps, themselves maintained and replaced by the staff who manage the railway.

Niesen Staircase Run


In 1990, some bright spark came up with the idea of a race up the stairs and the annual Niesen Staircase Run was born.

Normally off limits, once a year the staircase is opened to the public allowing participants access to the steps, many of which are now protected by a metal staircase overlaying the original.



The fastest runner so far has completed the course in just under one hour!

A Paver's Dream?


Although Northern Cobblestone normally only operate around Lancashire and the wider North West of England, we wouldn't mind the contract to renew the steps in pattern imprinted concrete.


One things for sure though. We won't be running up there. We'll probably wait for the train!

Stamped Concrete Driveways, Southport

More commonly known as pattern imprinted concrete, Northern Cobblestone have installed numerous stamped concrete garden paths, steps, patios and driveways in Southport and the wider Sefton area.

With over 30 years experience in the paving industry, we operate throughout Lancashire and the North West, offering a long lasting quality product that will be the envy of your neighbours.

Driveway Installers, Southport


Take a look below at some examples of our work:





If your driveway, paths or patio could do with a little TLC, why not give Northern Cobblestone a call?

Further Information


Visit the 'Driveways' page on our main website for more details.