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Block Paving in Rainham, Gillingham, Kent and Medway

Springvale Driveways Ltd cover Kent and Medway as approved surfacing contractors with Kent County Council. Located in Rainham near Gillingham, our company delivers the complete start-to-finish service on driveway, patio and paving installations. Now in our 37th year, we’ve seen many different surfacing trends and block paving is one of the most recent.


There are two major reasons for customers in the local area to use us for block paving:


  1. Springvale was one of the first companies to replace porous driveway bases with concrete bases so as to prevent sinking and weed growth. Because we use diamond cutting techniques, individual blocks can be accurately cut to fit any profile, including a dropped kerb, in tight and awkward areas.

  2. Rainham and Gillingham are key service areas for our driveway contractors but we can also lay block paving for customers in the surrounding Aylesford, Chatham, Gravesend, Maidstone, Rochester, Sevenoaks, Sittingbourne and Tonbridge areas. We liaise with local authorities in all areas to gain approval for vehicle crossing and dropped kerb requirements.
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What is Block Paving?

Block paving is a decorative surfacing material with a wide variety of domestic and commercial applications. In domestic environments, it is most commonly used on driveway, patio and paving installations. In the commercial sector, block paving can be found in pedestrianised areas of town centres, on the forecourts of retail areas and even on company car parks because it has such great kerb appeal and attracts visitors.


Compared to continuous surfaces laid as a single installation, block paving has the main benefit of easy uplifting in individual quantities. Rainham, Gillingham, Kent or Medway property owners can replace damaged blocks or have future underground utility works undertaken without having to excavate the entire driveway or the dropped kerb.


  • A non-slip surface makes block paving particularly suitable for use as a driveway. There are fewer slipping and skidding risks to worry about with blocked paving

  • Resilience, strength and durability make block paving a superior choice for driveway installations and a wide selection of intricate patterns can be easily laid

  • Because very little cutting is required, it is easier for Rainham, Gillingham, Kent and Medway homeowners to order in accurate quantities and to control costs

  • The inclusion of a dropped kerb is simple to accommodate. Springvale can liaise with your local authority to obtain vehicle crossing and planning approval applications

  • Block paving has a potential lifespan of 25 years and upwards. It requires very little maintenance and a concrete base minimises the potential for weed growth

  • Heavy car loads and foot traffic can be absorbed without the driveway surface becoming damaged. This makes block paving suitable for commercial environments

  • A variety of shades results in a great aesthetic appeal and gives homeowners the opportunity to customise a driveway in stylish patterns and colour schemes


If you would like to discuss the benefits of block paving further, please contact us for free and impartial advice. We can also advise on concrete and tarmac driveways.


Block paving is particularly suitable for customers in Rainham, Gillingham and the many surrounding areas who are seeking a high-end driveway installation on an intermediate budget. Because homeowners never have to apply for dropped kerb or planning permission personally, there’s never any need to deal with local authorities or other contractors.

Call 01634 262093 or 07715 114221 to discuss a block paving driveway or dropped kerb application for your Rainham, Gillingham, Kent or Medway property.