Expert Driveway Installation Services in Sketchley

We have expertise in driveway installation across Sketchley with our skilled team. We specialise in block paving, resin, tarmac driveways, ensuring a perfect finish for your home.

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Client Reviews

Gavin Baker
Gavin Baker
January 28, 2023
Simon was very attentive to what we wanted and kept in touch prior to the work being done. Tom and the team did a great job over the 2 days they worked on the driveway, and the final result was better than we expected!
Tim Bolam
Tim Bolam
June 10, 2022
We recently had the the pleasure of meeting Simon, Craig & Chris when they did our driveway. What a fantastic job they have completed. These are genuine nice guys, the work was efficient, fast, & as you can see from the photo’s the final product looks amazing. They go above & beyond to exceed customer expectations. They are probably not the cheapest but the quality speaks for itself.
Chris Loweth
Chris Loweth
May 20, 2022
Just had a new driveway, passage and patio installed by these guys and am extremely pleased with the result. Pros: ● Fast, efficient service. Started early every day and worked well through 5pm. Craig deserves a special mention as he really grafted hard every day. He is a top lad indeed! ● Decent quality materials used throughout. Plenty of MOT used, full membrane, quality sand, blocks,slabs etc. ● Great value for money. Had other quotes for much higher prices and was worried that as this quote was cheaper, the work may not be so good, but I have been on site the whole time and am extremely pleased with the whole process and quality of workmanship. Cons ● The only minor point I have is that I would have liked to have spent more time agreeing and defining a clear scope of works etc before starting. Simon is a great guy, but he seemed rushed a lot at the start and it would have been good to spend more time discussing some of the details before starting. We managed to sort things out on the fly though, and it all worked out in the end.
A Woods
A Woods
May 8, 2022
I’m a fussy customer with massive attention to detail so was watching closely whilst the guys were working and discussing details throughout, they rebuilt our front wall and the bricklayer finished it really quickly and to a really high standard. They then laid a block edging on the driveway and finished the driveway with tarmac. The finish looks great and is exactly what I was after. They turned it around really quickly and worked long days to get the job done. The pictures speak for themselves I think. Thanks guys.
Mrs. J
Mrs. J
September 27, 2021
Had my driveway done, paving-absolutely beautiful. Excellent company, Simon was very professional and got his team, Carl and others to complete in two days. Fast and brilliant at their work. would highly recommend. Neeta
Ketan Kesur
Ketan Kesur
August 13, 2021
Shire Driveways put in a block paving drive for my parents and the results were absolutely fantastic. Simon and his team were complete professionals throughout, they answered all questions and the quality of the work and finish of the drive were amazing. I would like to say a huge thank you to them and cannot recommend them enough!!
Nadene Tomlinson
Nadene Tomlinson
May 15, 2021
Shire Driveways and Landscapes have done both my front drive and back garden. They have done a great job, really pleased with the work and the finished look. They block paved the front, and put patio slabs at the back. Well done! Would recommend 🙂
Anthony Kewel
Anthony Kewel
September 4, 2020
From start to finish a professional and slick operation. Simon provided lots of advice, suggestions and technical knowledge and we were pleasantly surprised by the very competitive quotation and speed of communication throughout. Charles Gary & John who work tirelessly on our project were fantastic and a credit to the company, nothing was too much trouble and they were always polite, friendly and happy to complete the little extra “add-ons” that we kept asking them to do. A special mention goes to Simon who worked very hard and was totally committed to each and every task. His attention to detail was exemplary. Thanks Simon it was very much appreciated. All the neighbours, friends and relatives that have seen our new drive can’t believe the transformation and especially how much larger it now looks. Several people who have viewed it have gone on to request quotes for their own properties. What more can you say. FIVE STAR PRICE & SERVICE Thank you Shire Driveways&Landscapes Team for a job well done, we will obviously, recommend you.

#1 Driveway Company In Sketchley

Based in Sketchley, we’re a professional paving and driveway company that specialises in providing the best new driveway and landscaping services.

We have a team of hardworking pavers and driveway installers who will ensure that you’ll receive a service that exceeds your expectations.

From resin bound to block paving and patio installations, Shire Driveways & Landscapes are the teams to call on.

As experts in new driveway services in Sketchley, we only use professional tools and are fully equipped with high-quality materials, this is to make sure that you’re happy with your new patio or driveway.

New Driveways Sketchley

Is your Sketchley driveway in desperate need of repair or replacement? Want a new drive in time for summer?

Let Shire Driveways help you create a beautiful driveway! At Shire Driveways, we offer an extensive range of driveway services.

We offer a full design and installation service and cover everything from block paving to resin and much more.

No matter what type of driveway you might require, we have you covered. All work is carried out to the highest standards and we always go the extra mile for our customers.

Whether you’re looking for a tarmac driveway or would like a block paving specialist to provide block paving services, we have something for everyone.

We pride ourselves on the first-class service we give to all of our customers throughout Sketchley and the local area, and our team are hardworking, expert driveway installers committed to doing a fantastic job for every project, regardless of the size.

A wide range of quality products is used to ensure complete customer satisfaction with all of our Sketchley driveway installations.

Johnsons Cleaners UK is a subsidiary of Timpson, based in Wythenshawe, Manchester. Founded in 1817, Johnsons is a provider of specialist dry cleaning, key cutting and photo services across 100 branches in the United Kingdom.

The origins of the dry cleaning business go back to 1817 when Johnson Brothers started in business in Liverpool as silk dyers.

In 1920, Johnson Brothers joined forces in amalgamation with two dry cleaning companies, Jas Smith & Son and Flinn & Son Ltd of Brighton. Further expansion of the Group took place over the next sixty years until Johnsons became the largest dry cleaning organisation in the country.

In 1974, they purchased Kneels (Devon and Cornwall’s) dry cleaning chain.

At the start of 1980s, larger branches sub let spaces within their stores for concessions, these were mostly either Klick Photopoint or key cutting company “Mister Minit”

In 1985, they were the victim of a hostile take over by their biggest competitor Sketchley, but the takeover bid ultimately failed.

Johnson Cleaners UK Ltd (JCUK) was formed in 1995 when the twelve operating companies, which made up the Johnson Group in the UK at that time, were restructured into just two companies.

In 1997, Klick Photopoint decided to start moving their concessions out of Johnsons and into their own shop premises, initially Johnsons decided to replace Klick with Mister Minit concessions, However they soon changed their mind about this. In May 1998, Mister Minit bought Sketchley Dry Cleaners, which then made Mister Minit their main competitor. Following this takeover, Johnsons started kicking Mister Minit out of their branches and replacing them with rival shoe repair company Timpsons.

In 2000, they took over their largest commercial laundry rival Seamara Group (Sketchley’s former holding company prior to 1998).

April 2003 Minit UK PLC (owners of Mister Minit and Sketchley) were taken over by Timpsons, by this transaction Johnsons had a new enemy within their branches to contend with, just like in May 1998 when Mister Minit bought Sketchley, but now there was no other rival multiple shoe repair company they could put into their branches to replace Timpsons.

In 2004, they held talks with Morrisons about buying Safeway’s Dry Cleaning Business, but when talks failed; they purchased Sketchley (the UK’s second-largest dry cleaner) from Timpson instead. The Sketchley shops were rebranded as Johnsons in 2007.

Along with the acquisition of Sketchley, they inherited the Jeeves of Belgravia (London’s upmarket dry cleaning) brand.

In 2006, the JSG (Johnson Service Group) decided to put the chain of 550 dry cleaning stores up for sale, they told the media that the retail division accounted for less than 25% of their annual profits and they had decided to concentrate on their commercial laundry, textile rental and work wear businesses instead, but despite some equity groups looking at the retail arms accounts; no bid was ever made for the dry cleaning shops.

In 2010, they launched Green Earth Dry Cleaning Branding across all their shops.

During the summer of 2012, Johnsons announced the closure of over 100 underperforming stores.

In January 2015, they announced the closure of 109 of their 307 remaining branches; the reason given was the 109 shops’ leases had come to an end and it would not be viable to renew them. Today the retail division accounts for less than 10% of JSG’s (JOHNSON SERVICE GROUP) Annual profits

In January 2017, the remaining 198 Johnson Cleaners stores, along with Jeeves of Belgravia and Jeeves International, were purchased from Johnson Service Group by competitor Timpsons. Since January 2017 the Johnsons store estate has declined to 100 stores approximately due to the takeover of Morrison’s dry cleaning business and existing shop leases not being renewed


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Our Services

Shire Driveways & Landscapes proudly covers all areas within Leicestershire, delivering expert driveway installation and landscaping services.

Our local presence enables us to understand and cater to the specific needs of our valued customers in these regions.