When we decided to get a T4, we knew we would need to have a wider driveway. So we set about changing the current layout of the high maintenance front garden to a nice simple low maintenance double block paved drive. The garden\drive started out like this, courtesy of Google Maps: 1 Aug 2012 12:21 by LukeDeakin, on Flickr The tarmac was very poor. Very thin, only top layer, roots pushed it all up from tree and hedges. We started to chop down the tree and hedge an ended up with this. We also ripped up the existing tarmac. Lots of trips back and forth to the tip. the guys there accused us of ripping up the M6!! We decided to do as much prep work as possible to get the price as low as possible for the rest of the work that was required. 31 Jul 2012 20:27 by LukeDeakin, on Flickr 31 Jul 2012 20:28 by LukeDeakin, on Flickr 3x2 slabs had to go as well. Back breaking, lifting and shifting these bad boys. No wonder they are pretty much banned. Broke my back. 1 Aug 2012 21:08 by LukeDeakin, on Flickr 1 Aug 2012 21:08 by LukeDeakin, on Flickr This is how the driveway stayed up until this Monday. We decided to get some pros in to lift the stump, roots, and lay new hardcore and block pave the driveway. So from the 1st August until this week, we have had to put up with the above. This all changed, and over the past 2 days the transformation has happened. Today, this is the state of play: 11 Sep 2012 16:31 by LukeDeakin, on Flickr 11 Sep 2012 16:31 by LukeDeakin, on Flickr 11 Sep 2012 16:32 by LukeDeakin, on Flickr The guys are advising me that they will finish the drive tomorrow. 3 days is pretty good going imo.