N W Paving and Landscaping Ltd

Award Winning Driveways & Patios

by   Nigel Walker

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About Us


award winner 2012
                                                               Managing Director, Nigel Walker

Hi, I am Nigel Walker, Managing Director of N W Paving and Landscaping Ltd. May I welcome you to our website.

Please have a browse through our site and discover all the services we provide and the many photographs of jobs we have completed.

About Me

I have been involved in the construction industry since the age of 12, when I used to help my father on weekends and school holidays – I suppose you could call it child exploitation!

At 16 I joined my father's building business and continued to learn all about construction, working on many large projects in Cumbria and beyond, gaining valuable experience.

My favourite aspect was always groundwork's and in particular paving. In fact I suppose you could say that paving has become a passion for me as well as a business.

In 2001, after having a 14 year apprenticeship! I decided to start my own company and specialise in paving.

From a humble beginning with a second hand van and borrowed tools, I have expanded and developed into a growing company, employing local people, whilst maintaining the personal touch that I think is essential.

Cumbria's Paving & Landscaping Specialists

In 2010, we were accepted onto the Marshalls Register. In 2012 we entered our first ever competition with an entry in the Marshalls National Awards. We won Best Driveway under 70m2 in the North of England Regional Awards and were then chosen as one of the top 20 installers in the country for the National Finals. I attended the National Finals in Huddersfield where we were chosen as runner up in the category of Best Driveway under 70m2.  To have the second best Marshalls driveway in the whole of Great Britain was a very special achievement and something of which, I personally, am extremley proud of.
In 2013 we were awarded another Regional Award for one of our projects. This award was for 'Best use of Drivesys' for a project at Bassenthwaite
We have also had 3 of our installations featured in the 2014 and the 2015 Marshalls Brochures

In 2011 we decided to build a show garden at the Holker Garden Festival to showcase our landscaping and paving. We won a Gold Medal for our first ever show garden. Subsequently, we have build 4 further show gardens and won 2 Large Gold Medals, a Gold Medal and a Silver Gilt.    READ MORE ABOUT OUR AWARDS AND GOLD MEDALS HERE

In January 2015, we were vetted and subsequentley accepted onto the Approved Installer Scheme for SureSet Resin Bound Aggregate. There are less than 50 approved installers for SureSet in the United Kingdom. We cover a vast area that includes all the Cumbria, Lancashire and Dumfries & Galloway Postcodes.
We have installed numerous Resin Bound surfaces on driveways, patios and paths all over the North of England - including prestigious projects at Vindolanda Roman Fort, near Hexham and Samyeling Buddhist Monastery at Eskdalemuir in Scotland
In April 2016, SureSet promoted us to become Elite Installers. This is quite an honour, as there are only 11 other Elite Installers throughout the whole of the UK.
In October 2016, we attended the inaugral SureSet Elite Approved Installers Awards at the National Self Build and Renovating Centre at Swindon. We were chosen as the winner of the prestigious award -
Elite Approved Installer Project of The Year. We also collected another award on the day - SureSet Spotlight. 

We have immense pride in our work and this shows through a lot of repeat custom.

An estimated 80% of our domestic projects are either repeat custom, word of mouth from one customer to the other or for other members of family.

All the paving work on your projects is undertaken by our own team of qualified, trained and experienced tradesmen.

How we work

After the initial phone call or email from a client, we will arrange a site visit at a convenient time.

We conduct a full site survey and an accurate measurement of the area. We will discuss your requirements and then design your paving.

Each project is designed to work aesthetically with its location and also to meet the needs of the client.

We aim to deliver a fully specified, fixed price quotation within 5 working days

Upon acceptance of the quotation, we will give you an approximate starting date for the work. You will then be required to pay a 10% deposit to secure a start date.

Closer to the specified start date, we will be in touch to confirm an exact start time and to discuss the project.

Upon commencement of the work, you are required to pay a further 40% of the total cost.

Our team are always on time, are polite and are respectful of the surrounding area and your neighbours.

We treat your property with respect - the work area is cleaned and tidied every day. You are given access to your home at all times.

On the vast majority of projects we are there from start to finish. We will complete your project before we move onto the next one.

Upon completion of the work, you are given advice on your new paving and are issued with an invoice for the remaining amount.

N W Paving and Landscaping  operates the full 12 months of the year. Although the unpredictable English weather can sometimes make life difficult, Nigel and his team can complete projects in all seasons.


coffee cup 84x85Our team work really hard constructing your new driveway or patio. If you would like to make them a cuppa – I am sure this would be very much appreciated:

TED the Grafter - milk, no sugar    RONNIE the Digger Driver - milk, no sugar   
NIGEL the Gaffer! - no milk, no sugar    ANDY the Disco Driver - milk and 1 sugar
GRAHAM the SubContractor Bricklayer - milk and 1 sugar     PAUL the New Boy - Milk and 2 sugars

Thank you


marshalls register new logo 2015 149x188Marshalls Register of Approved Landscape Contractors and Driveway Installers
By choosing N W Paving and Landscaping for your driveway or landscaping project you can be assured of complete professionalism and high quality workmanship, and having the training and qualifications necessary to carry out the job. We have been on the Marshalls Approved Contractor list for over 6 years. We have won 3 Regional Awards and 1 National Award. Find out more about MARSHALLS


"Hi Nigel, My wife and myself would like to thank you for the excellent job that you and your workmen have made in renewing our 250 sq.m. gravel drive. Most of the work was to replace the 25years old gravel by new gravel, but a substantial part was replaced by Marshalls new product, Cobbletech Driveway System. This new product, recommended by yourself but with us choosing the colour, not only looks excellent but has the potential of a long structural life without altering its good looks. The new drive certainly complements the appearance of our house. As you are aware there have already been a number of well deserved compliments on the appearance of the drive. However, we particularly wish to thank you for comleting the drive within the two to three days that you estimated and for your's and your workmans' courtesy and help during the installation period and whilst access to the drive was limited. We would certainly recommend your firm to anyone who needed work on drives and pathways.
Mr and Mrs Noonan - Rosley, nr Wigton
August 2012

"Hi Nigel - We'd like to thank you and the lads at N W Paving and Landscaping for doing such an excellent job of paving our drive and courtyard. We found your advice on planning the work very helpful.  Your knowledge and experience helped us decide which type of paving we needed, whether to go for a permeable system and the colour and design for quite a large area. The new paving looks good and has made a big improvement to the appearance of our house.  To date the permeable system has coped well with the rain.  The work started and finished on time, and your lads worked hard and were polite and helpful throughout." We'd be happy to recommend your firm to others. 
Thanks very much for such a good job."
Mr and Mrs Grant - Embleton


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