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Distinctive driveways and patios

WELCOME TO DISTINCTIVE DRIVEWAYS & PATIOS

DISTINCTIVE Driveways and Patios is a family business that has been designing and installing driveways and patios for over 20 years throughout Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and North London, we also offer paving services throughout Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and North London.

We understand that requirements for every driveway and patio are unique and because of this we ensure that every driveway & patio we install whether in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire or North London is exactly what you our customer wants, we are proud that we spend time with our St Albans driveways customers ensuring that your driveway or patio is exactly how you imagined it.

Our free, bespoke design and survey service is available in St Albans driveways and will help you choose from a wide range of products and accessories to provide you with a beautiful and long lasting driveway or patio.

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All of our Driveways & Patios whether in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, North London or anywhere in the UK come with a full 5 year guarantee for installation and a 10 year guarantee on products.

We accept a wide range of payment options, including American Express, VISA and Master Card.

We also offer finance and credit options through Norton Finance (CCJ's also accepted). Please feel free to browse our site and contact us to receive a free site survey and quotation.

A bit about St Albans

There was an Iron Age settlement known as Verulamium near the site of the present day St Albans. The name Verulamium is Celtic, meaning settlement over or by the marsh. The town was on Prae Hill, which is about a mile or so to the west of modern St Albans, this is now covered by the village of St. Michaels, Verulamium Park and the Gorhambury Estate.

The Roman city of Verulamium, the second largest town in Roman Britain after Londinium, developed from the Celtic settlement and was granted the rank of municipium around AD 50, meaning that its citizens had what were known as "Latin Rights", a lesser citizenship status than a colonia possessed. St Albans grew to a significant town, and as such received the attentions of Boudica of the Iceni in 61, when Verulamium was sacked and burnt on her orders, a black ash layer has been recorded by archaeologists, thus confirming the Roman written record. St Albans grew steadily; by the early 3rd century, it covered an area of about 125 acres, behind a deep ditch and wall. Verulamium contained a forum, basilica and a theatre, much of which were damaged during two fires, one in 155 and the other in around 250. St Albans was rebuilt in stone rather than timber at least twice over the next 150 years. Occupation of St Albans by the Romans ended between 400 and 450.

Following his martydom, St Alban himself was probably buried outside the city walls in a Roman cemetery near the present Cathedral. His hillside grave became a place of pilgrimage. Recent investigation has uncovered a basilica there, indicating the oldest continuous site of Christian worship in Great Britain. In 429 Germanus of Auxerre visited the church and subsequently promoted the cult of St Alban.

There are a few remains of the Roman city visible, such as parts of the city walls, a hypocaust still in situ under a mosaic floor, and the theatre, which is on land belonging to the Earl of Verulam, as well as items in the museum. More remains under the nearby agricultural land which have never been excavated were for a while seriously threatened by deep ploughing.

After the Roman withdrawal St Albans became the centre of the territory or region of the Anglo Saxon Waeclingas tribe.

St Albans Abbey and the associated Anglo-Saxon settlement were founded on the hill outside the Roman city where it was believed St Alban was buried. An archaeological excavation in 1978, failed to find Roman remains on the site of the medieval chapter house.

On Abbey Mill Lane, the road between the Abbey and the school, are the palaces of the Bishops of St Albans and Hertford and Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, said by the Guinness Book of Records to be the oldest pub in England.

Two battles of the Wars of the Roses took place in or near St Albans. The First Battle of St Albans was fought on 22 May 1455 within the town, and the Second Battle of St Albans was fought on 17 February 1461, just to the north.

We understand that requirements for every driveway and patio are unique and because of this we ensure that every driveway & patio we install whether in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire or North London is exactly what you our customer wants, we are proud that we spend time with our St Albans driveways customers ensuring that your driveway or patio is exactly how you imagined it.

Our free, bespoke design and survey service is available in St Albans driveways and will help you choose from a wide range of products and accessories to provide you with a beautiful and long lasting driveway or patio.

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