What is a Hardstand property?

Put simply, hardstand means a large, paved area to store cars, heavy vehicles and machinery. By definition, hardstands are thicker and more durable than other parking surfaces – such as a compacted base material – and built to withstand long periods of use.

What is Hardstand area?

A hardstand or hard standing is a paved area for parking heavy vehicles.

What is Hardstanding in construction?

The term hardstanding refers to a: ‘Ground surface with a hard material for parking vehicles or storing materials.

What is aircraft Hardstand?

Hardstand parking is a term used by airports to describe when an aircraft is parked on the ramp and passengers are transported to the airplane via a shuttle bus rather than boarding from a loading bridge at the gate. Hardstand operations will also be used at SLC to unload passengers during peak times.

What is a Hardstand used for?

A hardstand is a paved area designed to take the load of heavy machinery and vehicles parked for a long period. Sandy or grassy surfaces can sink under heavy equipment, so installing a hardstand helps you park vehicles or machinery securely when they aren’t in use.

Do you need planning permission for a hardstanding?

Building a hardstanding is often considered permitted development, not requiring an application for planning permission, provided it meets all the necessary criteria and there are no constraints that restrict or remove permitted development rights. All flats and houses will require full planning permission.

How do I know if my block paving is permeable?

Permeable materials are those that allow water to seep through them and into the ground below. Flagstones, bricks and paving blocks all can be considered permeable materials because of their small gaps between the individual pieces of material.

Is permeable block paving more expensive?

Priced on a per metre basis, permeable blocks may be slightly more expensive than an equivalent area macadam surface, but when other factors such as linear drainage and water storage are factored in, permeable and non-permeable paving projects work out at broadly the same cost.

Can I turn my front garden into a driveway?

Yes, you can convert your front garden into a paved driveway, and doing so can add 5% to 10% to the overall value of your property depending on your area, but there are some certain things to consider before proceeding including planning permission, conservation area rules and laws surrounding dropped kerbs.