About The New Driveway Company
Founded in 2012, The New Driveway Company is proud to be a family run business with ethical values to match. We are the UK’s leading independent driveway and external landscaping company and can trace our consistent growth to a clear strategy – to bring a new level of professionalism, design and customer service to the homeowners of Britain.
Our business model is sustainable, strategic and unique. We couple innovative designs and products with a promise to deliver 100% customer satisfaction every time.
Our client testimonials are independently received and verified by Which, Trustatrader and Checkatrade. They demonstrate the highest levels of customer satisfaction – a goodwill that we’d like to invite you to be a part of.
The New Driveway Company is at an exciting junction. Over the last two years we have successfully set up a small number of pilot franchises around the country. Each franchise significantly exceeded its performance and profitability targets, confirming the viability of our innovative business model. All the images used on this page are actual client projects and show our installation teams at work across the country.
The New Driveway Company are now rolling out our best in class franchise opportunity in selected regions around the UK. Franchise licenses are limited to allow us maintain our absolute focus on offering high quality solutions for homeowners and landlords.
Franchise holders will benefit from unprecedented support, particularly during the launch phase.
Why Our Clients Love Us
The New Driveway Company are experts in what we do with a clearly defined service. We specialise in driveways, patios and external landscaping. We don’t dilute our expertise with other services. This means our product range is flexible, streamlined and response to market and client needs.
- A fast response
Our dedicated customer service team gives clients a guaranteed response in minutes. Appointments are confirmed immediately with a detailed estimate presented via email or at the client meeting.
- No pushy salesmen
The New Driveway Company believe in letting our experience do the talking. We employ building professionals not professional salesmen. We have an established customer charter, answering all client queries in full, demonstrating the benefits of The New Driveway Company and giving as much time as needed for decision making. We pride ourselves on creating solutions within budget and we never require a large deposit.
- Bespoke design
The New Driveway Company designers work in partnership with each client. We only begin the design process when we fully understand their requirements and gain real insight into their visions and aspirations. Detailed plans and drawings are provided when the client is 100% happy with their chosen layout and surface materials. We make a point of being flexible and will do our best to accommodate changes even as the work is progressing.
- A truly personal service
The New Driveway Company don’t pay lip service to personal service. A dedicated client manager will oversee each project, taking the customer through from site visit to champagne on completion.
- Professional and polite tradesmen
Professional and polite tradesmen who are also skilled craftsmen are one of the things that set us apart. We constantly develop and train our driveway specialists and they work quickly and efficiently as standard. The job site is cleaned up at the end of each day. Our tradesmen bring a Portaloo and kettle to each job to minimise disruption to the client.
- High quality at great value
The New Driveway Company never compromise on quality, we use only the best materials and we keep up to date with the latest construction methods. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee and a five year work and materials guarantee.
“We got the New Driveway Company in at the end of a long and exhausting build at a point where we were really fed up of people over promising and under delivering. They were great. They installed a new sandstone patio and replaced our tarmac driveway with a combination of gravel and cobblestone. They did the (big) job incredibly quickly yet with an excellent finish and eye for detail. They were creative with ideas on quite a tricky layout (lots of slopes in different directions) and the result is really beautiful. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them as reliable professionals.”
Client in Wantage
“I would have no hesitation in recommending these guys I had several quotes and they were the only company that understood what I was trying to achieve They listened and together we came up with a design that not only works but looks stunning Bennie and his team worked really hard. They were polite and considerate, left the site in a clean and tidy manner everyday and discussed any issues along the way. All work has been carried out to a very high standard. When the time comes to do my patio in the back garden. I will not be going anywhere else.”
Client in Henley-on-Thames
“Cannot speak highly enough of Darren and his team. They built my new driveway in two-and-a-half days and to the standard I expected and beyond. All of the team were a pleasure to deal with and the effort they made to make sure the surrounding areas (where materials were dropped etc) were returned to their original state and better was hugely impressive. The entire operation was like a military operation. Everything happening/arriving like clockwork. Massively impressed on all levels and my new drive is now the envy of my neighbours.”
Simon Thomas, Sky Sports Presenter
Our Products & Services
The key to a great franchise starts with great products and The New Driveway Company uses only the best in class. We cultivate strong relationships with suppliers and exercise exacting quality control procedures.
- Gravel Driveways
- Block Paved Driveways
- Permeable Driveways
- EasiClear Driveways (Easily clears snow and ice at the touch of a button)
- Garden Patios and Fencing
- Safety Paving to Reduce Injuries
- Boundary and Retaining Walls
- Artificial and Natural Grass
- A Range of Wrought Iron and Rustic Wooden Gates
These are just some of our products. By remaining loyal to our area of expertise we are able to introduce new solutions on demand.
New Driveway Company is a new and exciting driveway and garden landscaping franchise opportunity that is perfectly positioned to take advantage of the massive growth within the home improvement sector. In return for your £24,995 + VAT investment, we will provide you with a comprehensive franchise package, consisting of everything you need to start your own business.
- An extensive protected territory
- Full set of company documentation
- Personalised 3-year business plan for your territory
- A comprehensive, five day training program at Oxford including on-site projects
- Full Health and Safety and HR compliance training
- Business process training – ‘The New Driveway Company’ methodology
- Comprehensive marketing launch in your territory including leaflet distribution, local PR and support
- Access to marketing repository for leaflets, door hangers, business cards, business stationery etc.
- Set up of your business profile on the national marketing website
- Assistance to set up virtual office
- Full IT support & back up
- Administration & bookkeeping support
- Lead generation support
- Ongoing training/refreshers/compliance
- Online Marketing to promote your franchise profile on search engines
- Regular location and site visits/support from key NDC staff
- National advertising campaigns year 2 onwards
- New products/additional revenue streams.
Are You Right For The New Driveway Company?
Franchising is not for everyone. We expect a lot of applications for this exciting new business opportunity but we are looking for a specific skill set and business acumen.
1. Motivated by Results
You understand that action is not achievement. To this end you are analytical and flexible – you set goals and if you aren’t reaching them, you’ll find a better approach to get you where you need to be.
2. You Think Big!
Running your own business is no picnic at the beginning. But you know long hours and a hands on approach pay off in the long term. You’re willing to put the time in to get the pay off.
3. Business Driver
You have a strong work ethic and know customers won’t come to you. You go out and find them.
A problem is a solution waiting to happen. You’re not stumped by set-backs, find a way to overcome the hurdle and move on.
5. People Person
You’re a team player and understand the value of building relationships and engaging co-workers. You know customers are the lifeblood of your business and you excel at cultivating goodwill.
You thrive on a challenge and don’t let setbacks get you down.
7. Cool and Collected
You know what is happening around you and can keep a cool head when the pressure rises.
Whilst having sufficient capital to run your new business is important, having the right personality and characteristics is equally important to us.
Do you have the confidence, drive and motivation to become one of our highly successful franchise business owners?