I will be taking some time off work to prep the frontage of my house and would really appreciate any advise. I have got 80 square metres of Indian slate (about 30-50mm thick) that i will more than likely be paying a professional to lay,as i want a good finished job and i dont feel confident enough to do it myself.
I will be hiring a concrete breaker for the existing concrete drive to be broken up and a small 750mm wide mini digger to clear the frontage ,What i need to know is how deep to go down with the digger and what material I.E. hard core,type 1,sub base,(bearing in mind i will be driving cars on it)do i put any plastic sheeting down first, what's the easiest way to level the sub base before using a whacker plate, how much room do i leave for the the slate and the sand/cement.
i would appreciate any info and tips given to me (in simple terms aswell please)