Driveways Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield & Solihull
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1) New Drives and Landscapes Limited are a local Birmingham & Solihull based driveway & patio installation company, providing resin, block paving, tarmac driveways as well as landscaping. We serve clients across the West Midlands including Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield, Solihull, Redditch, Mere Green and other towns in Birmingham.
2) Our work is backed by the Guilds of Master Craftsmen and TrustaTrader, thus we offer a high quality product at extremely competitive prices and value for money.
3) We do not take any upfront payments from our customers. So we take all the financial risk. You only pay us when you are 100% happy with the service.
4) Our work carries a 10 year guarantee
5) Our reputation locally is excellent (just read our reviews) and we are well known for the quality of our work, our friendly approach and our commitment to customer satisfaction.
We provide the following services:
Right now we can save you up to £1000 off your new Patio or Driveway
Get a quote today and we’ll save you up to £1000. We’re still building great driveways and patios during Covid 19, but ensuring we are complying with social distancing requirements.
New Drives & Landscapes Ltd provide a range of driveway and landscaping services. Right now you can save up to £1000 by requesting a quotation online. Quotations are free and you are under no obligation to buy.
- Our work is guaranteed for 10 years
- We are backed by The Guild of Master Craftsmen
- No upfront payments
- You only pay us when you are 100% satisfied with our work
“Thank you for my lovely tarmac drive you have all done a fantastic job and certainly will be recommending your company. Very reliable and nothing was too much trouble in giving me exactly what I asked for thank you again. ”
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“Charles, Jerry and team have just completed our new cobble drive and to say we are completely bowled over is an understatement! The transformation is simply amazing. The standard of work is faultless (and we’re fussy!) The speed at which it was completed was super fast. Most of all Charles and Jerry truly know their stuff, gave us invaluable guidance and are a delight to have around. Would thoroughly recommend without hesitation. Gary & Tracey”
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“Our new drive is fantastic and has made a terrific difference to the front of our house. Charlie and Gerry run a good team and really know what they are doing. We were so pleased with their work we had them back to revamp our back garden.”
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“New Drives & Landscapes Ltd did a fantastic job in laying tarmac on driveway. They were very courteous and professional from start to finish. The work was of very high quality. Their attention to detail shows they take pride in their work. I would recommend them to any one.”
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“Just a quick note to say thank you for all your hard work in transforming our driveway. We are delighted with the outcome and would definitely recommend you to others.”
“Thank you for our lovely new red tarmac driveway and garden wall. You’ve done an outstanding job and We would recommend you to anyone.”
“Our SMA Prodrive Tarmac driveway was completed today by Charlie & Gerry and it looks excellent with a perimeter block paving design of our choice together with a front door step matching the perimeter design.
A very tidy and professional crew who went out of their way to ensure that the working area was left tidy after each day and reassured the neighbours of the property either side that particular care would be taken of their properties.
In all, the highly professional standard of work and the respect that Charlie and Gerry demonstrated toward their customer and our neighbours earns this company the right to be called the ‘experts’ and we would definitely recommend them as a leader in their field.”
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“Would like to say just how wonderful these brothers (Charles and Jerry) are. They are very polite and tidy workmen. We had a new driveway put in and completed today. We had a whole garden dug up and a lovely paved boarder and gravel middle. The drive is big enough for 4 cars, so not a small job. I couldn’t wait to leave my review as I am so please with the workmanship of this company. Our neighbour also had a block paved driveway installed at the same time. The attention to detail is very impressive. We have both had many compliments for our driveways. The brothers were a pleasure to work with and would highly recommended them without a hesitation. Thank you lads again, Nav and Meena. ”
Nav and Meena Kattri ✪✪✪✪✪
“We just cannot believe how our new driveway has transformed the front of the house. We are so pleased with the work and all our neighbours comment on how good it looks. We cannot recommend New Drives enough. They worked incredibly hard, clean and polite.”
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“I would definitely recommend New Drives & Landscapes Ltd to anyone considering getting work done. Disruption was kept to an absolute minimal and work progressed quickly. The driveway is excellent.”
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Initialize new disks | Microsoft Learn
Applies To: Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows Server 2022, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016
If you add a brand new disk to your PC, and it doesn’t show up in File Explorer, you might need to assign a drive letter for the disk. You might also need to initialize the disk before you use it.
You can only initialize a drive that’s not yet formatted. When you initialize a disk, everything on the disk is erased. This action prepares the disk for use by Windows. After you initialize your disk, you can format it, and then store files on it.
If your disk already contains necessary files, don’t initialize the disk. You’ll lose all the files. Instead, we recommend troubleshooting the disk to see if you can read the files. For details, see A disk’s status is Not Initialized or the disk is missing entirely.
Initialize a new disk
The following steps show how to initialize a new disk by using Disk Management. If you prefer to use PowerShell, run the Initialize-Disk cmdlet.
Open Disk Management with administrator permissions.
- In the search box on the taskbar, enter Disk Management.
- Select and hold (or right-click) Disk Management, and then select Run as administrator > Yes.
If you can’t open Disk Management as an administrator, follow these steps:
- In the search box on the taskbar, enter Computer Management, and then select Run as administrator > Yes.
- After Computer Management opens, go to Storage > Disk Management.
In Disk Management, select and hold (or right-click) the disk you want to initialize, and then select Initialize Disk. If the disk is listed as Offline, first select and hold (or right-click) the disk, and then select Online.
Some USB drives can’t be initialized. These disks are only formatted and then assigned a drive letter.
In the Initialize Disk dialog box, make sure the correct disk is selected, and then choose OK to accept the default partition style. If you need to change the partition style (GPT or MBR), see Compare partition styles – GPT and MBR.
The disk status briefly changes to Initializing and then to the Online status. If initializing fails for some reason, see A disk’s status is Not Initialized or the disk is missing entirely.
Select and hold (or right-click) the unallocated space on the drive, and then select New Simple Volume.
Select Next. Specify the size of the volume, and then select Next again.
For the volume size, the common approach is to accept the default size, which uses the whole drive.
Specify the drive letter you want to assign to the volume, and then select Next.
Specify the file system you want to use (usually NTFS), select Next, and then Finish.
Compare partition styles – GPT and MBR
Disks can be divided into multiple chunks called partitions. Each partition – even if there’s only one – has to have a partition style – GPT or MBR. Windows uses the partition style to understand how to access the data on the disk.
Most PCs use the GUID Partition Table (GPT) disk type for hard drives and SSDs. GPT is more robust and allows for volumes bigger than 2 TB. The older Master Boot Record (MBR) disk type is used by 32-bit PCs, older PCs, and removable drives such as memory cards.
You don’t usually have to worry about partition style. Windows automatically uses the appropriate disk type.
To convert a disk from MBR to GPT or vice versa, you first have to delete all volumes from the disk, which erases everything on the disk. For more information, see Convert an MBR disk into a GPT disk, or Convert a GPT disk into an MBR disk.
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Initialization of new disks | Microsoft Learn
Applies to: Windows 10, Windows 8. 1, Windows 7, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012.
If you’ve added a new drive to your computer but it doesn’t appear in File Explorer, you may need to add a drive letter or initialize it before using it. You can only initialize a drive that has not yet been formatted. Initializing a drive deletes all data on it and prepares it for use with Windows, after which you can format it and then save files to it.
If the disk already contains important files, do not initialize it: you will lose all files. Instead, we recommend running disk troubleshooting to see if the files can be recovered – see Disk Status – Not Initialized, or the disk is missing.
How to initialize new drives
Here’s how to initialize a new drive using Disk Management. If you prefer to use PowerShell, use the initialize-disk cmdlet instead.
Open Disk Management as an administrator.
To do this, in the search box on the taskbar, type Disk Management , select and hold (or right-click) Disk Management , and then select Run as administrator > Yes . If you cannot open it as an administrator, type Computer Management instead, and then go to section Storage > Disk Management .
In Disk Management, right-click the drive you want to initialize, and then select Initialize Disk (shown here). If the drive is listed as Disabled , right-click it first and select Enable .
Please note that some USB sticks cannot be initialized; they will simply be formatted and given a drive letter.
In the Disk Initialization dialog (shown below), make sure the correct disk is selected, and then click OK to accept the default partition style. If you need to change the partition style (GPT or MBR), see About Partition Styles – GPT and MBR.
Disk status will temporarily change to Initializing and then to Connected . If initialization fails for any reason, see Disk Status – Not Initialized or the disk is missing.
Click and hold (or right-click) the unallocated space on the disk, and then click Create a simple volume .
Click Next , specify the size of the volume (you can accept the default option, that is, use the entire disk), and then click Next again.
Enter the drive letter you want to assign to this volume and click 9 again0024 Next .
Specify the file system you want to use (usually NTFS) and then click Next and Finish .
Partition style details – GPT and MBR
Disks can be divided into several parts called partitions. Each partition, even if it is only one, must contain a partition style – GPT or MBR. Windows uses the partition style to figure out how to access the data on the drive.