Located in Bury, Superior Driveways is a family-run company covering all parts of the Greater Manchester area including Preston, Stockport and Wigan. Established in the 1990’s, we were one of the first regional and nationwide installers of pattern imprinted concrete. Darren Skillen, the business owner, has unrivalled enthusiasm and a hand-on approach which sees him actively involved in the preparation and installation of driveways and pattern imprinted patios. Darren deals with all enquiries and quotations personally.
Imprinted concrete is our material of choice and a popular surface for new and existing customers not just in Greater Manchester, but also throughout the UK.
Darren is involved in every aspect of the company, running the office alongside his wife and his mother-in-law who manage the administrative and accounting sides of our business. Superior Driveways has significantly grown in size since our inception and we now employ 7 skilled installers, all of whom are experienced in the use of pattern imprinted concrete.
These employees are split into two independent teams which cover Preston, Stockport, Wigan and all major locations in the wider Greater Manchester area.
Darren Skillen has worked on driveways for more than 20 years, having entered the industry in 1996. As one of the UK’s earliest installers of imprinted concrete, he learned the techniques and the technology behind them when it first came into the country from the United States in the mid-1990’s. Since then, Darren has successfully installed many pattern imprinted patios and driveways in Manchester and the surrounding areas.
Darren’s old boss, George Glover, retired in 2001. Always one to seize a good opportunity, Darren purchased Superior Driveways to run in unison with the existing partner, who unfortunately had to leave the company because of ill health. Darren remained loyal to his staff, kept them on and has run the business himself since 2008. Today, Superior Driveways is a name synonymous with high-end pattern imprinted concrete installations.
Darren, a devoted father and family man, continues to run Superior Driveways to the present day. He is well-known as an expert installer of pattern imprinted patios and driveways in the Manchester areas of Preston, Stockport, Wigan and also nationwide.
Over the years, Darren has been actively involved in a vast number of commercial projects on a local, regional, national and international basis. In addition to covering Greater Manchester, he has worked in London, Hampshire and Scotland. Overseas projects have also been completed in Spain and Portugal. Despite being involved in large-scale installations, Darren and the Superior Driveways team remain true to their original roots.
A strong focus is placed on pattern imprinted concrete installations in Preston, Stockport, Wigan and the Great Manchester region. Superior Driveways is a local company at heart which firmly believes in the delivery of first-class services to local people.
Examples of our previous projects can be viewed in our gallery.
Darren has twice been the deserved winner of the PICS Golden Trowel Award, a worthy accolade which is part of a nationwide award scheme, hosted by the leading product manufacturer in the UK and adjudicated by leading concrete industry specialists.