Starlight use a reputable company. Round here we had a company <travellers which I have no problem with> come in and made a major hit on the town offering cheap block paving etc and at the time they looked good but less than a year later they look awful, weeds coming through but more importantly all sunken where you park your car. Luckily we did not have it done. 2k sounds V cheap.
Prob not any cheaper, but not necess any more expensive. Can't really compare ours (done last year) as we had a huge area done, which cost around £20k, but this site has lots of pics to show you what it can be like.
Did you agree before hand that you should pay in cash?
Paying cash usually means that they are doing it "under the table", so to speak. They are not invoicing you, they dont charge you vat, and they are not declaring the sale of the service, and wont have to pay any vat themselves. IF they are vat registered that is....
Have they finnished the job? Dont part with cash before they job is complete!
Bricks/slabs vary in price, does the price reflect the cost of bricks, or just the labour? Ie, will you have to pay the bricks/slabs on top?
I think it sounds a bit too cheap, the price woudl concern me...
I speak from experience as a brick weave drive was put down here before we moved in. Was done very badly and may have caused subsidence. It did cause flooding in the garage as well as flooding in the house as they piled the extra soil on top of a rainwater gulley, smashing it so all teh rain last summer went into the soil and then throught the walls, this wasnt discovered until we took teh drive up and replaced with gravel.
Personally I think gravel looks much better and is also better for security.
You did know that the bricks need to be permeable to allow rainwater to drain away?