When it comes to buying a new driveway make sure the type of surface you decide to go for is the right one for you and your requirements, make the decision based on the style, layout and driveway functionality.
There are always ways to spruce up any driveway and these include things such as adding a curve to the driveway, this adds something a little different and style. Think about the border, a different print, and colour or texture maybe? You can also add features such as gates and lighting to highlight areas of the driveway.
Below are some examples of commonly installed driveways in the UK with their individual unique selling points, so if you looking for a resin driveway or tarmac it’s covered below.
Extremely popular and continues to increase in popularity, a growing selecting of colour choices and flexibility. Water permeable meaning SUDs compliant, great for the environment.
Indian Flagstone Driveways
A common sight across the UK, a pleasing natural sandstone finish that allows for a range of patterns and designs to be installed. Would look great against any property brick type.
Block Paving Driveways
Can be a visually stunning driveway if the right design is chosen, easy to create a wonderful, attractive space. Easy to maintain.
The best choice if you wish to deter unwanted guests into the garden area due to loud noise they make when walking across the driveway, one of the best choices for affordability and if need be can quite easily be topped up.
Another cheaper option, ideal for smaller driveways, looks smooth and pristine. Tarmac driveways are found to be very hard standing.
Pattern Imprinted Concrete (PIC) Driveways
Very long-lasting, very strong and a decorative surface with an ever-growing range of colours and patterns is fast becoming a popular driveway surface.
You could always combine two driveway surfaces, this will look great and bring the cost down substantially, for example, a resin driveway with a gravel edging will allow for an aesthetically pleasing driveway, one that lasts the test of time and reduces the driveway cost.
Make sure you choose a professional
Whichever driveway surface choice you go for make sure you choose a professional installer, view their previous work and read recommendations, most reputable companies will offer a 10-year installation guarantee. It’s important to do your research and get the driveway done right the first time.