Driveway Design: What Are My Options?
If you have just moved into a new build or you simply want to remove that ageing tarmac and start from scratch, there are quite a few materials you can use to create a stunning driveway, as we outline in this short article.
- Block paving – The best block paving in Leeds reflects the diverse designs, colours and patterns you can achieve with block paving. Professionally installed, a block paving driveway will take the weight of a motorhome and for many UK homeowners, this is the number 1 choice. If drainage is required, this would be done during the groundwork stage and laid on a bed of sand and cement provides a solid foundation.
- Concrete – Any colour can be mixed and poured directly into the timber form, plus there are many textured finishes to choose from. Steel rebar should be inserted for additional strength and a concrete driveway is very durable.
- Asphalt – Tarmac is a popular choice and providing the depth exceeds 4 inches, this is an attractive material for a driveway. The only downside is high summer temperatures, which can cause the tarmac to melt.
- Resin bound aggregate – Classic and timeless, resin bound driveways are ideal for country residences; size and colour of the aggregate can be selected from a wide range. There are no loose stones, thanks to the resin and if professionally installed, this is a great choice.
Whatever you choose, make sure the work is carried out by experienced tradesmen who have a few years of hands-on experience.