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The Different Types Of Driveways

a British driveway

Driveways are a common feature of many households around the UK. They provide a space to park your vehicles and a proud entrance to your home. However, they do need replacement from time to time. If you’re interested in a brand new installation, or maybe you’re replacing an old driveway, then read on to find out all the different options available to you.

Tarmac Driveways

Tarmac is the quintessential British driveway. This is mostly down to it’s affordability and resilience. There’s a reason that it’s the main product used on all UK roads, and that’s because it’s installed quickly, sets fast and is very cost effective.

Furthermore, tarmac is produced with extremely affordable materials and is made up of mostly aggregate and tar. If you’re looking for a driveway installation that’s accessible, fast, affordable and easily maintained, then this may be the product for you.

Block Paving Driveways

Block paving is a driveway for those that like a more sophisticated look. It’s got a multitude of styles including stretcher, basketweave and herringbone. Although this type of drive is a bit more time consuming to install, it more than makes up for it with appearance.

Generally speaking, it may require a bit more maintenance to keep the decorative look up to scratch, but it can complement a property’s aesthetic brilliantly.

What’s more, due to the interlocking nature of block paving, it’s extremely long lasting and strong which means it will stand the test of time, and look good in the process.

Resin Driveways

Resin driveways are a new form of driveway developed in the post couple of decades. It’s growing popularity is driven primarily by it’s decorative aesthetic and durability. It’s extremely hardwearing and drains well whilst complementing a variety of building styles. It comes in a range of various colours and is well suited to more modern homes.

The cost to install my by slightly higher than more traditional methods. However, it makes up for it with style and maintenance mitigation. If you’re looking for a driveway material that stands the test of time and improves the look of your home, then this is the choice for you.

Close up of brick drive way

Gravel Driveways

An honourary mention is the gravel driveway. It’s extremely affordable and comes in a variety of textures and colours. You can match the colour scheme of your home whilst sticking to a budget. It jst requires a sub base and your good to go to lay and level your gravel. The only downside is that the maintenance is slightly higher than other driveway styles due to the tendency for gravel to spread to other parts of the property.

Get In Touch With Warwickshire Groundworks For Driveways

For a range of driveway installations contact Warwickshire Groundworks today. We’re adept at all installations so you can be sure that we’ll provide a high standard of work every time. For more information, give us a call


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