Looking for a New Driveway? Material Options


If you are looking to give your property some extra kerb appeal, there are quite a few options for driveway materials, and no matter what your existing driveway is made from, a change is always on the menu. Here are a few options to consider.

  • Block Paving – The choice for many UK homeowners, and for good reason, as block paving really does tick all the boxes. Take a look at some of the best driveways in Leeds and you will see just what can be achieved with block paving, with stunning colours and designs that include symmetrical patterns.
  • Resin Bound Driveways – Another innovative material that offers much in terms of durability and elegance, resin bound aggregate is premixed to eliminate the chance of any loose stones, and with a choice of aggregate colour and size, you can create a unique feature.
  • Natural Stone – There are many types of natural stone that can be used to create a driveway, including granite, marble and travertine. Talk to an experienced driveway supplier, who can show you some stunning examples of what can be achieved with natural stone.

The secret to a professional driveway installation is the ground preparation, and with a solid foundation, whatever the material you choose, the driveway should last you for many years. The depth of the solid base would depend upon the drainage properties, and in some cases, drainage needs to be installed, which is something the supplier would recommend. Both block paving and resin are semi-permeable and do require some natural drainage, which will allow water to drain away naturally.