8 Paving Options & Prices | The Driveway Hub

8 Paving Options & Prices

Investing in your homes first impression is a great idea to add value onto a home, but exactly how much does a driveway cost?

The truth is, there are way too many variables to give you an exact figure. What we can do though is give you a low-high guide, starting with the cheapest and finishing with the  most expensive.

You can also use our price calculator on this page to give you a better idea!

Driveway Hub offer exclusive supplier discounts to our contractors, which means they have access to cheaper materials, and can pass that cost onto you. Consider getting a quote from one, two or three of our quality, vetted contractors for your new driveway/ patio.

WHO ARE WE?

Driveway Hub are an affiliation of quality contractors all over the UK. All our contractors have been vetted based on their quality, cost effectiveness, professionalism and guarantees.

We are here due to the rise in pop up cowboy companies ripping homeowners off. It is our hope to provide a safer way for homeowners to find the right companies.

HOW WE WORK

When you request a quote from us, we assess your job details (size, location etc) and match you with the companies we believe are best suited to your needs. You are in control of how many quotes you receive, and this service is completely free for you to use.

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8. Gravel
Gravel is definitely the cheapest option for a new driveway or patio, and when installed correctly, it can stand the test of time.
Advantages:
  • Cheapest Option (From £50 a m2)
  • Decorative Finish
  • Wide Colour Range
  • Fast Installation
  • SUDS Complaint (Does Not Require Additional Drainage)

Disadvantages

  • Loose Surface, So Gravel Displaces Quite Often
  • Requires Maintenance (Raking, Weeding & Treating With Weed Killer)
  • Without A Gravel Grid, The Driveway Will Likely Sink In Areas
  • Great Alternative To A Cat Litter Tray

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7. Concrete Slabs
Often seen on new builds, and occasionally pavements. The paving method is the second cheapest option out there.
Advantages
  • Cheap (From £60 a m2)
  • Solid Surface If Installed Correctly

Disadvantages

  • Prone To Cracking Over Time
  • Limited Options
  • Requires Maintenance (Power washing, weed treating)
  • Not SUDS Compliant (Requires Additional Drainage)

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6.Pattern imprinted concrete
Imprinted concrete has been a popular surface option since around 1990, when it came to fashion. It’s stylish, and when installed and maintained correctly, will last for years to come.
Advantages
  • Cost Effective. (From £70 a m2)
  • Decorative
  • Large Range Of Colours & Patterns
  • Solid Surface

Disadvantages

  • Requires Maintenance (Cleaning & Sealing)
  • Even With Expansion Joints, Concrete Can Still Crack.
  • Can Be Slippy When Wet
  • Not SUDS Compliant (Requires Additional Drainage)

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5. Tarmac
Roughly the same price as imprinted concrete. Tarmac is the most commonly used paving surface on new builds.
Advantages
  • Solid Surface
  • Cost Effective (From £75 a m2)
  • Low Maintenance

Disadvantages

  • Colour Will Fade To Grey
  • Can Crack If Installed Incorrectly
  • Oil Spills Can Cause The Impacted Area To Crumble
  • Not SUDS Compliant (Requires Additional Drainage)

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4. Block Paving
Probably the most used surface for driveways. Durable & Stylish, but difficult to maintain.
Advantages
  • Large Range Of Colours & Styles
  • Long Lasting When Installed Correctly
  • Cost Effective (From £90 a m2)
  • Repairable Without Noticable Patches

Disadvantages

  • Prone To Weed Growth, Requires Routine Maintenance
  • Can Dip If Installed Incorrectly
  • Not SUDS Compliant (Requires Additional Drainage)

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3.Indian SANDStone
Frequently used for patios, this surfacing option has took off over the past decade. Stunning & variation of options, but requires maintenance.
Advantages
  • Lot Of Different Styles & Colours
  • Cost Effective (From £100 a m2)

Disadvantages

  • Not SUDS Compliant (Requires Drainage)
  • Requires Maintenance (Power Washing, Re-pointing)

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2. Resin Bound
Permeable, durable and stunning. Resin bound is very popular at the moment for all the right reasons. Don’t confuse this option with ‘Resin bonded’, the two are completely different surface options and we do not recommend ‘resin bonded’. Resin BOUND is a great choice but it does come at a cost.
Advantages
  • SUDS Compliant (Does Not Require Additional Drainage)
  • Large Variety Of Colours & Options To Choose From
  • Slip Resistant
  • Cost Effective (From £100 a m2)
  • Can Be Laid Over Existing Concrete/ Tarmac From £60 a m2.
  • UV Resistant
  • Low Maintenance

Disadvantages

  • Must Be Installed Correctly, Or Issues Such As Crumbling, Cracking & Fading Can Occur
  • Costs More Than Most Paving Options

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Porcelain (Patio Only)
Porcelain exterior tiles are very popular at the moment, but do come at a large cost. They cannot be used for driveways, but they can be used to create a stunning patio area.
Advantages
  • Variety Of Colours & Styles To Choose From
  • Durable
  • Low Maintenance

Disadvantages

  • Not SUDS Compliant (Requires Additional Drainage)
  • Cannot Be Used For Driveways
  • Expensive In Comparison With Other Patio Options

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