How to Give Your Driveway Kerb Appeal

There are a thousand different ways of making a hard surface for cars and DrivewayExpert has details on all of them. Whether you're paving your front garden to get your car off the road or resurfacing a three mile drive to your palatial country mansion you'll find all the information you require on this website.

Choosing Grass Paving For Your Driveway

With the increasing focus on ecology and green issues, even the humble domestic drive has been singled out for attack. Studies have shown that paving over such a large proportion of urban front gardens is causing problems with flooding, as well as destroying habitats for insects, birds and other small …

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Resin Bound Driveway Surfacing

Resin bound surfaces for driveways are a relatively new product on the UK market. They aren’t used domestically a great deal because they are fairly expensive and not that well known. But resin bound surfaces are very flexible, particular in terms of colour, and can be laid on top of …

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Advice on Hoggin, Cinders and Ash Driveways

This article covers the loose materials available for constructing driveways that are similar to gravel but not classed as such. Gravel is made from stone that’s been broken down and smoothed, to a greater or lesser extent, either naturally in rivers and on sea beds, or artificially, as a by-product …

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Choosing a Cobblestone Driveway

Cobbles are large, rounded but irregular stones that have gained their shape from the action of the sea or a river rolling the stones around. Larger than gravel, other names for cobbles are duckstones or river stones. Cobbles straddle the categories of loose and hard surfaces. They are sold loose …

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Using Bark and Other Loose Driveway Materials

Bark chippings, also known as bark mulch, are a popular surface for play areas in gardens and woodland paths, because they blend in with the colours and textures of a natural landscaping scheme (see our article Surfaces for Children’s Play Areas on this site). But although bark can’t really be …

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Gravel Driveways: Advantages and Disadvantages

Gravel driveways are one of the most popular choices for driveways and hard landscaping in the UK, and it’s easy to see why. It’s cheap, easy to lay, low maintenance and looks good, particularly in country settings or in towns where it matches the predominant stone and brick colouring of …

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Surfaces for Children’s Play Areas

Although trips and falls are an everyday part of the growth and development of children, this doesn’t necessarily mean you should go out of your way to make a garden unfriendly to them. On the other hand, does the compensation culture in the UK mean that we have to cover …

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Using Gravel in the Garden

The use of gravel in gardens has become very popular in recent years. This is largely down to a trend for low-maintenance gardens, either for buy-to-let properties or for busy homes where families want to relax in the garden rather than maintain it. Where to Use Gravel You can lay …

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Options for Paths and Steps

Often when building a drive for your home it will incorporate new or replacement paths to the front door, from the home to the garage and perhaps up to a garden gate, depending on the layout of the house. If you’re Planning To Turn A Front Garden Into A Drive, …

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When, Where and How to Fit Decking

Decking had been popular in many other countries, notably Australia, New Zealand and America, before it became the must-have patio replacement in the UK. Those other countries have more predictable weather so decking makes more sense. Its growth in the UK, over the last decade or two, can be attributed …

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