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Driveway costs?

Has anyone had a driveway done in the last year or so?

Do you recall how much it was per m2?

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  • We are in the process of getting quotes from reputable companies for block paving so we can park both cars properly. We are only replacing our awful old poured tarmac and getting rid of a bit of front lawn and making the planting areas bigger so I can plant for wildlife rather than my mossy winter lawn which bleaches out in summer and the privet hedge of which I am not fond!

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 71,934

    We had the old concrete driveway removed - then the builder dug it out, laid a permeable base and a smart gravel top layer.  It looks great, doesn't contribute to flooding and isn't slippery in ice and snow.  And so so much cheaper than block paving etc.  We just got our experienced local builder to do it. 

    https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/7728/pavingfrontgardens.pdf

    Much easier to maintain - none of that scraping out of joints that our neighbours seem to spend half the summer doing.  An occasional rake over and the pulling up or spraying of a weed or two is all it takes.

    Very happy with it. image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 39,456

    Steve - my ex partner had his done (paviers)  - probably about 10/12 years ago. I know what he paid for it and I've worked out the area roughly, and it must have been around £80/100 per sq metre. image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • KT53KT53 Posts: 5,426

    What on earth is 'smart gravel' - other than a smart marketing trick that is?  All the gravel I've ever seen came out of a hole in the ground.  If it was smart it would have avoided the excavator and stayed putimage

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 71,934
    KT53 wrote (see)

    What on earth is 'smart gravel' - other than a smart marketing trick that is?  ...

    Think you've misunderstood and gone off on the wrong track ... we chose a gravel that 'looked smart' - a colour that looks good with the colour of the brickwork of our house  - certainly not S.M.A.R.T. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMART_criteria   LOL 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 18,461

    We did the same as Dove, we dug all the old stuff out to a depth of about three inches then laid a double sheet of weed suppressant fabric down first. A few tiny weeds try to take hold but are easily pulled out or sprayed.  As we are in the West Country we chose granite. Wasn't expensive in the big dumpy bags. Ours looks quite smart too image

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 71,934
    Lyn image
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 3,318

    Thanks for that link, Dove, really useful. I was aware of the issues but not that there was official guidance. I wonder if it still stands, given all the relaxation of planning laws etc that has happened since 2010?

    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 3,318

    Sorry, Steve - my comment was no use to you for your original question!

    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
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