10 Frequently Asked Questions About Driveways

Which Driveway Surface Is Best For My Home?

Each driveway surface we offer, including block paving, resin, tarmac, and gravel, has unique advantages. Your choice depends on factors like aesthetics, maintenance, and budget. We can guide you to the best fit for your home in Leicestershire.

Do I Need Planning Permission for a New Driveway in Leicestershire?

In many cases, you won't need planning permission, especially for permeable surfaces like gravel. However, it's worth to check local regulations, especially for larger, non-permeable driveways.

What Factors Influence the Cost of a New Driveway?

Driveway costs depend on the size, chosen material, and preparation work needed. Our team offers a range of options to suit various budgets, providing both affordability and quality.

What Are the Downsides of a Gravel Driveway?

While gravel driveways are cost-effective and attractive, they can require more maintenance to keep stones in place and prevent scattering. We use techniques to minimise these issues, ensuring a long-lasting, tidy appearance.

Which Driveway Type is Most Eco-Friendly?

Porous surfaces like gravel and certain resin-bound driveways are eco-friendlier as they allow water to drain naturally, reducing flood risks and helping local ecosystems.

Is Installing a Gravel Driveway a Complex Process?

Gravel driveways are relatively straightforward to install, but for a professional finish, it's best to use experienced installers like us to ensure quality and compliance with sustainable drainage systems (SuDS).

How Can I Prevent Weeds on My Driveway?

Regular maintenance and using weed-suppressant layers can help prevent weed growth. Our team can advise on the best solutions for each driveway type to keep your driveway looking pristine throughout the year.

Will a New Driveway Add Value to My Home?

A well-installed driveway can significantly enhance your property's look and potentially increase its value. We offer various attractive and durable options that can contribute to your home's overall appeal.

What Are the Benefits of Choosing a Block Paving Driveway?

Block paving driveways offer remarkable versatility and aesthetic appeal. They are highly durable and can easily be repaired by replacing individual blocks. With a wide range of colors and patterns available, they allow for custom designs that can complement any home style.

Why Should I Consider a Resin Driveway?

Resin driveways are known for their smooth finish and durability. They are low maintenance and provide a permeable surface, which is excellent for drainage. Resin driveways can be customised with various colors and textures, making them a very popular choice for modern properties.

Do you install driveways in Leicester?

You will more than likely see the shire driveways team installing driveways in Leicester. If you see our friendly team working, feel free to stop and say hello.