Stunning New Driveways for Dorking, Oxshott & wider Surrey Area
On this page, the paving contractors at Parklane Landscaping have run through the different types of driveways we build for domestic and commercial clients around Claygate, Cobham, Dorking, Esher, Reigate, Tadworth and Oxshott. Each material has its own merits and will appeal to a certain type of customer. If you find that you’re in anyway unsure about which option to choose, we urge you to get in contact with us right away. We can provide you with more information on our Indian sandstone, block paving and resin driveways, and considering your requirements and situation, make expert and no-obligation recommendations.
Block Paving Driveways
Over recent years, we’ve noticed that customers around Claygate, Cobham, Dorking, Esher, Reigate, Tadworth and Oxshott looking to choose a new driveway material, favour block paving as their number one choice. The range of colours and materials are double what they were 10 years ago, and when installed correctly the effect to the front of a property can be totally transformative.
It’s a versatile material and can be used to overcome slopes and gradients, as well as lighten darkened areas. When laid in the herringbone format its strength is increased as all of the blocks interlock within the drive. Its durability and cost are the main reasons clients will often choose to have their driveways built out of block paving. But on top of this, it’s simple to install and with the correct detailing with borders and edgings, you can really boost the value of your Claygate, Cobham, Dorking, Esher, Reigate, Tadworth or Oxshott property – especially if your old driveway is a little worse for wear.
Indian Sandstone Driveways
It has become more popular over the past five years to build driveways out of materials that are often used for patio areas. It is often more cost effective if doing an entire garden project to continue the stone from a back garden through to a front drive. The ground works procedure is exactly the same for block paving. Indian Sandstone is notoriously hard wearing and durable, making it ideally suited for use in driveways due to the weight it can hold.
It is in principal laid in the same way a patio is laid, although often on a larger mortar bed. Its vast range of colours and different size combinations are often what our Claygate, Cobham, Dorking, Esher, Reigate, Tadworth and Oxshott clients like about using it, as more detail can be achieved in the overall finish. As a natural product there is generally less fading than conventional block paved driveways, and therefore it is easier to clean.
Stunning Resin Driveways
Bonded resin driveways are an ideal solution, being hard wearing yet low maintenance, decorative and non-slip in nature. These driveways are often requested by Claygate, Cobham, Dorking, Esher, Reigate, Tadworth and Oxshott homeowners and companies who want to overlay existing old driveways, allowing clients to achieve an instant new drive without the expense of digging out the old one. Its easy installation means it can be used for all driveways and car park areas, whether domestic or commercial. A process of cleaning the old drive off, then spreading a two part resin, before sweeping over a choice of stone to a finished level is the standard way for the installation of bonded resin driveways. The product is non permeable so this needs to be taken into account with larger areas where water run off can be an issue.
Bound Resin driveways are often chosen by clients around Claygate, Cobham, Dorking, Esher, Reigate, Tadworth and Oxshott who want the front of their property to look clean and modern. This product is permeable so often competes in areas where water run-off is an issue. The procedure to lay is similar to bound resin driveways in the fact it relies on a two part resin to set it, however here the stones are mixed with the resin and then levelled to a depth of 20mm throughout the entire driveway. Again this product can be laid over an old driveway, or as a new depending on budget. Its range in colours and blend of stones can be used to lighten any drive, car park or pathways. Its durability and style of finish is often what encourages clients to use this system over any other.