The Different Types Of Driveways You Can Install

a block paving driveway in front of a house

Driveways provide a wide range of benefits to the British home. Whether you’re repairing an old access point, or installing a brand new feature for parking and convenience, then you may be wondering which type to choose. Fortunately, we’ve put together this guide on the different surfacing options available to you. Read on to find out more.

Tarmac Driveways

Tarmac driveways are the most common driveway in the UK, and for good reason too. It’s extremely affordable, hardwearing, long lasting and easy to install. You can walk on tarmac in a matter of hours, and drive on it within a few days. There’s a reason all our roads are paved with tarmac. The simple material is made through a combination of tar and aggregate to form a solid, versatile substance to surface with. If you’re looking for a quick, affordable driveway, then this may be the choice for you.

Block Paving

Block paving is a decorative form of surfacing that takes skill and precision to install. This is due to the ornamental qualities it provides. It can cost more than other traditional driveway surfaces, but it comes in a range of different patterns, materials options and colours to maximise the look of your property. If time and money are not as much of a concern as a quality, good looking driveway, then we recommend block paving.

Driveway being laid


Gravel is the perfect driveway for those looking for a fast solution. All it requires is a hard sub base and a bit of elbow grease and you can install a gravel driveway in a matter of days. What’s more, it comes in a variety of different colours and you can choose a few different stone options to help complement any surrounding garden features such as walls, render or plants.

Resin Driveways

Resin driveways are growing in popularity each year. This is due to their unique properties as well as the durability, drainage and aesthetic factors. Resin is extremely hardwearing, and will stand the test of time, and any abuse that accompanies it from heavy vehicles or high foot traffic. What’s more, it’s porous., this means water easily passes through it and the risk of flooding is reduced. Resin driveways come in a range of colours and textures so you can take advantage of everything it has to offer.

Choose Whetstone Contractors For Quality Driveways

If you’re considering a brand new driveway installation, then look no further than Whetstone Contractors. We’re extremely well versed in all aspects of construction, including driveways, to ensure you get a quality finish every time. Give us a call today to find out more.

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