Gravel Driveway

One of the most popular drives seen throughout the UK is the gravel driveway. They are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also extremely affordable. Gravel can also be used for paths and walkways. Gravel driveways can come in any size, shape and even colour, making them ideal for almost all homes and properties.

Gravel Driveway

Gravel Driveway Installers

We provide nationwide gravel driveway installations. We have the largest selection of gravel colours and shapes available, and can ensure that we deliver the perfect gravel drive for your requirements, regardless of your budget.

All of our gravel driveway contractors are trained, experienced and work to a very high standard to ensure your satisfaction. If you have any questions about gravel drives and paths, our expert team will be happy to help and answer your questions. If you are looking for a trustworthy and reliable gravel driveway installer, you have come to the right place – request a quote today for a great deal!

Gravel Driveway Cost

There are a number of factors that can influence the cost of a gravel driveway, but with most drives, the biggest influence is the size required. Larger driveways require more materials and additional labour hours, which increase costs.

As with block paving, gravel is available in a range of different styles, ranging from budget gravel right through to premium products. The type of gravel that you choose will likely depend on your taste, style of your home and the project budget.

Below is a rough guide to the gravel installation prices. For more accurate prices for your requirements, please request a quote.

Gravel Driveway – Price Per Square Metre (m²)

4m²Prices from £120
25m²Prices from £750
50m²Prices from £1,500
80m²Prices from £2,400
150m²Prices from £4,500
200m²Prices from £6,000

Benefits of Gravel Driveways

There are a number of benefits that come with a gravel driveway. They are one of the most common types of driveway in the UK, and here are a few reasons why:

  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Range of colours and sizes available
  • Recommended by the police to reduce home break-ins, as gravel is loud to walk on
  • Affordable

Disadvantages of Gravel Driveways

There are a few disadvantages associated with gravel drives. Below are some of the more common downsides of having this type of driveway installed:

  • Requires regular levelling
  • Not suitable for inclines and slanted drives
  • Gravel can spread onto nearby grass and gardens
  • Higher levels of maintenance required

Request a Gravel Driveway Quote

We provide nationwide gravel driveway installations. We can install driveways and paths of all sizes and shapes, to suit your budget and requirements. For a great deal on your gravel drive, please fill in the form below –

Driveway Gravel

Driveway Gravel

Below are some frequently asked questions and advice about driveway gravel.

 

How much gravel do I need?

Gravel driveways are one of the most basic drives to install, which makes them popular with DIY’ers. Gravel can be purchased from a number of outlets, including many trade stores. It is important that the base layers are correctly installed, before applying the gravel.

Once the groundwork has been completed, you will need to buy your gravel. The amount of driveway gravel you will need will depend on the size of your driveway or path, with larger areas needing more.

It is important to consider the depth, as gravel that is too deep will act like a ‘gravel trap’ on a racecourse, whereas gravel that is too shallow will expose the under layers. The required depth can be influenced by your chosen gravel size.

Generally, the minimum depth should be at least 2 times the gravel size, and the maximum depth should be no more than approximately 3 times the gravel depth. As such, 13mm gravel should have a minimum depth of 26mm and a maximum depth of approximately 39mm.

What size gravel should I use?

Generally, the gravel that is used for driveways and paths ranges between 6 to 20mm. Gravel that is smaller than 6mm is easily disturbed, and more like grit than a gravel surface. Stones that are larger than 20mm can be difficult to walk on, making them unsuitable for most drives and walkways.

In most cases, smaller gravel (6-10mm) is used for footpaths, whilst slightly larger stones (10-20mm) are more commonly used on driveways.

Driveway Gravel Maintenance

Of all the available driveway options, gravel driveways do require the most ongoing maintenance. Unfortunately, the gravel does move as you walk and drive over it, and occasionally you will need to smooth it out.

Gravel can also move onto the surrounding gardens and grass, as well as get stuck in car tyres. This loss of gravel will mean that you will need to top it up occasionally.

Weeds are another problem for gravel driveways, as airborne seeds can settle and grow within the gravel. To prevent this, a long-lasting weed killer can be applied to the gravel, which should prevent any weed growth.

Block Paving & Driveways

Block Paving and Driveways provide professional driveway installations, cleaning and maintenance to all locations, with our nationwide coverage. We can work with all requirements and budgets to deliver a high quality finish. No job is too small or too large, so contact us today to discuss your requirements

 

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