Whilst a driveway is a practical necessity in today’s home and garden design. It can also be an essential part of the character of the property and a style statement. The most frequent comments we get from home owners who have invested in one of our driveways is tidiness, easy maintenance and property value enhancement.
A well designed and aesthetically pleasing driveway should be an essential feature of every garden and is also an investment for the future, adding more value to your home than many other forms of home improvement. Our driveways come in many different shapes, styles and sizes.
The one that suits you depends on, number of cars, colour/style of house and budget. At landscaping.ie we have extensive experience and knowledge in driveway design and construction. We design driveways that will compliment your home enhancing visually an important part of any property. We provide a variety of material options leaning mostly to natural stone. There are many different driveway solutions to choose from, including:
– Natural Stone Driveways
– Cobblelock Driveways
– Resin Bond Driveways
– Gravel Driveways
Cheapest option of the four, gravel driveways look great owing to the use of natural stone creating texture, colour and interest. At Landscaping.ie we have extensive experience in designing and installing gravel driveways. The materials and colours available are many, we have the suppliers and experience to choose the right driveway for you. Dust rather than quarry screenings makes up our sub-bases insuring no hardcore mixing with our decorative top surface, the dust also allows superior bedding in creating a more stable surface under foot. The top surface never exceeds 50mm again creating a stable surface for car wheels and pedestrian traffic. The edging to beds and aprons are created using natural stone cobbles allowing for feature curves, elegant borders, colour blends and patterns. Consideration needs to be given to wheelie bins as they are hard to move over gravel. A wheelie bin screen or path leading to storage area being the answer.
The advantages of cobblelock is the cost and variety of products to choose from. The cobbles are man made and come in hundreds of different shapes, sizes and colours. Cobblelock is easy to install and because of the choice available is easy to match in with any property. Once laid cobblelock will be an essential feature of any garden, and is also an investment for the future, adding more value to your home, than many other forms of home improvement. Our favourite product range is Tobermore. To view products available view www.tobermore.co.uk
Resin Bond Driveways
This is a good alternative if you have an existing concrete driveway. The product is a resin which is laid as an overlay on the concrete with chippings mixed in. The resin strongly sets the gravel in place and produces a maintenance free gravel bonded driveway. No excavation is required and you are left with a non slip surface without base chippings. The surface has a lovely gloss look, comes in a variety of different colours and is maintenance free. The benefits include- 5 year guarantee, No excavation, applied on existing concrete, Low maintenance, Anti slip, Durable and easy to clean, More versatile than concrete, Available in a variety of colours with unlimited design possibilities.
Natural Stone Driveways
At landscaping .ie we can tailor your natural stone driveway to suit your needs. Feature curves, elegant borders, colour blends and patterns can all be used to design a driveway which will complement your home and add personality to your landscaping. A natural stone driveway can deliver a sense of elegance to your property even before a guest steps inside making a big first impression. We have extensive experience in driveway construction in a range of natural stone finishes including Limestone, Quartzite and granite.
Limestone: Limestone is one of the few things in this World that will grow more beautiful with age. Crafted by nature it can be used both inside and out. It comes in a range of colours and is known for its extreme durability.
Quartzite: Apart from its uniqueness and natural beauty a major selling point for quartzite is its hardness, low water absorption and durability. It has excellent anti-slip properties and is impervious to stains.
Granite: Granite is one of the hardest and strongest stones in the World. It is a durable stone which is impervious to stains. Granite has anti-slip properties and does not wear significantly. It is available in two colours, silver and oatmeal. Granite is one of the best stones on the market and available in a range of different sizes.