Summit Driveways » Gravel Driveways
If you are thinking of having a gravel driveway laid at your home, Give Summit Driveways a call. We can lay new gravel driveways at an unbeatable price. Gravel driveways are very easily installed and are low maintenance if installed correctly. They are a low cost alternative to some of the more expensive solutions like block paving or tarmac driveways.
With the many different sizes and colours, it gives you the control over what you want your driveway to look and feel like. They are also very durable and create fantastic traction in all types of weather conditions.
Gravel driveways are a low maintenance surface where you simply need to occasionally rake it to level it as stones will spread through regular use of the driveway or patio.
We can create a huge variety of styles in order to give any gravel driveway a unique feel to it. Gravel is a natural aggregate, it wears naturally, it is permeable and is Eco friendly. It will fit naturally without looking out of place.
Decorative Stones, Driveway Aggregate Installations
There are multiple benefits to choosing a gravel driveway. It is significantly cheaper than other driveways especially on larger areas. It is permeable which means it complies with SUDS regulations and does not require planning permission.
It is available in a wide range of colours, suitable for any home and if it is correctly installed by a contractor like Summit Driveways will give you many years of use without any problems.
Our installation process for gravel driveways starts at installing a solid Type 1 MOT foundation for the driveway or patio area. Followed by heavy duty permeable membrane sheeting to prevent weeds.
The next step is preference as some clients prefer having plastic stabilisers installed on the driveway to keep the gravel locked in place. However, if a gravel driveway is properly based and has a solid edging restraint around it, it is not always required.
The gravel we will supply and lay at your home is picked from quality suppliers to ensure a high grade decorative stone which is capable of withstanding traffic comfortably. On driveways we would always recommend a minimum of 20mm gravel stones to ensure its stable enough for larger vehicles.
On patio areas, you can easily downgrade the size into a more shingle style stone as no vehicles will be going over it on a regular basis. As an added bonus, you can use small gravel / shingle for a maintenance free garden or flower bed as well.
During our free quote, we can provide you with samples of the different sizes and colour of the gravel to help you decide on a style that will suit you home. To make a gravel driveway really stand out we recommend a granite cobble stone apron or border around it.