Different Types of Driveways Paving for Irish driveways

These days there are many different types of driveways paving available, from Resin bound driveways to stone and gravel driveways. There are lots of things to consider when it comes to selecting the best driveway for your home. Usually the cost of a new driveway is often an important issue for homeowners, however it is good to note that there are a wide range of materials to design your driveway at every price point. It is always best to speak to an experienced driveway paving contractor such as Greystones Paving to help you find the best solution for your garden paving.

Ultimately, the best type of driveway paving for a homeowner depends on factors like the geographic location of your home, the climate, the durability of the material, maintenance, cost and preference. With that in mind, letโ€™s look at some of the most popular types of driveways for 2024 in Ireland.

Resin bound driveway completed with granite cobbles steps walls and caps

Resin Driveways

Resin driveways have become the most popular new driveway type for homeowners in Ireland and itโ€™s easy to see why. There are many benefits to resin driveways such as permeable, soft feel underfoot, durable with low maintenance, and they look fantastic. We have written about everything you need to know about resin, and we highly recommend that you check it out.

Resin Driveways are available in two forms:

  • Bonded driveways โ€“ These are created by installing the resin on the ground before pouring small stone pieces on the top.
  • Bound resin driveways โ€“ These are built by mixing small, smoothened stones with resin to create a smooth surface.

Tarmac Driveways or Asphalt Driveways

Asphalt or tarmac driveways are a budget friendly option that can be used in just about any garden or driveway. Some people refer to Tarmac driveways as the old reliable, due to its relatively cheap cost, durability, and function. With a bit of creativity and an expert tarmac paving contractor, an asphalt driveway can look beautiful, especially when mixed with a contrast border which will make it look stunning.

Concrete Driveways

A concrete driveway is one of the most popular options owing to its low cost, practicality and convenience. New concrete driveways are also extremely durable and built to last. They offer flexibility in the design too since they can be dyed or stamped for a unique texture, colour and richness of the driveway.

Brick Driveways

Brick paving is another long time favourite paving option in Ireland. Paving with brick is durable and it exhibits style and class. Moreover, itโ€™s available in a vast range of colours and can be laid in different patterns to create a unique driveway for your home. Brick is a reliable, no-hassle, low maintenance option when it comes to driveways paving.

Gravel and Stone Driveways

Gravel and stone driveways are another affordable option that can be installed directly over the ground. They look great and are quick and easy to install, however, they must be maintained and topped-up regularly for best results. An additional benefit to a gravel and stone driveway is that it deters burglars and intruders. Thatโ€™s because gravel and stone driveways make some noise when cars or people are moving.ย 

Indian Stone Driveways

These driveways are becoming increasingly popular in Ireland given the natural sandstone effect that they create. Indian stone driveways are available in a range of colours and patterns, giving you plenty of beautiful options to consider for a bespoke driveway.ย 

Experienced driveways paving contractors.

We hope that you have found this quick summary of different types of driveways paving useful. Here at Greystones Paving are aware that there is a lot of information to consider when you decide to install a new driveway. Our best advice is to ask an experienced driveway paving contractors about your options and requirements. That way you can get good opinions and begin to design your perfect driveway within your budget,

Greystones Paving are always happy to help with any questions you have about driveway paving in Dublin and Wicklow. We will call to your home for a free consultation and quote for your garden project. Contact us online or on the phone to arrange a visit.

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