Tips and Considerations for Planning Your New Driveway

If you are thinking of improving your drive or would like to create an area in front of your house suitable for one or more cars, there are various things to consider.

At Stanleys Roofing & Building we regularly lay drives, paths and patios in Harpenden, St Albans, and Dunstable, making us a great source of information for all things tarmac, paving and gravel.

Planning

When you are planning the paved area, you may need to consider whether planning permission is required. This was introduced following flooding in 2007, and aims to deal with increased heavy rainfall in areas where more and more front gardens are paved or surfaced.

Permeable materials such as gravel or permeable concrete are allowed, and there are allowances for traditional materials where rain gardens or soak ways to the side of the drive are included in the design.

Why not ask us for more information about how we can ensure your drive meets planning requirements.

What type of surface would be best for you?

Gravel: gravel is a traditional surface that will allow rainwater to pass through, and which complements many styles of home. Will need topping up from time to time.

Tarmac: this is a tough material that can be laid by hand or machine. Perfect for the all year round surface.

Block Paving: this can allow you to express yourself with whatever design suits you best. Blocks come in a variety of colours and patinas, and are easy to maintain as damaged blocks can be replaced individually.

Concrete: a hard wearing substance that is great value for money and simple to lay.

Why choose Stanleys Roofing & Building for your drive?

We are all round experts in laying flags, tarmac and in roofing too, and as a local family run firm, we genuinely value each and every customer. We welcome all enquiries, so if you want any further information about any of our services, feel free to give us a call.
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