Most frequent questions and answers to customers on driveways.
The average cost of a driveway in Banbury ranges from £2100 to £3400. This is the average price for a standard driveway on a 3 bed house with the various prices down to the choice between gravel, block paving or tarmac.
If you are simply replacing an existing driveway then you do not require planning permission. However if you are converting a lawn area or extending your driveway you will have to comply with SUDS regulations. This is a simple matter of ensuring either a permeable driveway or putting in a drainage system to stop excess water flooding out onto the roads.
When it comes to building a new driveway in Banbury, the most common options are block paving (various options), concrete driveway including imprinted concrete, tarmac/asphalt driveway and a gravel driveway. These are the most common options to date with resin bonded solutions becoming more and more popular.
Driveway installation time frames can vary to a large depending on the installation choice and the actual size of the driveway area. The best example is a standard driveway for 2 cars will take 2 days from start to finish with a tarmac driveway and a block paved border. That same driveway will take 3 to 4 days if you opt for a resin bonded or imprinted concrete driveway. The reason for the extra time is down to ensuring that the building base of the driveway has cured to allow the finishing surface to be applied.
The cheapest option for a driveway is between a basic concrete driveway or a gravel driveway. The more expensive options are block paving and tarmac with resin bond being the most expensive option.
Of course there is extra options to each installation which can inflate the price. For example, using a stone edging around the gravel driveway or getting a patterned concrete finish on the driveway will increase the price slightly.
We try to go through all these options with you during our FREE quote to help you pick an option that suits both your budget and requirements.