As we all know, first impressions count for a lot and one of the very first aspects of your home that any visitor will see is, of course, the driveway. How this looks and feels will instantly give people an idea of what your home will be like inside, so it’s important to make sure you get it right and that it ties in with the rest of your property’s aesthetic.
One important consideration where driveways are concerned is sustainable drainage system (SuDS) regulations, which states that any hard surface larger than five square metres between the road and the front of your house will need to have planning permission in place unless it is SuDS compliant.
The easiest way to get around this is to use permeable materials for your driveway and you have various options available, whether you decide to use gravel, porous asphalt or permeable concrete, for example.
Permeable blocks are a good choice because they look smart, they’re easy to look after and they come in all sorts of colours and different styles, so you’re sure to be able to match the look with the rest of your property.
Permeable concrete is another option, one that can last for years if installed properly, so this could be a great investment. And then there’s permeable tarmac, although if you seal this it will reduce its permeability.
Resin driveways, meanwhile, are a popular option for homeowners and they do look very stylish indeed. They’re also very low maintenance and don’t take long to install, which is another reason behind their popularity.
Do you need any help with driveways for your Wirral home? Get in touch with LW Landscapes today.