Your driveway is the first point of contact that you, your friends and your family will encounter when visiting your home, so it’s essential to make sure that it’s up to a high standard. Gravel driveways are one of the most popular types of driveways in the country. They look great with all kinds of landscaping, providing a reliable surface with low maintenance requirements.
Our service aims to transform the look and feel of the exterior of your property. We provide you with a wide selection of different gravel driveway designs, from previously designed choices to entirely bespoke options. Our experts can advise you on the ideal type of gravel to lay to match the existing aesthetics of your property. We only use the best gravel for driveway installation sourced from high-quality aggregate suppliers throughout the country.
At Complete Drives & Patios, we aim to present all of your options in a digestible manner, with the hopes of helping you to reach an informed decision. A professionally installed gravel driveway increases the kerb value of your home and adds a striking feature to the exterior of your property. By choosing us to install your driveway in essex, rest assured that you can rely on our specialists to deliver what you need.
The cost of a gravel driveway will vary for each project and property. The parameters that have the highest effect on price include;
Gravel driveway cost can range between £1,500 to £3,500+ depending on these factors. Our team of experts can provide you with an accurate estimate tailored specifically to your home, giving you a clear idea of the overall cost of a gravel driveway.
For an affordable quote for installing a gravel driveway, contact Complete Drives & Patios today on 01702 667338!
There are a wide variety of benefits to gravel driveways, some of these include;
Gravel makes a characteristic rustling noise as it is driven and walked over, alerting you to the fact that somebody is approaching your property. Thanks to this noise, gravel driveways give additional warning of approaching guests or even alert you to potential trespassers.
No surface lasts forever, including gravel. But thanks to their simplicity, using gravel for drives makes maintenance incredibly easy. All that’s usually required is a squirt of weed killer and sweeping any gravel that has escaped off to the sides back into the driveway.
If you need to cover a large area at a low cost, gravel is an excellent option. Regular pea shingle is one of the cheapest aggregates available and comes in a range of qualities. High-quality driveways use rounded pea shingle where stones are generally smooth, making them safe for vehicles and easy on tyres. Gravel driveways are suitable for access roads, cheap home driveways, private roads and some commercial applications.
These are just a few examples of the benefits of gravel driveways. To learn more about these or to obtain a FREE quote, call Complete Drives & Patios today!
There are several reasons why installing a grid underneath the driveway before filling it with gravel is essential. Many people don’t realise the importance of having a gravel driveway grid installed. We use them because they keep the gravel in place, meaning that your gravel driveway lasts for an extended duration of time. It also helps keep the gravel driveway level whilst also ensuring that drainage of wastewater is appropriately managed.
These are just a few of the reasons why having a gravel driveway grid installed is imperitive, ensuring that the maintenance of your driveway is easier.
Laying a gravel driveway isn’t as simple as pouring aggregate on top of topsoil. It requires careful preparation of the ground, starting with the extraction of topsoil and the insertion of a geotextile membrane to stop the gravel stones from being compressed into the ground.
Our workers are highly trained at Complete Drives and Patios, laying gravel driveways according to best industry practice, including laying the sub-base & geotextile membrane to the final finishing touches.
If you’re not sure what your gravel driveway requirements are, don’t worry. By choosing us, you’ll gain access to our knowledgeable team to provide you with expert guidance on your gravel driveway.
Complete Drives & Patios install tarmac driveways and gravel driveways in Essex. The areas that we offer our services to include,
but are not limited to;
Laindon, Langdon Hills, Corringham, Basildon, Ilford, Loughton, Redbridge, Southend, Stanford-Le-Hope, Leigh-On-Sea, Rayleigh, Grays, Upminster, Hornchurch, Chelmsford, Dunmow, Braintree, Ingatestone, Maldon, Billericay, Wickford, Pitsea, Harold Wood, Woodford Green, Burnham, Witham, Harlow, Mersea, Brentwood, Thorpe Bay, Shoeburyness, Westcliff-On-Sea, West Horndon, Benfleet, Romford, Colchester, Barking, Dagenham, Woodham Ferrers, Rochford.
Call our team today to request your FREE Gravel Driveway Quote!
We have many of happy clients, take a look at some of our reviews.
Front Garden remodel: The complete workmen and owner were friendly, neat and polite. They worked very hard for three days to achieve excellent results. The workers made sure they were precise and worked out the best ways of making the garden look its best. The fence with two gates was neatly made from scratch and cemented in place. Our tree was carefully paved around and the garden was given a decorative attractive edge. We were given options regarding the design and lay of the bricks. They also built us a matching little step. Thrilled with the neat results. Will recommend and use again.
Dave and his team spent a busy 8 days removing an old decking area and a concrete path then replacing them with a paved patio and path and putting in new turf and edging the flower beds. The work was done to a very good standard and we are very pleased with it.
I found the team of guys very good, very polite and very hard working. They delivered on everything that was promised. They dug up the old crazy paving and installed a real tidy bit of block paving. They were super quick and tidied up everything afterwards. Really impressed and would thoroughly recommend to anyone wishing to have a quality driveway. Fantastic service, fantastic product.
A beautiful block paved drive replacing a crumbling wall and different levels of garden and parking area - David and his team worked incredibly hard to transform the space in front of our house in well under the estimated timeframe.