- A well-finished driveway, while being functional and low maintenance, can instantly transform the look of your home by making the exterior more appealing. By combining planting areas and interesting paving materials you can achieve a stunning entrance to your home or property.
- Driveways can make a house look more attractive – this is essential in making sure your home retains its value in the current market. It is important to match the type of driveway with your home’s exterior while also taking issues into account such as space, functionality, dimension, usage and safety.
There are many surface options to choose from: tarmac, chippings, tar & chip or asphalt. We can now offer on request tarmac made with a dark stone which retains its dark colour permanently! (subject to availability). It all depends on the type of effect you are trying to achieve.
- There are advantages and disadvantages to all materials; it is a question of speaking to Lehane Tarmac to see what will work best for your home and the type of ground surrounding your home. The size and incline of your home will also be a factor as is adequate drainage to prevent water-logging.
Kerbing is another option to give your driveway a special finish, sometimes it also helps to divide your garden and grass growth from the driveway itself. See the section on this website dedicated to Continuous Kerbing.
- Aside from the aesthetic aspect of the driveway there is also the functional aspect to consider – is the space you have allocated large enough to accommodate your cars/vehicles?
If you anticipate small children will be playing in the vicinity of the driveway do you need to consider a smooth surface on some or on all of your driveway? Is there a need to incorporate some sort of garden design plan before the work begins – or would it suit your lifestyle better to dispense with the garden altogether and lay a large driveway which frames your house?
- Parking is an issue for modern urban living and people nowadays are foregoing a front lawn and opting for a driveway with adequate space for two cars.The beauty of the driveway is that the choice is entirely yours and Lehane Tarmac will be able to guide you in the right direction.