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An Overview of Driveway Materials Part 2

Dec 16, 2016 0 Comment

As we are the experts when it comes to the range of materials available to complete a new driveway, we see it only fit that we complete this series. Here at Absolute Paving, we’re going to go over the final instalment of our two part blog series. On the agenda; blocks, cobbles and all things miscellaneous…

Artificial Blocks

These blocks have become quite popular with companies who only lay driveways. They tend to resemble smaller concrete blocks or pavers and are often laid in what is known as a herringbone pattern. This design is quite difficult to lay which is why you should always ensure your chosen company has professional experience. Made from clay, these blocks are very similar to building bricks. Although they are more expensive, they are however considered more aesthetically-pleasing than concrete blocks.


Cobbles are often described as large round pebbles. Their allies include cobblestone and duckstone, both of which come in a large variety of colours and sizes. The cobbles are usually set into the ground with concrete, giving off a period like feel to a driveway. On the other hand, they can be dangerously slippery when it rains.


Other materials which are not as widely known include open cell blocks which allow grass to be planted in-between them. As well as this, reinforced materials are able to be laid over the grass whilst allowing it to still grow through- however, this method is not really suitable for day to day parking. Regarding rainfall, permeable concrete blocks are also growing in popularity, but this still means that green areas must be removed to make space.

So now you know all the different materials available to choose from when it comes to installing a new driveway, why not start 2017 the right way? Get in contact with the best driveways Watford has to offer and talk with one of our team members about a new driveway this Christmas!

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