Top 3 Tips When Planning a Driveway

A driveway is more than just having a convenient area outside of your house for parking vehicles. It is an opportunity to make a good first impression, add value to your property and maximise the opportunity to have a useful, secure and practical driveway.

At Ayres Tarmacadam, we have listed three of our best tips for planning a new driveway. 


When installing a new driveway, it is important to consider the practicality of the driveway and it’s intentions. How many people live in your home? How many cars will there be in the near and far future? Growing families need to take into account the number of cars your driveway may or may not have. Having too many vehicles will look clustered and unattractive as well as hinder your ease of access for potentially taking contents in / out of the garage or side entrance. 


There is a variety of driveway styles and designs you can choose from. Ranging from Resin bound drive-ways and block paving, to stone and gravel driveways – it is important to understand the various styles you can choose from that fits into your budget and requirements.

Planning Permission

If you are looking to get a dropped curb when planning your new driveway, ensure you have checked with your local council that this is allowed. As well as this, if you are looking to make any major changes, this may affect the drainage system put into place for your current driveway. Before making any major changes, ensure your driveway complies with the legislation put into place. 

Do you live in the Oxford area? Require a professional and experienced team to help put in a new drive? If you require a new driveway or any other tarmacadam services, contact Ayres Tarmacadam for more information on how we can help by calling 01865391449.

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If you are interested in talking to us about your project, why not give us a call for a free no obligation quote and advice.

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