Your driveway, the entrance to your home, that all important first impression. Here at MKM, we pride ourselves on offering a fabulous range of products to help you create the perfect drive.
Concrete Block Paving is one of the most popular solutions for driveways. A wide array of colours and finishes to give substance to your design – but at prices to suit most budgets. Block Paving (or CBP as it’s often called) generally comes in three types, the basic rectangle often laid herringbone style; the tumbled or antique style block, designed to look like the old fashioned setts and finally, the special shaped blocks, designed to create shapes and patterns. Generally, Block Paving is laid on a flexible layer of coarse sand, with some form of jointing compound or fine sand between.
Permeable paving is a relatively new product group. Recent legislation and an ever increasing desire to be more ecologically responsible has led to the requirement for paving and driveway solutions that don’t simply funnel excess surface water straight into already overburdened sewage systems. These systems deal with the surface water at source, giving it time to drain naturally. If you are not sure whether you should consider a permeable paving installation, check out our online guidelines, or ask in branch for advice.
Natural Stone Setts are used to create the more traditional style of finish to a driveway. Often set in mortar, they hark back to the ‘cobbled street’ feel. Natural stone, by its very nature, may be slightly more expensive than its CBP equivalent, but has a far greater aesthetic quality.
Do remember, in any paving project, the cost of the paving is generally only around 20% of the cost. Labour and preparation take the greatest proportion of your project budget. So, if you invest 25% more on your product, you only increase your overall project cost by 5%! That relatively low extra spend can only add value to your property, be that visually or in real cash terms.