Gravel & Shingle Options
Gravels come in a wide variety of colours and sizes and have a variety of uses, whether it is to give a new look to an existing driveway, path or patio or to enhance the appearance of the one you already have. At Hampshire Groundworks Surfacing Ltd we have access to all of the most popular types and we would be happy to help you find the one most suitable for your driveway.
All of our gravel undertakings are installed with an appropriate membrane fitted underneath as standard, as this is necessary to prevent future weed growth. Any driveway or frequently used path or patio area, where strength is necessary, will be installed with the correct depth of ground base so that future sagging and dipping is catered for.
Tarmac or Resibond
Tarmac or resin bonded driveways and patios can be used if you require a uniform coloured area with a strongly bonded surface which is suitable for all types of traffic and resistant to weeds. These products can also be used in conjunction with other paving materials to create, if you require, your own unique design. If the surface of your original driveway, or if the foundation under your original paving underneath blocks or flags is of sufficient strength, it is possible for it to be over-laid. We will direct you upon what is required at the time of inspection.
Cobbles - York Stone - Paving
Sometimes a more natural look is required for your paved area and therefore you may be interested in using products such as natural stone cobbles, York stone flags or York stone crazy paving. Products like these can last a lifetime and we are experienced installers who have used all of these products therefore we can either install from new or we are able to provide a repair service to renovate and rejuvenate an existing paved area. In some cases there are "seconds" that can be sourced especially where the overall effect is to have an "aged" look to it.
Any blocks in your choice of colour and style can be used in the construction of your newly paved driveway, path or patio areas. They will enhance the appearance, and increase the value of your property, probably by a significantly larger amount than the cost of the project itself. The versatility of block paving or clay paving also allows it to be lifted and re-laid at any given time to allow easy access to any services that may run underneath.
There are various manufacturers that we would probably recommend to you such as Marshalls or Bradstone however, there are cheaper and similar versions available that we can source for you that you may wish to consider. The quality and durability quite often depends on cost and the better the product the longer it will last.
When you contact us for an estimate we will be happy to show you brochures from any of these companies so that you can find the right product for you. On finding the depth of your choices we will source and cost a number of options for you to choose from. Online brochures can be very useful therefore please visit our Links page for the best available.
The following types are offered: