Gravel Drives and Paths

If you are on a budget and are looking for the cheapest option to renovate your drive then gravel is the cheapest solution.

However bear in mind that you will still have to have the ground prepared in the same way as you would for block paving, i.e.
  • The surface material needs to be removed down to a sufficient depth to allow for hardcore
  • Hardcore needs to be brought in and fully compacted, either with a vibrating plate or in some cases with a Bomag roller
  • A good quality Geotextile weed control membrane needs to be laid to prevent weeds from surfacing through the gravel
Whether the gravel area is to be a drive or pathway, sometimes an edging is required to keep the gravel from lawn or patio areas. Raised kerbs, blocks or setts can be used for this purpose.

Once the ground has been prepared, the gravel is brought in and raked to the level required.

Note that we can supply gravel in any quantity from half a tonne to 20 tonne loads direct from a local quarry saving you money.

The most commonly available gravels in Shropshire are:

Staffordshire Pink Gravel

Sizes: 4mm - 10mm or 10mm - 20mm

Uses: Commonly used gravel for driveways, gardens and paths and drainage applications
staffordshire pink gravel
Shropshire Grey Gravel

Sizes: 4mm - 10mm or 10mm - 20mm

Uses: Locally quarried gravel makes this popular for driveways and drainage applications
shropshire grey gravel
Dorset Gold Gravel, also known as Golden Flint

Sizes: 4mm - 10mm or 10mm - 20mm

Uses: Popular decorative gravel for driveways, gardens and paths
dorset gold gravel
Forest of Dean Gravel

Sizes: 14mm - 20mm

Uses: Popular decorative gravel for driveways, gardens and paths
forest of dean gravel
Cambrian Green Gravel

Sizes: 16mm - 20mm

Uses: Lesser used decorative gravel for gardens and paths
cambrian green gravel
Cotswold Gravel

Sizes: 16mm - 20mm

Uses: Very soft decorative gravel for gardens and paths, weathers quickly
cotswold gravel


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