Based in Warlingham, Jones Landscape Gardening design and install bespoke driveways and patios for customers in Croydon and the wider London and Surrey areas. We have extensive experience in a wide range of hard landscaping services and undertake the whole process in-house from start to finish, including all excavation and groundwork requirements.
In this blog post, we’re discussing popular materials used for driveways and patios in the Croydon area. Each come with their own design and practical benefits, adding kerb appeal to your property and helping to increase the value of your home.
Block paving is a hugely popular material used for driveways and patios throughout the UK. It is considered to be one of the most attractive and durable landscaping designs, suitable for both domestic and commercial properties. Block paving consists of a mix of different materials, most commonly blocks made from clay or concrete. These blocks come in a range of colours and can be tailored to replicate the appearance of other surfaces, such as natural stone or cobbles.
Customers in Croydon often request block paving for creating patios and driveways which can be personalised to specific tastes. At Jones Landscape Gardening, we offer tailored designs to compliment your property and lifestyle.
Flagstone or natural stone is another extremely aesthetically-pleasing option for patios and driveways. Because each stone is unique, both in colour, shape and pattern, you can play around with the design and have it laid in a mixture of colours and patterns to your liking. Indian sandstone flags are especially popular for their natural, traditional appearance and concrete flags for their affordability and durability.
Pale and lighter coloured flagstone works best for patios and darker flagstone is better for driveways, so the appearance of tyre markings are minimised. We can help customers in Croydon and the surrounding areas choose the best designs to suit your needs.
Brick pavers are made from clay which is heat cured in a kiln and traditionally shaped into a rectangle. When installed effectively by a professional landscaper and well maintained, it should last as a patio or driveway for around 25 years or more. Bricks have a wonderful warm colour and retain this colour much better than concrete, making them ideal for patios and driveways in Croydon.
Brick pavers are also an eco-friendly option, as they are made from all natural material and can be recycled easily. Like block paving, bricks can be installed in a pattern and colour of your choosing.
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