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How much does it cost to replace a driveway?

How much does it cost to replace a driveway?

How much does it cost to replace a driveway? When asking this question there are several points to consider. 

Many homeowners believe that replacing their driveway is a luxury and out of their budget. Most people fail to realise is a robust & resilient driveway will increase their homes value. 


The surface area is a cause for consideration. The size dictates not only to cost but also if you would need planning permission. A larger driveway would obviously be more expensive, but being able to park your beloved vehicle outside is much easier!

Surface material

Seeking out a material for you driveway is very important. There is a vast range of materials on the market, to suit all kinds of budgets. Your purpose and plans for your driveway will dictate how much you spend but also which materials will be deemed most appropriate. 

Concerned about driveway safety? Cobbles can prove startlingly slippy, and should be avoided by those with impaired mobility.

If security is more of an issue, then the ‘crunch’ of a gravel drive can alert you to unwanted intruders ahead of time. Even the same surface material can vary in price, depending on the overall quality of the finish.


A driveway is essentially a multi-layered project, so it is not just the cost of the surface or top layer that needs to be considered; it will also need a base layer and sub layers onto which the driveway is laid. The requirements will essentially depend on what the unfinished surface may be. Some surfaces will require mortaring or pointing with sand or cement as well. Consequently, a generic quote won’t reflect the whole story. This is why it’s essential to have an assessment prior to purchase as it provides you with a bespoke quote, rather than just a ballpark figure.


The labour intensiveness of the installation also influences the final price of the project as well. Since 2008, it has been a requirement to obtain planning permission for the replacement or construction of a new or replacement driveway where the surface in non-permeable (ie. there is substantial run off.) By choosing a permeable material to start with, you save yourself subsequent hassle and disastrous drainage dilemmas, as resin is completely SuDS compliant.


How much does it cost to replace a driveway? Schedule a free site survey with us by calling on 01480 220434 or email us at info@cbs-group.org

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