Edging and Borders
Having a new driveway is a big decision. It's something we all generally do at least once. It is generally a big expense but the rewards can be endless. Many people make the mistake of thinking the money they spend on their driveway is wasted or gone once the driveway is complete but this is not true. If you get the right company and have the right driveway the equity in your property will increase by as much if not more than the cost of the driveway, for this reason alone it's best to consider a new driveway an investment and not a cost. Not only could your equity increase but your new driveway will having you being the envy of your neighbours. For these reasons it's important you choose a professional company that will not cut corners and use the correct materials.
Most driveways require a border or edging. Edging is important for several reasons and actually has a important role in keeping your drive in shape over it's lifetime. The job of the edging and borders are not to just look pretty and improve the driveway aesthetically.
Edging and borders give strength to the drive and this is the area that will prevent your driveway from moving. If your edging is not installed correctly your driveway could potentially move, especially block paving, tarmac could crumble, resin could crack, gravel could spread and migrate to beyond your boundary. The list goes on.
Here is a list of edging we would recommend for driveways.
Standard Edging: Bullnose edging
Kerb stones: KL Kerbs, KS Kerbs, Rumbled kerbs, Paved kerbs
Edging: Block paving edges
Timber: Sleepers. We will only recommend sleepers in certain circumstances
Brick: Small retaining walls where needed are a brilliant edge.