How much should I expect to pay for a driveway?

(21 Posts)
The2Ateam Sat 26-Oct-19 21:00:53

We moved into our new house some months ago and we have decided we would like to turn our front garden into a driveway as parking is limited on the road.

It’s quite large, I estimate parking three cars comfortably and four at a push. It’s currently soil and grass with a concrete path up the middle.

We’re in SE London/Kent boarders. I would love to know how much I can expect to pay for turn it to a driveway. I think we would go for standard brick. Thank you.

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longearedbat Sun 27-Oct-19 20:22:52

If you reckon on a rough guide of £100 per square metre you won't be far out. Driveways are expensive!

Frankier88 Sun 27-Oct-19 20:27:35

I am also on the London/Kent border and have just been quoted £10,000 for block paving, but we have a huge driveway, it's 200 square meters, enough space for six cars. So works out about £50 per sq m. Bloody expensive and we won't be having it done any time soon 😫

The2Ateam Sun 27-Oct-19 23:25:29

Update!! We have been quoted £12k!

I nearly fell over.

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Titsywoo Sun 27-Oct-19 23:28:24

We just paid 7k for block paving on about 100sqm of drive. There was crazy paving with tarmac underneath it so they had to dig down quite deep. We are surrey/London border.

pastaparadise Sun 27-Oct-19 23:33:39

haha - we were quoted 17k for bound resin. Needless to say it still hasn't been done!

NeverTwerkNaked Sun 27-Oct-19 23:36:13

The planet will thank you if you don't turn it all into a driveway


The2Ateam Mon 28-Oct-19 03:34:22

Yes, we are keeping some of the grass as would like to plant shrubs etc but that doesn’t seem to be helping with the cost tbh.

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stridesy Fri 08-Nov-19 15:03:24

For our whole driveway (resin) we were quoted £4K. We instead went for half with gravel about £800. (East anglia)

BitchyArriver Fri 08-Nov-19 15:06:13

£12K seems horrendous but will it add to the value of your property? I would imagine it would.

Where I live (city centre) a garage can go for £120,000.

Africa2go Fri 08-Nov-19 15:27:53

NW - Paid £7k for block paving (large enough for 2 cars) with raised edge.

ThereIsIron Fri 08-Nov-19 15:35:32

Do you already have a dropped kerb OP?

donquixotedelamancha Fri 08-Nov-19 16:02:43

We paid £2100 for tarmac a couple of years ago. Our drive is about 35 m2 and can fit 4 cars Our neighbour paid the same firm well over double for an identical job.

While material makes some difference I think an awful lot of firms quote silly prices. We just kept saying no and they just kept dropping. If they hadn't we'd have gone somewhere else.

DontMakeMeShushYou Fri 08-Nov-19 16:07:56

Our driveway has parking for 3 cars, possibly 4 at a push, and we had it block paved a couple of years ago for around £4.5K.

fussychica Fri 08-Nov-19 17:07:08

We had an estimate for £3k plus VAT for tarmac and it's only big enough to fit one car onshock. We aren't having it done. South West.

Oppopotomouse Sat 09-Nov-19 11:58:19

We paid £8K and it fits about four cars.

ScabbyBabby Sat 09-Nov-19 12:06:09

£1200 for a cheap gravel drive with a cobble border. It looks ok! Will try and find a photo.

ScabbyBabby Sat 09-Nov-19 12:14:02

Nothing special but better than the dirt/broken tarmac that was there before.

Applejack87 Sun 01-Nov-20 08:01:38

How long did it take the council to approve your application ?

FurierTransform Sun 01-Nov-20 08:57:52


Nothing special but better than the dirt/broken tarmac that was there before.

I think that looks great, & for what, 1/10th of the price of getting it block paved based on the other replies? a complete no-brainer IMO;
Also better for the environment, and warding off burglars.

ReadySteadyBed Sun 01-Nov-20 23:03:54

@ScabbyBabby that is my favourite kind of drive! Good to know it’s cost effective! Did you do it yourself or get a pro?

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