Top 5 Things To Consider When Planning A Driveway

Planning A Driveway

A well designed driveway has many benefits. Not only does it provide practical space to park vehicles and easily access your property, it also plays a large part in the appearance of your home. In fact, having a desirable driveway can even increase the value of your property.

As with any home development project, planning is essential in order to get the best results. 

At Avon Cobblestone we have over 30 years’ experience of providing the highest quality driveways for our customers. 

Here are the top 5 things we think you should consider when planning a driveway:


One of the most important things to consider when planning your driveway is how it will look!

The great news is there are now a huge range of patterns and colours you can choose from. 

Whether you want something traditional, contemporary or completely unique, the choice is yours.

If you find the range of options on offer overwhelming, start by considering the age and style of your property. Period homes tend to suit a more traditional look, whereas a minimalist finish is popular on modern buildings. 

Check out some of our completed projects for inspiration.

Planning Permission

When it comes to driveway legislation, different local councils have different rules so it’s best to talk to your installer so they can advise you further. 

At Avon Cobblestone, we comply with all local authority planning regulations. 


Drainage is an important part of planning a new driveway. Having the right drainage in place will prevent rainwater from pooling around your property, causing damp or structural issues. 

There are many options when it comes to drainage design and placement to ensure that it complements your choice of driveway. 

We provide all drainage options and adhere to the current legislative guidelines. Speak to us to find out more. 


Your driveway should allow you easy access to your property from the road, while accommodating any vehicles that you intend to park on it. 

While there is no legal minimum width for a driveway, you will need to take into account the space you have available.

If you would like to increase the size of your driveway, you may be able to expand further into existing garden space.

If you do not already have a dropped kerb outside your property, most local authorities will allow this to happen and can advise on this. 

Company Credentials

When looking for a company to take on your project, always make sure they have plenty of experience. At Avon Cobblestone, we have been installing imprinted concrete driveways, paths and patios for more than 30 years and pride ourselves on our expertise. 

We employ all our own staff and all aspects of installation work are kept in house, including any brickwork or fencing needs. Our staff are fully insured and we have substantial public liability insurance

Contact Us

If you are planning a new driveway and would like some advice from an experienced team, please get in touch. 

We are always very happy to answer any questions and ensure that you have all the information needed to get the very best result for your property.

Call now on 01454 633394, or fill out the contact form below.

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