Driveway ideas

Driveway Ideas, Driveway Inspiration, Different Driveways


Are you surfing for driveways ideas and inspiration? From decorative edging, brick steps or lighting. Give your home the entrance it deserves. You are in the right place. However big or small your space is from a small path area or a large drive we’ve got you covered.

Block Paving Driveways

There are so many stylish choices available with block paving. From a wide range of colours to different size and shape blocks. The beauty of block paving is that they can be laid in so many patterns. The design options are infinite.

Block paving is long lasting, durable and adds instant kerb appeal to your property. Get your Block paving quote here.


Tarmac is probably the most commonly used in the UK. Why? Tarmac is extremely durable and ideal for heavy traffic loads. If you need to park lots of cars on your driveway then Tarmac is the go to choice.

Tarmac Driveways before and after in Solihull
Tarmac Driveway before and after

Tarmac driveways can withstand the UK weather perfectly and in slippery conditions like a typical British rainy day your car will traverse easily as Tarmac offers good grip.

Tarmac has a simplistic look to it which is ideal for a long sweeping drive especially if paired alongside a manicured lawn to give contrast. For bigger driveways areas a contrasting block border or the addition of block decorative steps will make your driveway pop. Why not get in touch to arrange a free no obligation Tarmac Driveway quote here or call us on 01564 490121.

Gravel Driveways

Gravel is versatile and especially popular with country style homes. Gravel adds a touch of grandeur to a property. Gravel is perfect for the larger driveway and on large areas is a more inexpensive option. It also will not crack or age and so requires very little maintenance.

The team here at Ideal Building and Landscapes have over 30 years industry experience so you can rest assured that you are in safe hands. Call us today to discuss your latest driveway or patio on 01564 490121 or contact us here.

Resin Surface Driveway

Resin driveways are permeable and so doesn’t “puddle”. Perfect for our UK wet weather. Resin also minimises weeds and mould but also looks fantastic. Ideal Building and Landscapes can offer a wide choice of combinations allowing you to either choose a driveway to blend with your home or you can really let loose and choose something to create a visibly stunning contrast.

Other ways to make your outdoor space unique

  1. Add Drive way Lighting

As well as adding luxury and the wow factor adding outdoor lighting to your driveway will brighten it at night. Driveway lighting will help you feel safe and guide your parking at night.

2. Include Geometric patterns and stand out features

A decorative driveway adds interest to any property. Circles look great on driveways.

3. Add security to your drive way

New drive way gates can create a majestic first impression but they are also practical offering extra security and privacy. The option of adding bollards to stop unwanted cars on your drive way is also becoming more popular.

4. Flowerbeds and greenery

Flowerbeds and greenery adds colour to any driveway but can also help you to create different sections on your driveway.

5. Add a pathway or steps to create a feature

Consider adding steps or a pathway. Again the world is your oyster when it comes to style choices and colours.

6. Add a contrasting border

Adding block edges can define the boundary or eve mark different parking sections. Using different colour edging can really frame your new driveway.

Your driveway – your way. Driveways can be straight, curved, circular and more! We can also address the landscaping for a fully completed look. Say goodbye to boring driveways.

What areas do Ideal Building and Landscapes cover?

We install driveways and patios across the West Midlands. We cover all major towns from Solihull, Birmingham, Redditch, Bromsgrove, Leamington Spa, Wolverhampton and beyond.

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