Driveways In Essex

Driveways are often seen as a staple part of a property, as well as being a very valuable asset for owners of vehicles. If you are trying to sell your property or improve its value, a poorly designed driveway often affects this. It will not only make your property look a lot less appealing from its exterior, but will also contribute negatively to its overall value on the housing market.

Even if you are not looking to sell your home anytime soon, refreshing your current driveway can help produce a significant statement about your property. With many different types of driveways for you to choose from, such as block paving, concrete, or tarmac, your driveway can be designed based on your personal preferences and requirements.

A well-designed driveway can not only provide the property with instant kerb appeal, but the homeowners will also appreciate the practical, hardwearing surface for access to and from the home. It will be designed to withstand the toughest uses, being crafted to perfection in order to ensure the highest longevity. So, rather than opting for the first design that comes to mind, it is best to have a conversation with a team of specialists who have your best interests at heart.

Can Wise Civils Ltd help me?

Our team of professionals would be more than happy to help you figure out the most suitable design for you and how to get the most out of your driveway space. No matter whether you are looking to have a complete reconstruction, or just need some expert attention – we can help.

Here at Wise Civils Ltd, we will be there to support you and keep you informed throughout the entire duration of the project. From the preparation stages through to the project completion, we will assist you in making the right decisions about the design and specification along with the specific products and materials used.

We understand more than anyone that it can be quite an overwhelming initial outlay to have your driveway replenished, but it should be thought of as an investment – rather than just money spent. Our work is second-to-none, as we never compromise on the materials being used, whilst preventing the wastage of resources when carrying out the driveway installation.

Do you need planning permission?

As a homeowner, if you are looking to pave over your front garden, there are some specific rules that may apply to you.

If the proposed driveway is going to cover more than five square metres, planning permission will be needed for laying traditional, impermeable driveways that do not provide for the water to run to a permeable area.

On the other hand, planning permission is not required if a new or replacement driveway of any size uses permeable surfacing which allows water to drain through. These materials include gravel, permeable concrete block paving or porous asphalt.

Our team would happily advise you on whether planning permission is required before any work is taken place, ensuring you are completely compliant as a homeowner.

If you are interested in our driveway installation and refurbishment services, please do not hesitate to telephone our team on 01268 203300 or 07711318283. You can also send across an email to and a member of staff will contact you to discuss your specific requirements in more detail.