Tips For Designing Your Driveways In Christchurch

While driveways are often thought of as purely practical, a well-designed driveway can be an aesthetic addition to your home and landscaping. Before beautifying your space with a designer driveway, it’s important to consider the functional elements involved to ensure that your driveway works well within the space.

At Riverstone Concrete, we are experts when it comes to driveways in Christchurch. With our wealth of experience, we have several helpful tips to keep in mind when designing your driveway.

Assess Your Needs

Before you can start designing your driveway, you need to get a firm idea of your exact needs. There are several factors that you should take into account when determining your requirements, including:

  • How many vehicles does your driveway need to accommodate on a daily basis?
  • Your lifestyle – Do you want ample space for guests to park or plenty of room for kids’ bikes, toys and scooters?
  • Do you live in an area where the weather could affect your driveway?
  • Are there building codes or regulations where you live?

Consider The Available Space

All the planning in the world can’t change the space you have available to you. Once you have a solid idea of what you need, it’s time to start planning the best way to maximise the space available. Consider the following:

  • The type of existing ground and its stability
  • Size and shape of the available area
  • The slope of the space available
  • Position of the available area in relation to the house or building

Plan For Drainage

Before you get carried away with aesthetics, it’s important to make time to factor in drainage. It’s important to have a plan in place to capture rainwater and run-off water and drain it away from your property to prevent flooding your land and the surrounding street and/or properties.

Decide On The Best Materials

Decide on the best materials for your driveway. Consider the finished look you want for your driveway as well as the hardness, texture, price and accessibility. The material you pick can be used to reflect your personal style or be purely functional, depending on your preference. Some materials for driveways include:

  • Concrete
  • Asphalt
  • Brick
  • Stone
  • Gravel
  • Paving

When carefully thought-out and planned, your driveway can be a practical landscaping feature that also serves as a standout style element. To ensure that your vision becomes a reality, working with a reliable team with experience in various driveways is important.

At Riverstone Concrete, we work with high-quality materials to deliver exceptional results, no matter the project. From commercial carparks to designer driveways in Christchurch, our expert team is the one for the job. Contact the Riverstone Concrete team today to find out more about our services or get a quote.