What Are the Best Driveway Pavers

Havenbrick Driveway Pavers

When it comes to your driveway, there are many options for your driveway pavers. So how do you choose the best driveway pavers? First, you need to determine a few things to ensure the paver is suited for its purpose. One thing to remember is that all driveway pavers need to be a minimum of 50mm thick.

Is your driveway steep or curved?

Not only will your paver choice be important, but so will your paving pattern. Some paving patterns are more interlocking and stronger than others. For steep driveways, they need extra strength. Therefore a brick driveway paver or an interlock driveway paver is best. The most popular and best option interlocking paving pattern is 90 degree Herringbone. As a result, over time the more compaction it gets, the stronger the paving gets.

Is water a problem on your driveway?

You may want to consider a permeable driveway option to allow water to run away from the top of your paver. At APC, we have a range of permeable pavers. Some of our permeable paving options also allow for incorporating grasses or stones.

I want a slip-resistant driveway paver.

For a slip-resistant driveway, an exposed aggregate finish paver is your best choice. These pavers not only look great but with the exposed aggregate finish provides further traction which is great for sloping driveways or if they are exposed to more water.

I want to match the driveway pavers to the aesthetics of my house.

The great thing about pavers is they come in a huge range of colours, textures and sizes. Not only this, you can create some great looks with different paving patterns. For driveways, we recommend a darker colour to hide marks and you can incorporate lighter colours for banding, diamond patterns or header courses.

Each type of driveway paver has its own special characteristics. So what’s the difference between different driveway pavers?

Below are the different types of driveway pavers.

Concrete Driveway Pavers

  • Popular and cost effective
  • Pavers will not crack like poured concrete
  • Range of colours, styles and designs
  • Different textures available
  • Permeable paver range available
  • Long lasting and add value to your home
  • Wide range of pavers: Drivestone & exposed aggregate concrete, Ecopave, Turfgrid, Flagstone Paver, Havenpave, Brick Paver, Blue Stone Cobble

Clay Driveway Pavers

  • Durable
  • Long lasting
  • Large number of colours available
  • Slip resistant
  • Ideal for driveway patterns and designs

Commercial Driveway Pavers

  • Durable
  • Long Lasting
  • Wide range of colours & shapes available
  • Slip resistant
  • Wide range of pavers: Claydrive, Commercial Brick Paver, Drivelok, Ecopave, Turfgrid, Unipave, Driveway Interlocking Pavers

Our top choices for the best driveway pavers are

Brick Pavers

  • Available in 7 colours, 2 sizes and 3 thicknesses
  • Ideal for steep or sloped driveways
  • Cost effective
  • Easy to install
  • Lightweight yet durable
Brick Paver - Charcoal
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Honed Traditional

  • Available in 3 neutral colours and 2 sizes
  • Smooth exposed aggregate finish
  • Durable
  • Multi-purpose
  • Premium textured look

Clay Driveway Pavers

  • Available in 7 colours
  • Slip resistant
  • Colour fast
  • Great for Traditional or Cottage style homes

Bluestone Cobble

  • Small 100x100mm square size
  • Perfect for curves, fans and circles
  • Slip resistant
  • Durable
  • Unique look
  • Authentic Bluestone split stone

Flagstone Pavers

  • Available in 7 colours
  • Square shape paver
  • Smooth surface
  • Budget priced option

Our top driveway paving pattern choices are –

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Is laying brick pavers hard?

Depending on your project, brick paving can be a DIY project as brick pavers are easier to handle so it makes laying them easier. You can view our DIY Paving Guide here.

can you use 40mm pavers for a driveway?

We recommend a 50mm or 60mm paver for high traffic areas or areas with a high level of load bearing weight. Brick pavers are a popular choice for driveways and can be laid in an interlocking pattern for increased durability and strength.

is a paver driveway cheaper than concrete?

Pavers are cheaper than poured concrete. Base preparation and materials are the same so the cost of pavers is cheaper than concrete.

what paver is best for driveways?

Brick pavers in 50mm or 60mm thickness is best for driveways due to the high level of load bearing weight they need to hold. Brick pavers do not crack like poured concrete and hold their colour better than coloured concrete. You can also lay a brick paver in an interlocking pattern for increased durability and strength. You can view our range of driveway pavers here.

what is the cheapest driveway paver?

Brick pavers are cheaper than concrete and are lower maintenance. You can view our economical driveway brick pavers here. They are versatile, lightweight and easy to install and come in a range of colours.

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