Gravel is a surfacing material that is underutilized and often overlooked. Gravel is a hard wearing and low maintenance alternative to paving and tarmac driveways. Gravel driveways are usually made of gravel measuring between 18-20mm, while gravel pathways tend to range from 6mm-20mm as the smaller stones are much easier to walk upon.
Gravelling is a method used for covering flowerbeds in order to prevent weed regrowth and provide a long lasting covering that looks attractive and saves a lot of time and back ache weeding the flower beds.
Terrain Designs use gravelling selectively in some of our landscaping projects and we have designed and build gravel driveways for our customers.
We would normally suggest gravelling a driveway as a low cost alternative to block paving, when a customer’s budget dictates that block paving is not affordable for them.
Gravel traditionally comes in two types angular or rounded. Angular gravel of comes with sharp edges that have been sourced from quarries, a by-product of the crushing process. Rounded gravel tends to be sourced from old river beds, beaches or channel dredging.
Gravelling provides a decorative finish and can be combined with other surfacing methods to produce a stylish finish, to a driveway or landscaping project.
Types of Gravel