Concrete driveways are a cost-effective way for you to add a hardstand for your vehicles.
For a small driveway of 15m the total cost, including materials and labour is around £1,100 – 1,500, whilst larger 35m driveways can cost anywhere from £2,500 – 3,500 depending on a number of factors including preparation and labour costs.
How much does a concrete driveway cost?
We asked our customers who found driveway installers through My Local Toolbox what their new concrete driveway cost. These are the rough averages to give you an idea of how much you could pay.
|Size of driveway||Typical costs – new||Typical costs – resurface|
|15m||£1,100 – 1,500||£600 – 1,000|
|25m||£1,800 – 2,500||£1,000 – 1,800|
|35m||£2,500 – 3,500||£1,800 – 2,900|
What factors affect concrete driveway costs?
Like any job, there are a number of factors that can affect the overall cost.
Shape and size
It’s not just the size of the driveway that will impact the cost, but the shape too. If you’re looking at having an irregular shaped drive, you could see the cost of installation increase.
If your drive is on a slope, you could end up paying more money for labour as more preparation is required with the installation of additional wooden formers.
Because concrete isn’t porous, a soakaway will have to be installed. This involves underground pipes and drainage.
Ease of access
Heavy machinery is required to lay concrete, so ease of access will be considered when giving a quote. For example, if contractors are unable to get vehicles and machines nearby the installation site, you could be charged more for time and labour because materials will be manually manoeuvred.
In addition, things like hedges and walls may have to be removed too – all of which costs time and money.
It’s not just concrete you’ll need to buy, but wood for setting the shape, hardcore for the subbase, sealant and edging blocks, and potentially you’ll need to hire a skip. Skip hire can vary greatly depending on where you live.
Labour and material costs can increase or decrease depending on where you live. Homeowners in London can expect to pay more compared with homeowners in the North.
Concrete driveway FAQ
Will a new concrete driveway add value to my house?
It’s estimated that an ‘attractive driveway’ can increase the value of your home by between 5% and 10%, making a new driveway a worthy investment.
What is imprinted concrete?
Imprinted concrete has been ‘imprinted’ with a pattern when the concrete is wet. Typically, imprinted concrete is shaped to look like tiles or stone slabs. Texture can be added and much more.
Imprinted concrete is a great way to get a more expensive-looking finish, without the cost of choosing the material you’re imitating.
Stamped concrete driveway costs tend to be higher than regular poured concrete, but much cheaper than other materials like natural stone block paving or resin bond.
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