Home & Garden cost guide

New Driveway Cost

How much does a replacement driveway cost?

Driveways can be made of tarmac, asphalt, paving slabs, brick (also known as block paving or monoblock which can be herring bone style or a regular pattern), concrete, resin or gravel. How much each of them costs depends largely on the size, whether there’s already a suitable sub base down, drainage requirements and cost of the blocks or finish you choose. A gravel driveway can look nice and generally costs the least but still requires a proper MOT sub base and regular maintenance to keep weeds at bay.

For all of the methods the first step will be to dig out the ground where the driveway will go, then a multiple layers of hardcore compacted down and finally the top surface applied. The compaction step is important as cars are heavy and will cause subsidence even in the sturdiest looking driveway.

Benefits of each paving type

Tarmac & Asphalt

  • Weather resistant
  • Fast turnaround times
  • Very durable
  • Cost effective

Resin bound

  • Colour stable & UV resistant
  • Slip, weed & frost resistant
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Long lifespan

Block paving

  • Large selection of colours and styles
  • Looks great
  • Can be repaired easily

Concrete

  • Low maintenance
  • No resurfacing
  • High load bearing
  • All weather durability

Gravel

  • Very cost effective
  • Range of aggregate options
  • Fully permeable

Typical paving prices

TypeLow price per m²High price per m²
Tarmac & Asphalt£40£60
Resin bound£50£80
Block paving£70£100
Concrete£90£160
Gravel£40£80
Price ranges depend on complexity of job.

User submitted driveway prices

Driveway typeDescriptionPriceUnitsRegionUpdated
Block paving

Remove Tarmac drive and relay in block 80 m2

£8,140

Total priceCymru Wales2023
Tarmac

Driveway to be tarmaced 300sq metres

£11,800

Total priceWest Midlands2023
Block paving

Built front drive with kerbs, Brett Alpha Antique Charcoal 50mm, 300sqm including alleyway.

£27,500

Total priceLondon2023
Block paving

Block paved drive with kerb edging all around, 80 sqm in size

£5,750

Total priceLondon2023
Resin bound

Resin bonded driveway pathway with aggregate

£100

Per m²North East2023
Gravel

200 sq meter drive excavated, drainage installed with soakaway, lined with geo-textile and filled with compacted gravel.

£4,100

Total priceCymru Wales2023
Block paving

Block paving using Marshalls block pavers. Site excavated to 150mm below finished surface area MOT type 1 compacted to 75mm with a 25mm bed of screeded sharp sand with paver laid to finished level.

£62

Per m²London2023
Gravel

Cotswold gravel 200m2 and included a small retaining wall.

£5,550

Total priceNorth West2023
Asphalt

Resurfacing of old (tarmacadam drive) drive with asphalt using reputable local contractor of 40 years. Planing off reducing levels, removal of all debris laying 40mm thickness of 45/10 Asphalt material. Consolidate and sealing all joints. About 180 sq metres – works out at about £27.75 per m2.

£4,995

Total priceCymru Wales2023
Block paving

All block paving materials supplied, labour to dig out and fit area 25sq/m

£3,100

Total priceLondon2023
Gravel

Gravel grid, Inc gravel, prep etc. Fantastic finish, really happy with the job, laid over old driveway.

£31

Per m²London2023
Block paving

Quote received: Dig out and remove old drive, remove sub soil to 300mm. Lay weed blanket then type 1 MOT and whack down in layers of 100mm to a depth of 100mm below finished height. Lay and whack sharp sand to 50mm. Screed level. Lay pavers to design and sand.

£85

Per m²East of England2023
Block paving

Remove existing driveway MOT Type 1 sub-base, 60mm thk basecourse (20mm), 30mm wearing course (6mm) including block paving edges, 2 recessed manhole covers and about 6m of linear drainage.

£4,640

Total priceWest Midlands2023
Block paving

Whole drive old concrete removed and crushed, put in 66m2 of flags and block paving edged on sand and cement.

£4,260

Total priceNorth West2023
Resin bound

Resin bound mixture of dried gravel and clear polyurethane binder mixed and troweled to a smooth finish. Laid at 15mm depth over a existing concrete driveway.

£65

Per m²North East2023
Block paving

Just over 100m2 of paving had choice of colours and patterns, used 30 ton type 1 mot stone.

£4,300

Total priceWest Midlands2023
Block paving

Had old driveway comprising of concrete and tarmac removed, driveway widened to fit 2 cars. All waste removed, drainage installed, roadstone put down and compacted, edging stones in, and block paving an area of around 48m2.

£6,750

Total priceEast Midlands2023

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