Driveways are essential to our properties. They make your home look classy, and this increases its market value, especially in cities. If you plan to create a new driveway or renovate an existing one, there are many options to choose from.
Different materials are used for these driveways, and one of the most common is tarmac. In this blog, we will discuss more about tarmac road pricing to help you make an informed decision.
Tarmac driveway cost in 2021
Typically, if you compare the cost of tarmac driveways with concrete or paved ones, you will realise that tarmac is very affordable.
In most cases, tarmac installations cost around £45-£60 per metre squared. With that estimate, an average residential tarmac driveway will cost you between £1000 and £2000.
However, the cost of installation is affected by several factors, including:
If you are installing a tarmac driveway for the first time, the ground will need to be excavated. Luckily, it does not cost much. Expect to pay about 15-18 pounds per square metre.
Once the contractor excavates the ground, the accumulated soil will need to be disposed of to provide a proper working space. Depending on your disposal option, expect to pay between £55 and £100 per round.
Geotextile membrane is often added to provide extra stabilisation and drainage to the driveway—installation of the membrane cost between £0.5 and £1.5.
However, you should keep in mind that other external factors can affect your driveway’s installation cost. Your area of residence, the slope of the land, and the contractor’s experience are but a few factors that can affect the costs.
It is worth noting that tarmac resurfacing will cost you less than installing a new driveway. This is because you will probably not need a few things, such as drainage and excavation, since they will probably be already in place.
That said, the only way to get the exact cost for tarmac driveway installation is by calling a contactor near you and getting a quote. Some contractors visit a site and provide a quote for free, while others charge a few pounds.
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