Extend Your Driveway Without Planning Permission

Extend Your Driveway Without Planning Permission



Why Porous Paving Could Be Perfect For You

If you want to make your drive bigger, then there’s no need to call in the builders or even ask for planning permission.

With more and more of us becoming multi-car households and street parking becoming increasingly difficult, a driveway is essential. If your driveway is just that little bit too small though, don’t worry! There is a way you can extend it quickly and for an extremely low price. By using Suregreen porous pavers you can create a surface that is strong enough to stand up to the demands of the busiest households. The best thing? You won’t need to wait for planning permission like you would with an impermeable drive. This means that you can get to work on extending your drive straight away.

A straightforward process

No homeowner likes having to navigate their way through endless red tape. Many building projects require planning permission, which can hold things up considerably. If you’ve been looking at extending your driveway, then you’ve probably been weighing up a few different options. If you opt for porous paving, you can start working straight away. By using porous building materials through which water can drain away, then no planning permission is required – as long as the surface is under five square metres. For most people, that is perfectly adequate for an extension of their drive.

Easy to install

As if the fact that you don’t need any planning permission wasn’t enough, porous paving is really easy to install as well. Just make sure that you have prepared the base you are placing the paving pieces on to the suppliers instructions beforehand, and then you’re all set. This is a job that can easily be completed in an afternoon. In contrast, having a new drive laid would take a good few days, and that’s without factoring in the delays that waiting for planning permission can cause. If you’ve not got much time to spare for DIY, then this is the method for you.

Easier on your wallet

Compared to other building methods, extending your driveway with porous paving is extremely cost effective. You won’t have to pay workmen for their labour as this is something that you could easily carry out yourself. You won’t have to splash out on expensive building materials either. You’ll save yourself a lot of disruption too, with no diggers or piles of sand in sight.

Suitable for any garden

Porous paving can be installed in all kinds of gardens too. It can be filled with grass or gravel, so you don’t have to change the existing style of your garden to suit it. With gravel you’ll be able to achieve the finished result instantly, whereas grass will take a little longer. So whether you have a lush front lawn or a smart gravel drive, you can be confident that your new paving pieces won’t detract from that.

Start transforming your drive today

If you’ve been meaning to extend your drive for some time, make 2018 the year you finally get around to it! By investing in a few pieces of porous paving, you can make use of a drive that’s strong and suited to the needs of your household. With no annoying wait for planning approval and super straightforward installation too, there’s no reason why porous paving can’t be perfect for you. So what are you waiting for?