5 Driveway and Patio Ideas for your Home

Posted by admin on June 27, 2016

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Resurfacing a driveway or patio can make all the difference to the space outside your home. If you’re planning a makeover, here are 5 ideas to help you plan your new patio or driveway.   

1. Shape

Have you thought about using an unusual shape of brick for your driveway? For instance, hexagons as opposed to squares or rectangles could create an eye-catching effect. Alternatively, you could use a design made from multiple shapes; so if you were to use a hexagon, you might want to put smaller triangular pieces in between them. You can also create unique patterns using square bricks, building them into a fan or circle formation.

2. Motif

The bricks in your patio or driveway could be used to make a pattern that repeats – known as a motif. A shape is made from different sized squares and rectangular bricks, which interlocks to create a swirling pattern across the driveway. The motif you choose will affect the overall finish – here at Concept in Brickwork we can help you choose what’s right for your space.

3. Colour

Colour is an integral aspect to consider when planning your driveway or patio. Whereas a lighter grey or natural stone might be ideal for creating an inviting driveway, a red brick patio might stand out better against the grass in your garden and create a Mediterranean feel. Consider the colour and style of your house when choosing the right shade for your paving – and with hundreds of shades available, you are sure to find something to suit your home.

4. Materials

Gravel can be a great option for your driveway because it suits most house designs and it’s an inexpensive option. However, dirt and snow can become easily trapped in the gravel which can be hard to separate. It would also require weed control and surface replenishing every couple of years.

A paved driveway on the other hand only requires a hose or sweeping to keep it clean and perhaps some weed control. Lasting for up to 30 years, it’s an extremely durable option.

5. Texture

A textured surface can be more appealing than flat brickwork, especially if used for a patio.  When light falls on surfaces like these, it highlights the various patterns and details in the brickwork, creating an interesting dynamic for your garden. Textured paving also offers a non-slip quality which is ideal for a patio that is regularly used. 


We hope these ideas have given you something to think about for your new driveway or patio. If you need help choosing the right materials, patterns, colours or textures for your new surface, you’ve come to the right place! At Concept in Brickwork, we are experts in our field and can help you create the right patio or driveway for your home and budget. Get in touch through our website or give us a call on 07946119908.