Clay has a big association with brick and in the UK, clay bricks are a part of a strong building tradition. It is also one which is still very much favoured with the majority. After all, it comes in a range of colours, looks professional and allows one to separate themselves from other driveways. Despite this, clay is far from a single-use material. Here at Quality Driveways, we’re going to give you the lowdown on the appeal of clay as a driveway material but first, let’s go over some disadvantages…
In commercial scenarios, clay is not as widely used as concrete or asphalt. One big turn off for buyers can be the cost off clay as on the surface, it is more expensive than the common alternatives mentioned above. However, when considering a new paving and driveway material, it is very important that you don’t get cost mixed up with value. After all, clay will provide a large host of benefits and guarantees a lifespan of over 200 years. Despite the large upfront cost of clay, it’s long term benefits in terms of maintenance are significantly lower.
Another reason in which clay is very scary in the UK is due to the lack of clay pavers available. Luckily, here at Quality Driveways, we are clay pavers! The scarcity of us, however, is due to the skill that is required to work with clay. This isn’t something every paver can produce however; this can be considered part of the appeal of clay as the UK has such rich resources available.
Perhaps the most obvious benefit of clay paving and driveways could be considered its aesthetic appeal. It looks much more attractive than concrete thanks to its very warm and inviting appearance. It is also much sturdier than asphalt which provides a richness of colour that’s lasts a lifetime. Not to mention, the installation of clay paving is very fast as it can be mechanically laid!
Here at Quality Driveways, we consider ourselves the best driveways Birmingham has to offer and if you’re looking for a clay paver, you’re in the right place! What have you got to lose? Get in contact today!