Gravel & Chippings
For Driveways and Footpaths
Angular gravel typically 14 or 20mm in size tends to be the most suitable for driveways, this is because the pieces lock together when driven on and so are less likely to rut. To avoid eventual crushing under the weight of vehicles, try to choose a product consisting of a harder wearing granite, basalt or flint.
For footpaths, angular products are better as the pieces lock together when walked on. We find that 10mm gravels or larger are the most popular as these don't get stuck in shoe treds or wash away as easily in heavy rain.
Decorative around the Garden
Gravel can also spruce up borders and flower beds around the garden or be used as an alternative to grass or paving outdoors. Laying your chosen material on top of a membrane can prevent weed growth whilst still allowing rain water to drain away.