Think Long-Term with Designs
As your preferred team of driveway contractors and paving contractors, it is our job to bring your ideas to life, and to assist in the planning process. We’re quick to urge Haslemere clients to think long-term by selecting fixtures and materials which will still look great for years to come, and which won’t fall into disrepair because of major maintenance requirements.
Our landscape company can assist on this front. Your creative aspirations are our creative inspiration.
Plan Your Budget
Even if you are lucky enough to have a blank cheque and a bottomless bank account, it’s important to set out a budget. This will help you to figure out what is worth including, what isn’t, and what might be out of your reach. Budgets help in the decision-making process. The question of choosing block paving or tarmac for drives, or flagstones or natural stone for patios, is easily answered if it protects the budget.
With so many low-cost materials available that can provide a similar finish to high-end alternatives, property owners still have a certain amount of flexibility in their choices.
We can’t stress this enough. Every landscape company, and all driveway contractors and paving contractors in Haslemere, will have attended a property that has suffered from random layouts. Conflicting themes, colours and ideas can really ruin the effectiveness of a landscape. Along the same lines, some properties better suit, say, block paving driveways or granite patios than others. Play to your strengths, and maximise kerb appeal, to add as much value as possible to your home.
Andrew James Driveways can advise on consistency, and on how to integrate your initial ideas into a theme.
Don’t Overvalue Trends
At the end of the day, landscaping trends are transient. They come and go. There’s a reason why certain thematic ideas are always requested of a landscape company, or of driveways and paving contractors. Indeed, certain materials like flagstones and block paving stay popular from year to year. They stick around and survive rolling trends by being sleek, clean and minimal, or through rustic, warm and traditional design.
Be creative with driveways and patios, but never bend towards a trend for your Haslemere property that’ll be here today but very much gone tomorrow. Garden redesigns can prove costly.
Call our landscapers and driveway contractors on 01428 786336. We cover Haslemere and all surrounding areas.