Some people may decide that they would rather save on the labour cost and build a driveway themselves. The ability to do this will vary depending on the material you are planning on choosing, for example a resin bound driveway would require specialist equipment and expertise to install properly - this therefore may warrant paying a professional do complete the job for you. We explore what is and isn't possible for the driveway surface you might go for below.
The most difficult part of the tarmac driveways is making sure the drainage is added to the driveway. Many people may overlook that tarmac is impermeable, therefore any run off water will need to go somewhere - or else it will be left standing. Seeking outside help may be warranted to ensure this step is executed effectively.
Anyone with experience laying block paving already should find a DIY job fairly straight forwards. The hardest part for any block paving driveway is ensuring the pattern is executed correctly, therefore if you are unable to do this it may be worth either going for a simple monocolour design or paying a professional company.
Gravel is generally quite a straight forward processes. A point to consider is to ensure the weed membrane is installed correctly to make sure the weed growth through the gravel is controlled.
There are a number of things to consider when installing concrete, such as preparing the foundations, installing the iron rods and installing drainage. Due to the complexity, it might be worth hiring a specialist firm to install your concrete driveway.
Resin driveways are highly complex and will most likely require a professional proficient in installing driveways using the material to do so.
Installing a DIY is certainly possible - however you should expect it to take you considerably longer than paying a professional company to do so.