Cost of paving a driveway

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Cost of Paving a Driveway

So you’re planning on paving your driveway, but you’re unsure as to how much you need to budget for it? It can be difficult to find information on the cost of paving a driveway online and this is due to the fact that every job is so different it can be hard to give a price guide. To help you get an idea of the cost you can expect to pay when paving your driveway, we have written this pricing guide with descriptions and costs of the different paving options we offer.

At Driveway Paving, we can cater for all your driveway paving needs. We have a huge range of options for your driveway, so we can guarantee we will have something to suit your taste and budget.

Paving Options:

As your paving contractor, below is a list of some of the Driveway Paving options that we can offer you:

Cobblelock Paving

Cobblelock Paving – A very popular and affordable driveway paving option. Comes in a wide range of colours, sizes and designs. We use Kilsaran as our cobblelock supplier as they are renowned for their high quality block paving products. For your peace of mind, they also offer a 25 year guarantee on all of their cobblelock products. The cost of a cobblelock driveway will depend on a number of factors such as size, existing ground, access, cart away etc but as a rough guide our prices range from €55 to €70 per square metre for standard cobblelock.

Granite finish cobblelock costs €10 extra per square metre. This includes everything from start to finish. We supply the cobblelock, prepare the area, complete the job and cart away and rubbish or debris upon completion.

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Natural Stone Paving

Natural Stone Paving – A very long lasting and maintenance free option for your driveway. These driveways rank at the higher end of the pricing scale due to the extra labour involved in their installation. However, the benefits to the consumer far outweigh the higher initial investment. Natural stone is hard wearing and is installed on a wet cement base with wet cement joints to ensure durability and ease of maintenance. The cost of a paving a driveway with natural stone depends on the type of stone you require. Below we give a breakdown of the different types and costs. They range from €75-€110 per square metre.

Granite Paving – Very hard wearing product that will look as good as new for years to come. Granite is the most durable and low maintenance option of all natural stone paving. It will cost you between €90 and €110 per square metre to pave your granite driveway.

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Sandstone Paving – Very popular due to its huge variety of colours to choose from. Each sandstone slab has unique hues and tones giving this stone a natural, earthy look. A sandstone driveway will set you back between €85 and €95 per square metre. 

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Limestone Paving – Very hard wearing paving option. Available in black, yellow and grey. A limestone driveway will cost you between €85 and €95 per square metre, the same as sandstone.

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Quartz driveway – A top quality stone; for a little extra cost you can have add a classy look to your driveway. A beautiful and durable stone. Quartz is another very high quality option and will cost between €110 and €120 per square metre. 

Porcelain Driveway: Another top quality product. The cost of paving a driveway with porcelain slabs will be between €110 and €120 per square metre.

Gravel Driveways

Gravel/pebble driveways – A low budget option for your driveway. Comes in a variety of sizes and colours to suit your home. A gravel driveway is a great way to create an attractive driveway on a lower budget. Depending on the existing ground and what type pf pebble you choose, most options will cost between €45 and €65 per square metre.

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Tarmacadam – a clean, low maintenance option for your driveway. Popular for large areas. This job will set you back between €50 and €70 per square metre.


Concrete – A very hard wearing material; a maintenance free and long lasting driveway option. Once a concrete job is done it’s done for life. The cost of paving a driveway with concrete will be between €50 and €70 per square metre.


As you can see a paving project could cost you anywhere from €45 to €120 per square metre, depending on which option you choose.

The price charged will depend on what we find when we view the job. The existing ground material, rubbish to be taken away, the existing levels, drainage required, paving choice and if you require a design in the paving area will all affect the price charged.

All prices will be quoted before we start work and the price quoted is the price you pay. We dont charge any hidden extras.

This is a rough guide of our prices based on an average sized driveway. For large areas their are further savings to be made so always call and ask us for a quote.

We hope we have helped you to understand what you can expect when considering the cost of paving a driveway.



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