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Coloured concrete creates beautiful and cost effective drives that will set your home apart from your neighbours. It combines beauty and durability together with the ability to create something absolutely unique for your entry.

FAQs

Pinterest? Yes, many driveway project ideas are on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/peterfellltd

Cost? Typical cost for a new driveway is around $100 per square metre for a coloured, cut, grouted and sealed area. This will vary of course depending on size, access, any removal of existing areas, etc

Slip resistance? Your contractor should ensure that the surface is sufficiently textured so there is no slip risk. If you are particularly concerned choose one of the textured or slightly textured options.

Why Concrete? Durable, beautiful, cost effective and unique - see the steps at right to discover more.

How does colour work? We use a liquid system with a high dose of Bayferrox iron oxide pigments ensuring the richest, most consistent, and durable colour on the market - don't be fooled by cheaper imitations.

Will it fade? See our full discussion on why you coloured concrete should last for generations

Protect concrete during construction/landscaping? Concrete is a porous substrate, meaning it is easily stained and marked. As the coloured concrete will be the final surface, it must be properly protected from staining and marking during construction and landscaping. Also, as the floor needs to be properly cured before sealing (at least 28 days after laying) it is recommended that concrete must be protected with polythene during any construction or landscaping. However, the polythene must also be removed at least one week, preferably much longer, prior to sealing to allow the concrete to dry completely.


Concrete vs Asphalt vs Pavers

Our colours can be used in both concrete and tiles - so we don't mind which you use! Remember both Concrete and Pavers can be used in the same project. On a recent job a client used Peter Fell colour in the tiles in the entrance area to the house as he preferred a more even colour, but for the back patio and around the swimming pool he used concrete with the same colour. The coping stones around the swimming pool were also made using the same colour. In this case there is a slight tonal difference in colour as the tiles and coping stones are made in a mould, but this is not usually considered a problem. For more on the benefits of concrete click here.