Natural Gravels for Driveways

There’s no second chance to make a first impression.

If your driveway is pitted, litter strewn and weed laden, it’s time to improve this important feature. Kerb appeal is not just a buzz-word, it’s a way that visitors assess your property, professional or domestic, and from this, they make a judgement about you.

We’re all busy with a to-do list that’s surprisingly always long but it only takes a few hours to a weekend to make a driveway attractive again after months of inattention.


One of the simplest and least expensive options for a quick driveway makeover is gravel. It’s natural, textured, shaped, stylish and pocket friendly. Gravel suppliers have local products and those from further afield in all colours, sizes and with the essential wow factor. There’s the satisfying crunch to enjoy too.

Driveway gravel is low maintenance and it must be robust enough to bear vehicle and pedestrian weight without crumbling. At leading gravel suppliers like Rivar Sand and Gravel, their expert team can direct you to the right product for your needs, at the best prices and they’ll help you to calculate the amount of driveway gravel that you require for installation, and future top-ups. The gravel should come from the same batch to maintain colour continuity.

Please bear in mind that if you choose to wait and make a purchase for top up gravel at a later stage, these chippings may look slightly different as they were quarried at another spot and occasion.

From the local buff-yellow South Cerney Gravel and Thames Valley flint black and white Moonstone to Green Basalt and Grey Limestone gravels, there is a driveway gravel to meet any design scheme.

20mm gravels are less prone to compaction so aim for these rather than smaller sizes. The larger gravel boasts a natural safety feature, that ice, snow and frost cannot form a sheen over the gravels facets to make a slippery surface so walking and driving is safer and a lot more enjoyable.

Gravel suppliers can talk you through the installation process, advise you about aggregates, gravel frameworks, edging and weed membrane. The attention to detail at the start of a project increases kerb appeal and reduces maintenance tasks.  Perfect.

They’ll deliver your order to site at your convenience or, in most instances, purchases can be taken away if you want to set to work immediately.

South Cerney Gravel:

  • 20-5mm locally quarried gravel.
  • Buff-yellow, semi rounded traditional elegant chippings.
  • A gravel suppliers and customer favourite.
  • Functional and versatile.
  • Available in gravel bulk bags, half bulk bags or loose.

Green Basalt

  • Outstanding quality and performance 20mm driveway gravel.
  • Rich coloured angular robust chips.
  • Versatile and stylish.
  • Available in 25kg bags and 900kg gravel bulk bags.

Moonstone Gravel: 

  • Comprised of Thames Valley Flint.
  • Black, white, brown and grey 20mm angular gravel.
  • The 10mm alternative features less brown and is less suitable as a driveway gravel.
  • Favours sophisticated, monochrome schemes.
  • Available in gravel bulk bags, half bulk bags or loose.

Treat your driveway to some well-deserved TLC.