Get creative with concrete

THE GREY STUFF... Personalise your property with a unique concrete option. Photo: Supplied

CONCRETE, probably one of the last things you think of when building a new home. When choosing the right driveway style for your home, there are several options available should you wish to opt for concrete as the main material:

Exposed aggregate
Exposed aggregate is a popular and durable concrete surface that comes in a wide variety of colours and textures. The resulting finish appears extremely natural achieving a look which works very well with native surroundings in country areas.

Stencil concrete driveways
Stencilled concrete can give the illusion of slate, tiles, pavers, brickwork or stone. Stencilled concrete patterns are created by manipulating the surface of the concrete pavement after the concrete has stiffened but prior to it becoming fully hardened.

Slate concrete driveways
Slate concrete is a high-end option which adds both texture and depth to your driveway. It is created by stamping slate textured mats into ready mixed concrete. Slate concrete can be sealed with a glossy finish and can be done in a variety of colours.

Plain and coloured concrete driveways
Normal concrete is the most wallet-friendly option, and it doesn’t have to be boring. You can even choose coloured concrete and opt for one that complements your garden or the colour palette found in the exterior of your home.