A driveway update for increased property value

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Zones replaced this "broken" "dangerous" driveway with a clean new design.

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When homeowner Nigel Smith began looking for ways to improve his property’s value before selling it, one of the obvious places to start was the gravel driveway. Nigel explains that the driveway was “broken” “messy” and “becoming dangerous”. He met with a Zones landscaping specialist to improve his home’s street appeal while staying within a budget that worked for him.

Nigel comments that he was drawn to Zones because of the local team’s “friendly, honest approach to costings and options.” The Zones’ process meant that the driveway installation was managed for Nigel, once he had been provided with a fixed-quote and timeframe which suited his requirements. 

Installing a gravel driveway with timber garden edging

The landscaping specialist explains that the key aspects to the new driveway installation were that it needed to “look sharp, keep within the existing style and be cost-effective.” Excavation work was required and, from there, edging was installed, using treated timber and concrete posts. This helped to contain the driveway base and red-chip gravel, which was used to create a consistent finish. 

The final result

“A simple mulch garden was added near the top of the driveway to tidy up the edges and help to suppress weeds”, says the landscaping specialist, adding that the final result is a “clean look” and that it was a “simple but satisfying project.”

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“The landscaping specialist kept us up to date throughout and worked flexibly with us when the needs of the job required modification partway through”, tells Nigel. “We were very pleased with the outcome. It removed an obstacle for potential buyers of our property and I think it contributed to us selling our house at a good price within a good timeframe. We look forward to working with the Zones team again in the future as we were very happy with the whole experience.”

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If you would like to learn more about how you can improve your landscape within a set timeframe and budget, get in touch today to schedule a free consultation.

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This project was completed in
March 2020
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Project description
Driveway upgrade
New Zealand
Project duration
6 days
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