How much does a concrete driveway cost in NZ?
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Our Concrete Driveway Process and Costs
Driveways made of concrete are known for their long-lasting nature, attractive appearance, and various options for enhancing their look with decorative touches. The starting cost for this project is usually around $200 per square meter. However, the final cost will depend on various factors such as the surface finish, thickness, and construction preparations. Homeowners are now giving more importance to landscaping, and as a result, coloured concrete has gained popularity. There are several ways to achieve a long-lasting and uniform colour.
Step 1 - Free Consultation
Step 2 - Area Preparation
Step 3 - Driveway Marking
Step 4 - Level Check
Step 5 - Concrete Pour
Step 6 - Driveway Finish and Clean
What's included in the cost?
Pegs and Timber
Pegs and loose boxing timber to mark out your boxing area, Pegs 600mm / 50x50mm H3.2 Pine. A packet of 50 pegs are usually around $45.00.
Loose timber, depending on the finish of your driveway we would use a rough sawn pine boxing timber. 150 x 50mm, at $8 a lineal meter.
Grade 500c mesh sheets, $110 - $130 a sheet depending on size. This guarantees the structure and foundation strength of your driveway lasts.
65mm Black Plastic Chairs, a bag of 100 will cost about $35. These are for sitting the mesh on.
Standard 20MPA concrete, followed by 3m concrete cuts 24 hours after the driveway has been laid. This prevents concrete from cracking. / $2.50 a meter for a professional saw cut every 3m to stop the concrete cracking over time.
A concrete pump truck will be booked in depending on the size of the driveway. This could be an additional $750-$900 for a load.
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Frequently Asked Driveway Cost Questions In New Zealand
Depending on the colour and finish, a concrete driveway can cost anywhere from $50 to $120 per square meter. While it costs between $30 and $48 per square meter to put in a plain grey concrete driveway.
Even though concrete driveways cost a little more up front, the fact that they last longer and need less upkeep makes up for it. If it is properly sealed every couple of years, it should last at least 25 years before it needs to be replaced. Some seals can last up to 50 years.
Most of the time, an asphalt driveway costs between $12 and $24 per square meter less than a concrete driveway. The price of asphalt tends to go up and down with the price of crude oil. On the other hand, a standard installation of a concrete driveway costs between $24 and $36 per square meter.
One alternative to a concrete driveway that looks good and won't cost much is brick. It comes in many different styles and can be semi-permeable if laid on sand. Loose gravel is one of the cheapest alternatives to asphalt for a driveway, but it can be hard to keep up compared to other asphalt alternatives.
In New Zealand, a standard driveway on an easily accessible residential site will cost between $120 and $450 per square metre.
The price is the best thing about gravel as a material for a driveway: It costs about $6 to $12 per square meter to put in, which is much less than a paver, brick, or even concrete driveway.