METAL GARDEN EDGING FOR PATHS AND DRIVEWAYS

The strength and flexibility of our steel edging makes it an ideal for metal garden edging for paths and driveways. Our portfolio contains many examples of our customers driveway and path edging projects. Installation is straightforward with no prior experience or specialist tools needed. 

Clearly we are biased, but we feel there is something lovely about a steel edged driveway and path. There is no bulky concrete kerb, rotting timber edge or even worse, no edge at all, with lawn spilling onto the driveway, all you have is a subtle, clean steel face beautifully meandering or providing perfectly crisp straight lines.

Even in the harsh environment of a driveway our 6mm thick steel edge will be looking good for in excess of 40 years.

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To place an order email us, complete our quote form or just pick up the phone

Why Steelscapes Steel Edging for Paths and Driveways

A thicker edge. When is comes to metal edging for paths and driveways the robustness of the edge is the most important element. Our 6mm thick edge is market leading, while a 5mm driveway edge doesn’t sound like much of a step down its 20% less material and strength. For pedestrian pathways our 3mm edge is ideal although some clients still prefer the thicker edge for a belt and braces job. Please see our video for more information on our range or see our general edging page.

Stakes with more grip. Driveway and path edging is subject to more physical force than other edge applications. Our angle iron stakes have more surface area against the ground than the more commonly used round stakes, in fact 3 times  more than a 10mm diameter round stake, that’s times more bite! The stakes are not pre attached to the edge but slide through pre welded sleeves, this allows you to set the edge into position before knocking the stakes in.

stakes with more grip for garden edging

A very robust joining system. In any application but especially on driveways and paths a secure join is essential, in time un-secure joins are likely to bulge, ours won’t, in fact it’s the only bolt together system which has no fixings (bolt heads) on the seen face, thanks to our cutting edge welding equipment. An overlapping plate bolted across both sections of the edge ensure the joins remain stead fast leaving you with nothing more than a faint seam line between edge sections which are hard to find even when looking. 

A large range. With 5 edge heights up to 300mm high in our 6mm thick edge we really should have your driveway and path edging requirements covered, if your driveway or path has varied heights we can even provide joining plates to allow you to connect different edge heights together, provide bespoke angles, cut to length sections, please see the range section on our main edging page for more information. 

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Knowledgeable service. With years of experience both supplying and fitting metal edging for driveways and paths we are well qualified to help and always keen to discuss your project. We have put together some little tips below to help.

metal edging for driveways

Metal path and driveway edging tips

  • We recommend setting around half of the edge in the ground for driveways and at least a third along pathways for additional stability and to prevent migration of materials under the edge.
  • Preparation is the key, ensure the ground your installing the edge on is flat, if the bottom of the edge is resting on any high areas it is likely to lean, this is especially important on straight runs. While leaning can be eliminated during installation its easier to do it before. 
  • Cut a fresh edge if your going to the effort to install a metal edge along your path 
  • It’s easier to join the edge laying flat (the edge, not the installer !) we recommend connecting 3 to 4 sections together next to its final position then installing these in one go, this also speeds installation significantly.
  • If installing straight runs set up a string line about 0.5cm away and above the seen edge face this will be a guide for the line and height. If installing curves let the steel do the work for you,
    stake one end and guide it round, staking occasionally is necessary to hold the line, it will form lovely fluid curves without much adjustment.
  • When installing straights or curves we recommend knocking the stakes around halfway in to hold the edge in position before fully committing this will allow you to adjust the edge line as
    required and only hammer them home when your happy.
  • To keep the edge upright use a stake in the sleeve to lever the edge while knocking the nearest stake in
  • You shouldn’t need to haunch your edge in concrete, burying a half in the ground and our stakes will hold the edge firm. In our years of installing steel driveway edging we have never
    used concrete. Please see the little illustration below.
  • If your ground is particularly soft, for example it’s newly laid top soil we are happy to supply longer stakes.
  • When installing edging on new paths or drives it can be used to retain the sub bases, it’s a very tidy way of building up the hardcore layers. This is likely to involve burying more edge in the ground so ensure you order a high enough size.
  • The most common edge height for driveways is 150mm and paths 100mm this will provide an up stand of around 75mm. That’s said we’ve provided all sizes for both ! If in doubt please ask.
  • If installing a metal path or driveway edge adjoining a lawn, aim to set the top of the edge so it sits at the thatch layer of the grass, this is just below the top layer green foliage but above the soil level, this will prevent the steel getting in the way of mowers but ensure you have the maximised the use for visual and practical benefits of a steel edge.
 

For more installation tips please see our full guide here

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