We have a visitor the other day asking why we don't extend our drive way from our boundary to the road, as shown below from one of the houses in our suburb with the front part of drive way highlighted.
It would certainly look better and actually that was our original plan. But after discussion with our landscaper Joe, we learned that because that part of the drive way belongs to the council, there's a risk if we extend our paving all the way to the road.
We all know that occasionally, the council would have some sort of maintenance work on sewage, water pipes, gas pipes, underground pipes, ...etc for whatever reason. When it happens, your drive way could be more or less damaged. According to Joe, our council will only replace whichever part of the damaged drive way with concrete. To fix it properly using the same paving (or even concrete stencil surfacing) would be at our own cost.
Plus, as that could be X months/years later and it would be almost impossible to get the exactly same colour of bricks(as it would be from different batch), it won't look good at all!
Well, I guess you can say that we could just order extra bricks and keep it somewhere as spares. We did have some, but surely won't be enough if it's a major work. Plus the worry of extra cost and trouble also scares us a bit.
That's why after some discussion, we decided to do the paving of our drive way up to the boundary only.
One other thing is, may be your council is different from ours, better find out the answer from your council in case you believe extending the drive way to the road is quite important to you...
So for all of you who still hasn't finish your drive way, there's this little extra thing FYI and hope you find it helpful!