NK Asphalt offers a range of coloured asphalt, and one of the most popular choices for car parks and driveways in Perth is red gravel asphalt. Red asphalt matches beautifully with natural bush and semi-rural Perth areas, as well as a range of home designs.

We often recommend red bitumen as a style choice, but it will also reduce the heat absorbed by the driveway or car park. Even though red asphalt is a lighter coloured asphalt, compared to black or brown, red oxide asphalt still has a low glare compared with concrete and excellent contrast to show car bay markings.

See how we’ve used red oxide coloured bitumen in our past driveway and car park jobs in Perth.


Red Gravel Asphalt Driveways Perth

Many of our clients choose asphalt to surface their driveway because of its durability and resistance to damage from water, roots and ants.

Often replacing damaged bitumen driveways or a deteriorated gravel driveway, asphalt is a cost-effective choice for large or long driveways.

For semi-rural driveways, red oxide gravel asphalt is one of the most popular choices as it nicely blends in with the red earth surroundings and brown of the trees.

We can also provide kerbing when surfacing red bitumen driveways as it will not only protect the edges of the driveway but contrasts the red oxide bitumen to clearly show drivers the edge of the driveway and avoid runoffs. However, kerbing is not essential, with many drives and outer suburban roads not being kerbed.

Depending on the size and state of your existing driveway, red oxide asphalt driveways can often be laid in one day and be ready to drive on later the same day.

View our previous red oxide coloured bitumen driveways in Perth for ideas and inspiration or contact us for a free measure and quote for an asphalt driveway.

red asphalt driveway with kerbing by NK Asphalt

Red asphalt driveway with kerbing by NK Asphalt

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Semi rural asphalt driveway by NK Asphalt surrounded by beautiful trees and a wood fence.

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Curved red asphalt driveway to avoid the many trees on this property.

Residential asphalt Driveway in Darlington

Long residential asphalt driveway in Darlington


Red Coloured Bitumen Car Parking Lots

Red oxide coloured bitumen has become a popular choice for shopping centres and commercial car parks because it looks modern and lighter compared to standard black/grey asphalt. We often use a combination of red oxide coloured bitumen and black granite asphalt to mark pedestrian areas and designated car bays.

Like all hot mix asphalt, red oxide asphalt can surface large parking areas, causing minimal disruption to customers and workers. Unlike concrete or paving, red bitumen is laid as a continuous surface without the need to add joints to allow for expansion during Perth’s hotter months. Because of asphalt’s composition and flexible bitumen binder, it expands and contracts with the weather without cracking.

Red oxide bitumen is also extremely durable and can withstand years of high vehicle use with little maintenance required. This is why red bitumen is such a popular choice for large car parks with a high volume of vehicles.

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Large red asphalt hardstand for an automobile storage yard.


Red Asphalt Commercial & Government Projects

As asphalt is a preferred choice for many commercial areas including hardstands, factories, workshops and industrial areas, we offer red oxide bitumen as a style option because it is as equally durable and hardwearing as our black and brown hot mix asphalt. Bitumen in red can also be used in large projects to mark specific areas including:

  • Pedestrian walking paths
  • Bike lanes
  • Pedestrian crossings
  • Bus lanes
  • Slow driving areas
  • Entry driveways
  • Speed humps
  • Traffic islands
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Red asphalt surface at the Fremantle Marina.

Nk asphalt Hambleys IGA before and after of car park resurfacing

Nk Asphalt Hambleys IGA before and after of car park resurfacing.

















We are proud to have worked on a number of projects for both state and local government, including the Parliament of Western Australia in West Perth where they chose to resurface the driveway and area in front of the steps with bitumen in oxide red. Many of the materials used for the construction are from local WA sources and the red bitumen beautifully matches the natural materials.


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NK Asphalt surfacing the area out the front of the WA Parliament House.

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The WA Parliament House.


Perth’s Asphalt Experts

With over 30 years of experience surfacing driveways and car parks using coloured bitumen, we are Perth’s leading asphalt company. Call us today or book a free measure and quote for your asphalt project.


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If your job is 150m2 or more and in the Perth or surrounding areas.

Paul Calnon

Paul is a Director of NK Asphalt and has over thirty years of experience in the asphalt and bitumen industry since joining NK Asphalt in 1994. He’s an expert in all aspects of asphalt works - and can give advice on baseworks, kerbing and other site services. He is dedicated to providing the right solution for clients - and can give great advice on the pro’s and cons of different methods clients may be considering.