The beginningOur client wanted to improve the look of their driveway with something that would require minimum work to keep looking good and also compliment the recent rendering work completed on the property.
Work we carried outIt was decided that a Resin Bound installation would be the perfect choice due to it looking stunning and requiring next to no maintenance compared to something like block paving. The existing concrete was repaired where required and the area of loose gravel was fully excavated and a new open course bitumen base installed. A charcoal edging block was used to edge the install and to split the two parking areas and pathway in front of the house. The main access area and pathway was troweled in our own Titanium blend and the extended parking area in Golden Pea. Both areas bound in UVR Resin with C52 additive.
The beginningOur customers had a tired looking tarmac driveway that they wanted to improve the look of and at the same time extend in size to give better parking.
Work we carried outAny loose tarmac areas were scrapped off and cut back for new base-work to be installed. A new extended area was designed and excavated ready for a full new install using MOT Type-1 and open course Bitumen. The entire install was edged in a Charcoal block and finished in Golden Pea aggregate 1-3 and 2-5mm bound in UVR Resin with C52 filler, troweled at 20mm for vehicular traffic.
The beginningWanting to improve the look of their driveway and totally revamp their rear garden our customers wanted our advice on the best thing we could do that would require little maintenance to keep looking nice. After providing them quotations for both Block Paving/Slab work and a Full Resin Bound install they decided they liked the finish of Resin Bound and were impressed with the little maintenance it requires to keep looking nice.
Work we carried outThe rear garden was stripped bare and new open course base work installed to create pathways around the entire garden. These pathways were edged with a charcoal block which we also used to surround the raised planters that were installed and new turf laid. New steps were introduced at the front and rear entrances and the driveway prepared for a resin bound overlay. Similar to the rear, new pathways were created around the front garden area, blocks installed around including the planter and new turf laid. The front and rear garden areas were then trowelled with Golden Pea aggregate with the driveway being treated to our own blend called Wild Berry, all bound in UVR Resin. Our customers are over the moon with the final result and the project has drawn quite a bit of interest with neighbours.
The beginningOur customers initially approached us for advice regarding a driveway that was installed by another company that they weren’t happy with. Upon inspection it was clear that the install was not completed correctly. A plastic grid system was used as a new base for an extended area which although is suitable for use in a Resin installation it isn’t anything we would recommend. As well as this the grid wasn’t correctly filled with aggregate anyway which led to failure. The Resin had been trowelled ridiculously thin which led to the plastic grid actually piercing through the Resin and areas at the front of the garage had weeds penetrating. The so called “warranty” wasn’t up to much as the company simply ignored the customers emails and calls even after they progressed with legal action.
Work we carried outWe lifted the existing resin and removed all the plastic grid. A new bitumen base was installed with MOT Type-1 hardcore and opencourse 14mm. The area at the front of the garage was cut back to allow Resin to be trowelled at the correct depth of 18-20mm Once the install was prepared the project was trowelled in Slate Grey aggregate bound in UVR Resin. It goes to show that finding a reputable company for this type of work is vital. We have recently been called out to lots of installs that have been poorly completed and have had to install again (two of which were installers listed on so called “trusted trader” type sites). Our recommendation to anybody considering a driveway installation is to do your research and look at google reviews. These are difficult for people to fake unlike the “trusted trader” type websites that a lot of companies register with as a method of being able to leave lots of fake reviews. You can read more about this here – https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=3122792
Our clients had a concrete drive in Glinton that they wished to improve the aesthetics of with a Resin Bound overlay.
Work we carried out
New edging restraints we installed around the area and a new bitumen base installed to an extended area to the side of the property. Damaged areas of concrete were repaired and the entire project primed ready for resin to be installed. Resin was trowelled at 18-20mm in Daltex Red aggregate bound in UVR Resin.
The beginningOur customer in Eye had a tarmac driveway that they wanted to extend and also improve the access to the house for wheelchair use.
Work we carried outThe tree and turf were removed and a new base open course bitumen base installed to make the install fully permeable. New edging blocks in charcoal we installed around the entire project and the install finished in Dobsweir Yellow aggregate bound in UVR resin at 18-20mm. The entrance to the house was greatly improved by thickening the level to create a gradual incline.
Our customer in March, Cambridgeshire had a concrete driveway they wanted to improve the look of.
Work we carried out
New edging blocks were installed to the perimeter of install area and areas cut back to allow an overlay of 18-20mm of Resin Bound. The old and ugly manhole covers were lifted and reinstalled as recess (camouflaged) covers to keep a nice seamless looking install. A new featheredge gate was constructed and installed and the entire driveway area hand troweled in Golden Pea aggregate bound in UVR resin.
Our customer had a driveway which was mainly a combination of loose gravel and lawn that she wished to upgrade and make larger as well as nicer to look at.
Work we carried out
After deciding on a Resin Bound driveway due to the minimum maintenance, we excavated the existing driveway and installed new MOT Type-1 hardcore. Red Edging blocks we then added and the entire base covered with a layer of open course bitumen (This makes the install fully SUDS compliant). The driveway was then finished in Daltex Classic hand troweled between 18-20mm for vehicular traffic bound in UVR resin.
Our clients in Whittlesey had a slabbed pathway around their property they wanted to improve the look of and at the same time decrease the amount of maintenance required to keep it looking nice.
Work we carried out
New block paviours were installed around the project to keep everything bound nicely and angled so there would be no tripping points.
Once installed the area was primed and our own blend of Aluminium aggregate hand trowelled at around 15mm for foot traffic.
The blocks were then sealed to enhance their colour.
The install will now require next to no maintenance, looks great, allows water through the 15mm of resin and really stands out against the red chippings.