About Resin Driveways

Resin surfacing is a relatively new type of paving system in the UK. The basic explanation of how the Resin system works is that small stones are fixed together with a high-tech resin to form an extremely strong and attractive surface.

Almost Finished Resin Driveway finished in Staffordshire Pink Resin
Resin Driveway finished in Staffordshire Pink Resincoloured gravel is "bound" to an existing solid surface using a clear or coloured resin.

The surface is extremely hard-wearing, non-slip and can be installed both indoor as well as outdoor with pretty much no maintenance. Also because the surface has many small gaps it allows water to drain through into the ground.

The choices are huge when it comes to colours and patterns and a good installed resin system will be resistant to weeds and oil.

Resin based surfacing is really versatile. It used on lots of different projects including -

Domestic

  • Driveways
  • Patios
  • Internal Flooring
  • Pool Surrounds
  • Pavements

Commercial

  • Car Park
  • Tree Pits
  • Playgrounds
  • Pool Surrounds
  • Commercial Properties

Listed Properties

Both English Heritage and the National Trust have approved resin bound paving systems for use in historic sites.

No matter what your project and whether it’s a basic overlay on an existing suitable surface you need or a full site excavation and install, we have the professional knowledge and skills to get the job done to the highest standard.

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Why Use Resin Bound?

Resin bound surfacing is the ideal choice for tired looking driveways as it offers an extremely hard-wearing, permeable surface that requires virtually no maintenance and looks superb.

When rainwater falls onto a paved surface, it needs somewhere to drain away or you run the risk of flooding. This is why for many years gravel has been a popular choice for driveways as it allows water to flow between the small stones straight into the ground below.

This is great for making sure you dont have to worry about pools of water or flooding but gravel can be messy and isnt the easiest of surfaces to walk on especially with things like pushchairs or wheelchairs.

 

Resin bound paving combines the best of both worlds

Listed below are some of the many benefits of using resin bound surfacing over block paving, loose gravel, imprinted concrete and tarmac.

 

Some of the benefits of Using Resin Bound

Permeable-SUDS Compliant -
Resin bound surfacing is porous, allowing water to naturally soak away helping reduce flooding.

Anti-Slip -
because the surface of the aggregate is textured this provides a good anti skid surface.

Life expectancy of 20+ Years

Minimal Maintenance

No weeds

Extremely Hard Wearing

Quick to Install

Adds Value To Your Property

Looks Great With a Massive Choice of Colours

Easy to clean and stain resistant

You Don't Need Planning Permission

No Ugly Drains -
We can install new drain covers with inset lids filled with the resin bound mixture like shown below

Camouflaged Resin Drain Cover
Camouflaged Resin Drain Cover

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How Does a Resin Installation Work?


Why aren't Resin driveways seen as often block paving?

Resin Example in M&S Car Park
Resin Example in M&S Car Park

 

The main reason you probably don't see many Resin driveways in Peterborough is simple customer awareness. Although designers and contractors in the construction trade have been using resin based surfacing, it has only recently started to become familar to the residential market in the last couple of years.

 

"If you know Peterborough and ever visit Marks and Spencers in Brotherhood retail park you can see our Resin Based surfacing used in parts of their car park."

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There are two basic methods of applying a resin-based surface: In the trade, they are referred to as Resin Bound and Resin Bonded, but I feel this is totally confusing for the customers, both those in the trade itself and those from the residential market. I've discussed it with leading manufacturers, but they seem to want to remain firmly bonded (or bound) to the existing terminology.

Nick trailing the Resin
Nick trailing the Resin

The Resin system is appied to an existing base such as a pavement, tarmac or concrete as an overlay or to a newly laid base if required.

It is extremely important that if installing to an existing base that the base is in good condition with no major cracking, weeds or potholes and that the area is cleaned to remove loose marterial and dust before install.

If installing onto a new base this is best to contructed with concerete or asphalt. These are best constructed from mass or reinforced concrete, or from bitmac, asphalt etc, as suits the planned end use and local conditions.

Edging strips made of aluminium can be fixed to the edges to prevent any edges of the install area from crumbling or we also offer a wide range block edging options to compliment your new resin bound aggregate surface.

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Resin Bonded Colours and Styles

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Resin bound aggregates come in a range of different sizes and colours.

Take a look at some of the resin mixtures we offer by clicking on the images shown for a close up of the mixture. If you can’t find quite the one you’re looking for, give us a call as we can usually match up any sample you might have come across.

All our mixes are set in strong durable resin and are suitable for driveways, car parks and paving areas.

Resin Bonded Colour Examples

Obviously its difficult to appreciate the finished product on a computer screen that's why when arranging an appointment for a quotation, your surveyor will be able to show you actual examples from our product sample case. 

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FAQ

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Of course, Resin Bound surfacing is designed to take even the heaviest of traffic such as buses and lorries.

Possibly. If the area is currently concrete or tarmac there is a good chance we can prepare the area and install on top. This obviously keeps costs down as a full dig out and base install will not be required.

One of our team will be able to advise if your current install area is suitable for an overlay upon viewing. For your base to have the same lifespan as one of our full resin bound installs, a new base is preferable.

All our full installs come with a 20 year guarantee, however the resin technology suggests it will last in excess of 25 years.

The Resin install area will be suitable for use after 4-6 hours for pedestrian traffic installs, and 12-16 hours for vehicular traffic. For heavy use, 24 hours would be ideal where possible to ensure a fully bonded surface.

The depth of install will vary for each project, this depends on the type of application and the size of the aggregate that is used. Typically the depth of a driveway install for normal vehicle traffic is approximately 16mm.

Installs use enough resin to ensure each particle is coated allowing the aggregate to bond securely whilst leaving gaps between the stone for water to permeate through the resin. This is one of the biggest reasons customers opt for Resin driveway installs over say block paving as it allows water to dissipate better,

Resin Bound systems use aggregate mixed in a mixer with Resin and then hand-trowelled into place. This produces a surface that is both smooth, porous and SuDS compliant when used with the appropriate base build up.

With a Resin Bonded install a layer of Resin is screeded onto the install surface and then a fine aggregate is scattered over the top and rolled in. The final result is a rough surface that is not porous.

Some Recent Resin Projects Competed

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What Some of our Clients have had to say

Very Impressed

We have been so impressed with the professionalism from start to finish whilst working on our job. Shaun and Nick were so...

Sarah Chapman , Werrington, Peterborough

Driveway Install
5.0
2016-07-10T23:14:05+00:00

Sarah Chapman , Werrington, Peterborough

We have been so impressed with the professionalism from start to finish whilst working on our job. Shaun and Nick were so easy to deal with and we are extremely pleased with the end result. If you would like to use our drive as an example for someone to look at then you are more than welcome to do so. An excellent job and one of the better quotes we had in terms of price. Would not hesitate to recommend.

Made the right choice

Hi Shaun, Just a quick note to say thanks to you and your lads for doing a fabulous job on...

Mr and Mrs Fuller

Driveway Install
5.0
2016-08-04T11:37:36+00:00

Mr and Mrs Fuller

Hi Shaun, Just a quick note to say thanks to you and your lads for doing a fabulous job on the driveway, you have been a pleasure to deal with. I will recommend you to everyone. I chose you out of 4 companies and I definitely made the right choice.

Top Marks

Thanks ever so much Nick and his guys for doing a fantastic job on the driveway, everybody who has seen...

Natalie Hedge, Oakham

Driveway Install
5.0
2016-08-04T11:42:01+00:00

Natalie Hedge, Oakham

Thanks ever so much Nick and his guys for doing a fantastic job on the driveway, everybody who has seen it has been very impressed! Please feel free to give our details to your customers if they want to view your work.

Great price and workmanship

Peterborough Improvements did what they said they would do in the agreed time and for the agreed price. Their workmanship...

Simon Pope

Driveway Install
5.0
2016-08-04T11:49:33+00:00

Simon Pope

Peterborough Improvements did what they said they would do in the agreed time and for the agreed price. Their workmanship was excellent and Nick and all the workers were very polite and left everything nice and clean and tidy.

An excellent job for a fair price

Thanks to Shaun, Nick & the team for an outstanding job - you've exceeded our expectations on price and workmanship!...

Helen Hayler

Driveway Install
5.0
2016-08-04T11:56:15+00:00

Helen Hayler

Thanks to Shaun, Nick & the team for an outstanding job - you've exceeded our expectations on price and workmanship! The patio looks absolutely superb and we will certainly not have any hessitation in recommending you. If we decide to do any similar work in the future we will be in touch.
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