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.
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 -
- Internal Flooring
- Pool Surrounds
- Car Park
- Tree Pits
- Pool Surrounds
- Commercial 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.
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.
because the surface of the aggregate is textured this provides a good anti skid surface.
Life expectancy of 20+ Years
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
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How Does a Resin Installation Work?
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."
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.
Resin Bonded Colours and Styles
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.
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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Some Of Our Recent Resin Projects Being Completed
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Shaun and his team did a fantastic job on our beautifully renovated drive