Information about our Resin Driveways

Resin bound surfacing is, in simple terms an aggregate (gravel) that is bound together with a polyurethane resin.

There is however a big difference between Resin Bound and Resin Bonded surfacing. Resin bound is a permeable installation where the aggregate is mixed with the Resin in a forced action mixer and then trowelled on. The gaps between the stones allow water to work their way through and into the subtrate below.

With a Resin bonded installation the resin is applied to the install base and the gravel is then scattered on top. This obviously means water cannot penetrate into the subtrate and because the stone is only in contact with the resin at the bottom, this method of install isnt as strong. Peterborough Improvements only install the bound method for our customers in Spalding.

 

After Resin Install in Tinwell
A Resin Bound Installation Finished in Golden Quartz

Resin based surfacing is really versatile and is used for a variety of installations including;

Domestic

  • Driveways
  • Patio areas
  • Internal Flooring
  • Pool Surrounds
  • Pathways

 

Listed Buildings

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

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Why Use Resin Bound?

There are a number of reasons people opt for a Resin Bound Driveway over for instance, block paving.

  • The surface can be overlayed onto an existing tired looking concrete or tarmac drive meaning little mess and a quick installation time.
  • Its extremely hard wearing and requires next to no maintenance (no more weeds)
  • Being permeable there are no concerns about where the water is going to run away
  • Unlike gravel the surface is easy to walk on and for wheelchair users

Resin bound paving combines the best of both worlds

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

 

Some of the benefits of Using Resin Bound Surfacing

Permeable-SUDS Compliant -
The surface is porous which allows any water to naturally soak away through the ground below.

Anti-Slip -
as the product is trowelled on and due to the nature of natural aggregate the surface is textured making it anti slip

Life expectancy of 20+ Years

Next to No Maintenance (meaning no weeding at the weekends)

Extremely Strong and Hard Wearing

Quick to Install (if an overlay can even be done in a single day)

Adds Value and Kerb Appeal To Your Property

Huge Choice of Colours

You Don't Need Planning Permission

No Ugly Mainhole Covers -
We can install new drain covers filled with the resin bound mixture as shown below -Hidden Resin Bound Manhole Cover

Camouflaged Resin Manhole Cover

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How is the Resin installed?


Modern Resin Drive Front in Cardea
A resin install completed for a customer in Peterborough

Why isnt Resin surfacing seen as often block paving in Spalding?

One of the main reasons you wont see Resin surfacing in Spalding as much as block paving for instance is because it has only recently become known to the residential market.

The system is a bit more complicated to install than block paving so the number of companies installing (who know what they are doing) is a lot less than block paving companies.

Since we started installing originally in Peterborough, the number of installs has increased massively. We now install Resin driveways more than we do block paving, as soon as a customer has seen one of our installs in person they no longer consider block paving.

 

"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.

The Resin Being Installed on a Driveway
(DURING) The Resin Being Installed on a concrete Driveway after priming

Our Resin bound system is applied by hand to either an existing suitable base such as concrete or tarmac or to a fresh base installed by ourselved.

One of the most important parts of the installation is the base as if this is not in good enough condition or hasnt been installed correctly the install will ultimately fail.

Another consideration should be given to edging. There are a number of edging options from alluminium strips to blocks and kerb edgings.

If overlaying onto an existing driveway these might need lifting to give the correct height for thr install 18-20mm.

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Resin Bound Colours and Styles

 

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There is a nice range of colours we use for our resin bound installations and these can also be mixed should you want to create something unique.

Resin Bonded Colour Examples

It's difficult to appreciate the finished product on a computer screen thats why we have sample cases we can leave with you should you need some time to make a decision on your colour choice.

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Some Recent Driveway Installations

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What Some of our Clients have had to say

Resin Driveway Whittlesey

Shaun and his team did a fantastic job on our beautifully renovated drive

Shaun and his team did a fantastic job on our beautifully renovated drive. The workmanship and professionalism can be really...

Pam Shipman

Driveway Install
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2018-03-02T15:04:34+00:00

Pam Shipman

Resin Driveway Whittlesey
Shaun and his team did a fantastic job on our beautifully renovated drive. The workmanship and professionalism can be really recommended. The work was completed in the time specified and we were kept informed on each process of the job in hand. All materials and equipment were to a high standard making the finished job stunning.. Well done Peterborough Improvements and Thank-you
Resin Bound Driveway Langtoft

Thank you Sean and your men for a painless experience

We decided to opt for a resin bound driveway and after finding Peterborough Improvements on facebook decided to book a...

Noel Jones

Driveway Install
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2019-02-27T23:01:08+00:00

Noel Jones

Resin Bound Driveway Langtoft
We decided to opt for a resin bound driveway and after finding Peterborough Improvements on facebook decided to book a visit from Sean. After an initial visit from Sean who created a superb design mock for us to look at we decided to take the plunge and the most difficult part of everything was deciding on the colours. The guys were really efficient, friendly, helpful and cleaned up every day. The end result is a stunning looking driveway that has created a lot of interest from our neighbours and passersby.  
Resin Bound Driveway Ramsey

Excellent Job

Excellent job right from the beginning quotation stage through to full completion of the driveway. Shaun and his team did...

Robert Rothery

Driveway Install
5
2019-02-27T23:05:13+00:00

Robert Rothery

Resin Bound Driveway Ramsey
Excellent job right from the beginning quotation stage through to full completion of the driveway. Shaun and his team did a fantastic job and I have no hesitation in recommending them.
Resin Bound Patio installation in Werrington

Excellent work and a huge transformation

Shaun and Ollie did a fantastic job transforming our tired looking patio area with a new Resin Bound one. Nothing...

Mr and Mrs Hare

Driveway Install
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2020-04-23T22:11:37+00:00

Mr and Mrs Hare

Resin Bound Patio installation in Werrington
Shaun and Ollie did a fantastic job transforming our tired looking patio area with a new Resin Bound one. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they even completed the work on a Sunday to make use of the better weather. Can highly recommend.
Resin Driveway Whittlesey

The neighbours all around love it. Can’t recommend Peterborough Improvements enough. Wish we’d done it years ago.

The front of our house has been transformed from a very tired looking part grass, part gravel drive to a...

Glen Crossland, Whittlesey

Driveway Install
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2017-11-06T21:00:10+00:00

Glen Crossland, Whittlesey

Resin Driveway Whittlesey
The front of our house has been transformed from a very tired looking part grass, part gravel drive to a truly perfect looking resin driveway. The installers are very professional and polite explaining the process as the go along. The neighbours all around love it. Can't recommend Peterborough Improvements enough. Wish we'd done it years ago.
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