Resin Driveways

Resin Driveways

Resin Driveways

Are you looking to having a durable, permeable, multi-layer driveway or a non-permeable, single stone layer patio? Resin driveways are the way forward. They are not just durable; they are the best in controlling water runoff and flooding.

Resin DrivewaysYou might be new in construction looking for something that suits you, or a pro in the industry looking for a makeover of your driveway or patio. The fact of the day is that resin bound driveways have never been as big as they are now. When you want to construct, a common suggestion you will get from your architect or your contractor is for you to do a driveway that is compliant with the sustainable drainage systems. Resin bound driveways are just that.

Resin bound driveways and resin bonded driveways is what we do…

But why choose either a bound or bonded driveway?

Here are areas where resin excels over other driveways.

How Much Do Resin Driveways Cost

Resin bonded driveways are incredibly cheap as compared to other alternatives. If you install on a pre-existing base, the price in tremendously reduced. Quantity surveyors estimate a cost of between £60-£80 per square meter on installation except for steps, walls and other special surfaces. At this rate, your wallet will always greet you with a smile.

Resin bound driveways and more expensive £90-£120 than its cheaper resin bonded brother due to the sub-base that needs to be installed prior to the resin bound aggregate being laid on the top, this however is a longer lasting install and if done properly will last many many years and is well worth the extra cost.

Driveway Size

Driveway Type
Small
10 - 30 sq metres
Medium
30 - 60 sq metres
Large
60-100 sq metres
Extra Large
100 + sq metres
Resin Bound£1,200-£3,600£3,600-£6,600£6,600-£10,000£10,000 +
with discount for larger areas
Resin Bonded£800-£2,100£2,100-£4,200£4,200-£6,000£6,000 +
discount for larger areas

Please bear in mind the above examples when asking for a quote, this will save both the installation company and you time, many people just do not realise the cost of having a resin driveway installed, if you are getting quotes a lot lower than those stated above you will more than likely end up with a sub-standard product and a company that you cannot get hold of again, cheap is not always the best option when it comes to a resin driveway.

Resin Bound Driveways

Will My Driveway Look Good

Nobody mentions resin aggregate and fails to mention its beauty. Not only do resin bound driveways look naturally attractive after installation, but also you have an avenue to play around with your creative side. You can mash in different colours or have different shapes fit perfectly together.

How Long Do Resin Driveways Take to Install

Because it can be installed over the existing surface if suitable, resin bonded driveways can be installed in a few days. That would be convenient, right? Definitely! It saves on cumulative cost and minor inconveniences.

How Long Will My Driveway Last

With proper installation resin will give you service in good condition for a very long time. How long is a long time you ask? Well, longer than ‘Eastenders’ has been showing on TV. Yes, that’s a very long time.

Do They Take Much Looking After

To get your driveway looking glamorous is as simple as jet spraying it and using a hard brush to scrub it. No special treatment that costs you extra is involved with a resin driveway because we know your money is precious.

Resin Driveways CostsLike any other trade, some people lack expertise out there that end up doing poor jobs. It would be professionally unethical to leave this unmentioned. In such cases, we have noted some cons of using resin bound and resin bonded driveways. These cons, as we found out, are due to negligence. They include;

 

 

Is Resin Slippery When Wet

The resin is mixed with the aggregate stone and smoothed over when laid, although it is of a rough texture it can become slippery when icey, much like any other surface really.

Will My Driveway Crack

If the base material is unsuitable you will find cracks in your driveway. It is best to consult a professional about this to get advice on a way forward before some greedy contractor cuts shortcuts and does a lousy job.

How Thick Is A Resin Driveway

This really depends on whether you have a resin bonded driveway or a resin bound driveway, bonded goes on top of a existing surface so it is impossible to know the thickness of the existing driveway, resin bound driveways should be between 18mm and 20mm laid on top of 50mm of tarmac which is on top of 150mm of type 1 hardcore.

Are They Permeable?

Yes and no, Resin bonded is not as resin is laid on top of an existing surface which then creates a barrier beween the top aggregate and the existing surface, resin bound is mixed with the aggregate and creates air pockets for water to seep through.

Will My Driveway Fade

Some resin bound driveways seem to fade in colour. Fading is due to using of colours that are not UV stabilised.

With all that said, it is without a doubt that resin offers a more reliable option than any other product you can get in the market. When you look at it from the cost perspective, quality perspective or the beauty and aesthetics perspective, it stands out from all the rest.

Book a quotation for your resin bound driveways now, get good advice on construction methods and be proud  of your resin driveway that satisfies your every need.

FAQ’s

Which Is Better – Resin Bound or Resin Bonded

For me resin bound is by far the better of the 2 types of resin application, it is Suds compliant, it looks amazing with different layouts and styles, it last for many many years, 25+ if looked after.

Resin bonded is handy and looks as good but it goes over an existing base such as concrete or tarmac, it will not last as long but is a lot cheaper than its resin bound cousin, surface water will not drain away as easily as the resin is laid first creating a barrier between the original surface and the resin aggregate.

Do I Need To Have Planning Permission

If you are having a resin bound installation then you do not need planning permission as this type of resin application is Suds (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems) compliant, which basically means the surface water is able to drain through the porous resin bound aggregate.

Please also take a look at Block Paved Driveways, Pattern Imprinted Concrete Driveways, Rubber Crumb Driveways & Tarmac Driveways

 

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