Are you looking to having a durable, permeable, multi-layer driveway or a non-permeable, single stone layer patio? These types of drive are the way forward. Resin are not just durable; they are the best in controlling water runoff and flooding.
- 1 How Much Does Resin Cost
- 2 Will My Driveway Look Good
- 3 How Long Do Resin Driveways Take to Install
- 4 How Long Will My Driveway Last
- 5 Do They Take Much Looking After
- 6 Is Resin Slippery When Wet
- 7 Will My Driveway Crack
- 8 How Thick Is A Resin Driveway
- 9 Are They Permeable?
- 10 Will My Driveway Fade
- 11 What Base Do You Need For A Resin Driveway
You 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 and resin bound overlay and resin bound paving is what we do…
But why choose resin bound gravel?
Here are areas where resin excels over other driveways.
How Much Does Resin Cost
Resin bound overlay 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.
Resin bound and more expensive £90-£120 than its cheaper resin overlaid brother due to the sub-base that needs to be installed prior to the resin bound aggregate being laid on the top. It does not require planning permission.
10 - 30 sq metres
30 - 60 sq metres
60-100 sq metres
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 Bound Overlay||£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.
Will My Driveway Look Good
Nobody mentions resin aggregate and fails to mention its beauty. Not only do resin bound gravel drives 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.
Check out our resin driveways reviews from some of our happy customers.
How Long Do Resin Driveways Take to Install
Because it can be installed over the existing surface if suitable, resin bound overlay driveways can be installed in a few days. That would be convenient, right? Definitely! It saves on cumulative cost and minor inconveniences. Resin bound (full excavate will take a little longer due to extra work that need completing)
How Long Will My Driveway Last
With proper installation resin drives will give you excellent service in very good condition for a very long time. How long is a long time you ask? There are examples of resin driveways that were laid well over 12 years ago that look like they were installed yesterday.
Do They Take Much Looking After
The whole point of having resin bound paving is the low maintenance. To get your driveway looking as good as new is as simply jet spraying it and using a hard brush to remove leaves and any other kind of rubbish . No special treatment that costs you extra is involved with a resin driveway because we know your money is precious, resin driveways have been designed in such a way to leave you with minimal or zero maintenance, lets face it the less we have to do the better we can spend our free time. Your new resin driveway will also last for many years.
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 bound driveway or a resin bound overlay driveway, overlay goes on top of a existing surface (18-20mm) however it is impossible to know the thickness of the existing driveway, resin bound driveways (full excavation) should be between 18mm and 20mm laid on top of 50mm of tarmac which is on top of 150mm of compacted type 1 hardcore.
Are They Permeable?
Yes resin bound is as it is mixed with the aggregate and creates air pockets for water to seep through the surface.
Will My Driveway Fade
Some resin bound driveways seem to fade in colour. Fading is due to using of resins that are not UV stabilised, all our installations are done using UV stable resin
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.
What Base Do You Need For A Resin Driveway
Resin Bound Driveway (Full excavation)
This style of resin bound gravel requires a full excavation of the area to a depth of approx 250mm, this is then back filled with type 1 mot hardcore and compacted, a sub base of porous tarmac or concrete is installed leaving approx of 18-20 mm.
We also recommed having block paving edges this give a fantastic finish, we then install resin over the porous tarmac or concrete in the same way as a resin overlay.
The resulting resin drive with require next to no maintenance .
Resin Bound (Overlay)
As you will have a stable base or surface in the form of your original drive, we can create a resin driveway simply by overlaying the resin bound aggregate on top of the original.
As long as the original surface is in good standing and there are no cracks etc, this type of resin drive is the easiest and quickest installation there is. Because we are going over the original driveway again there is no planning permission needed
Firstly we clean the original driveway surface and remove any debris, making good any loose or cracked areas, if required we will then install block paving around the perimeter raised by approx 18mm.
We mix the resin with the gravel in a special forced action mixer to make sure the aggregate is fully covered by the resin, the resin bound gravel is then had trowled onto the clean original driveway surface. We advise that you should not walk on the driveway for at least 24 hours. This type of driveway with last for many years.
How Long Do Resin Driveways Last
An extremely long time, we have see resin driveways that were installed over 10 years ago that look like they were installed yesterday, its all about the low maintenance, just wash it down with a stiff brush every now and again
What Base Do You Need For A Resin Driveway
Either concrete which will have bore holes drilled in it or tarmac, as long as they are both in a relativly good condition they can be used as a base
Are Resin Driveways Cheaper Than Block Paving
The cost of these 2 styles of driveways is comparible however the low maintenance makes the resin driveway the better option.
How Much Do Resin Driveways Cost
This really does depend on the size of the area, the bigger the area the cheaper, whether or not is is full dig out or overlay.
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.