Resin Driveways

Resin Bound Driveways Costs UK 2024

A resin driveway installation from The Driveway Company and partners offers you a winning combination of durability, customisation, low maintenance, environmental friendliness, and expert craftsmanship. Whether you’re looking to enhance the beauty of your home or increase its resale value, investing in a resin driveway is a decision you won’t regret.

We understand that the quality of installation is just as crucial as the materials themselves. That’s why our team comprises skilled professionals with years of experience in the industry. From site preparation to the final finishing touches, we handle every aspect of the installation process with precision and attention to detail, ensuring flawless results that will exceed your expectations.

Some of the main key features of a resin bound driveway installation are:

  • Benefits Of A Resin Driveway
    • Slip resistant due to aggregate base and anti-slip resin topcoat.
    • Ideal for areas with heavy foot traffic or inclement weather.
    • Durable and long-lasting.
    • Quick to install.
    • Enhances the aesthetic appeal of the property.

Durability and Longevity

When investing in a driveway, durability is paramount. Resin driveways are engineered using top-grade materials known for their resilience against the harsh elements of British weather. Unlike traditional paving options, resin driveways are highly resistant to cracking, fading, and staining, ensuring they retain their pristine appearance for years to come. Whether facing heavy rainfall, frost, or UV exposure, our driveways stand the test of time, offering homeowners peace of mind and long-term value, this is why the cost of a resin driveway is a little more than your average driveway installation.

    • Highly resistant to cracking, fading, and staining
    • Engineered using top-grade materials for resilience against harsh weather
    • Retain a pristine appearance for years, even with heavy rainfall, frost, or UV exposure
    • Offer peace of mind and long-term value to homeowners
    • Slightly higher cost justified by durability.

Customisation Options

No two homes are alike, which is why we offer a wide range of customisation options to suit everyones unique style and preferences. From a spectrum of colours to various aggregate sizes and finishes, our driveways can be tailored to complement any architectural design or landscaping theme. Whether you prefer a sleek, contemporary look or a more rustic aesthetic, our team works closely with you to bring your vision to life, ensuring your driveway becomes a true reflection of your personality and taste.

  • Resin Driveway Design and Installation
    • Driveways come in a spectrum of colors, aggregate sizes, and finishes
    • Tailored to complement any architectural design or landscaping theme
    • Options available for sleek, contemporary looks or rustic aesthetic
    • Team works closely with homeowners to bring their vision to life
    • Driveways become a true reflection of the homeowner’s personality and taste.

Low Maintenance Requirements

Gone are the days of spending hours scrubbing and sealing your driveway. With our resin driveway installations, maintenance is a breeze. A resin driveway cleaning ritual is a stiff brush and an occasional power wash is all that’s needed to keep your driveway looking pristine year-round (that is unless you have let it get out of hand for some reason), allowing you to spend less time on maintenance and more time enjoying your outdoor space.

 

  • How Do You Maintain A Resin Driveway
    • Resin driveways are highly durable and resistant to cracks, stains, and weeds, reducing the need for regular maintenance
    • Resin driveways can be easily cleaned with a simple sweep or pressure wash, making it a low-maintenance option for homeowners
    • The smooth surface of resin driveways makes it difficult for weeds to grow, reducing the need for frequent weeding and maintenance
    • Resin driveways maintain their colour and appearance for many years, requiring minimal upkeep to keep them looking great
    • Unlike some other driveway materials, resin driveways do not require sealing, saving time and money on maintenance tasks

Environmental Friendliness

As advocates for sustainability, we’re committed to minimising our environmental footprint. Our resin driveways are made using eco-friendly materials and installation practices, ensuring minimal impact on the environment. By opting for a resin driveway, homeowners can take pride in knowing they’re making a responsible choice for their property while contributing to a greener, cleaner future.

  • Enviromentally Freindly Resin Driveways
    • Made using eco-friendly materials and installation practices
    • Minimal environmental impact due to sustainable practices
    • Homeowners can take pride in making a responsible choice for their property
    • Contribute to a greener, cleaner future by opting for a resin driveway
    • Resin driveways align with sustainability goals and environmental consciousness.

Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SUDS)

One of the many question we get asked is “Do Resin Driveways Need Planning Permission” and the answer to that is no, this is due to their permeable surface, this allows the surface water to drain naturally into the water table so not needing conventional drainage systems please see Do I Need Drainage With A Resin Driveway

 

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    • Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) are designed to manage surface water runoff in urban areas in an environmentally friendly and cost-effective manner
    • SUDS aim to mimic natural drainage processes by incorporating features such as green roofs, permeable pavements, rain gardens, and constructed wetlands to slow down, store, and filter stormwater
    • By reducing the amount of surface water runoff and pollutants entering water bodies, SUDS help prevent flooding, improve water quality, and enhance biodiversity in urban areas

Expert Installation

At The Driveway Company, we understand that the quality of installation is just as crucial as the materials themselves. That’s why our team comprises skilled professionals with years of experience in the industry. From site preparation to the final finishing touches, we handle every aspect of the Resin Driveway Installation process with precision and attention to detail, ensuring flawless results that exceed our customers’ expectations.

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    • Can be installed over existing concrete or tarmac driveways
    • Saves cost by avoiding full excavation
    • Suitable for those looking to upgrade with minimal effort
    •  Provides a solid base for the new driveway
    • Quick installation process.
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Completed Resin Bound Driveway

 

Advantages:

  1. Aesthetics: Resin driveways offer a sleek, modern look that can greatly enhance the overall appearance of your property. They come in a variety of colours and finishes, allowing you to choose a style that complements your home.
  2. Durability: They are highly durable and can withstand heavy foot and vehicle traffic. They are resistant to cracking, fading, and staining, ensuring that your driveway will maintain its appearance for years to come.
  3. Low Maintenance: Unlike traditional driveway materials such as concrete or gravel, resin drives require minimal maintenance. They can be easily cleaned with a hose and occasional sweeping, saving you time and effort in the long run.
  4. Permeability: Resin bound driveways are permeable, meaning that rainwater can drain through the surface rather than pooling on top. This helps to prevent flooding and water damage, making resin driveways an environmentally friendly choice.
  5. Customisation: Looking for something different, these can be customised to suit your specific preferences and requirements. Whether you prefer a smooth or textured finish, or a certain colour scheme, resin driveways offer flexibility in design.

Disadvantages:

  1. Initial Cost: One of the main drawbacks of resin driveways is the initial cost, which can be higher compared to other driveway materials such as concrete or gravel. However, it’s important to consider the long-term benefits and durability of resin driveways when evaluating the overall cost, as these types of driveway installation last a lot longer than traditional driveways and so mitigates the higher costs over time.
  2. Professional Installation: Resin driveways require professional installation to ensure proper mixing and application of the resin materials. This can add to the overall cost of the project and may require hiring experienced contractors. If you are adept at DIY you can try it yourself, see Can I Install A Driveway Myself?
  3. Curing Time: After installation, resin driveways require sufficient curing time before they can be used regularly. This can be an inconvenience, especially if you need access to your driveway soon after installation.
  4. UV Degradation: While resin driveways are highly durable, prolonged exposure to UV radiation can cause the surface to degrade over time. However we and our partners only use UV-stable resin which stops UV degradation.
  5. Slippery Surface: In certain weather conditions, such as rain or ice, resin driveways along with all other driveways may become slippery, posing a safety hazard. However, this can be addressed by choosing a textured finish or adding anti-slip additives to the resin mixture.

As you can see the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages, the truth is these types of installation are worth every penny.

What Maintenance Is Required For A Resin Bound Driveway?

Maintaining a resin driveway is relatively simple. It just requires periodic weeding, sweeping and hosing down. You should also check for any signs of cracking or wear and tear every few months, although these are rare if the driveway was installed correctly in the first place. If you notice any issues, it’s best to contact the contractor who did the initial installation as soon as possible.

Does A Resin Driveway Need To Be Sealed?

Resin driveways don’t need to be sealed, as they are made up of a combination of resin and aggregate that has a natural water-resistant quality. This makes them quite durable and low-maintenance, since there’s no need to worry about the effects of water or oils on the surface. However, it’s still recommended to clean your driveway regularly – doing so will help keep it looking its best.

Can A Resin Driveway Be Repaired?

Yes, a resin driveway can be repaired. All that is needed is to replace the resin material and blend it in with the existing driveway. The process of repair for resin driveways is relatively simple, but it’s important to make sure you use the same type of material as the original so that there aren’t any inconsistencies between the two. After the new material has been added, it can then be blended in using a brush or roller, ensuring an even surface.

Is A Resin Driveway Slip Resistant?

Yes, a resin driveway is slip resistant. Its aggregate base provides a secure foundation that helps reduce the risk of slipping, while the hard-wearing resin topcoat creates an anti-slip surface. This combination makes it ideal for areas with heavy foot traffic or in areas that are prone to inclement weather conditions.

Can A Resin Driveway Be Installed Over An Existing Driveway?

Yes, a resin driveway can be installed over an existing driveway however we only advise on concrete or tarmac. This is a great option for those who don’t want to go through the hassle of removing their current driveway, if you have a good solid base why dig it up, this also reduces the cost of a fully excavated driveway. Resin driveways are durable and quick to install, making them the perfect choice for someone looking to upgrade their existing driveway with minimal effort.

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