Thinking of changing your driveway or creating a patio area? Consider using Resin Bound, the fastest-growing surfacing solution in the UK.
Resin Bound is everywhere: driveways, paths, patios, car parks, school playgrounds, play areas, bridges, shopping centres, cycle paths – everywhere.
There are many hard-surfacing systems out there, but we’ve become big fans of Resin Bound because of its performance and visual qualities. Read on to find out why we’ve added Resin Bound to our list of high-quality services.
1. What is Resin Bound?
Resin Bound is a system of laying a hard-wearing mix of resin and dried aggregates (sand, gravel, crushed stones) onto either a new or existing macadam or concrete base.
Resin bound aggregates have some gaps that allow water to drain through.
After laying, the mix is trowelled and polished to give a uniform, smooth finish.
2. There are many reasons to choose a Resin Bound installation
a. The result is stunning
It’s beautiful to look at, with a seamless, flat, and even finish, making it very practical too. And it instantly boosts the curb appeal and value of any property.
Choose from over 40 colours, or select a pattern or design (name, address, house number – even favourite football team!) for a striking and personalised look.
b. The installation is fully SUDS compliant.
SUDS stands for Sustainable Urban Drainage System.
The government has published regulations that require all new driveways to be self-draining to prevent problems like surface water or flooding risks.
The surface is porous with a resin-bound installation so water can infiltrate the ground.
Did you know that the surface can handle up to 850 litres of water per square meter per minute? That means you don’t need to put any drains in; your driveway or garage will never get flooded, no matter the weather.
c. The surface is safe
The finish is frost, skid and slip-resistant, making slippery driveways a thing of the past.
d. The Resin Bound system is strong and durable
Once installed, the surface is hard-wearing and copes well with light and heavy traffic. Unlike traditional tarmac alternatives, the Resin Bound mix is flexible, so it can withstand minor ground subsidence and doesn’t crack over time.
e. The surface is low maintenance
The finish is weed-resistant and oil spillage-resistant, meaning your driveway is easy to clean and stays beautiful for longer.
f. No planning permission is required
The Resin Bound system is SUDS compliant, so it doesn’t need planning permissions. Here’s the official guideline:
“You will not need planning permission if a new or replacement driveway of any size uses permeable (or porous) surfacing, which allows water to drain through, such as gravel, permeable concrete block paving or porous macadam, or if the rainwater is directed to a lawn or border to drain naturally”.
UKGOV planning portal
3. Installing Resin Bound on a patio
The system is also suitable for light foot traffic areas such as patios. Since it doesn’t need to be fit for vehicles, the installation is different. Instead of tarmac or permeable concrete, the Resin Bound mix can be laid straight on top of MOT, a crushed material usually made of granite or limestone.
The installation is less labour-intensive, cheaper, and faster, with no drainage needed.
4. Is Resin Bound more expensive than traditional alternatives?
Resin Bound installations are on par with traditional tarmac alternatives. Yes, the materials are a little more expensive, but that’s offset by the fact that you don’t need to include draining facilities.
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