Resin Bound Driveways

Prior to establishing South West Surfacing Specialists, the Director and Site Manager had been building roads for over 30 years with Cornwall County Council. Working specifically within the Tarmacadam division (boys from the black stuff), they were laying Tarmacadam daily, so what they don’t know about driveway construction is not worth knowing.

A key point that is incredibly important to be aware of with modern constructive driveway works, is that by LAW, you now require planning permission to meet the new SUDS requirements, implemented by the environmental agency. However, planning is not required if a porous base is used for the resin bound paving.

DON’T PANIC! We have all the groundworks covered and only utilise the best porous base materials. This is why South West Surfacing are the best fit for your new Resin Bound Driveway.

We typically specify open texture tarmac, open texture concrete or stone grids, as these are all porous systems, which will drain all surface water away with a resin bound surface. These solutions means no more standing water on your drive, and the water will even disperse during the heaviest of showers.

Our fully BBA Approved Resin Bound System, combined with our porous base materials and first class groundworks prep, make our installs a superior driveway option. With a life expectance of 20+ years and a construction that the environment agency will accredit, the system is truly impressive.

So get in touch and let the specialists help design and create your dream entrance to your home, with one of our first class driveway installations. We cover everything; decorative boarders, recess covers, manhole covers, utility covers, kerbs and edging. All done in a manner that makes the approach to your property look absolutely stunning!

Resin Bound Driveway
Resin Driveways


Car parks, heritage sites, swimming pool surrounds, driveways, footpaths, gardens, barbecue areas, patios and balconies. The aesthetically pleasing finish can be used for domestic, industrial and commercial use with a huge choice of aggregates and colours. There are granites, quartz, flints and recycled glass to choose from.

If you’re looking for a porous SUDS regulated driveway or patio don’t despair with the recent environmental agency planning permission, as this surfacing is completely SUDS compliant, due to the make-up of the structure being; 803 mot compacted stone, open texture Tarmacadam and a wearing/surface course of resin bound.

It can also be laid over slabs, brick pavers, Tarmacadam/asphalt and concrete, however, we cannot guarantee the existing surface, but use our experience and expertise to advise where needed.

This resin system is a modern and versatile alternative to conventional paving and will revive a patio/barbecue area into a decorative entertaining area with no weeds, but just a very contemporary finish.

The porous resin bound system is assessed as non-hazardous to health or the environment. The long service life and seamless surface has been observed now by our experts for well over 10 years, which is why we can comfortably put a 10 year guarantee on this product, however, realistically if well maintained, will stay strong and vibrant for much, much longer.

Colour Range

We have personally had a multitude of aggregates tested for strength, durability and overall suitability for resin bound. This gives us the potential to produce countless combinations and bespoke blends to perfectly fit your project. To help your selection process, we have put our stone matrix selections into 5 key ranges:

Natural range – this is for the more natural aggregates like you would see in stone built walls, ideal for cottage settings.

Modern range – this covers all the slate greys, anthracite and dark blends, perfect for stylish modern properties.

Passion range – if you want to make a bold statement, or be taken to the beautiful rooftops of Spain, we have the red, pink and terracotta tones.

Pearl range – this range screams luxury and elegance, and includes the lighter aggregates with a hint of pearl.

Gold range – these blends will brighten and bring warmth to any surface (even in the UK), think, sand, sun and lemon tones, great for coastal properties.

Before & After

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Benefits of Resin Bound Driveways

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A more cost-effective solution than tarmac, concrete, block paving or gravel.

It can add value to your property.

Extremely durable – Up to 10 times more durable than tarmac.

UV-protection – Won’t fade or discolour over time.

Non-slip – Safe even in wet conditions thanks to the addition of glass dust, ideal for children and the elderly.

Easy maintenance – The occasional jet wash is all that’s needed to keep resin in tip-top condition.

Permeable / porous – Because resin bonding complies with Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) legislation, no planning permission is required.

Guaranteed 10 years – Product and labour.

Any colour, any design – Whether you’re after a fiery ‘rustic rock’ or a subtler ‘pearl’ colour, there are many colours and aggregates available to either complement or contrast with your surroundings. We offer in-house design solutions as part of our service.

Resin Bound Driveways Colours

Browse our selection of Resin Bound Driveways colours