Resin Bound Surfacing
Resin bound gravel is not only beautiful, it ticks all the boxes for a perfect surfacing solution. If installed on an appropriate base, the porous surface is completely SUDS compliant, and its anti-slip properties, makes it the perfect surface, for a versatile range of applications; driveways, patios, pool surrounds, pathways, balconies and the list goes on…
Resin bound gravel utilises a clear and odourless polyurethane resin, to bind highly decorative, natural aggregates, which have been prepared specifically for this application.
The stone and UV-stable resin are mixed in a special forced action mixer, then the mixed resin bound material is applied and knitted with a float, to leave a smooth stone matrix finish. South West Surfacing Specialists highly skilled team only employ hand applied techniques, to ensure a pristine finish is achieved evrytime.
Anti slip products are then broadcasted onto the curing resin, to create a grippy surface, which the team can manipulate accordingly i.e. increased levels for steep slopes or walkways for elderly.
The resin bound install is governed by the time it takes to mix the aggregate and resin, as this procedure cannot be rushed with up to 250 square metres being applied in a day. The curing time will depend on temperature, however you can usually walk on the finished surface within 6-8 hours. Overnight is usually advised by the installation team.
South West Surfacing Specialists only use materials of the highest quality and performance; the strongest UV-stable resin on the market, and the cleanest and most decorative aggregates available. We have partnered with key suppliers for over a decade, and will only ever use trusted systems, with a long track record. Furthermore, the resin bound system we utilise carries BBA accreditation. This means it has been tested and approved by a third party testing house for performance and durability. Here at South West Surfacing Specialists, we are proud to boast being awarded the first “Approved Installer” certificate for this system.
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.
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
Benefits of Resin Bound Surfacing
- no loose
A cost-effective solution
Adds value to your property
UV-protection – no fade or discolour from sun damage
Non-slip – we can manipulate this for more anti slip for elderly residents or slopes
SUDS compliant – porous, self draining product
Guaranteed 10 years – Product and installation
Nice for bare feet
Breathable product so no sweating against brickwork or rendered walls
Countless colour options. Choose from our 5 stunning colour ranges, or we can create bespoke blends to perfectly fit your project