FAQ's

WHAT IS RESIN BOUND?

Resin bound driveways are a permeable driveway solution made from a mixture of natural aggregates, recycled glass (stone) or marble in a clear resin. During installation, every stone particle will be covered in resin before being placed onto a stable base. Once finished, the depth of your new resin bound driveway will vary between 12mm and 24mm. We offer a great range of designs with many different colours for you to choose from. You will be able to personalise your driveway like never before. We only use UV Stable resin in our driveways, so that you can be sure that your new driveway won’t change colour. With a smooth and textured appearance, these driveways are an aesthetically pleasing investment. The mix of polyurethane resin and natural aggregate creates a hardwearing surface. Our resin bound driveways are designed to be crack-resistant and low-maintenance. Designed with lots of small gaps for easy drainage, these driveways are SuDS compatible. There will be no more puddling of water when you choose a resin bound driveway from Kola Construction.

HOW MUCH SHOULD A RESIN DRIVE COST?

It is difficult to quote a cost per square metre for resin driveways as each project has completely unique considerations and specifications. Generally speaking, though, projects would typically cost from around £60 per square metre upwards depending on the size of the area, existing floor and type of aggregate.

The cost of a resin bound driveway will depend on the answers to several questions including:

  • What is the size of the area?
  • The size of aggregate and the required depth
  • What driveway surface do you currently have?
  • Would you prefer a UV stable or Non UV stable resin?
  • Do you need to install edging on the site?
  • What is the layout of the installation area?

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RESIN BOUND & RESIN BOND?

Although They Sound Very Similar, Resin Bound And Resin Bonded Are Actually Very Different.
Resin Bound Resin Bound Is An Eco-friendly, Highly Porous Paving Solution For Ground Surfacing. It Is A Choice Of Decorative Aggregates Mixed With Specialist Resins Then Hand Trowelled To Give A Flat Smooth Surface Suitable For Driveways, Paths And Patios.
Resin Bond Resin Bond Is Laid In A Different Manner To Resin Bound Materials. It Involves Applying A Layer Of Resin To The Existing Surface, Which Aggregates Are Then Scattered In To The Top Of. This Gives A Non-porous Surface, Which Has A Coarser Finish And Leaves A Certain Amount Of Loose Stone On The Final Surface.

WILL I GET WEEDS?

We Say Your New Resin Bound System Is Weed Resistant Rather Than Weed Free. Whilst Nothing Will Grow Up Through The Surface, Air Born Seedlings May Land On Top, Causing A Small Amount Of Growth. We Recommend Applying A Weed Killer Once Or Twice A Year If This Should Happen.

DO I NEED PLANNING PERMISSION?

In most cases, no. You do not need planning permission to install a permeable driveway. However, different councils have different rules regarding this, and you would be wise to contact your local council and seek their advice.

WILL THE SURFACE ALWAYS BE POROUS?

As with all new surfacing, maintenance is key. Resin drives (or any resin bound surface) should be swept regularly of leaves and debris, to avoid a build-up of detritus. And a regular power wash, for instance twice a year, in accordance with our cleaning schedule, should keep your resin bound surface looking splendid, and help maintain its porosity.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

There are number of benefits you get with a resin bound surface. Resin looks stunning, far more visually appealing than black tarmac or grey concrete.  Resin lasts longer than alternative driveway surfaces like tarmac or concrete. Resin comply with the latest SUDS (Sustainable Drainage) regulations, Resin is weed resistant and puddle free  making resin bound surfaces the safest option for domestic and commercial use.

HOW LONG UNTIL WE CAN WALK ON OUR DRIVEWAY?

The driveway can cope with foot traffic in 6-12 hours depending upon the temperature. Vehicles 24-48 hours, again dependent on weather conditions.

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