29.06.2022
Your driveway is the first thing people notice when they visit your home. If it looks old and tired, maybe it is time to invest in a new, long-lasting option. A Resin Bound driveway is created by mixing resin with decorative aggregate, to create a hard-wearing surface that is more eco-friendly than traditional surfacing options.  Here are some benefits of installing a Resin Bound driveway:

Easy installation 

When choosing a gravel or concrete driveway, this can take days to install. Whereas Resin driveways take just a few hours if you have a team of experienced and efficient installers. 

Affordable 

Resin Bound driveways are relatively low cost both initially, and long-term when compared to paving and other driveway solutions. Over the long term, they are amongst the most affordable driveway options available as they require minimal maintenance. 

Aesthetically pleasing 

Resin Bound driveways are aesthetically pleasing, sustainable, and practical. They are available in different colours, meaning you can easily pick a colour that matches your desired results. Resin Bound driveways also offer a smooth finish, making it ideal for bicycles, children, disabled access and pushchairs. 

Weather-resistant 

Even though the UK doesn’t have extreme weather conditions, you still may want to consider durability when selecting a paving type for your driveway.  Rain and excess heat can still take effect over time, especially on concrete and asphalt driveways. However, Resin Bound driveways are durable to extreme weather conditions and still appear smooth, in any weather conditions. Choosing a more durable option means it will need less maintenance and upkeep over the years - making it an extremely cost-effective option. 

Drainage 

Resin Bound driveways come with natural drainage properties. Since it is fully permeable, water is able to drain through the surface. That means you will not see water pooling on top of your resin driveway and it also has environmental benefits in preventing flooding in the surrounding area.

Reduces ‘heat island’ effect 

Heat islands occur when hard surfaces such as tarmac, concrete and asphalt, absorb and store the heat, which causes a high probability of cracking. Conversely, due to the permeable nature of a Resin Bound driveway, it allows heat to pass through it and escape from the surface, reducing surface temperature and allowing it to stay cool, and resist cracking. 

Eco-Friendly 

Types of Resin Bound are made using recycled materials such as shredded tires or plastic straws, making a Resin Bound driveway a more eco-friendly choice compared to other options available. They are manufactured out of naturally occurring marble and aggregate. So if your decisions as a consumer are often driven by the environmental impact of a product - consider Resin Bound driveways. If you want an aesthetically pleasing and long-lasting driveway and are considering Resin Bound driveways, contact us here at Premier Surfacing. We offer high-quality surfacing solutions to both residential and commercial customers. Our specialists are trained and experienced to install your new driveway to the highest of industry standards.
Published: June 2022

We’re very happy our new imprinted concrete driveway, the quality of workmanship is second to none and we would not hesitate in recommending Premier Surfacing to all.

Anita Hancock
Shropshire
17.11.2020
Resin bound and tarmac paving are two hugely popular choices of driveway surface material, and are commonly used in car parks and private driveways. Despite their equal popularity the two surface options are actually quite different. If you’re currently deciding between the two, we wanted to go through these differences so that you can make the most informed decision.

What is a resin bound surface?

This is a really unique type of surface material, which essentially acts as a glue or adhesive, that works to bind itself together, in order to create a smooth and perfectly even driveway surface. As opposed to a tarmac surface, which is a specific type of material in and of itself, resin can actually be customised. You can tailor resin to have different colour combinations and materials. A resin bound driveway surface is usually created from a combination of gravel, stone, marble and other various rock types. Resin can also be manipulated to craft various designs, such as logos, which makes it ideal for both a personal driveway surface and for a company car park. The surface allows water to drain away easily, it’s also incredibly long lasting and highly durable. It’s easy to adhere to any existing surface as well, which means vehicles are able to easily and frequently drive across it. 

What is a tarmac surface?

This type of driveway surface material is actually made up of a combination of tar and stone. It’s very durable and is able to endure extensive amounts of pressure on a frequent basis, which is just one reason why it’s such a popular choice for private driveways and car parks. The fact that this surface material is a combination of small broken stone and tar pieces makes it incredibly easy and quick to lay. When laid by experienced driveway surface professionals, tarmac can be the perfect flat surface for vehicles to frequently drive over.  It’s also one of the most malleable choices of surface material around, and it can be laid on its own or on top of other materials, such as concrete. This can be very beneficial when you want to create an even more long lasting flat surface that’s ideal for footfall and vehicles. 

Which of these surfaces is right for you?

In truth, both of these driveway surface options are great choices, which can make choosing between them very difficult. It’s important to carefully assess your specific requirements, as both options are highly durable and simple to lay. Tarmac may be ideal if you’re looking for a surface option that’s more budget friendly, whereas resin bound can be great if you’re looking for something you can really customise with different colour and design options.  For more information, our experts at Premier Surfacing can provide you with all you need to know when it comes to driveway surface options. If you don’t know where to start with resin bound, tarmac or any other surface option, simply get in touch We’ll be more than happy to offer you our advice and/or ideas and work with you to plan and design the perfect surface for your property. We’ll be happy to visit your property and provide you with a free quotation.
Published: November 2020

We’re very happy our new imprinted concrete driveway, the quality of workmanship is second to none and we would not hesitate in recommending Premier Surfacing to all.

Anita Hancock
Shropshire
17.11.2020
At Premier Surfacing, we offer a variety of different patio paving types for you to choose from, including imprinted concrete and block paving. However, when it comes to choosing something that is ideally suited to the more adverse conditions of the darker, colder winter season - resin bound paving is a surface solution that’s particularly effective.

So why exactly is this paving option so well suited to the winter months?

It’s weather resistant and extremely porous 

The colder season brings with it plenty of downpours, which also can result in puddles and frequent flooding. Certain surfaces can have a tendency to form spots of ponding water, such as tarmac.  However, with resin bound paving, water can be absorbed into the ground quickly and easily. This is because this type of surface material is extremely porous and can allow any moisture to dissipate right through it.  Puddles are therefore prevented from forming, which means that ice can also be prevented during the cold months of winter. Of course this helps to reduce the risk of someone slipping or, creating a safer patio surface for those walking over it.

It’s got inherent anti-slip properties

Slipping can be a big cause for concern on any surface, including patios - but thankfully, the aggregate bound upper layer gives resin bound paving a stoney quality. This creates a surface that is able to assist with traction whilst walking across it.   This type of paving has natural anti-slip qualities, which are superior to other surface solutions. And whatever the weather, it will provide you with an effective and safe high friction surface.

It can be installed quickly & requires minimal maintenance

If you’d like to choose resin-bound paving for your patio, the good news is that it can be installed incredibly quickly. And can generally be used after just one day of being laid by professional surfacing specialists.  This type of patio paving is also very low maintenance, mainly due to the UV-stable resin that binds the natural aggregates together. Creating a much stronger surface material that prevents weed growth and stops stones from coming loose. It should also last you for many winters, as it usually stays in great condition for between 15 to 25 years, but this will depend on the quality of the stone and installation. If you’re looking to get the perfect paving for your patio but don’t know where to start, then please get in touch with us for a free quotation and expert advice today, on 01952 840 838.
Published: November 2020

We’re very happy our new imprinted concrete driveway, the quality of workmanship is second to none and we would not hesitate in recommending Premier Surfacing to all.

Anita Hancock
Shropshire
03.02.2020
Any driveway material needs to fulfil a variety of functions, not only does it need to make your home look aesthetically pleasing, it also needs to add value to the home and be practical too. This is why one of the absolute best choices of driveway surfaces available, is resin bound. It’s essentially a mixture of natural aggregate and resin that’s brought together to form a stone-like surface. There are a variety of benefits to choosing this type of surface material and we wanted to go through 3 of the top ones here...

It’s very versatile

This surface option is one of the most versatile on the market, which is why it’s often used for a number of surfaces; from access ramps to driveways and even footpaths. It not only looks extremely attractive thanks to its natural stone smooth finish, it also has non-slip qualities, is highly durable and long lasting.

It’s highly durable and long lasting

Speaking of durability, this driveway surface is actually applied over a tarmac or concrete surface that’s already in place. This process results in the finished surface being very durable and resisted to wear and tear. It’s also able to retain its appearance and colour thanks to its resistance to UV light. As a result of its layout and durability it will also require very little maintenance. Plus, the material won’t support weed growth, which just adds to its longevity.

It’s designed to allow water run-off

Due to the fact that this driveway surface uses a mixture of materials, it creates a finish product that’s highly porous. If there was a heavy downpour of rain, water would easily run-off the surface. Meaning there will be far less risk of any freeze damage, which could occur in winter. Plants and other vegetation close to your driveway would also benefit from the water run-off. At Premier Surfacing, we provide a variety of surfacing options to help you find your dream driveway. Contact us today on 01952 840 838 for more information.
Published: February 2020

We’re very happy our new imprinted concrete driveway, the quality of workmanship is second to none and we would not hesitate in recommending Premier Surfacing to all.

Anita Hancock
Shropshire
23.01.2019
It’s true that first impressions can count for a lot, and your driveway is generally the first thing any visitors will see when they come to your home. This makes choosing the right material for your driveway a hugely important decision. A resin bound driveway uses a mixture of resin and organic aggregate to create a natural looking stony surface. It’s a very popular nature friendly surface that offers many advantages, but it’s also an ideal option for the colder climate of winter. Here are the reasons why...

It’s very porous

Certain homes are always at a greater risk of flooding and with the winter months often bringing downpours with them, it’s likely that water will accumulate, leading to puddles and flooding on the driveway. However, a resin bound surface is extremely water permeable, allowing any water to dissipate and drain away through its surface. Any water pooling will become a problem of the past, and therefore the risk of sheet ice or black ice forming over winter will be dramatically reduced. Plus, any potential freeze damage will be lessened thanks to the porous nature of the surface.

It offers great traction

Things can get a little slippery in winter, with even light snowfall and sleet presenting a hazard on certain surfaces. A resin bound surface provides much better traction due to its anti-slip finish. The gravel may be close, but it also shifts with you, which actually assists your grip upon it. It’s ideal for preventing any winter slips and falls, and again because the water will drain away, there won’t be any hazardous slush left behind.

It looks positively picturesque

When the winter days are dark and dismal, a stunning decorative resin bound surface will still look radiant amongst all the grey. Having a beautiful driveway with stones that look natural and come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours will be sure to lift your mood until the sun starts shining again. A resin bound surface allows for a completely creative approach and you’ll be able to design your driveway in a bespoke way.

It requires minimal maintenance

A resin bound driveway is a very low maintenance surface option, and can be easily maintained thanks to its layout and durability. Even if you have to occasionally clear some debris, it will only require a quick pressure wash, or sweep with a brush to keep it looking clean and beautiful. The material also doesn’t support weed growth or mould, which makes maintaining it as simple as possible in winter, or any other time of year for that matter. At Premier Surfacing, our highly trained operatives provide a variety of driveway surfacing options to help you create your dream driveway. For more information, please contact us for a free quote today on 01952840838.
Published: January 2019

We’re very happy our new imprinted concrete driveway, the quality of workmanship is second to none and we would not hesitate in recommending Premier Surfacing to all.

Anita Hancock
Shropshire
01.06.2018
Choosing the right material for your driveway is an important decision. An immaculate driveway can make your home stand out, as well as add value if you plan on selling in the future. For a natural look, resin bound driveways are a good choice. The material uses a mixture of resin and organic aggregate to create a stony surface. A resin bound driveway combines style with strength, which is why we’re listing five advantages.  

High durability

A resin bound driveway is laid over an existing tarmac or concrete surface. This makes the surface very durable and stops it from being worn down. The resin is resistant to UV light, so it won’t lose any colour or break down. Not only is a resin bound surface protected against wear and tear, it will retain its pristine appearance for years to come.  

Porous

The mix of materials within a resin bound surface creates a high degree of porosity. This allows water to run off easily, benefiting nearby vegetation. Any plants will have good access to the water, promoting growth. The porous nature of resin bound surfacing also means that freeze damage will be lessened.  

Versatility

Resin bound surfacing is one of the most versatile options on the market. This is because of its non-slip qualities, durability and long lasting nature. It can be used for any number of surfaces, ranging from footpaths to wheelchair ramps.  

Attractive appearance

If you want a beautiful driveway then a resin bound surface is a great choice. The stones are natural and come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours. This allows for a creative approach and you’ll be able to design your driveway in a bespoke way. The material also provides a smooth finish because the resin mixture holds the stones together. This provides a gravelly appearance without the irritation of cracking or displacement.  

Low maintenance

Maintaining a resin surface is simple because of its layout and durability. All you have to do is pressure wash it every so often and keep it clear of debris. Also, the material doesn’t support weed growth, so plants can be brushed away. At Premier Surfacing, we provide a variety of surfacing options to help find the ideal driveway for you. Contact us today on 01952840838.
Published: June 2018

We’re very happy our new imprinted concrete driveway, the quality of workmanship is second to none and we would not hesitate in recommending Premier Surfacing to all.

Anita Hancock
Shropshire