Resin driveways are visually stunning, require little maintenance and add instant kerb appeal

Dore Paving are proud to offer resin driveways as an alternative to tarmac or block paving driveways in Sheffield. Our professional installation is sure to enhance the appearance of any home. With our driveway design service, you can sit back and relax and let our team design you a resin driveway that fits your taste. With your choice of aggregates, edging, patterns, colours and shapes, you can rest assured that your driveway will be truly tailored to your style and needs. Whether it be a small home driveway or a commercial forecourt, no job is too big or small.

What Are Resin Driveways?

Resin driveway

Resin bound paving is a driveway surface made of solid chips and resin. It is permeable and resistant to cracking due to its flexibility. As they are low maintenance and available in a variety of styles, resin drives provide an excellent alternative to tarmac or block paving driveways. There are two different types of resin driveway:

Resin Bonded Driveways

This type involves laying resin on a sub-base, then scattering and pressing the aggregate into the resin layer until covered. This method has its drawbacks; and because the stones are exposed, they often become loose. This method is also non-permeable, meaning that alternative drainage solutions are required. However it is a little cheaper than resin-bound driveways.

Resin Bound Driveways

This method provides a smooth base and a permeable upper surface, which is especially important in the prevention of puddles, moss and lichen. Resin Bound Surfaces includes solid chips coated in polyurethane resin. These chips can be aggregate, plastic, marble, or other different types of material. Despite its slightly higher price point, this method is the most popular due to its durability and permeability.

Why Should I Install a Resin Driveway?

Beautiful Appearance

Resin driveways offer a premium look that suits a variety of home styles, from contemporary to traditional. With the option to choose from a range of aggregates, edging, patterns, colours and shapes, you can make your resin driveway truly unique.

Easy to maintain

The only maintenance required is a jet wash/hose down and sweep with a stiff brush to aid in minimising puddles, ice and growth of mould and weeds. Alternatively, consider taking advantage of our driveway cleaning service, and make maintenance even easier!

Smooth finish & Hard wearing 

Resin drives provide a smooth, long-lasting finish with no loose stones making it ideal for all applications and offers better traction for both vehicles and pedestrians. Despite installation taking only a few days, resin driveways can last for many, many years.

The 5 Easy Steps to Installing a Resin Drive

1. Get in Touch

Fill out our contact form and someone from our team will call to discuss your resin driveway wants and needs. Once we know what you’re after, we can supply you with an initial quotation.

2. Survey

We will visit your home or site and assess what groundwork needs to be undertaken prior to laying the resin. We will also take photos and measurements and make sure your quote is reflective of this. A fixed cost will be supplied on initial site visit.

3. Work Begins

On a convenient date we have set with you previously, our expert team will begin the necessary groundwork to get the area ready for the resin to be laid. This includes preparing drains, manholes and any other excavation.

4. Resin is Laid

With the groundwork done, we can then lay your stunning new resin surface. Once completed by our experienced team, with all finishing touches in place, your driveway will be instantly transformed.

5. Enjoy your new driveway

Within 4-6 hours you can walk on the resin and after 24 hours, park cars on it. Your driveway is complete! Enjoy your stunning new feature and its easy maintenance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Resin drives that have been installed at a high standard and maintained properly will remain in excellent condition for a very long time. There are examples of resin driveways that were laid well over 12 years ago that look like they were installed yesterday.

Resin drives are a very low maintenance surface. There shouldn’t be weed/moss growth if the resin surface is kept clean. A pressure washer/hose can work well, if the pressure is used carefully. Alternatively, you could use our driveway cleaning service, or our specialist driveway cleaning solution Activate.

As the resin is mixed with aggregate stone and smoothed over when laid, it is no more slippery than any other surface.  However, despite its rough texture, we do advise to take extra care in icy conditions.

Our resin bound driveways are fully permeable to air and water. With full excavation, the driveways become Sustainable Urban Drainage system [SUDs] compliant. This means that a hard landscape can be created without the need for planning permission.

Our service includes a survey to ensure that the base material is suitable, so that you will not find cracks in your resin driveway. We also use UV stable resin, to avoid driveways fading in colour.

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