Block and Stone: Resin Bound Aggregate
Find out why Resin Bound Aggregate is the future of surfacing for driveways, paths, patios and pool surrounds
Resin Bound Aggregate creates a stunning patina, which with clever design can transform every element of space into an imaginative, functional, interesting, hardwearing and SUDS compliant surface. By listening to and understanding a client’s needs, ideas can be translated into unique custom made designs. We spoke to Anthony of Block and Stone to discover more about this exciting product.
What is Resin Bound Aggregate?
Aggregates are natural stone, available in a myriad of colours, which are then carefully mixed with Aliphatic UV Resin, and floated onto a suitably prepared surface in one homogenous porous layer.
Why should we need a porous SUDS surface?
‘Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems’ (SUDS), is a government directive dictating that surface water on new or refurbished driveways cannot run off into the main highway and must drain within the curtilage of the property. Driveways constructed with Resin Bound do not need planning permission. The porosity is such that even excessively heavy rainfall soaks through, so no puddling or surface water.
What are the benefits of a Resin Bound Aggregate surface?
Resin Bound is resistant to weed growth and oil spillage; hard wearing; flexible; withstands regular vehicle access; totally porous; easily cleaned and maintained; slip resistant; good to walk on; and, wheelchair friendly.
How much does it cost?
Resin Bound is initially more expensive than Block or Sandstone Paving, however the long-term benefit is more economical.
How long does it take to install?
Usually groundworks take from two to five days; plus, installation of the Resin Bound takes one day. Disruption to the property is normally less than for the laying of more traditional surfaces.
Can Resin Bound be laid on any surface?
In some cases yes, but there will always be some preparation of the existing base to ensure it is porous, stable, level and evenly weight bearing.
Is it guaranteed?
Normally a 10 year guarantee on workmanship and materials, excluding normal wear and tear, wilful or accidental damage or other issues defined as Act of God. You should expect approximately 20-25 trouble free years.
What is your procedure?
We offer a free non obligatory survey of the site, and Client meetings to discuss the project, options and guidance so as to provide the best possible solution. We provide a full specification of works and breakdown of costs. On instruction we execute all works and manage the entire project in-house to completion.
Why Block and Stone?
Anthony has worked in Landscape Design and Construction for over 30 years. He has a vast knowledge and experience of working with all types of surfaces and aspects of garden design and construction. Rita joined him 5 years ago. Together they form a formidable team, providing a seamless service from design, through construction to completion.
“Anthony and Rita worked tirelessly to design and build our much admired Resin Bound driveway together with the bespoke fencing and gates. The driveway was laid to our exact colour combination in under a day. Maintenance so far has been minimal. At the start of the project, Anthony set out a detailed budget and works schedule, and this was followed to the letter. They are a joy to work with and we can’t recommend them enough”
David from Richmond is delighted with his designer driveway