Frequently Asked Questions

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Resin Driveways

What is a resin driveway?

Resin bound paving is a driveway surface made of aggregate stones and resin. It is a permeable and flexible surface, which makes it resistant to cracking.

Can you lay a resin driveway on top of concrete or tarmac?

We use permeable resin bound materials which can be laid directly onto an existing concrete or tarmac surface if it is in suitable condition.

Can you jet wash a resin driveway?

Yes, you can jet wash a resin surface such as a resin bound driveway or patio. But why not leave it to us to do the hard work for you!!

What colours can I have on a resin drive?

Any colour or colour mix is possible, popular choices include-Haze, Sweet Pea, Amalfi, Dorset Cove, Cappuccino, Meadow, Slate Grey, Rosso Luna. To find out more about our colours you can visit our Resin Driveways page to see a colour chart.

Can I have a resin patio?

Resin surfacing is suitable for any area including patios paths, driveways, forecourts, carparks, terraces, leisure areas, cycle paths, walkways and many more!

How much does a resin driveway cost?

We would have to come and carry out a survey, the prices vary depending on size of the area, the current base condition,  the chosen resin gravel colour blend, edgings and bespoke features etc.

Why should I install a resin-bound driveway?

When it comes to driveway options, resin is a perfect choice. If you are looking for a high-quality finish with a massive range of design options, we strongly recommend resin paving.

How long before you can use a resin driveway?

Do resin driveways crack?

We pay close attention to our subbase preparation to ensure durable hard wearing surfaces-so no, your resin driveway will not crack!

Will my resin driveway fade?

All our resin driveway installations are done using high quality UV stable resin so the colour will not  fade or change.

Will weeds grow through resin driveways?

Resin surfacing is completely bound, which means that it is weed resistant. Our subbase is weed treated prior to laying to make them doubly resistant to weed growth.

How much does a resin driveway cost?

Resin driveways have a smooth slightly textured surfaced which affords some grip underfoot but much like any other surface it can become slippery in icy conditions.

Tarmac Driveways

Is tarmac cheaper than block paving?

Tarmac driveways are cheaper than block paving driveways. This is partly because of the price of the materials and also the labour cost in the time it takes to install.

How long does a tarmac driveway last?

Tarmac driveways can last for over 25 years, depending on the quality of the installation, the climate and the usage.

How long after laying tarmac can you park on it?

Please wait 48 hours before driving your vehicle on it or it could potentially leave marks on it. You can walk on it straight away though.

What is the best time of year to seal a driveway?

Sealcoating can be done at any time of year, ideally the best time of year for driveway sealing is between May and October.

How much does a tarmac driveway cost

We would have to come and carry out a survey, the prices vary depending on size of the area, any base work,  the colour of the tarmac, edgings and bespoke features etc.

Is a tarmac driveway boring?

Not at all – we can add bespoke details such as edging, aprons or borders in coloured brick or block paving, you can have different surface sections, the possibilities are endless.

How do you maintain a tarmac driveway?

To extend the life of your tarmac driveway, we can apply a sealant to its surface. The sealant works as a barrier which allow the driveway to stay fresh and clean.

Block Paving

What is Block Paving?

Block paving is a factory manufactured sturdy brick or ‘block’ that is commonly used as a decorative method of creating a pavement or driveway.

What colour is block paving?

Block paving is available in a range of colours including autumn, brindle, charcoal, grey, ochre, natural stone, red, buff, bracken and can be mixed and matched to create patterns.

Will I need planning permission for block paving?

If the blocks you choose allow drainage you won’t need planning permission to lay them in your driveway or garden.

Can Block paving be laid all year round?

Yes, all that is required is dry conditions.

Does Block paving require maintenance?

It’s good practice to provide maintenance to your driveway usually in the form of regular sweeping, jet washing and occasional sanding.

How much is a block driveway?

Costs depend on the size of your driveway, material used, any necessary base work, patterns and used extras such as edging, steps or drainage.

When am I able to walk/park on my new driveway?

It is normally recommended that a waiting period of 48 hours passes before driving, parking or placing any plant pots on your new driveway but walking across is allowed usually after 2-3 hours.

How long will it take to lay block paving?

Most skilled workers will recommend a minimum of 4-5 days to complete the whole driveway, but there can be other factors that cause delays such as settlement of the materials.

How long will my driveway last?

Block paving laid on a subbase is stronger than concrete itself. You should expect to last a lifetime as long as due care is taken with your driveway in the form of regular maintenance.

Does Block paving require resealing?

Yes, it’s good practice to reseal your block paving driveway as regularly as every 2-3 years.