Can I lay a SureSet patio myself? Yes, you can!

Category: Good News, Modern, Paving, Sureset Blog

Posted 10th July 2018 by Y Holloway

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The right patio can transform outside living and we have been laying resin bound patios for satisfied SureSet customers since 1997.

In response to customer feedback, we now provide SureSet in a format for you to install yourself – the SureSet DIYPackTake a look at what’s inside the pack and learn the basics of laying your own patio with the UK’s best quality resin bound paving below. 

What’s In The Pack? 

Our resin bound DIYPack contains everything you need to lay your own patio (up to an area of 30m² at a 16mm depth). Delivered on a pallet with instructions, you will receive:

  • Natural Aggregate in 6mm either Chestnut, Barley Butter, Sterling, Tuscan Terracotta, British Racing Green, Winter Pearl or Midnight  
  • Resin
  • 40-litre bucket
  • One whisk for a mixer drill (drill not included) 

Prices start from £840 including UK mainland delivery and VAT. Check out our online shop for more details – SureSet Shop

Add a Resin Bull Float and get 25% off.  Enter code RB25 at checkout.  (Only valid on the first float added to your order). 

You can be sure that by choosing SureSet permeable paving, your patio is not only beautiful but environmentally friendly, durable and requires very little maintenance – leaving you more time to enjoy it!

As you can see, the DIYPack offers excellent value for money, but that’s not all. Let’s explore the benefits of having a SureSet patio at home. 

Benefits Of A SureSet Patio 

The practical benefits of SureSet permeable paving include:

• It is porous; allowing water to drain through to the sub-base
• It is low maintenance; reducing weeds and puddles
• It is hardwearing; guaranteed no colour fade or cracking
• It is completely smooth; no loose stone to gravitate to other areas of the garden
• It is accessible; the perfect surface for pushchairs, bicycles, wheelchairs and mobility scooters
• it is fully SuDS compliant; no planning permission required
• It is guaranteed for 21 years (only when installed by one of our Approved Installers or Global Partners).

But don’t just take our word for it, here’s what our existing customer, Roger Young, has to say:

“The DIYPack was delivered well packed and protected and consisted everything required to do the job.

For an amateur like myself, the instructions were clear and concise and the mixing of the resin itself was easy using the mixer included. Once it was well mixed the application between the aluminium edges was straightforward the edging really finished it off well.

I am glad I saw the advert on television as I wanted something different to concrete, interlocking bricks or tarmacadam. SureSet really finishes the house off and is not seen on many other paths – as yet.”

With those words to inspire you, keep reading and find out how easy it is to lay a patio with SureSet permeable resin bound paving. Laying A Patio – The Basics You can create a new patio from scratch using our SureSet DIYPack, or you can lay the paving over your existing patio. Here are the basics of doing it yourself. 

  1. Prepare the Area

Start by preparing the area. Remove the grass and any other plants, roots, stones, etc. if you’re laying it over what is currently lawn. Make sure the area is level and firmly compacted before you lay the sub-base – we recommend SureCell. If you’re laying SureSet over your existing patio, make sure it’s clean and free of debris. If the size of your patio means you’re using more than one DIYPack, make sure you mark out the batches. 

  1. Lay Edging and Protect the Surrounds

Edging stops the resin bound paving from spreading beyond the edges of what is to be your new patio. It also provides a neat appearance and even offers scope to create designs.  Lay edging at the edges of your new patio. You can use granite setts, paving slabs, block paving, aluminium profile edging, or another suitable material. Use ground sheets or other suitable materials to protect the area immediately surrounding the area to be paved. 

  1. Prepare the Resin Bound Paving

Mix the resins according to instruction, and then combine the mixed resin and the aggregate. Mix them using the whisk mixer drill. Make sure you use the recommended batch rates when preparing the resin bound paving. 

  1. Pour and Smooth the Paving

Pour the resin bound paving from the bucket onto the area that you’re paving. Working quickly, trowel by hand, leaving a fine grit cast as you go, until the finish is smooth and level. 

  1. Secure the Area and Leave to Cure

Secure your newly paved patio when you have finished trowelling. You don’t want people or animals walking on the surface while it cures and dries, as they’re likely to leave prints. Leave the permeable resin bound paving to dry overnight. It’s even better if you can leave it for 24 to 48 hours. Thereafter, your patio is ready for use! 

What next?

You could find out more about our DIYPack and even calculate your area on our website.

With no obligation, you could request a quote online if you require a full installation service.

To see what SureSet looks like, you could request some samples online.

Or you can talk to someone in our friendly and knowledgeable Sales Team by emailing or calling 01985 841180.

But if you already know what you want, you can visit our online shop and purchase your DIYPack(s).

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