Driveways are not too small to improve

Category: Sureset Blog

Posted 9th August 2019 by Y Holloway

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Thinking of updating your driveway?

On our commute home as the warm weather is approaching, we often take more notice of attractive homes and gardens around us, these leave us daydreaming of a welcoming homecoming– what better way to enjoy coming home than to have a good looking, hassle free and easy to maintain driveway or front garden.  Whilst it might seem a lot of effort to work on what is deemed a “small” driveway, the transformation can be huge meaning it is definitely not too small to improve!

Home improvements don’t just have to mean redecorating the inside of your house or putting in a new kitchen, improvements to the outside of your home can make just as much difference as the inside, and in recent years resin bound driveways have become a top choice for homeowners. It is a great innovation compared to traditional paving materials, and provides an external surface that looks good all year round and is easy to maintain. Being a natural and porous product, the material is ideal for today’s environmentally conscious homeowner too.  Due to the permeability of the product, SureSet resin bound paving is compliant with SuDS (Sustainable urban Drainage System), even when applied to an impermeable base the water can be harvested or discharged into existing drains or soak-aways.

With a wide choice of either natural or marble materials, resin bound drives are made from a combination of crushed and sometimes rounded stones or rock fully coated in Polyurethane resin before being hand laid and compacted to a smooth finish.  This combination creates a durable, natural looking surface ideal for the front and back of your house, from small drives to patios and pathways as well as driveway extensions to large sweeping driveways.  The smooth, loose stone free paving not only creates a great surface for cars and bikes, but it is also ideal for wheelchairs and pushchairs too, making entering your property easy for everyone.

With so many different styles and sizes of housing being built – we have kept variation in mind, with a large colour and material range.

These are some other benefits when transforming your driveway with resin bound paving:

  • Easy to maintain
  • Permeable – puddle free
  • Smooth finish – no loose stone
  • Large colour and material choice
  • Quick installation – approximately 250m² can be laid in a day
  • Hardwearing
  • Endless design possibilities
  • Durable
  • Suitable for many applications
  • 21 year guarantee (when installed by a SureSet Installation Team, Approved Installer or Global Partner)
  • Install over new and existing surfaces
  • No planning permission required

No driveway is too small

Makeovers on smaller driveways often have a bigger look of transformation when you turn the front of your house into a tidy, aesthetically pleasing package.  The added kerb appeal is instant, leaving your neighbours green with envy.

Smaller driveways shouldn’t be disregarded for improvement, those that can fit one car on (approximately 30m²) are completely suitable for resin bound installations.

Once the base is prepared, typically this size installation is easily completed in one day.  Even small driveways can be introduced to a simple yet innovative idea such as defining a footpath running alongside the driveway to give the visitor a clear direct route to the front door.

Large driveways which can accommodate several cars or turning space offer the opportunity to create intricate and detailed designs within the surfacing such as your house name or number. They typically range in size from 250m², which may be possible to install in one day, however for larger projects discreet day joints can be added or other materials can create sections for a purpose-built design. The permeable resin bound paving requires a stable sub-base so it can be laid over existing or new concrete, tarmac or SureCell.

If you have a sloping driveway, no matter the size, resin bound paving can be the perfect solution to create a smooth, hardwearing surface without stone migrating towards your home.

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Installations are available throughout the UK and Ireland, with our own Installation Team or an Approved Installer.  SureSet permeable resin bound paving can also be installed on your driveway internationally by one of our Global Partners.  When your project is installed, it will be covered by a 21 year guarantee against loose stone, cracking, oil damage, UV degradation, colour change, frost damage and workmanship (by a SureSet Installation Team.  Approved Installers and Global Partners will provide their own workmanship guarantees).

Alternatively, you can install small projects yourself using our TradePacks, DIY Packs or ProResin with your own stone or purchased from our recommended suppliers.  (Trade and DIY products are not covered by the SureSet 21 year guarantee).

You can read our case studies or view our gallery for many different driveway and home projects for more inspiration.

Quotations can be provided free of charge and all prices given are approximate and based on a total area in m², resin bound paving prices are determined by the colour, aggregate size and your location. If you are considering an upgrade to your driveway or a new addition, please contact us for further advice on the base preparations and colour/aggregate options.

To see our paving before you choose, colour samples and brochures are sent out free of charge.

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