What Type of Edging Can I Use for my Resin Bound Paving

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Posted 6th December 2019 by Anne Shave

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One of the most exciting parts of planning a resin bound paving project is choosing the type of aggregate to use. Many homeowners appreciate the flexibility and creative possibilities offered by SureSet’s array of options. However, it can be easy for homeowners to be so focused on those elements that edging is all but forgotten. SureSet is here to make sure you don’t forget and can choose the option that best suits your project.

When it comes to resin bound paving, whether your project is a driveway, pathway, a patio, or a playground, edging is essential. Edging keeps the aggregate and resin neat and tidy and prevents it from spreading before it dries. What’s more, it can add a finishing touch that elevates the overall look of the project.

Different Types Of Edging

There’s an area in your outside space that needs to be done, it has been niggling at the back of your mind for some time now.

You have decided to go ahead with your project, have picked what resin-bound paving product you are going to use and what colour and style you’re going for, but have you thought of what finishing touches you are going to use, how are you going to finish your dream driveway or patio.

It doesn’t matter how big or small your project is, it’s the small things that can turn an excellent finished product into an amazing product. Small can still be striking with the right accessories.

Whether you are having a Patio, Driveway, Pathway or Steps, resin bound will need some sort of edge restraint. This can be any type of existing edge, or it can be something installed specifically for the project.

A few examples of edging include:

  • Block paving
  • Kinley edging systems
  • Existing walls
  • Paving slabs
  • Granite setts
  • Flexible edging

A Closer Look At Edging Options

Unless dictated by price, your choice of edging for resin bound paving should be in line with the overall aesthetic of your project, or it should make use of existing features. For example, if your project is a driveway in a relatively narrow space between your house and a boundary wall, you may want to consider using your house wall and the boundary wall as the edging.

However, if your project is a garden path that you want to have a decorative element, consider using paving slabs or granite setts. If you have a tight budget, consider an economical option such as aluminium edging.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the options.

  • Block paving

This is used to provide a robust edge to your driveway or patio and can be used in many creative ways to become a focal point or just a nice decorative feature. Although it is not as cheap as aluminium edging, block paving is one of the more cost-effective options, and it is surprisingly versatile. It’s durable enough to stand the UK’s harshest weather conditions, and it does not require much by way of maintenance. If ever you need to replace one of the blocks, you can do so with next to no hassle or fuss.

 

                 

  • Kinley edging systems

Can be used to edge lawns, paths and driveways, its strong and durable, low maintenance, and easy to install. The manufacturer offers customers a choice between standard and bespoke designs; the latter offering you the chance to add something truly unique to your project, especially if your paving project includes colourful designs using SureSet’s PlayBound or Spectrum.

 

          

  • Existing walls

You can use any existing wall to lay your resin-bound up to, decreasing the amount of edging you will need. This is an excellent way of reducing the cost of materials and labour involved in your project.

 

             

  • Paving Slabs

These can be used in a similar way to bricks, making them a visual focal point to your installation, not just as an edging tool. However, you should note that paving slabs are not suitable for every project, as they tend to be made from lightweight materials. You can use paving slabs as edging for a patio or garden pathway without any hassles. If the project is a driveway, they may not be durable enough to withstand the weight and wear and tear caused by vehicles. If you’re determined to include paving slabs in a project such as a driveway, consider using them to create a decorative element and using another edging option for the rest.

       

  • Granite setts

Granite setts are one of the most expensive edging options for a resin bound paving project. That said, you will find it difficult to find another option that offers as much durability and character as quarried, dressed granite. They lack the uniformity of block paving, which precisely is why they add such visual interest when used as edging.

 

  • Flexible edging

If you are being creative and having a decorative aspect within your installation, you can use flexible edging, enabling you to create patterns within your desired space, but as this is a lightweight material normally formed from aluminium, it’s not sufficiently strong enough to act alone on a drive, patio or pathway edge, normally it would be used in conjunction with the options above.

 

          

There are options to edge your steps as well, Dural Diamonstep profile or a Bullnose Step, are available in different colours and sizes to meet all your needs, as well as Anti-slip.

                          

There are many fabulous ways to use different types of edging within your installation, whether your project is modern, traditional or contemporary, with added focal points or utilitarian and straightforward.

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