Church Farm Housing Development in Rode Somerset


A pleasant array of new luxury, low-carbon countryside homes were built in the beautiful Somerset village of Rode. The new homes were completed using local materials and naturally-quarried Cotswold stone. The development at Church Farm near Babington House offers the best of traditional West Country craftsmanship with the highest standards of modern architectural design. The homes at Church Farm are distinctively individual, with elegant architectural features that bring a sense of longstanding community. Built using natural limestone, it was designed to weather gently over the years, Church Farm needed a paving system that could match the home's exterior features as well as aesthetically blend into the surrounding landscape.

Why SureSet

The Award-winning housing developers, Autograph Homes, considered every detail of their designs and was to include a paving source, they wanted to create a generous size resin bound access road that provides a relaxed, natural feel to welcome residents to their homes but also incorporated some texture using traditional cobble setts to break up certain areas.

Design ethos

SureSet resin bound paving is typically a hand-laid, smooth, and fully external paving surface. The chosen material of resin bound was SureSets popular blend '6mm Barley Butter' designed exclusively for the development to withstand vehicular access traffic, including the occasional refuse lorry and regular foot traffic. The stylish modern paving system met the ethos of Autograph Homes which is to make a difference with their designs by combining sustainable energy systems with intelligent use of space and structure, offering homeowners a lifetime of savings.

SureSet Guarantee

SureSet resin bound paving installations all come with a full 21 year guarantee against;

  • Loose stone
  • Cracking
  • Oil damage
  • Softening
  • Colour change
  • Frost damage
  • Workmanship

Our continuing commitment to ISO 14001 and being certified to operate in the most environmentally aware way possible, was also seen as a huge positive by our clients.
SureSet resin bound installation at Church Farm Housing Development in Rode
The client requested a full supply and installation service of our high-quality range of paving that always includes a 21 year Guarantee. To complete the works Valletta Surfacing Ltd was contracted to install the 1,257m² of SureSet paving onto a tarmac base, as per our specification advice. The resin bound paving was laid to a maximum 20mm depth using our 6mm Barley Butter BBA approved permeable resin surface course. Our aggregates are supplied by Grantex Surfacing to ensure our quality standards are kept high.

Do you need resin bound paving?

There are many reasons for having resin bound paving on your scheme;

  • High quality surface
  • Permeable
  • No loose stone
  • Long-lasting
  • Environmentally friendly
  • SuDS compliant
  • UV stable
  • 21-year guarantee

Whether you are a specifier needing a full installation by our skilled teams or a tradesman wanting to use self-install options, SureSet supplies you with high-quality products and excellent customer service.

Resin bound installation service

SureSet has been working with designers, contractors, and homeowners installing resin bound paving since 1997. SureSet paving is suitable for new build and refurbishment projects, providing fully permeable surfaces that allow water to freely drain through the paving.
In order for us to provide customers with a quotation for our installation service, we need to know the size of the area in meter squares, the type of application (e.g. car park, ,), and the colour you require.

How to specify SureSet resin bound paving;

Provide a product code for example (L2054/00), this can be found on the back of our samples.
A description of that product is needed for instance the stone size (e.g. 6mm), colour name, and the application for the intended use (e.g. access road)
The depth will be dependent on the type of application (e.g. 18mm) and is normally advised by our technical team.

Do It Yourself

We have various DIY products for self-installations that are designed to include all you need to get started. Other trade products such as ProResin would require some background knowledge of resin systems. You simply mix together ProResin and aggregate in your own forced-action paddle mixer and install using tools such as a hand float and spazzle. Aggregates are also sold separately online to make it easy to get everything you need to complete your resin bound installation.

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