Resin bound driveways are a popular choice for homeowners looking to spruce up the exterior of their home. A well-laid driveway can add instant kerb appeal to a property, delivering a premium aesthetic that endures for many years come rain or style.
There are many benefits to resin-bound driveways. But what of the price? In this article, we’ll explore how much resin bound driveways cost, including materials, installation and ongoing maintenance.
The Cost Of Resin Bound Driveways
As you might expect, the cost of a resin bound driveway will vary depending on a number of factors including the installer you choose, the size and shape of the area, the type of resin and aggregates used and the condition of the existing surface and what’s beneath it.
Below, we’ll take a look at each of these factors and their costs to give you an idea of how much a resin bound driveway might set you back.
Resin-bound driveways are created by mixing aggregates with clear resin. There are lots of different kinds of resin that can be used to create these types of surfaces, all of which vary in price. High-quality, UV-resistant resin is the best choice for resin bound driveways. While non-UV resin might be cheaper, when exposed to sunlight it can get darker. This can lead to the driveway looking patchy in areas that are more exposed to the sun than others.
Much like resin, there are a number of aggregates that can be used to make resin bound surfaces. The type of aggregate you choose depends entirely on your preference. They are available in a wide range of colours, sizes and textures. Some aggregates are more expensive than others, particularly decorative aggregates specifically made for driveways.
Size And Shape Of The Driveway
The cost of a resin bound driveway will factor in both materials and labour. Therefore, how large the area is, and its shape, will have an impact on the cost. Typically, rectangular driveways are quicker and easier to install in comparison to intricately shaped areas.
Resin-bound driveways can be as straightforward or as intricate as you like. Multiple colours, patterns and even symbols can be incorporated into the finished look to amazing effect. As you would expect, the more intricate and complex a design is, the more time and expertise it will need to complete.
Condition Of The Driveway Base
It isn’t always possible to lay a new resin bound driveway on an existing base without any preparation. An uneven or damaged base will almost certainly require some kind of repair, as well as levelling or cleaning prior to the resin and aggregates being laid. Should the base need extensive preparation to ensure a high-quality installation, this may mean a bigger price tag.
Alternatives To Resin Bound Driveways
NatraTex surfacing is a high-quality alternative to resin-bound surfacing. It is often chosen as a preferable alternative due to its many benefits over resin bound aggregates. Unlike resin material, NatraTex won’t peel away over time and the finished result is a highly durable surface that is sympathetic to its surroundings and low maintenance.
Both NatraTex Cotswold and NatraTex Colour are routinely used in the creation of residential driveways, park footpaths, car parks and much more. NatraTex can also be used alongside resin bound surfacing to create a unique design that stands out and can be enjoyed for many years to come.
The NatraTex Portfolio is filled with diverse and imaginative applications of NatraTex Cotswold and Colour. If you would like to learn more about this high-quality alternative to resin-bound driveways, please contact us and speak to our team today.