Golden Amber resin bonded driveway project

April 14th, 2019

Golden Amber resin bonded driveway project

This Golden Amber resin bonded driveway project has been on the cards since before December 2018.

This resurfacing project was completed in a day which is one of the major advantages of our resurfacing resin bonded stone stone.

Resin Bonded  Gravel and Resin Bonded  Aggregate  with this particular golden amber resin bonded driveway project providing an alternative to the usual options  for your driveway path or patio. If it’s not broke don’t fix it. 

We are based in Nottinghamshire.  We have completed anti slip surfacing  in Skegby,  Aspley,  Bilsthorpe, Bulwell,   Clay Cross, Cotgrave, Doncaster, Huthwaite, Mansfield Woodhouse, New Houghton, Pentrich, Ravenshead, Sellers Wood, Shirebrook,   Toton, Warsop, Worksop

01623 623986  Call for free no obligation quotes

Resin bonded stone improves patch and mend Rainworth Mansfield

March 26th, 2019

Resin bonded stone improves patch and mend

Our resin bonded stone improves patch and mend strategies by extending, improving and providing extra durablity to your  concrete or tarmac driveway path or patio.

The report in the BBC news  says

Potholes are a huge problem for all road users and the government is taking action, providing local authorities with more than £6.6bn for roads maintenance and pothole repair in the six years to 2021.”

The government is also trialling new technologies to stop potholes from forming and consulting on increasing the standards of roadworks by utility companies to help keep roads pothole-free for longer, he added”

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The government says “The “Beast from the East” – the unusually cold spell early last year – was at least partly to blame for the spike”.

So if you want to protect and extend the life of your tarmac concrete, driveway, path or patio

then consider resin bonded stone.

We have been working within  the local area for over 18 years now.  Our Resin Bonded Gravel can protect, anti slip and extend the life of your existing concrete or tarmac surface.  

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We have show homes in Nottinghamshire  and in towns local to you Rainworth,  Blidworth,  Chesterfield, Clipstone, East Bridgford,Kilburn, Long Eaton, Mapperley, New Tupton, Nottingham, Pinxton, Ruddington, Stapleford, Sutton in Ashfield and West Bridgford

Drive-Cote Ltd is an  independent company.  We are not a franchise nor are we affiliated to any other company completing Resin Drives, paths or patios. 

 

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Selston resin driveway

February 27th, 2019

Selston resin driveway

Selston resin driveway enquiry received this week – although to be fair it is incorrect to say Selston resin driveway as it is actually  balcony.

This Selston resin balcony enquiry has come about as a result of the Selston resin driveway project we had completed for the client a few years ago.   Cost will be a consideration  for this client as will the different available options to cover the balcony area as it is not a foregone conclusion we have the job.  Whilst you can’t apply the same logic and requirements as you would to resurfacing a driveway it certainly doesn’t harm to read up in as many places as possible.

Selston resin driveway

We found this on a forum on the  internet

Afternoon all – the time has finally come for me to sort out our front driveway. We’ve lived in the house for 3 years now and my wife parks on the front grass and it’s starting to feel all a bit too pikey.

I’ve only got a streetview image from before me moved in (The area has been tidied up massively since the Google Streetview picture was taken);

The area is 6m*2.9m.

Ideally we wanted to extend the block paving across but the few quotes we had about 18 months ago just came in too expensive for it to be worthwhile (we’re planning on moving in a few years and my wife hasn’t minding parking on the grass). The main reason for getting it sorted is just for it to look nicer.

With all of the above taken into account and my preference for making it look nicer for as little cost I think we’ve decided to put gravel down. Plenty of other houses down the road have gravel driveway so it won’t look out of place, it should be cheap(ish) to complete and won’t take much time.

What am I looking at to gravel the area? I’d like to do the work myself (or with friends) over one weekend and think I’ve got a rough idea of the plan;

Day1 – dig out existing soil (roughly 20cm deep), have soil (3.5m3) collected by ‘grabber truck’
Day2 AM – lay hardcore down (10cm)
Day2 PM – have MOT Type 1 delivered from GravelMaster, rent whacker and compact down to fill 4cm-5cm and gaps
Day2 PM – lay gravel into gravel holders which fills remaining 5cm-6cm

Anyone have any tips or advice? I’m unsure of how to get rid of the soil at the moment as that seems like it’s going to be very costly?

Rough man maths seems to suggest – 6m*2.9M*20cm = 3.5m3

Each Travis Perkins bag is going to be roughly 0.5m3 so I’d need rougly 7 bags across all 3 materials. Cost roughly of £370.

 

and the feedback and input the poster receives is quite varied.

Resin Bonded  Gravel and Resin Bonded  Aggregate providing an alternative to the usual options  for your driveway path or patio.  If it’s not broke don’t fix it. 

We are based in Nottinghamshire  and we have completed anti slip surfacing  in Skegby,  Aspley,  Bilsthorpe, Bulwell,  Clay Cross, Cotgrave, Huthwaite,  Mansfield Woodhouse, New Houghton, Pentrich,  Ravenshead, Sellers Wood, Shirebrook,  Sutton Bonnington, Toton, Warsop, Worksop, Underwood, Pinxton, South Normanton

concrete resin resurfacing Mansfield

January 31st, 2019

concrete resin resurfacing Mansfield

On our website we have in the past reported on the benefits of a resin bonded resurfacing install to protect your existing surface.  The surfaces we primarily cover are concrete and tarmac.  Why?  Because these are two products offering outstanding durability for our homes and gardens.  We as a country build with concrete as it is a highly efficient product in the long term.  Making concrete a valuable surface to protect and extend the life of.

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Versatile, durable and environmentally friendly –  but concrete can be affected by the elements.  It is not a permeable surface for a reason.  A 40  year old driveway or patio can potentially have surface damage and if left this can deteriorate further.  Protected surfaces provide longevity and in the long run further service for  your driveway path or patio

We work with existing surfaces to protect and improve when surfaces are still structurally sound but have some surface deterioration.

Minimising weeds on the surface is an added benefit together with anti slip properties.

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Resin Bonded  Gravel and Resin Bonded Aggregate providing concrete resin resurfacing an alternative to the usual options  for your driveway path or patio. If it’s not broke don’t fix it. 

We are based in Nottinghamshire but accessible to Yorkshire and Derbyshire areas.  We have completed anti slip surfacing  in Skegby,  Aspley,  Bilsthorpe, Bulwell,   Clay Cross, Cotgrave, Doncaster,  Huthwaite, Leamington Spa, Mansfield Woodhouse, New Houghton, Northampton, Pentrich, Peterborough, Ravenshead, Sellers Wood, Shirebrook,  Sutton Bonnington, Toton, Warsop, Worksop.

Call 01623 623986 .

resin driveway access covers Ravenshead Papplewick Nottingham

December 2nd, 2018

resin driveway access covers Ravenshead Papplewick Nottingham

resin driveway access covers –  to cover or not to cover?

All down to a matter of choice –  if you want you want your resin driveway access covers to blend in or not.    Resin driveway access covers come under the umbrella of Manholes and Inspection chambers.  They are addressed in great detail on the paving expert website  

The paving expert website explains in great detail the difference between access and inspection chambers.  Either way these are an important part of your garden, driveway, path or patio and should be dealt with carefully.

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The idea of a tray is that it can be filled with the product of use – resin – concrete – block paving -tarmac – grass and will blend in seamlessly.  This can be in your garden, driveway, path or patio.  This tray allows access easily and clearly and is surely an advantage to any homeowner.

If you look carefully (that is the idea as well for it to be less obvious) you can see the covers but these resin driveway access covers  blend in well.

You would think in this day and age more records would be online and readily retained for utilities such as electricity gas and water.  A clear mapping system can help any homeowner, driveway company, builder and service provider for example.  An indicator of where to or not to work.  Where to dig out or knockout or not to dig out or knock out.

It is important to get the positioning right though as you need the access or manhole cover to sit flush unlike this examples we have recently seen.

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Call us now  01623 623986. We are based in Mansfield .  No sales men. Contact Simon or Faith and have a chat if you need advice for your driveway path or patio works.

From where we are based in the East Midlands (the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire border) we can resurface your driveway, path or patio. Providing you with a weed free alternative to the usual block paving, imprinted concrete, tarmac, and concrete options. Beeston, Bolsover, Clowne, Edwinstowe, Gedling, Kirkby in Ashfield, Loughborough Matlock, Newthorpe, Old Whittington, Radcliffe on Trent,  Sheffield, Walesby or Wollaton.

diy paving slabs vs diy gravel bound resin surface

November 24th, 2018

diy paving slabs vs diy gravel bound resin surface

Customer based informative discussion about the options for a garden project with diy paving slabs vs diy gravel bound resin surface being the initial point in August 2018.

The starting point for the discussion for the diy paving slabs vs diy gravel bound resin surface  discussion  is as follows

“We have been redesigning our garden 82ft by 45ft we done most of the work but i’m finding it hard to get information on the best offer or price for diy resin bound gravel or diy rapid set concrete – I need to get this finished so I can enjoy my garden and so my parents can relax in the garden with me they are disabled so it needs to be level as much as it can be i’m on a tight budget so any advice ideas or anything of help would be appreciated”

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Cost and effectiveness for this project being important considerations.

One of the contributors to this discussion about diy paving slabs vs diy gravel bound resin surface says

“Resin bound gravel is porous, however not a diy project. I suggest asking for a quote from someone who has done a lot of installations, and inspect their previous work first.  Concrete will need a runoff slight slope, and will be slippy in icy conditions

How confusing are the options available?  This  Gardeners world forum shows the wide ranging potential for the original thread enquiry.  As a resin bonded installer with over 18years experience we will try to provide honest and clear information to help clients choose the right option for the right surface and purpose.  Resin bonded aggregate is not always the right product.

Resin bonded stone or gravel or aggregate lots of variances but the same product

This particular contributor  to the Gardeners World Forum seems to be really helpful

“You can DIY either resin bonded or resin bound. In one you need to form the right sort of base, buy the right type of resin and then throw gravel over it so it sticks as the resin goes off. The right type of resin is expensive. In the other you need to buy/hire a paddle mixer and all the resin and aggregate – even more expensive. So although you’re doing it yourself, it’s not cheap and as has been said, the opportunities for making a pigs ear of it and not being able to undo it are significant. Personally, therefore, I’d not go that way.

Grid-paves are an easy DIY job, but the grids are relatively dear and need a lot of pre prep – hardcore, terram, tamping, sand base, etc. If you lay them over a bumpy surface they bend and you get sticky up bits (technical term) which eventually break off. If you have the machinery already to do the ground work and get a really good base, they look really good and last well. 

Paving is easy to do but again, needs a good base if it’s to go down nice and flat and not creep. Paving that isn’t slippery in wet weather is fairly costly but you can buy it and lay it in stages as funds allow.

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Concrete is cheapest and quickest. You can pour onto a roughly level surface and get it smooth. You can brush finish it to make it less slippy or let it go off just a bit and then jet-wash it to expose the top layer of aggregate, which gives you a similar – though less glamorous – effect to resin bonded gravel at a much lower cost (check on Youtube for vids on how to do it). I’d recommend using a permanent shuttering if you go this route – make large (one mixer load) squares using 4×2 timber, say, and effectively form really big in situ paving slabs. Pour, dress and finish each section one at a time if you’re working solo or you’ll cream-cracker yourself. I’ve done quite a lot of DIY concrete pouring and it’s hard to get it looking the business if you’re trying to do too much at once. But if you pace yourself to match your mixer, you can make a neat job of it for a lot less cash.

There’s nothing stopping you getting someone to put resin bonded gravel onto your concrete in a few years’ time if you win the lottery.

One other option for quick and non slippy would be composite decking. Looks smart (much more so than wooden decking) but costs a fair bit. It is good in the wet though – and again, very easy to put down DIY”

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It should be remembered that not all information will be correct and DIY is not always an option but can be point to consider.  We at Drive-Cote Ltd,  believe  knowledge provides the ability for our customers to make more informed decisions.

Drive-Cote Ltd is an  independent company.  We are not a franchise nor are we affiliated to any other company completing Resin Drives, paths or patios. 

For details of works we have completed local to you  in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire,Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.  Towns listed as follows are an example and not exhaustive Bestwood Village, Boughton, Calverton, Chilwell, Codnor,Daybrook, Elston, Little Eaton, Mickleover, Normanton on Trent, Ollerton. Rainworth, Sandiacre, Somercotes, Stonegravels, Swanwick, ,Whitwell.

resin bonded or resin bound? Mansfield Ravenshead Langwith

October 16th, 2018

Resin bonded or resin bound ?

Resin bonded or resin bound?  Resin aggregate? Resin stone? Resin Paving? They all involve Resin

Which is the correct to install  – resin bonded or resin bound?

 Is “correct” the right word?

No –   there is no correct  –  it is about one shoe not fitting all and having the right install for the right purpose .

We at Drive-Cote Ltd would ask these questions first

Why do you want a resin surface?

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Anti slip?

Nothing down?

What is currently in place?

Lets start with why do you want the resin surface?

Do you want a brand new surface as you have nothing down?  Then we would not advocate resin bonded installs.  Why?  you would have to have the time and cost of a tarmac or concrete install first.  Then a resin surface laid on the top.  To be perfectly honest if you have a brand new concrete or tarmac surface then this should serve you well for many years at it is.

Do you want an anti slip surface ?

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Then we would advocate resin bonded stone as long as there is a concrete, tarmac or imprinted concrete in place.  Why –  it is an aggressive, attractive, protective, durable, maintenance and anti slip free  option.

What is currently in place? 

If it concrete or tarmac and is it structurally sound then we would resurface with a non permeable resin bonded surface. Our resin bonded stone does not affect the existing levels.

We at Drive-Cote are not part of a larger concern, we are not “recently” trained in the use of resin.  What we do have is over 18 years of experience. Longevity and total confidence in our specialist media suppliers.

We are an independent Mansfield based company providing a personable product and service.

When we are asked resin bonded or resin bound – our install of choice is Resin Bonded stone.  It is designed to use the existing without the mess and disruption of having a concrete or tarmac surface unnecessarily removed.  If its not broke don’t fix it.

We are not in the business of installing at all cost, we will provide honest information.  We don’t have salesman just Simon and Faith!

Mansfield, Edwinstowe, Shirebrook, Ripley, Alfreton, Ravenshead Call 01623 623986

 

North East Derbyshire resin aggregate resurfacing

September 23rd, 2018

North East Derbyshire resin aggregate resurfacing by Drive-Cote Ltd

Concrete tired old, cracked and unattractive, this family wanted to protect further the deteriorating surface.  At the same time they wanted a more decorative and attractive entrance to the property.

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Now in a day this North East Derbyshire resin aggregate resurfacing project was completed. The concrete surface had been down a number of years.  Evidence showing in these images.

Surface prepped prior to application of the resin with minimal mess and no skip required. Anti slip and weed free.

Now transformed and protected.

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Edge detail along the length of the side of the property gives this a nice finish to the resin bonded stone.

From where we are based in the East Midlands (the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire border) we can resurface your driveway path or patio. Providing you with a weed free and anti slip alternative to the usual block paving, imprinted concrete, tarmac, and concrete options. Beeston, Bolsover,  Clowne, Daventry, Edwinstowe, Gedling, Kirkby in Ashfield, Loughborough,  Matlock, Newthorpe, Old Whittington, Radcliffe on Trent,  Sheffield, Walesby, Weston Coyney, Wollaton or Clay Cross.

Free no obligation quotes for  resin aggregate resurfacing. 01623 623986

 

resin bonded stone envy

August 29th, 2018

resin bonded stone envy

Want to stand out from the crowd?  Do you have resin bonded stone envy?  These neighbours should have!

Mansfield Ashfield and Bolsover all within easy reach.

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Completed in a day with no mess and no disruption resin bonded stone envy.

These customers we have recently completed works for had the same surface as their neighours before our resin stone treatment.

Hey presto a new drive in a matter of hours!

 

So call Drive-Cote Ltd to create your own resin bonded stone envy.

Concrete, imprinted, tarmac we can resurface with our anti slip protective and durable resin.

resin driveway Shirebrook Matlock Ravenshead Bolsover

August 23rd, 2018

resin driveway Shirebrook Matlock Ravenshead Bolsover

Just some of the areas we have received enquiries for a resin driveway path or patio over the years.

Lots of new companies are springing up but we have seen that the resin driveway Shirebrook Matlock Ravenshead Bolsover completed seem to have confused some clients.  Resin bound or resin bonded for your resin driveway Shirebrook Matlock Ravenshead Bolsover is a point to consider before you take the step of going ahead with the works.

We had booked in to visit a client in Brinsley who wanted a resin driveway.  However this client had had a company visit that day and was having the works completed today.

Every resin driveway company business wants the ideal customer,  with the ideal surface and with the money in their pocket.    However resin driveways paths and patios can be a very tricky product and a tricky business to install.  A quick decision from a customer perspective is not necessarily a good thing for a business.

Will  the client be happy –  have they thought carefully about their resin driveway?

Not all surfaces suit resin 

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Does the client know there is a difference between resin bonded aggregate and resin bound aggregate?

Have they (and the company) considered the drainage?

Is the concrete or tarmac structurally sound?

So before you book your resin driveway Shirebrook Matlock Ravenshead Bolsover  take time out and consider all your options.

 

We have been working with and writing about resin driveways paths and patios for a number of years

Resin Bonded  Gravel and Resin Bonded  Aggregate providing an alternative to the usual options  for your driveway path or patio. If it’s not broke don’t fix it. 

We are based in Nottinghamshire but accessible to Yorkshire and Derbyshire areas.  We have completed anti slip surfacing  in Skegby,  Aspley, Bilsthorpe, Bulwell,  Cheadle Hulme, Clay Cross, Cotgrave,Doncaster,  Huthwaite,  Mansfield Woodhouse, New Houghton,  Pentrich, Peterborough, Ravenshead, Sellers Wood, Shirebrook,  Toton, Warsop, Worksop, Shirebrook and Matlock.