Mansfield driveway resin refurbishment completed by Drive-Cote Ltd

June 19th, 2017

Mansfield driveway resin refurbishment completed by Drive-Cote Ltd

For a fresh new and extended driveway resin bonded stone can provide  uniformity and a durable quality to an otherwise limiting access.  This Mansfield client wanted to extend and incorporate more hard standing area so we completed this Mansfield driveway resin refurbishment.  We could say completed in a day but that would be untrue as we had to extend the area first.

Mansfield Resin bonded stone Mansfield driveway resin refurbishment P1010690 Drive-Cote Ltd Resin bonded installation in Mansfield






Works needed first to enable a uniform coverage included groundworks and preparation works to facilitate the concrete install prior to the resin install (which was completed in a day)

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     The end product being a protective durable and anti slip surface.  Virtually maintenance free!


Resin driveway by Drive-Cote Ltd


Mansfield driveway resin resurfacing Mansfield


Drive-Cote Ltd resin bonded stone path


Resin paving completed in a day


porous permeable resin bonded stone Mansfield Notts

May 30th, 2017

porous permeable resin bonded stone

porous permeable resin bonded stone  -is it permeable?  Or is it porous – whats the difference?

Porosity tells us how much water rock or soil can retain. Permeability is a measure of how easily water can travel through porous soil or bedrock. Soil and loose sediments, such as sand and gravel, are porous and permeable. They can hold a lot of water, and it flows easily through them. Although clay and shale are porous and can hold a lot of water, the pores in these fine-grained materials are so small that water flows very slowly through them. Clay has a low permeability.

Resin bonded stone is not porous or permeable, resin bound paving, aggregate and stone are all said to be permeable.  The question is how permeable is a porous surface.

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We have been working with resin for over 15 years now and we are constantly amazed at the reports out there that the free draining of a surface can solve all your drainage problems.

Porous permeable resin bonded stone is not an option because it is an impermeable and protective surface. The purpose of a resin bonded surface is different than a resin bound application.  In addition to this it is a completely different installation process.

Confused? then call us for a free no obligation chat.

Choice of colours and finishes

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Chesterfield, Mansfield, Shireboork, Heanor, Ilkeston, Eckington.  Driveway path or patio we can resurface in a day.

Weed free and maintenance free can be completed in a day using existing surfaces. Anti slip impermeable resurfacing providing an attractive and durable surface.  No mess no disruption and more importantly no skips or waste removal.  How come?

Call now for a free no obligation quote. 01623 623986  and speak with Simon or Faith. No salesmen just honest answers.


resin paving edging requirements

April 30th, 2017

resin paving edging requirements

For a resin bonded resurfacing option there are no special resin paving edging requirements unlike resin bound paving which usually does.

Resin paving edging requirements are not a necessary with resin bonded applications  as one of the benefits of a resin resurfacing project with the resin bonded install is the fact that it does not affect exisiting levels.  Key and extremely important for the end product so it does not affect access to gates and doors for example, or more importantly drainage.

Resin paving edging requirements differ with resin bound stone applications as this is applied on a deeper level so ultimately it can affect existing levels, access and drainage.

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We have recently completed a small commercial project in Sheffield and this client wanted an anti slip option in addition to the resurfacing needs.

Due to the speed of application and curing time this created minimal mess and disruption and as it was an access way, minor hindrance in accessing the site.  No resin paving edging requirements for this neat little project.  Don’t forget resin bonded aggregate  can extend and protect the original surface. As the resin is an impermeable product it prevents the ingress of water and therefore reduces deterioration of the existing concrete or tarmac.

Call now for a free no obligation chat. 

resin bonded USP

April 28th, 2017

resin bonded USP

a resin bonded USP for your concrete or patio would have to be the fact that it uses an existing surface as a base.

Not all resin resurfacing is bonded and therefore does not provide the benefit of the USP on using an existing surface.  This week we have been provided with a number of enquiries all needing clarification as to the difference between resin bonded and resin bound surfacing and paving options.

We are Mansfield based and have been working with resin for nearly 2 decades and even to this day we still have to clarify the differences in resin, its purposes and uses and the benefits.

resin bonded USP

We have even recently seen a resurfacing with resin on a block paved drive which is not a something we advocate. Resin is a solid monolithic surface the same as concrete and tarmac and installing resin bonded stone on an impermeable surface means it reinforces the stability and strength of the resin.  The USP being it uses existing surfaces.  Don’t take our word for it.  Call for an example near you.

Mansfield Ashfield Sutton Chesterfield Higham Alfreton Shirland Westhouse Stonebroom Morton Pilsey Tibshelf Stanton Hill Shirebrook

Commercial or residential we can help.



possible driveway surface solutions ask Drive-Cote Ltd

March 27th, 2017

possible driveway surface solutions

As the start of the season begins we thought we would  remind everyone of the possible driveway surface solutions available.  Obviously when we say driveway we include paths and patios in this subject.

  • Resin Bonded Stone
  • Resin Bound Paving
  • Block paving
  • Imprinted concrete
  • Tarmac
  • Concrete

possible driveway surface solutions

No one surface is the ideal, especially if the subject matter is external.  Whilst we in the UK are not subject to severe weather conditions as a whole, we still need to be respectful of elements which can create the need for possible driveway surface solutions.

The freeze thaw effect which has not had much effect this year, is the main cause of surface deterioration with tarmac and concrete.  Potholes and shelling being obvious evidence of the how the weather can damage our driveways paths and patios.  That said the surface damage is generally superficial and if treated or protected soon enough further deterioration will not occur.

Resin bonded stone and resin bound paving very often confused as the same ( which they are definitely not), block paving, imprinted concrete, tarmac and concrete are all possible options but it should be realised there is a downside to all  external surfacing.  It may be a maintenance option is necessary (block paving and imprinted concrete for example).  We always recommend all possible driveway surface solutions are considered carefully.  Consider why you need to address the area, or if it is just a cosmetic solution you required.

We try to provide the pro’s and cons with all our clients.  As a Mansfield based company we aim to offer honest advice.  For example consider what is already down and the purpose for what you are considering possible driveway surface solutions for – is it to protect? Is it to look attractive?  Is it a necessary finish?  Do you want a choice of colour?

Remember you do not have to resurface in in one go your driveway path or patio area can be an organic development and can even create kerb appeal.

Mansfield, Ripley, Heanor, Belper, Shirebook, Warsop, Blidworth, Bilsthorpe call now for a free quote.


proven resin bonded works ring to find one near you

February 28th, 2017

proven resin bonded works

We had a potential customer this week requesting a visit as a result of a referral.  Not the usual type as this enquiry had come through as a result of our proven resin bonded works.

They had recently moved into a Nottingham property in Tollerton.  The property was already benefiting from our resin bonded stone previous installed about 6 years ago.  The resin bonded aggregate had been installed on a large concrete area on a side elevation.  This proven resin bonded works had impressed the the new occupants that much that they contacted the previous owners to obtain our details.

We have now booked into quote to match the proven resin bonded works to incorporate  the driveway in the same finish as the original.


The choice of available colours has widened extensively and with our suppliers of both the resin and the special aggregate being local we are confident of our product and the installation.

So if you want to view an proven resin bonded works close to you call for a free quote.

Can be completed in a day

No skips necessary

No mess and disruption

Providing a virtually weed and maintenance free option for concrete, tarmac and imprinted concrete

Anti slip with a choice of natural or coloured finishes.


resin bound driveway base comparison Nottingam

February 26th, 2017

resin bound driveway base comparison

Sawley near Long Eaton has been the area to visit for Drive-Cote Ltd this week. 

The call for a visit was for advice with regard to a resin install already in place at the callers home address.  This resin bound surface had been completed over 6 years ago and was causing some concern for the client as there was a vast difference between two halves of his driveway.

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One section of the resin driveway had weathered a lot better than the other in this homeowners opinion and only on a site visit did we realise why.  One section of the resin in this resin bound driveway base comparison had less moss, weed and algae growth than the other side.  On first impressions you would have said that they were completely different installs. Or at least had been installed at  a different time but this was not the case.

On speaking with the homeowner we realised the reason were having to call to view and assess the resin bound driveway base comparison – one section was based on an original base of concrete and the other was a hardcore compacted and free draining base. This highlighted the difference between the two.

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As a result of the free draining hardcore base the water had permeated through the resin bound surface (as is the quality of the resin bound applications) and therefore caused less moss/weed/algae formation.

The other half of the drive had more moss/algae/weeds because whilst the resin bound gravel is porous the concrete is not! 

This client was quite disappointed with the look of his drive and is hoping we can offer a solution by installing our resin bonded stone over the two sections.

Not one of our normal installs and not one we can say a definite yes to without further considerations.   One school of thought at present is to have the surface cleaned and any moss and algae removed.  We can then reassess the surface then.

Resin has increased in popularity over the years as it can be an attractive and durable option, however if installed incorrectly like any external surface it will not stand up to the elements and may well be false economy.

This resin bound driveway base comparison request is not something we get very often, however if you want any advice or guidance please do not hesitate to contact Drive-Cote Ltd. 

Concrete, tarmac or imprinted concrete (and even paving slabs for non vehicular areas) we can resurface providing a virtually weed and maintenance free option.

Derbyshire and  Nottinghamshire border  based close to the M1. Mansfield, Shirebrook, Warsop, Clipstone, Forest Town


decorative resin bonded stone covering cost for a slippery imprinted driveways

February 11th, 2017

wet weather resin installsDecorative resin bonded stone covering cost for slippery imprinted driveways

A recent call over the winter time has been for a decorative resin bonded stone covering  cost for slippery imprinted driveways.  Unfortunately the client was too far for us to be able to complete the works, but we are more than happy to chat and give as much information as possible.

The caller had a “very slippery pattern imprinted concrete drive” which was also on a slope! They had seen one of our posts and was after potential for an anti slip decorative resin bonded stone covering cost.

The process would involve very little preparation work as the structure in place had good integrity so we were able to provide an indication of the cost based on a natural finish although we do need to have a site visit to ensure the suitability.

One of the difficulties with our product is the weather.  Once the decorative resin bonded stone covering is in place it will offer excellent ant slip surfacing qualities, but we are governed by the time of year for installs.

Resin bonded stone has been in supply for nearly 20 years now and we have been working with resin for over 15 years.  Our suppliers continue to research the potential for wet weather installs, but to date they have not achieved this.

We like to work within a 60 mile radius (depending on the time of year)  so unfortunately 119 miles (where this enquiry was from) was a little too far.

Call us now  01623 623986. We are based in Mansfield .  No sales men. Contact Simon or Faith and have a chat about the decorative resin bonded stone covering options available for your sliippery concrete imprinted concrete or tarmac driveway path or patio.

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, Burton Joyce, Clowne, Daventry, Edwinstowe, Gedling, Kirkby in Ashfield, Loughborough,  Matlock, Newthorpe, Old Whittington, Radcliffe on Trent, Saddleworth, Sheffield, Sleaford, Stone, Walesby, Weston Coyney or Wollaton.

Drive-Cote Ltd resin bonded website revamp

January 31st, 2017

Drive-Cote Ltd resin bonded website revamp

Drive-Cote Ltd resin bonded website revamp is on the cards for our Drive-Cote Ltd company

We have been installing for over 15 years now with quite a lot of our history recorded on the website and the thing with websites is that they soon become outdated.

Mobile devices being a popular search tool now like different versions than the standard desktop versions.

The Drive-Cote Ltd resin bonded website revamp will hopefully help reach our audience a little easier.

Resin bonded stone was originally used on the roadways but it soon progressed to residential surfaces which is where our start was.  Resin bonded stone being a durable but attractive product means that existing surfaces can be resurfaced.

So keep checking in and see if we have upgraded yet!  Concrete, imprinted concrete or tarmac (path or patio) we can resurface for a virtually weed and maintenance free surface. (don’t forget we can’t do block paving)


Or come and see resin bonded stone in situ!  Here at Drive-Cote Ltd 63 Berry Hill Lane Mansfield Notts NG18 4BP

resin bonded driveway forthcoming season Mansfield Ashfield Bolsover

January 28th, 2017

resin bonded driveway forthcoming season

The resin bonded driveway forthcoming season is already fast approaching!  Order book being filled on a daily basis.

Over the forthcoming months it gives Drive-Cote Ltd opportunity to reflect on the past 17 years as the resin bonded driveway forthcoming season approaches fast.

resin bonded driveway forthcoming season

As a local Mansfield Company we have been supporting local businesses in the area and recently we have a 12th anniversary mention in The Onestop Local magazine  along with a few other local businesses.

We are proud to say

Drive-Cote Ltd is a local  family owned business run by Simon and Faith on Berry Hill Lane Mansfield.  We at Drive-Cote Ltd provide individual, attractive and durable resurfacing resin bonded stone options for driveways, paths and patios.

Since the start of trading in 2000 we have been offering a friendly and bespoke service with free no obligation quotes.  No salesman!

With our resin bonded stone resurfacing you can have a choice of colours and/or designs.  We reuse your existing concrete, tarmac or imprinted concrete as a base being able to complete in most cases, in a day, with minimal mess and disruption. No skips required.

Drive-Cote Ltd resin bonded stone installs mean that existing levels and surfaces remain the same and with a virtually maintenance free and anti slip surface, slips trips and falls can be a thing of the past. 

With over 15 years of experience Drive-Cote Ltd can protect and rejuvenate your driveway path or patio.  Don’t take our word for it ask to see a completed job near you!  16 years of keeping it local! We now also offer a bespoke gate service as a compliment to driveway and path resurfacing. Visit our website  for more information.

Don’t take our word for it.  We have been advertising in the One Stop Local for the full 12 years of their circulation and continue to receive the enquiries to prove it.  Read and retained the One Stop Local Magazine is informative and interesting with articles and reviews of interest to local businesses and readers alike.”

So avoid disappointment and not being able to have an attractive and durable finish protecting your existing concrete and tarmac, book early!

Chesterfield, Mansfield, Edwinstowe, Heanor, Belper, Radmanthwaite, Pleasley, Shipley, Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottingham, Unstone, Sheffield