Drive-Cote Ltd resin bonded stone

April 30th, 2018

Drive-Cote Ltd resin bonded stone

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East Midlands based resin driveway company

March 31st, 2018

East Midlands based resin driveway company in Nottinghamshire

We are an East Midlands based resin driveway company in Nottinghamshire working with resin bonded aggregate providing Resin driveways, paths and patios. We can provide both resin bonded stone and resin bound paving for your driveway, path or patio. We have been established for over 10 years.

Resin Drive anti slip & maintenance free. Resurfacing of Concrete, Tarmac, Imprinted Concrete – We use existing surfaces with Resin Bonded Stone. Driveways Paths, Patios.

We can offer a reliable, clean and tidy service which will allow us to resurface your driveway path or patio with our resin bonded stone. Your existing concrete, tarmac and imprinted concrete has a brand new look without having to have it removed.

East Midlands based resin driveway company

Maintenance free!

Anti slip!

Can be completed in a day!


Contact us today for a resin driveway, resin path or resin patio. Free no obligation quote

As advertised on 

As an East Midlands based resin driveway company we are celebrating over 15 years of advertising with  We pride ourselves on being one of the longest established resin installation companies in the East Midlands.  We don’t do block paving and we don’t do imprinted concrete. We resurface existing surfaces like concrete, tarmac and imprinted concrete.

An alternative to paving slabs for your patio. If you are wanting to improve your tired path with a decorative and speedy process, resin bonded stone is the answer.  No mess no disruption and no skips.

If your imprinted concrete has been troublesome over winter creating a hazard with slipperiness, consider our anti slip resin surfacing.  Can be completed in a day.  Please note the pattern will then be disguised by our resin as it provides the look and feel of gravel but without the migration you would get from a gravel drive.

4 years ago  we wrote about our company an  East Midlands based resin driveway company, so call us now for a free quote. 01623 623986

Impermeable resin bonded stone Higham concrete tarmac.

March 30th, 2018

Impermeable resin bonded stone Higham

We make no excuses and we at Drive-Cote Ltd  are proud to say our impermeable resin bonded stone is not designed to allow water to permeate though!

Therefore you may think it is not suitable for your driveway path or patio?


What about Suds Compliance you may ask ?

Suds compliance ensures any run off water is managed and that can mean an acco drain or other alternative water management systems.

Impermeable resin bonded stone

Impermeable resin bonded stone requires maintenance and requires an impermeable surface below such as hardcore, not tarmac, concrete or imprinted concrete.  Why have a permeable surface laid onto an impermeable surface –  because where does the water go?

We have been working with resin bonded stone for over 15 years as confirmed in our yell advertising

One shoe does not fit all and impermeable resin bonded stone is not the right product for all customers but it is not only a cost effective product it has many other benefits

  • No mess or disruption when installing
  • Can be completed in a day
  • Choice of colours
  • Protects and extends the lift of your existing path driveway or patio.
  • Virtually weed free (if water cannot get though neither can weeds) and don’t forget seeds can embed from the top of the surface if it is porous, but not in the case of impermeable resin bonded stone.

An impermeable surface is a surface which resists the infiltration of water is what the Environment Agency say.

The Environment Agency is the leading public body protecting and improving the environment in England and Wales. It is their job to make sure that air, land and water are looked after by everyone in today’s society, so that tomorrow’s generations inherit a cleaner, healthier world. Their work includes tackling flooding and pollution incidents, reducing industry’s impacts on the environment, cleaning up rivers, coastal waters and contaminated land, and improving wildlife habitats.

The Environment Agency provide guidance and instruction for new developments and serve to educate.

Resin bonded stone or gravel by Drive-Cote Ltd for concrete or tarmac, paths, patios or driveways.

Impermeable resin bonded stone Higham, Ilkeston, Shirland, Rainworth, Clipstone, Forest Town, Shirebrook, Alfreton, Stonebroom, Morton, Pilsley, Grassmore, Chesterfield, Dronfield, West Houses Protect and maintain your existing concrete, tarmac or imprinted concrete.

resin bound stone driveway anti slip properties Nottingham

February 25th, 2018

Arctic weather conditions are set to move forward this week. So not only does our resin provide anti slip properties it also protects your existing surfaces further.  Please be aware there is a difference between  resin bound stone driveway anti slip properties and resin bonded stone driveway anti slip properties. Potholes are not a problem purely associated with roads.  Tarmac surfaces on your driveway can be affected.

Back in November 2016 we highlighted the issues with slippery driveway path and patio surfaces and with the weather this week forecast to be icy it brings home the need to ensure your driveway path or patio is not a danger to you or your visitors.

resin bound stone driveway anti slip properties

In our post we also referred to an imprinted concrete surface we had recovered previously and said

This drive has been laid about 7 years and it sounds as though it is in excellent condition – lovingly sealed and cleaned each year to extend and protect it.  Quite the right thing to do.  BUT  due to the slope on this access this is causing a great deal of difficulty for the owner and indeed his visitors.  Sealing protects but can also lead to reinforcing the slipperiness.   An anti slip path would alleviate the problem without having to have this otherwise perfect imprinted concrete driveway covered up

resin bound stone driveway anti slip properties

So consider resin bonded stone for your slippy tarmac, concrete and imprinted concrete surfaces.  Mansfield, Ashfield, Sutton in Ashfield, Ambergate, Hilcote, Alfreton, Westhouses, Tibshelf. 

Remember our resin bonded stone resurfaces existing surfaces so no mess no disruption, completed in a day.  No additives required to provide an anti slip surface as opposed to the result from a resin bound stone driveway anti slip properties.

Resin bonded stone is sometimes called scatter coat resin bonded stone – the angular non coated aggregate provides excellent adhesion and anti slip properties.  Resin bound stone provides a shiny surface as it has a covering for the stone.  This can be “anti slipped” so to speak but we believe is not as effective as the Drive-Cote Ltd resin bonded scatter coat system. Scatter coat sometimes is indicated as not as good as resin bound (trowelled on) but they are completely different applications and provide a difference quality to your driveway, path or patio.

The angular shaped stone sits proud of the resin thus providing more aggressive anti slip surfacing.  Don’t forget a resin seal (both for blockpaved and resin bound) will wear on your driveway through tyre use.  So maintenance will be required in both these installations.

Remember the right product for the right purpose so consider the difference between resin bonded and resin bound stone driveway anti slip properties We would not advocate a resin bonded surface for a playground area as one shoe does not fit all.

To arrange for a free no obligation quote  or just to have a chat 01623 623986 Simon or Faith.

For a Resin Drive installation near you  Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire or Lincolnshire , Alfreton  Bakersfield  Basford, Bingham, Blidworth, Carlton, Clifton, Chesterfield,  Dronfield, Gamston Village, Kegworth, Keyworth, New Ollerton, Northants,Pilsley, Retford, Selston, Shirland, Stanton Hill and Wingerworth

resin steel anti slip surfacing

February 21st, 2018

resin steel anti slip surfacing

This week we have received a request to provide anti slip surfacing for a steel surface for a local company.  This is a project we will be looking to complete at the earliest as, as always resurfacing works are required as a matter or urgency.

This week the forecast is a frosty outlook, so it will not be an option to complete the works too soon.

Each year the UK is subject to diverse winter weathers! Snow and rain, frost and sunshine!  These elements can create issues on tarmac and concrete surfaces (you only have to look at the roads and potholes).  With our resin bonded surfacing being quite aggressive to the touch, there is not much out there for the driveway paving and patio surfaces  to rival the superb anti slip qualities Drive-Cote’s resin bonded aggregate can provide.

Red stone resin by Drive-Cote ltd

We have been working with resin now for a number of years see our previous posts on works and enquiries.

Mansfield, Shirebrook, Ripley, Ilkeston, heanor, Alfreton, Bingham, Shirland, Stonebroom, Sheffield, Chesterfield.  Call for a free no obligation quote.


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resin stone option choices information Drive-Cote Ltd

February 17th, 2018

resin stone option

We at Mansfield based Drive-Cote Ltd have been operating for nearly 18 years and during this time we have seen companies come and go.  A resin stone option for your driveway, path or patio can be open to all sorts of variations of suitability from different companies.

We would like to say we can offer a 20 year guarantee but we can’t and don’t profess to. The questions to ask is to what extent is the guarantee offered – have they been trading 20 years? Will they be trading in 20 years?  Does it cover the materials only or the install as well (perhaps these questions should be applied to any sort of extensive guarantee)?  We at Drive-Cote Ltd are a small personable local company offering a resin stone option, we do not sub contract and we do not employ the services of other Companies.  Our suppliers are long standing and reputable supplying to the trade with a durable and commercial product available to us for residential use.  This in itself can provide confidence in longevity and durability for a resin stone option for a driveway path or patio from Drive-Cote Ltd.

resin stone option by Drive-Cote ltd

Resin stone options for driveway paths and patios vary in requirements from the client specification to the suitability of the product for the surface and/ or purpose.

A resin stone option can be split into 2 main sections really

Resin bonded

Resin bound

Wording can be used to describe the different installs.  So on the plus side resin stone options using the bonded application are lot less expensive (or perhaps the word cheap can be used if trying to sway the reader towards the other resin stone option – resin bound stone).

Mansfield resin stone option


So on the plus side for a resin stone option using the bound application Suds compliant can be highlighted.  However Suds compliance does not mean it has to be permeable it means the run off water has to be managed and that can be with an aco drain and once again perhaps selective wording can be used to sway the customer.

Resin stone option choice

should be down to the suitability of the surface and the requirement of the client.

If we were to look at one example of a requirement for a client  i.e. low or virtually no maintenance then resin bonded stone would be a better choice.  Impermeable means a stiff brush and occasional jet wash is all that is required.  No seal required,  no debris and dirt to clear as can be the case with a permeable surface.  If water can get through then so can mud and debris and this will affect the efficacy of the permeability.

Remember concrete, tarmac or imprinted concrete resin bonded stone can resurface without any mess or disruption

We offer free advice with no obligation – so feel free to call Drive-Cote Ltd based in Mansfield covering Shirebrook, Stonebroom, Clowne, Sutton in Ashfield, Kirkby in Ashfield, Belper, Forest Town, Clipstone, Teversal, Rainworth, Stanton Hill, Tibshelf, Morton, Pilsley, Edingley, Southwell, Mansfield Woodhouse.

Nottingham pothole issues

October 19th, 2017

Nottingham pothole issues

Engineers at our own local  University of Nottingham have recently reported that Nottingham pothole issues could be a thing of the past.

“Highways England is carrying out a trial, after sunflower oil capsules added to asphalt were found to make roads ‘self heal’.

It costs more than £88million a year to fill in the potholes in England’s roads, making the cooking oil – at around £1.15 a litre in shops – a relatively cheap solution.

It works by making bitumen, the sticky black substance used in road surfacing, less thick so that it pours more easily into cracks before they form the dangerous trenches.

Potholes form after sunshine causes roads to swell, before night-time temperatures fall and they contract.

The weight of the traffic as this happens causes cracks to form, which become larger when rainwater falls into them, freezes and expands”


The sunflower solution for Nottingham pothole issues
The report goes on to say

“Highways England, which funded the research, will add 18.5 litres of sunflower oil to five tonnes of asphalt along a five-yard stretch to ensure that it works.

Researchers say, if successful, it could be rolled out across the road network within five years”.

Our Drive-Cote Ltd resin bonded stone resurfacing extends the life of a tarmac or concrete driveway path or patio.  Our resin bonded stone will offer an impermeable surface and therefore prevents the effects of temperature changes and the resultant pothole effects on your driveway paths and patios.

Nottingham pothole issues will still develop on existing surfaces, however  it certainly instills confidence that we could eventually benefit from  a reduction in costs for the repairing of potholes.

Nottingham pothole issues

Mansfield Ashfield, Ripley, Stonebroom, Shirland, Heanor, Ripley, Belper, Hartshorn, Matlock, Swanwick, Pentrich

Resin bonded stone for your driveway path or patio





anti skid resin bonded aggregate works Ollerton

September 30th, 2017

anti skid resin bonded aggregate works Ollerton

We have recently completed some anti skid resin bonded aggregate works Ollerton area for a residential client.

Wanting to improve the kerb appeal this family want to have a durable and attractive finish to their existing tarmac surface.

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Chesterfield Resin Bonded stone feedback

I am delighted with my new drive & patio it looks really terrific.

Would also like to compliment the 3 lads that did the work very cheerful & polite & really helpful.  They worked in an exceptionally tidy neat manner.

The recommendation of your company from a neighbour has been truly justified & I shall also recommend Drive-Cote to other neighbours & friends.




Hi Simon & Faith

 Once again my thanks for dealing  so promptly with my neighbours “issue”.  From my perspective this enhanced my already high regard for your company both in the speed of P1010942your replies and reassurance you would deal direct with them should there be any further “issues”.

Two other neighbours have passed very complimentary comments about how attractive the drive is now.

 anti skid resin bonded aggregate works Ollerton This is just a shot in the dark I was wondering if you have any recommendations of companies dealing in supplying & laying artificial grass?



Ollerton Resin bonded stone

September 2017

Faith & Simon


Just to say how pleased we are with the result of your product.

The lads doing the work were extremely competent and professional.

The workmanship was excellent. They were very helpful to me and left no rubbish whatsoever.

I will certainly be singing your praise at all levels to anyone that asks about the drive.

There has been a lot of neck craning already as people drive pass.

Thank you once again

Frank and Sam

So if you want driveway like  this anti skid resin bonded aggregate works Ollerton call now for a free no obligation quote.

Mansfield, Shirland, Ravenshead, Ilkeston, Ripley, Heanor, Shirebrook, Warsop. Bilsthorpe, Farnsfield.


resin bonded? resin bound? Mansfield Ashfield Bolsover

September 22nd, 2017

resin bonded? resin bound? What is the difference, what is  the general opinion?

Who’s right and who’s wrong?Is one better than the other?

Plenty of feedback on this forum and reading the comments  – even we are confused with which one is  which? Do they mean resin bound or resin bonded?  Easy to work out the difference –  resin bound means it is bound together (resin and stone) in a mixer and resin bonded means the stone bonds to the surface and the special aggregate bonds to the resin.

resin bonded? resin bound?

We at Drive-Cote primarily work with resin bonded.  The idea being this resurfaces the existing  concrete or tarmac tired or damaged driveway path or patio.  Resin bonded stone is an impermeable surface for an impermeable surface.  We at Drive-Cote Ltd have great difficulty in justifying a porous or permeable surface (resin bound) being installed on an impermeable surface (tarmac or concrete).  Where does the water drain to?

I think the overriding thing to remember is don’t rush.

Take your time

Ask questions



Mansfield based offering a free no obligation service in the local area. Mansfield Ashfield and Bolsover.  Call Simon or Faith and ask to view a drive local to you. 01623 623986

nice neat complete resin stone works

August 29th, 2017

nice neat complete resin stone works

We have just completed this nice neat complete resin stone works for a local address in Nottinghamshire.