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.



resin bonded stone Mansfield

July 31st, 2017

resin bonded stone install Mansfield

A resin bonded stone install Mansfield is fast becoming a popular option.

We have been installing for over 17 years now and have certainly had one of our busiest years yet!

We still have plenty of questions to answer about a  resin bonded stone install  – 2 of the most popular being


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What is the spec of the surface that resin can be installed on?

resin bonded resurfacing by Drive-Cote ltd


What warranty do you offer?

Want to know more then give us a call


So if you live in Stonebroom, Morton, Shirebrook, Oxton, Southwell, Kirkby in Ashfield, Chesterfield, Hasland, Arnold or any other area local to Mansfield where we are based call Drive-Cote Ltd  and get honest answers to your driveway path or patio problems from an informative resin driveway company.

Remember block paving, concrete, imprinted concrete, slabs and tarmac no all surfaces should be resurfaced.  Resin is not the answer to all surfaces.  However resin bonded stone can offer an anti slip, durable and virtually weed free and maintenance free  resurfacing alternative to having the existing surface removed.  Free quotations.

does resin bonded stone go green

June 28th, 2017

does resin bonded stone go green ?

Like any outdoor surface resin bonded stone  may benefit from a yearly powerwash as it is surprising how much dirt and grime there is in the atmosphere and rainfall. As for the green algae it does not adhere to the resin bonded installs to any great degree. It may appear on the surface but a stiff brush and a powerwash as previously said will generally remove this without too much effort.  So put in a simple term and to answer the question resin bonded stone go green the answer should be yes it can go green.  But it is not a problem and with the resin bonded stone being an antislip product it has minimal effect.

The RHS advice website states

Non-chemical control

Dislodge moss from between paving (non present on resin bonded paving)  by running a sharp knife along the cracks. Alternatively, use a block paving brush with a long handle, narrow head and wire bristles for effective cleaning without stooping

    A pressure washer will remove moss and algae effectively.  However, use this method with care in areas where drainage is unsatisfactory as the extra water could exacerbate damp problems. Always wear goggles when using a pressure washer. This is the best method for removal of moss and algae from wooden garden features. After spraying, consider treating fences and sheds with wood preservatives and garden furniture with teak oil

    Brush hard surfaces with a stiff broom on a regular basis to help prevent growths from taking hold. Raking loose surfaces such as gravel helps to keep these areas free of both moss and weeds

    Prune overhanging plants to improve air flow – this will allow the drying effects of sun and wind to reach the site

    Ensure surfaces slope slightly to prevent standing water

    Improving drainage in the surrounding area will also help to deter growths. Dig out shallow channels along the edges of paths, patios and drives and fill with coarse gravel to absorb run off water.   

P1010244  Please note not all drives come with a free gnome!

Interested in a drive then call us now for a free no obligation quote.

01623 623986


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.

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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!


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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