Drive-Cote Ltd Coronavirus update

March 29th, 2020

Due to the Coronavirus and the resultant potential risks to employees, clients, suppliers and the general public Drive-Cote Ltd have decided that in line with  Government guidelines it is in everyone’s best interest to close Drive-Cote Ltd until further notice. 

We do  hope to reopen when it is safe and prudent to do so.

Accordingly we will continue to monitor the ongoing situation.

We would like to take this opportunity to send every good wish to all.  Please keep safe.

Regards

Simon Faith

and the Team at Drive-Cote Ltd

Drive-Cote Ltd Resin Stone

      

Drive-Cote Ltd resin longevity over 18 years

February 23rd, 2020

Drive-Cote Ltd resin longevity

 We at Drive-Cote by virtue of longevity (over 18 years in the industry) together with experience and knowledge,  consider ourselves to be industry specialists.

In December 2012 nearly 8 years ago we started to record on our website about resin resurfacing. One of the first things we wrote about was the unnecessary steps taken in removing existing slabs if they are basically sound.  As long as vehicles are not going to travel over or stand on a slabbed paving surface potentially it can be resurfaced. 

Please note Drive-Cote Ltd resin longevity is some 18 years.  It is just the last 8 we have recorded on our website.  

Drive-Cote Ltd resin longevity

We wrote

Our Resin Bonded paving option for patios not only saves time, money and disruption it is better for the environment?  If there are drainage issues then these can be addressed at the time of installation.  Current government legislation is promoting permeable paving, however that is only for new surfaces over a certain size and if the runoff is directed to the mains water services.

And remember the Suds detail is only relative to front gardens over 5m.

We also wrote about Landfill issues in one of our posts. We wrote about why we work with resin bonded applications.  To be honest we have not changed our way of thinking either.

If its not broke don’t fix it!

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, Matlock, Newthorpe, Old Whittington, Radcliffe on Trent, Sheffield, Walesby,  and Wollaton.

 

Drive-Cote Ltd Nottingham resin driveway

February 12th, 2020

Drive-Cote Ltd Nottingham resin driveway company based in the East Midlands.  Covering Nottingham, Ravenshead, Sherwood and surrounding areas.

Our resin bonded works provide a seamless protective and durable covering option.  In addition our resin resurfacing  option provides a weed resistant and anti slip surface.

Whether you have concrete or tarmac our specialist covering can use the surface without affecting existing levels.  

Nottingham resin driveways

No mess!

In addition can be completed in a day!

 

 

 

Patios and paths can be resurfaced to compliment your Nottingham resin driveway.   Finishes available in a variety of colours

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Resin Bonded  Gravel and Resin Bonded  Aggregate to provide 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 accessible to Skegby,  Bilsthorpe, Bulwell,   Clay Cross, Cotgrave,  Huthwaite, Mansfield Woodhouse, New Houghton, Nottingham, Pentrich, Peterborough, Ravenshead, Sellers Wood, Shirebrook, Toton, Warsop, Worksop.

recent resin drive enquiry

January 29th, 2020

Recent resin drive enquiry received just after Christmas 2019. 

Unfortunately this recent resin drive enquiry was out of area, however we are always happy to provide information and referrrals where possible.

 From: Dave   ………@virgin.net>

 Sent: 08 January 2020 14:13

To: info@drive-cote.co.uk

 Subject: Resin bonded driveway

  Hi,     I stumbled upon your website after reading about you in an online forum “outandabout live”. The pseudonym of the very helpful person was “faithcaine” who may be an owner. I have a forty year old concrete drive which although cracked in places is very solid. These have probably been there since the 1980’s as I have seen little change since then. Would this be suitable for resin-bonded? Photo attached.

Unfortunately I think I may be way too far out of your area (Essex) for you to be able to help me.  I do wonder if perhaps you know the names of any reliable installers in the S.E. though if that is the case. Kind regards,  Dave

We replied

Thank you for your email.  Guilty as charged!   that  was me on “outandabout live”! 

Simon has looked at your images and based on an assumption that the levels are not too differing on the different sections, with good prep works the resin bonded stone should be able to be resurfaced.  As with all works its about a site visit and good prep work. 

You are correct we are too far to be able to complete the works.  However there are 2 National companies who have installers in different areas.  Just remember and be aware a lot of companies favour the bound (requiring the existing surface to be removed).  However with resin bonded this is designed to resurface existing surfaces. 

Addagrip seem to work more with resin bonded  so I would start with them first.  Also if you look local – shopping centres and walk ways –  you will probably find works completed – contact the council and see if they can tell you who installed the surface and whilst they may be commercial and bound-  they may well be able to recommend a local installer.

 www.sureset.co.uk or www.addagrip.co.uk 

 Hopefully I have continued to be the helpful “faithcaine” and this will help you with your recent resin driveway enquiry and good luck.

 Regards  Faith

 01623 623986

 www.drive-cote.co.uk

Hi Faith,

Well thank you so much for the helpful advice especially as you are not in my area. All I can say is good luck with your business and I am sure you will continue to do well with your excellent attitude to customers and people in general as well judging by your comments on that forum. Kind Regards Dave

Imprinted concrete, tarmac or concrete we can resurface (subject to a site survey).   Anti slip and virtually weedfree.  No mess and no disruption and no or minimum  costly landfill disposal requirements.  Our resurfacing option does not affect existing surfaces.

resin bonded stone upcycling service

December 31st, 2019

resin bonded stone upcycling service

Upcycling, also known as creative reuse, is the process of transforming by-products, waste materials, useless, or unwanted products into new materials or products of better quality and environmental value.

Upcycling is the practice of creating a useable product from waste or unwanted items or adapting an existing product in some way to add value. The purpose of upcycling is reducing waste and improving the efficiency of resource use.

Resin bonded stone does exactly this.  No need to remove the existing.  Obviously this goes without saying that an onsite visit is a requirement. This being required to ensure the suitability of the existing surface first.

resin bonded stone upcycling service

In one of our posts in 2014 (over 5 years ago) we explained  –

“being a Mansfield company we pride ourselves on providing a local service to local people.  Chesterfield, Ripley, Eastwood, Woodborough, Papplewick, Bulwell, Stonebroom, Swanwick, Loscoe, Heanor all within easy reachof our base in the East Midlands.

Don’t forget to ask the questions about resin bonded and resin bound – the differences and what difference the type of application will make to the surface it is being applied to”.

Benefits of our resin bonded stone upcycling service ?

resin bonded stone upcycling service by Drive-Cote Ltd

  • Uses the existing concrete tarmac or imprinted concrete
  • No skip
  • No use of landfill sites
  • Anti slip
  • Doesn’t affect existing levels
  • Can be completed in a day!

Ever wondered why concrete is perfect material for footings for a property – durable, impermeable hardwearing and strong.  If your driveway path or patio is structurally sound why have it removed?  Why not consider our Resin bonded stone upcycling service!

Mansfield and Ashfield areas and more .  Concrete tarmac and imprinted concrete we can resurface it.

resin bonded install recessed manhole covers

November 10th, 2019

With a resin bonded install recessed manhole covers could be the answer if you want the manhole area to blend in.

Suitable for a driveway path or patio.   Because with a resin bonded install using a recessed manhole cover can improve access.  Because drainage is important it can be wise to ensure good access remains in place.  Or put in place if non is in place already.

Product Features for a  recessed manhole cover can include being made of galvanised steel.  In addition it can be lockable with integral lifting keys.  Sizes tend to be uniform but a standard will have External Dimensions:
740 (L) x 590 (W) x 58 (H)  with a clear opening of  600 (L) x 450 (W) x 43.5 (H).

resin bonded install recessed manhole covers

 Obviously it is not a must in all cases.  Shapes and sizes can vary if required but usually like for like is all that is required.  This can help in ensuring the correct safe loading criteria is met.

Examples below show resin bonded install recessed manhole covers remaining as is or just with new lids. 

 

  

 

 

 

It is important to maintain drainage access therefore make sure you consider when any refurbishment works are completed on your driveway path or patio.

Remember our resin driveway resurfacing is anti slip durable and protective. We use a two part solvent free polyurethane mix when used with the correct aggregate such as a Bauxite  offers a quick curing anti slip surface.  

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. 

Call Simon or Faith on 01623 623986

stone resin driveway considerations

November 3rd, 2019

 stone resin driveway considerations

  Stone resin driveway considerations are varied.  They should be made before any works are completed.

Cost and suitability of surface.  Aggregate and resin choice.  Drainage and installer experience.  Additionally reliability.  The size of the aggregate furthermore can improve an install. Just some of the stone resin driveway considerations.

Cost – is it per sqm?

Does it include removing any waste?  Similarly materials?

Suitability of surface – do you have concrete? Can it be installed on tarmac?  Is the surface structurally sound?

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Aggregate and resin choice – does the size of the aggregate have a bearing on the install?

Bauxite? Natural? Coloured?

Drainage is that a necessary? 

What are  the choices? Does it have to be a standard drainage system? What about permeability?

What about a sloping surface?

All these questions make stone resin driveway considerations important. A necessary first step before taking on any works.

You can enhance or extend the life of existing surfaces.  Hence one of the important benefits of a resin bonded stone finish. Which is its ability to protect.  Only if applied correctly. 

Masking areas is  part of the preparation work.  Or it should be.   But also make sure manholes and edges are protected. Health and Safety for that reason must also be a consideration. Furthermore marking of hazard areas is a must.

Speed of installation is key.  But will vary according to the time of year.  Resin is very sensitive product.  Timing is key. From the time the resin is agitated through to the time it is installed. Also as a result the weather needs to be a consideration.

What is one of the key benefits  resin bonded stone installations?  The anti slip surfacing.  Therefore slippy slopes and slippy surfaces can be eliminated.  Also with the installation of resin on a sloped area comes the complexity.   Managing the resin can be an issue.  Consequently timing is key. 

Call us now  01623 623986. East Midlands based .  No sales men. Contact Simon or Faith for a chat.

We are based in the Mansfield therefore near the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire border.  We resurface your driveway path or patio. Therefore providing  a weed free alternative.  So say no to the usual block paving.  So why have imprinted concrete?  Likewise tarmac and concrete ?  Resin offers an alternative. We cover Beeston, Bolsover.  Clowne and Edwinstowe.  Gedling, Kirkby in Ashfield and Matlock.  Newthorpe, Old Whittington, Radcliffe on Trent,  Sheffield, Walesby, and Wollaton.

resin bonded driveway preparation specification

October 5th, 2019

Resin bonded driveway preparation specification

 We are regularly asked this.  What a resin bonded driveway preparation specification should be.

The answer is simple.  Planning and preparation.  Another important  aspect in the case of our business is a solid well structured base.   So first and foremost we rely on the base for the resurfacing.

Concrete or tarmac are the perfect bases.  A resin bonded driveway starts with a solid base.  Resin bonded stone uses existing surfaces for a reason. Strength is the reason.  Thus ensuring structural integrity.  The weight  of a vehicle needs to be well supported.  Concrete and tarmac provide this.

 

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Concrete benefits, why we use for resin bonded stone

We could give you a whole list of reasons to keep your concrete driveway path or patio.  So as an example consider the following:

 

Resin bonded driveway preparation specification is relatively simple.  We would need to assess the surface first.

Drive-Cote Ltd have a tried and tested process to follow.  However there are always variations to the norm.  As a business we adjust accordingly.  Having the correct materials together with exceptional quality is improtant.  Reliability from suppliers is also key.

Blockpaving driveway preparation specification

With a block paved drive the preparation specification is completely different.  Why?  Because digging out and sub base considerations are required.  That is before laying any blocks.  Because blocks are labour intensive and there is  the potential need to remove waste.  A resin bonded driveway preparation specification does not need this.

We use a 2 part resin bonded stone installs system.  It is  easily and by far the simplest way to improve access so giving kerb appeal.   But it is an efficient and cost effective process .  The resin bonded driveway preparation specification is  so simple.  This allows it to be completed in a day.  We offer free no obligation quotes.

Contact us to discuss  a resin bonded driveway preparation specification

Call us now  01623 623986. We are based in Mansfield .  No sales men. So contact Simon or Faith anytime.

We are based in the East Midlands so contact us for a chat if you live in the area.  Anti slip and protective resin bonded stone. We will resurface your driveway path or patio because our resin can provide unique options. In fact our resin can provide a weed free alternative.  No need to have the usual surfaces.  No more block paving or imprinted concrete or tarmac and concrete . Beeston or Bolsover.   Burton Joyce and Clowne.  Gedling,  Kirkby in Ashfield and Matlock.  Newthorpe or Old Whittington. Radcliffe on Trent and Sheffield. Becuase these are all within our local area we can help you protect your existing surface.

 

Resin drives by Drive-Cote Ltd Mansfield Ashfield Ravenshead

September 29th, 2019

Resin drives by Drive-Cote Ltd Mansfield

 With over 18 years experience in installing resin drives paths and patios we at Drive-Cote Ltd will offer free no obligations information and quotes.

Resin drives paths and patios can be an enhancement to your surface.  Resin drives will offer a suitable protective attractive and durable option to extend the life of you existing surface.  Be it concrete or tarmac the resin will create an impermeable surface.If water cannot ingress then weeds cannot get a hold on the surface.

Will a resin drive affect the existing levels?

The simple answer is no it will not.

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Will the resin drive path or patio be slippery?

The simple answer is no – the anti slip surfacing is of a road standard.

What is the cost for a resin  resurfacing option?

This is less simple as various factors can affect the price – the existing surface condition or the finish colour  for example.

Will resin lay on hardcore?

No –  a resin drive needs a solid monolithic surface such as tarmac, asphalt and concrete.  Ever wondered why concrete is used for footings for a newbuild? 

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Will there be much disruption and mess involved?

No our resin drive installs as a rule create minimum mess and disruption – no skips required!  One of the benefits of having a resin drive by Drive-Cote Ltd is the fact that we use the existing concrete or tarmac.

Call us now  01623 623986. We are based in Mansfield .  No sales men. Contact Simon or Faith and have a chat.

From where we are based in the East Midlands (the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire border) we can help you with a resin drive by Drive-Cote Ltd.  It 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,  Matlock, Newthorpe, Old Whittington, Radcliffe on Trent, Sheffield,  Walesby or Wollaton.

Anti skid resin surfacing base requirements providing a brand new surface

September 19th, 2019

Anti skid resin surfacing base requirements providing an anti skid surface

What are the resin drive covering base requirements if I want to resurface my driveway?
What will be the cost for an anti skid resin drive covering for my concrete base? 
Do I have a choice of colours for the finish?

We do get asked a lot about the anti skid resin surfacing covering base requirements which basically is concrete or tarmac.  Having said that we can work with imprinted concrete which can be quite slippery and slabs  but the basic resin drive covering base requirements will ultimately vary from client to client.

anti skid resin surfacing

Some concrete surfaces are too rough, damaged or cracked for the anti skid resin surfacing but we offer free no obligation visits and will only surface what is truly suitable.

We have been in touch today with an alternative supplier and part of our chat was about resin bound and whether this can be an option for providing an anti slip surface for a base such as concrete and or tarmac.  They agreed that the resin bound would not be a realistic covering as the resin bound needs a porous base to ensure the free draining.

Resin Bonded  Gravel and Resin Bonded Aggregate providing anti skid resin surfacing. 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,  Pentrich, Peterborough, Ravenshead, Sellers Wood, Shirebrook, Sutton Bonnington, Toton, Warsop, Worksop

Free no obligation quote call 01623 623986.