anti slip surfacing by Drive-Cote Ltd

December 28th, 2020

anti slip surfacing by Drive-Cote Ltd provides an important and useful quality. Difficult to replicate in any other resurfacing options available.  It has hi friction anti slip properties.    Anti slip surfacing being a rough gravel like surface ensuring good adhesion for both foot and vehicular access.  Block paving, imprinted concrete and tarmac do not provided the unique benefit that resin bonded stone provides. 

Over a year ago we wrote about the benefits of resin bonded stone

anti slip surfacing by Drive-Cote Ltd

Aftercare and maintenance required for anti slip surfacing by Drive-Cote Ltd  is minimal. A stiff brush to remove excess aggregate. The occasional jetwash is all that is required.  Not so for resin bound though so be sure to make the correct choice for your requirements.

Back in June 2014 we pointed out some  differences between the 2 installs 


Quality materials and suppliers are also key .  Derbyshire Aggregates are one of the stalwarts of the industry. On their website  you will find a large amount of information.  As a home owner we would would advise you to find as much background information with regard to the suitability of the resin options as possible.

We are based in Mansfield and can provide you with free no obligation quotes.  Call Simon and Faith for a chat  about anti slip surfacing by Drive-Cote Ltd.

Mansfield, Sutton in Ashfield, Ripley, Alfreton, Ravenshead, Shirebrook, Heanor, Alfreton, Stonebroom, Shirland, Pinxton, South Normanton and Hilcote.  We can cover all these areas.  Concrete or tarmac or imprinted  concrete we can resurface without affecting the existing surfaces.

resin bonded driveway edging

November 28th, 2020

Resin bonded driveway edging

          Resin bonded driveway edging is something we do get asked about.  However resin bonded driveways paths and patios do not necessarily  require this.  Nothing is standard.  Each individual drive, surface, finish and requirement is client specific.

Our resin bonded stone is not the same as resin bound.  Resin bonded stone does not have to be applied to the depth required by resin bound surfacing.  Resin bonded stone does not necessarily need the same surface as a resin bound.  These basic differences can not only make a difference as to whether edgings are required or but they can also make a difference to the overall cost.

Sometimes edgings are a requirement of the client rather than a requirement of the install.

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Resin bonded stone resurfacing covers what is in place – existing concrete and tarmac.  It does not provide a brand     new surface.  Resin bonded stone therefore does not affect existing levels and does not  actually require edgings to install.

Resin bonded stone can be installed on surfaces which already have edgings in place – i.e. stone setts or block paving.  This therefore means that as our resin does not affect existing levels and can be applied on the existing tarmac, concrete or imprinted concrete and will finish neatly without affecting the existing edgings.

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Coloured or natural edgings or a coloured or natural finish –  the choices are there.

Anti slip, durable protective and attractive  – our resin bonded stone can extend the life of existing surfaces without the usual time, mess and disruption caused by the usual block paving, tarmac, concrete and imprinted concrete options. 


Mansfield, Kirkby in Ashfield Sutton in Ashfield, Raveshead, Alfreton. Shirland and Stonebroom.  Call for free  no obligation quotes 01623 623986

historical resin bonded stone

October 29th, 2020

historical resin bonded stone

We have been completing resin bonded stone resurfacing works for nearly 20 years.  We first started to record images and historical resin bonded stone works on our website information in 2012.  However our records go further back thank this.

Our original resin bonded stone works were completed with an Epoxy product but over the years and with development in technology we moved on to polyurethane which is a much improved resin.

In November 2012 we talked about Bound or Bonded options along with working with imprinted concrete and tarmac.

December 2014 we discussed  the benefit of the anti slip qualities  but we also tried to explain the complexities of working with a very weather dictorial product.

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Moving forward we provided a selection of areas we have and can work in together with a selection of images. 

We have always throughout our posts highlighted the difference between bound and bonded and the fact that each alternative provides a different solution.  Bonded for protective, durable and anti slip qualities.  Bound being permeable providing a more smooth finish.

Over the years the popularity of resin has soared and whilst the Covid issues this year  have presented difficulties to the trading of all business this has not diminished the interest in resurfacing.

So if it is concrete tarmac or imprinted concrete why not protected and extend its life?  We provide free no obligation quotes.  Mansfield, Ashfield, Ilkeston, Heanor and Ravenshead.  Just ask the question –  why are houses built with concrete footings?  Durability and strength being key aspects and who knew how complex and varied concrete can be?  So if your drive is concrete don’t remove it use it! Resin bonded stone can offer an attractive resurfacing option.



winterproof resin bonded stone

September 28th, 2020

Winterproof resin bonded stone

Now is the time to beat the slippy and icy surfaces with a winterproof resin bonded stone ant slip surface.

Resin bound surfacing  encapsulates the stone and is trowelled on to surfaces. This means the surface is not as anti slip as a winterproof resin bonded stone area.  The uniqueness of a resin bonded surface is that the shape and size of the aggregate and the fact that it sits proud of the resin whilst also being partly embedded in resin for adhesion.

                               Road use is where the resin bonded stone started –  providing anti skid properties but at the same time offering a durable and protective  surface. What makes resin bonded resurfacing anti slip – more irregularities expressed in the aggregate shape which in turn creates more friction- its as simple as this.  The smoother the surface the more slippy the surface.

Winter time is catching up fast and in October 2013 we wrote about how the weather can be a dictate for installations

However once again we see the statements by some companies that they can apply resin (resin bound and resin bonded) when it is raining.   But be very wary of these claims as a resin drive installation Winter time can be hard work.  The weather does not have to halt a project, but it can hold it to ransom!  Concrete and tarmac have different porosity qualities so the surface for  resin drive installations Winter time can dictate on how and when to apply a resin bonded or resin bound application

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Colours and designs available and with free no obligation quotes why not call for a free chat 01623 623986.  Mansfield, Bolsover, Grassmoor, Ripley, Sutton in Ashfield, Kirkby in Ashfield.

resin uses existing concrete patio surface base

August 27th, 2020

resin uses existing concrete patio surface base

  Shall we elaborate on the resin uses existing concrete patio base statement?  Please read carefully and note the key difference between the 2 types of resin to start with.

  • Resin bound is permeable
  • Resin bonded is impermeable
  • Resin bound encapsulates the aggregate (sometime know as media or stone)
  • Resin bonded has the aggregate applied to the resin it is not mixed together or agitated.
  • Resin bonded does not affect the existing levels
  • Resin bound will affect existing levels if applied to an existing surface whether it is concrete or tarmac
  • Resin bonded is installed to an approximate 5 – 8mm in depth
  • Resin bound is applied to an approximate depth of 15-20mm 

Resin uses existing concrete patio surface base


So resin bonded stone is best used for the statement “Resin uses existing concrete patio surface base”

Please remember resin surfacing is only as good as the base below.  Whether it is concrete or tarmac (not blockpaving) the existing surface you are using is key.  If the resin uses existing concrete patio surface base, it must be structurally sound.  Shelling of a surface is not necessarily a concern.  It is neither an indicator of the strength or structure of the concrete base.

Resin bonded resurfacing is an attractive, durable and protective option without the mess and disruption  involved with a brand new surface. We offer free no obligation quotes.

Resin Bonded  Gravel and Resin Bonded Aggregate provides 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,  Clay cross, Cotgrave, Huthwaite, Mansfield Woodhouse, New Houghton, Northampton, Pentrich,  Ravenshead, Sellers Wood, Shirebrook, Toton, Warsop, Worksop

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

relatively speedy resin install Mansfield, Ravenshead, Shirland

July 31st, 2020

 Relatively speedy resin install Mansfield

     Resin bonded stone in comparison to resin bound paving is a relatively speedy resin install. No mess and disruption to remove an existing concrete or tarmac surface. No unsightly skips, no limited access to your property whilst works are completed.  So if you want a relatively speedy resin install compared to the alternatives such as block paving, concrete or slabs. Call us for a free quote.

We always recommend researching the options available.  Costs, pros and cons, design suggestions.  There is an abundance of  information available.  Providing home owners with pointers to consider before embarking on a garden or driveway project.

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One of the many  benefits of google is that you can collect information from various sources giving you knowledge! Don’t take our word for it ! Check this example

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, Bilsthorpe, Bulwell, Clay Cross, Cotgrave,   Mansfield Woodhouse, New Houghton, Northampton, Pentrich, Ravenshead, Sellers Wood, Shirebrook,  Toton, Warsop, Worksop.

Porous permeable suds compliant resin what does it mean?

June 30th, 2020

Porous permeable suds compliant resin

What does the porous in permeable suds compliant resin mean?

Has many small holes so liquid or air can pass through


A substance allowing liquid or gases to go though it 

Suds compliant 

Sustainable Urban Drainage System – to manage run off water

All indicators of the free draining qualities of resin bound.  But the Suds principals actually cover a number of options and choices.   Meaning  porous permeable suds compliant resin does not have to be a necessary resin option.  Resin bonded meets the required spec because

Porous permeable suds compliant resin

SuDS principles

“Sustainable drainage is a departure from the traditional approach to draining sites. There are some key principles that influence the planning and design process enabling SuDS to mimic natural drainage by:


  • storing runoff and releasing it slowly (attenuation)
  • harvesting and using the rain close to where it falls
  • allowing water to soak into the ground (infiltration)
  • Slowly transporting (conveying) water on the surface
  • filtering out pollutants
  • allowing sediments to settle out by controlling the flow of the water

Surface water is a valuable resource and this should be reflected in that way is is managed. It should be considered from the beginning of the development process and throughout, influencing the design and layout of public open space, transport networks etc. It is important, where appropriate and particularly on larger developments that an interdisciplinary team (planners, engineers, landscape architects) should work together from the outset. SuDS are very flexible and there are a number of ways that they can applied to provide great drainage that are both value for money and inspirational.

Porous permeable suds compliant resin

So resin bonded stone can be a Suds Compliant resurfacing option.  Whilst being impermeable (which is an advantage as it) if the run off water on a new front  hard landscaping area is managed then it is Suds compliant.”



Resin Bonded  Gravel and Resin Bonded Aggregate providing an alternative to porous permeable suds compliant resin.  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, Huthwaite, Mansfield Woodhouse, New Houghton, Pentrich, Ravenshead, Sellers Wood, Shirebrook,   Toton, Warsop, Worksop

Echium and images

May 10th, 2020

Drive-Cote Ltd covid garden works

May 10th, 2020

Drive-Cote Ltd covid garden works


Drive-Cote Ltd Garden Gallery Page

April 26th, 2020

Whilst we are unable to progress with works for our clients we have kept busy updating our website. Our Drive-Cote Ltd Garden Gallery Page is a new addtition.   No resin is required for this project.  Just interest and levels to create separate areas.  Looking towards a drying area, barbecue area and eating area in a small and  Mansfield compact garden.  Creating a compact patio and garden type area.

Mansfield, Ashfield, Ravenshead, Ripley, Belper, Sutton in Ashfield.  Free no obligation approximates.  If you have apicture of the potential works then drop us an email or give us a call.  01623 623986.