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    An Introduction to Resin Bound and Resin Bonded Surfaces

    Installing a rsein bound driveway in Hawkshaw

    Installing a resin bound driveway in Hawkshaw

    Complete Driveway Designs now installs resin bonded driveways. As promised in January, here is a description of our new product, and what it can offer to our customers.

    The product we use is manufactured by Adbruf, and is a flexible two-part solvent-free polyurethane hybrid resin. In non-techno babble, this is the actual glue that holds the materials together. It can either be applied first with an aggregate laid on top (resin bonded), or mixed with an aggregate before application (resin bound). The aggregates themselves can be almost anything, ranging from granite, wood, quartz tarmac, rubber and of course concrete, and can be any colour, shape or size.

    Once finished it gives the appearance of loose aggregate, but is actually very strong and suitable for vehicles to be parked on. It also creates a surface with a good deal of friction, great for winter weather or areas with ramps.

    One of the main advantages of this type of surface is that it is fully permeable, meaning it lets water through and therefore there is no need for extra drainage to be installed. Non-permeable surfaces like tarmac or concrete usually require drainage in order to comply with government water regulations.

    If you would like a free, no-obligation quotation for a resin bound or resin bonded driveway or patio, or would like any information about the process, then please get in touch on 01706 827180 or leave a message here.

    Happy New Year From CD Designs

    Installing the resin bond (grey) onto tarmac

    Installing the resin bond (grey) onto tarmac

    We hope you had a good Christmas and New Year. Welcome to Complete Driveway Designs’ 11th year. After celebrating a successful 10th anniversary last year, our aim is to make 2014 even better for ourselves and our customers.

    Over the next few weeks we will be telling you about the latest product that we are going to be specialising in – resin bonded stone. It can be used for driveways, patios and a host of other surfaces, and gives a great looking smooth finish that is strong enough for heavy vehicles, and highly weather resistant.

    Aerial shot of the installation in progress

    Aerial shot of the installation in progress

    We have numerous projects lined up over the next few months, and we are taking orders for our late spring/early summer installations, so if you would like a free quote for any driveway, patio, fencing, walling or any other work then please call us on 01706 827180 or click here and leave us a message.

    Case Study – Blueberry Road, Bowdon

    The finished patio and landscaped garden

    The finished patio and landscaped garden

    The Bowdon project was installed in March of this year. We originally posted a time-lapse video of the landscaping that we did, and whilst we were there we also installed pattern imprinted concrete both at the front and rear of the property.

    The size of the project was immense, measuring a vast 300m2 area. The colour varied from the back, which was laid with cream, to the front, which was laid in Classic Grey. The pattern also varied from the front to the back. For the landscaping part of the job, the turf was laid with decorative stone borders. A pond was also built in the corner for the customer, who is an avid fish lover.

    Too see the full case study of this installation click here.

    Case Study, Oakwood Drive, Bolton

    Oakwood Drive

    Colour - Steadman Buff, Pattern - Ashlar Slate

    This particular customer approached a former customer for our details after being impressed by our work, which you can see here. The customer wanted a transformation of both the back and the front of their property, with a new pattern imprinted driveway and patio.

    Steps were built to the rear of the property to provide access to a lower garden area, and a half square step was installed providing access to the back door. Both sets of steps were formed using charcoal KL blocks. A wall was built at the front of the property using Marshallite buff block, providing a planting area, and the front wall repointed and given a facelift. The walls were then topped with coping stones. When deciding on the pattern and colour of the pattern imprinted concrete the, customer chose Steadman Buff and the Ashlar Slate pattern.

    To see the full case study for this pattern imprinted concrete driveway, please click here.

    Case Study, Ffordd Y Graig, Holywell

    Pattern Imprinted Concrete Driveway, Holywell

    The Holywell project took place in an extremely rural part of North Wales. The customer wanted a transformation of both the back and the front of their property with a new pattern imprinted driveway and patio. Being enthusiastic motor cyclists and having vans, the customer required a hard wearing, durable and low maintenance surface, hence their decision to choose pattern imprinted concrete.

    The size of the project was immense, measuring a vast 480m2 area. There were variations in the colour of the concrete, from the back which was layed with Dove Grey, to the front which was layed in Steadman Buff. There were also variations in the pattern, with the back being printed with London Cobble, and the front being printed with Random Stone. A compass pattern was placed in the rear of the property, and an extra visual dimension was added by using acid stain to the compass to wonderful effect.

    To see the full case study of this job, with pictures taken from beginning to end, click here.

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