HOW MUCH DO
RESIN DRIVEWAYS COST?
Resin bound driveways and surfaces are fast becoming the number one choice both commercially and domestically. This is due to the flawless surface finish which resin leaves.
Resin bound driveways are SUDS compliant which means that any surface water will naturally soakaway. As long as the correct base is installed.
There are a number of factors that should be taken into consideration when determining the price of resin bound surfacing. These are:
- The cost of living in that region of the country.
- The scope of the area to be resin bound.
- The desired colour of the resin.
- The grade of the resin.
- The collective weight of any vehicles which will be kept on top of the resin bound.
- The quality of the existing base.
- If any suitable edging is already present or not.
The cost of living in that region of the country
The geographical location of the area to be resin bound is important because the cost of living varies from the north of the UK to the south. This variation in the cost of living, wages etc effects and the price labour. There is also a variation in the transport costs depending on the location.
The scope of the area to be resin bound
Although the cost of a small resin bound driveway may be less than the cost of a larger resin bound driveway, the actual cost per m2 of resin will most probably be lower for the larger resin bound driveway.
The desired colour of the resin
There are different prices for different resin colour mixes. The resin is made with aggregate and the price of this aggregate varies, depending on: the availability of the aggregate, the source of the aggregate, the size of the aggregate, the colour and the dimensions of the aggregate.
The grade of the resin
The two main types of resin used for driveways are: UV stable polyurethane resin and non-UV stable polyurethane resin. UV stable resin is more refined and is therefore, a much higher quality resin, which means that it is the most expensive of the two. Different manufacturers also account of a vary in price.
The collective weight of any vehicles which will be kept on top of the resin bound
bound Depending on the collective types of all vehicles which will be stored on top of the resin bound driveway, depends of the cost:
Small to medium vehicles, would recommend minimum of 15mm resin bound on top of the sub-base = less expensive Medium to large vehicles, would recommend minimum of 18mm to 22mm resin bound on top of the sub-base = more expensive
The quality of the existing base
An evaluation of the existing driveway is of utmost importance as the resin needs a good base to be placed on. Any repairs, preparation or levelling off, cleaning or any extra base work at all will increase costs. A suitable base for the resin bound would be a quality tarmac or concrete, otherwise a new base may need to be laid before the resin bound can be put on top. If the prospective area of the resin bound is difficult to access or is awkward to trowel, it will take longer to complete the project. This will therefore increase costs.
If any suitable edging is present or not
The resin bound needs a suitable edge to be properly installed. If there is no edging already present than this will need to be installed before the resin bound driveway can be made. This edging could be block paviours, bricks, aluminium stripes or a wall. As with the aggregate, there are varying prices for
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