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Cost of a Resin Driveway?

Cost of a Resin Driveway? - Resin Mill

How Much Does a Resin Driveway Cost?

Resin driveways are becoming an increasingly popular choice due to their durability, low maintenance and aesthetically pleasing appearance. The impeccable finish and permeability of the resin – enabling it to be SuDS compliant – makes it easy to see why resin surfacing is fast becoming the preferred surfacing choice for a new driveway over traditional paving methods, such as block paving, for both homeowners and commercial owners alike. But how much does a resin driveway cost?

The cost of a new resin driveway can vary depending on several factors such as the size of the area to be covered, the quality of materials used and the complexity of the installation process. The average cost for an overlay installation of a resin bound driveway is anywhere between £50-£100 per square metre.

It is important to note that while resin driveways may have a higher initial cost compared to other types of driveways, they offer significant long-term savings due to their durable and low maintenance requirements, excellent drainage and long lifespan. Additionally, resin driveways can add value to your property and enhance its kerb appeal.

When considering the cost of a resin bound surface, it is important to get quotes from reputable contractors and ensure that they use high-quality materials. Choosing a reliable resin driveway installer with experience in resin bound products will also help ensure that the installation process goes smoothly and that you are satisfied with the final result.

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What Affects Resin Driveway Costs?

The cost of a resin driveway installation can be ambiguous because each project is completely different. There are many different variables that may impact the cost of resin driveways. Some of those variables may include:

The geographic location of the resin drive install

As with any commodity or service, where you are situated in the UK will determine its cost. Living costs and overheads, such as wages, are generally more expensive in the South, in comparison to the North. The economics is the same with resin gravel surfaces. Transport and haulage costs will also vary from project to project depending on the location.

The size of the area of the driveway

Obviously, the size of the driveway will affect the amount of materials and labour required to complete the installation and the price. But there are fixed costs – regardless of the size – when installing resin drives too, such as fuel. Larger installations will allow for economies of scale and so although they will be more expensive, the cost per square meter may end up costing significantly less than a smaller install.

It’s also worth noting that 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 the labour costs.

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Different types of aggregates have different prices. These are based on the source of the aggregate, the exclusivity of the aggregate; the size, colour and dimension of the aggregate. Other resin bound gravel colour mixes therefore have different prices.

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The quality of the resin

There are a number of different types of resin for driveways on the market. There is UV stable polyurethane resin and then non-UV stable polyurethane resin. To segment that even further, these resins can vary in quality from one manufacturer to another. Non-UV stable resin is more economical than UV stable resin. This is because UV resin goes through a longer manufacturing process and is more refined, making it a substantially higher quality product and therefore more expensive. Whilst some colour mixtures allow the use of non-UV stable resin as well as UV stable resin, which is compulsory on some colours, we would always recommend using UV stable resin for peace of mind.

What vehicles are going on the driveway

For most driveways, the resin is installed at a depth of 15mm on top of the base. For any surface intended to hold vehicles above 7.5 tonnes, contractors should install the resin overlay at a depth of 18mm. Because the depth of the resin required increases with the weight of any vehicle, more material must be used, therefore increasing the cost.

Any base work

The condition of the current driveway will heavily impact the cost of a resin driveway. Any groundwork, repairs, levelling, preparation work or cleaning of the existing driveway base must all be taken into account and will incur additional costs.

If the current base is not in satisfactory condition, a new base must be laid. If you already have a quality tarmac driveway or concrete driveway, then you can install the resin bound driveway surface directly over the top. Qualified, approved Resin Mill installers are the best to advise on whether your driveway needs a new base or not.

Any required edging

You must install resin bound gravel up to a suitable edge. If there isn’t an edge present, the installer will need to create one. This is another cost consideration, although some edges are more economical than others depending on the prospective design. Suitable edges may include timber, walls, bricks or aluminium edging.

Want to Know More?

You can find the answers to the most commonly asked questions on our FAQs page. But if you have any further questions, please feel get in touch with our team of experts driveway installers.

If you think a resin bound driveway is the ideal surfacing solution for your home, then ask us for a free no-obligation quote, and our team will be happy to assist.

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