Resin Bound Surfacing and Driveways Specialists

Resin bound surfacing is a visually striking alternative to loose gravel, tarmac, block paving and concrete that transforms outdoor spaces. Resin Bound Aggregates provide a tough, easy to maintain and aesthetically pleasing surface that gives the appearance of natural gravel without the associated disadvantages.

Our Resin Bound Surfaces Process

The process involves blending a specially formulated resin with aggregate before application, which is then trowelled onto the desired surface for a smooth and aesthetically pleasing appearance. The mix is laid at a thickness of 18-20mm. Here is an overview of the process:

  1. Preparation: The surface to be resurfaced is prepared by cleaning and levelling it, ensuring it is free from debris, weeds, and uneven spots.
  2. Blending: A specially formulated resin is blended with aggregate, which can come in various colours and types, such as terracotta or trent.
  3. Application: The resin-aggregate mixture is troweled onto the desired surface, such as a driveway, patio, steps, walkway, or swimming pool surround.
  4. Curing: The resin bound driveways require a curing period to allow the resin and aggregate to bond and create a strong, durable surface. This typically takes a few hours to a day, depending on environmental conditions.
  5. Maintenance: Once the resin bound surfacing has cured, it can be maintained by sweeping or light hosing to remove dirt and debris. Regular maintenance, such as sealing the surface with a suitable product, can help protect the resin bound surfacing and maintain its appearance.

Transform Your Property With Our Wide Range of Resin Bound Aggregates

Dares Surfacing can use resin bound surfacing to transform driveways, patios, steps, walkways and swimming pool surrounds. Our wide range of aggregates allows each customer to select a colour which best compliments their property.

We are supplied by Leeson Polyurethanes Ltd which is BBA approved. Leeson is the UK’s largest manufacturer of MDI polyurethane with one component and two component structural adhesives. At Dares Surfacing, we use Leeson’s BBA-approved, two-component resin system which boasts a 10-year warranty.

Domestic and Commercial Resin Bound Surfacing

Not only do we specialise in domestic transformations, but we continue to work on a commercial scale. Jobs of this nature include work at Ladram Bay Holiday Park, Costa Coffee in Plymouth and Woodlands Hotel in Sidmouth. Once a surface is fully prepared, we have the ability to lay up to 1000m2 of resin on a clear day.

We also offer a wide range of edging options to complement the resin finish. The finish is an anti-slip, weed-proof, porous surface which can be walked on within a day of laying and driven on after three days.

When required, our team can prepare a suitable base and carry out localised repairs if deemed necessary prior to installation. An existing base of either tarmac or concrete can be utilised if it is in a suitable condition.

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In 2007, flooding in the UK caused an estimated 3 billion pounds worth of damage. Since October 2008, permitted development rights have changed to decrease the amount of flooding in the UK.

Property owners have since been allowed to resurface their driveways without the burden of planning permission, as long as the installed surface is permeable. This is because surfaces such as the Resin Bound system help to greatly reduce the impact of water run-off and flooding.
























The Benefits of Opting for Resin Bound Driveways

There are many good reasons why you should choose a modern resin design for your driveway. Stylish and unique, there is a huge choice of aggregate sizes and colours – along with contrasting edging to further enhance the beauty.

Resin driveways are very hard wearing and resistant to oil and weed growth, other good reasons to choose resin driveways are:

  1. Colour Fastness: Resin driveways are highly resistant to fading, ensuring that the colour remains vibrant and attractive for years to come.
  2. Smooth Finish: Resin driveways provide a smooth and even finish, giving a sleek and modern appearance that complements many types of properties.
  3. No Joins or Loose Stones: Resin driveways do not have any joins or loose stones, making them a practical and safe choice for driveways and pathways.
  4. Non-Slip: Resin driveways are non-slip, providing a safe surface for walking and driving, even in wet conditions.
  5. No Weed Growth: Resin driveways are highly resistant to weed growth, ensuring that the surface remains clean and attractive.
  6. Bespoke Designs: Resin driveways offer a wide range of design options, allowing homeowners to create a bespoke look that complements their property.
  7. Permeable: Resin driveways are permeable, allowing water to drain through the surface and preventing puddles from forming.
  8. Resistant to Petrol, Diesel, and Oil: Resin driveways are highly resistant to petrol, diesel, and oil, making them a practical choice for driveways and parking areas.

Versatility of Resin: A Popular Choice

Resin is a versatile material that is suitable for various applications, making it a popular choice for homeowners and landscape designers. Dares Surfacing offers resin surfacing services for a range of applications, including patios, pathways, pedestrian areas, and forecourts. Here are some benefits of resin surfacing for these applications:


Resin surfacing provides a visually appealing and durable surface for patios, offering a range of colour and texture options to complement the surrounding landscape.


Resin bound surfacing is an excellent choice for pathways, as it is easy to maintain, slip-resistant, and available in various colours and materials to match the surrounding environment.

Pedestrian Areas:

Resin surfacing is suitable for pedestrian areas, as it is slip-resistant, comfortable to walk on, and available in a wide range of colours and patterns.


Resin surfacing can be used in forecourts to create a visually appealing and practical surface that is resistant to foot traffic and weather conditions.

Resin offers truly bespoke, individual designs and a natural, beautiful appearance.

Why Use Resin Bound Surfacing?

At Dares Surfacing, we pride ourselves on our quality products and professional workmanship. We supply the very best products, from tarmacing, concrete surfacing, block paving & DT resin to Marshalls paving slabs, and our groundwork technicians are all highly skilled, experienced tradesmen.

There are many benefits when it comes to using our resin bound surfacing service, a few are highlighted below.

Resin Bound Surfacing FAQs

Yes, they look great, especially if you want to create a statement driveway. When properly installed, these driveways can last for more than 25 years. Not only this, but tarmac driveways are extremely low maintenance. There are no weeds to get rid of or any loose stone that you need to rake!

Yes of course you can! In fact, resin surfacing is most suitable for driveways due to its high strength and low cost.

We recommend waiting 48 hours after the resin surfacing has been laid for cars to use the driveway. If you don’t wait, there could be a risk of damaging the resin surfacing.

Yes, this surfacing is hard enough to withstand jet-wash, so it is a suitable way to clean your driveway.

Resin is slightly more expensive than tarmac due to its pristine finish and its durability. It can stand harsher weather conditions and isn’t as prone to getting cracks.

Yes, tarmac and concrete are considered the most suitable bases for resin driveways

Resin surfacing is a completely bound material which means that weeds do not come through. With most other surfaces, there are tiny gaps that allow seeds to drop into. Being a completely solid surface, resin will not allow any plants to grow underneath its surface.

Unlike other materials, resin is perfect for placing on a slope. In fact, it is one of the best driveway materials on the market that can combat the issues that are found when applying a new surface to a sloped area.

No, there are a few materials that you cannot lay resin onto, including; block paving, soil and grass. Some suitable foundations to lay resin onto include macadam, asphalt and concrete.

A resin-bonded system is where resin is spread across the surface and loose stone is scattered on top. On the other hand, the resin-bound system is where resin and stone are mixed together first and then trowelled down into place.

The life expectancy of a resin bound driveway is 15 years.

If you have an existing concrete or tarmac drive, planning permission will not be necessary. Any newly installed driveways or extensions to the driveway however will need planning permission.

They are not toxic, once installed, it is an inert material.