England – 18/10/2011 – Resin bonded driveways have been available for years, but have only recently become popular in the UK.
The British are a conservative lot when it comes to how they decorate the outside of their home. Inside anything goes. If the British homeowner loved the look of the African hunting lodge they stayed in, the chances are that, they will think nothing of replicating that style in their living room. However, when it comes to the outside of their homes they are conservative, to say the least. This means that new drive styles take a while to become popular in the UK and this has certainly been the case with resin bonded driveways.
Only now that resin bonded driveways are being laid outside office blocks and in public parks are people realizing how beautiful they are. Slowly UK homeowners are warming to this new style of drive and sales of this kind of drive are beginning to outstrip gravel and paving driveways, in some parts of the UK.
Resin Bonded Driveways Are Practical
The main reason so many homeowners are going for resin bonded driveways is the huge choice of finishes available. The best way to understand what a resin driveway is, is to think of it as a gravel driveway encased in a resin that turns the driveway into a solid slab. The bonded resin method means that practically any kind of aggregate can be laid and given a coating of resin. Because aggregate comes in a broad spectrum of colours and textures there is an endless choice of driveways to choose from. For example pink or grey granite or a combination of both, or beige, white, red or black gravel. Chinese bauxite or marble are also popular.
Not only do people appreciate the choice, big contractors like Cheshire Bonded Stone are finding that their customers appreciate the fact that resin bonded driveways are virtually maintenance free. There is no spraying of weed killers or raking of gravel involved to keep them looking beautiful a resin bonded driveway only needs sweeping or hosing down occasionally.
Cheshire Bonded Stone Ltd
35 Willow Tree Rd,
Cheshire, WA14 2EQ,
Tel: 0800 316 6773
Fax: 0161 942 9713