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Resin Driveway Cost Per Square Metre: How To Keep In BudgetBy admin
Monday, 9 September 2019
Resin driveways are fast becoming the market leader in the UK as a long-lasting and hard-wearing product that looks more exciting than boring, traditional tarmac!
When it comes to finances, the resin driveway cost per square metre can vary hugely – depending on numerous factors.
With that in mind, we’ve compiled a guide to the main pricing factors at play, and why choosing a reputable installer means you maximise returns on your investment…
Resin Driveways Offer…
Flexibility In Installation
Resin driveways are made up of a mixture of pieces of stone, natural aggregate, recycled glass and marble. Each individual piece is dipped and entirely coated in clear resin, before the mixture is blended to give an even distribution of the pieces.
While still wet and sticky, the mixture is poured into a sub-grid, or onto an existing driveway surface, to a thickness of about 12-24mm.
Rather than being a rigid stone that’s laid and needs cutting or grinding down around anomalies in shape and size, the resin and aggregate mix can be poured straight in around drains, man-hole covers or plants.
Tree pit packs can also be purchased to give a different finish around trees, that still allows them to be fed and grow.
It’s this flexibility in installation that allows resin driveways to work for even the most awkwardly shaped or sized of space. Therefore, a set resin driveway cost per square metre isn’t always appropriate, as it isn’t used for a simple square or rectangular area!
Mix And Match Combinations Of Material
The pieces of stone and other aggregate that make up resin driveways can be mixed and matched to come up with a combination of colours, shapes and sizes to accommodate your personal preference.
This can match or complement the exterior aesthetics of your home, or, if you’d rather, to make a distinct, stylistic statement – it’s your call.
The resin driveway cost per square metre is influenced by the mixture of materials used, so be sure to choose something that’s complementary, but that won’t be out the remit of your budget.
Independent website TrustPilot allows customers of products and services to anonymously review them online – removing the pressure to remain polite and positive, and provide an honest review
Resin Driveways: Why Specialists Provide A Superior Service
Driveway technicians are often stereotyped as chance ‘have-a-go’ salesmen that install some paving, and promptly leave, never to be seen again.
This simply isn’t the case with resin driveway installers – you need to hire an expert to ensure that your driveway will last as long as possible, look as good as possible and adhere properly to SUDs (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems) standards.
All will impact on the resin driveway cost per square metre, but in this case, more is more.
There are three key ways to check that the company or tradesperson you’re hiring is appropriately qualified and experienced:
Professional accreditation varies from country to country, but in the UK, the industry standard testing and accreditation body for the construction and home improvement sector is the British Board of Agrement.
The BBA test and mystery shop both products and services from their accredited bodies in line with UKAS (the UK Accreditation Service) standards. Many companies are refused BBA certification but the highest standard of workmanship should have earnt it.
Reviews From Existing Customers
Independent website TrustPilot allows customers of products and services to anonymously review them online – removing the pressure to remain polite and positive, and provide an honest review.
Companies are rated out of 10, and only the most impressive rate between 8-10. Reviews on TrustPilot can’t be faked, and are checked to ensure the reviewer is a genuine customer, so readers can rest assured that the testimonials are true.
Seeking out a cost-effective, surfacing solution? A resin driveway may be just what you’re after! Take the first step to transforming your driveway today, by calling 0800 1700 636, or simply clicking the button below!
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