Resin Bound

As specialist installers, we can provide a range of resin bound gravel services for outdoor decorative flooring. This is a popular choice for many areas and we can customise it to suit each project. Our team have plenty of experience in installing these surfaces for various clients.

We’re able to create a bespoke design which suits what you’re looking for. Our team will also take your budget into account and provide a quote which will be affordable for you. Below are some of the common uses for this product:

  • Driveways
  • Access roads
  • Landscape schemes
  • Footpaths
  • Patios
  • Pool surrounds
  • Tree pits

This specification is a popular choice as it is durable, low maintenance and provides a great looking paving solution for a range of facilities.

One of the main services that we provide for this particular surface type is the full installation process. This includes laying out the porous surfacing mixture onto a suitable sub base such as macadam or concrete.


Our installers have a number of different options when it comes to colour and design to suit your individual needs and requirements. We can also install the stones in different size too and the surfacing is available in various thicknesses depending on your needs. 

Resin Stone Specs

An assortment of natural aggregates are accessible for this gravel surfacing. The permeable surface is produced by mixing natural stone gravel with a polyurethane resin. This process creates a hard wearing and appealing flooring design. The resin stone paving specification is low maintenance and is also immune to cracking.

A tarmacadam sub base would be ideal for the resin stone; simply because it is porous and is Sustainable Urban Drainage System compliant, helping the rain water to pass through easily. We can offer information on the tarmacadam surface specification and other uses it has if you would like to find out more.

We are able to install the aggregate in different specifications to meet the needs of the clients. This may include different sized stones, different thickness or colour. We have a number of colours to choose from including:

  • Brittany Bronze
  • Autumn Gold
  • Red Granite
  • Black Basalt
  • various others

We can alter the resin bound specification to meet your individual requirements, so please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any specific requests.

What is a Resin Bound Surface?

This paving is ideal for many different places like driveways, pathways and swimming pool environments. Cars, wheelchairs and push chairs may roll easily on the surface because of the smooth structure. The porous properties of the surfacing also help to stop the surface puddling. Resin bound surfacing is available in numerous designs for courtyards, patios and various other areas.

The cost of resin bound surfacing can vary depending on a number of factors and it is important to think about your budget before installing the surface. Since this is a seamless surface, weeds will not grow through which is great. This also means it requires little maintenance after the installation is complete.

How is Resin Bound Installed?

The resin bound installation process is quite simple when done by a professional contractor:

  1. Firstly we will mix the resin with the stone aggregate.
  2. Edgings need to be installed for the surface to be laid up to.
  3. Once the mixture is formed the resin bound gravel can be poured onto the surface and screeded to create a smooth flat surface that is the required depth.
  4. The resin has to be left to set for 4 hours before using the area. 

Our installers are experts in the industry and can offer top quality installations at reasonable prices. We can also carry out preparation work in some cases prior to the installation of the surfacing. This surface can be installed straight onto concrete and tarmac surfaces that are in good condition.

How do I Maintain Resin Bound?

In order to keep the stone appearing its very best, you should carry out upkeep on the surface. By creating a resin bound maintenance servicing plan you could raise the life-span of your surfacing instantly and leave it appearing attractive and keeping it safe for use. We always suggest carrying out maintenance to stop damage rather than repairing the surface once issues have come about. This may decrease the probability of the surface becoming dangerous too.

It’s a good idea for you to clean your surface frequently to ensure leaves, contaminants and debris do not remain on your area for a long time period. This will help the surface to maintain its porosity and ensure liquids drains away as efficiently as possible. To dispose of any weeds on your paving area, you can simply apply a weed killer. However it’s essential you don’t use something oil based as this could harm the surfaces.

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You can prevent moss and weed growth by using a light power wash. You can use warm water and a domestic cleaning agent to wash the floor. Do not use boiling water as this can problems the surfacing. To get rid of snowfall from your resin stone paving surface, we would suggest working with a rubber remover or gentle bristled sweep to avoid harm to the stone.

The specification of this natural stone flooring is often installed to any type of place shape or size because the stones and binder are mixed on location. We’ll usually install the natural stone paving onto a tarmacadam or asphalt sub base for highest stability and stability.

How to Enquire for Resin Bound

The resin bound enquiry process is pretty simple for our clients. All you need to do is leave your name and contact details in the enquiry form on our website and we will get back to you right away. Once we have your details, we will send you over an email asking for photos and an area size. 

Once we receive the photos and area size, we can offer you a free quotation based on the information given. Site visits are usually unnecessary since we can see what work needs we need to complete simply by photos and an area size. As a nationwide company it would be difficult to come out to site for every possible enquiry we have. However we are more than happy to discuss out enquiry process in more detail if necessary.

References for Completed Projects

Below are some references which we have received from clients after completing installations of resin stone at various locations.

Large driveway installation completed at a domestic home in Warwickshire:

‘I would thoroughly recommend using Soft Surfaces.

From obtaining a quotation and negotiating a fixed price for my works, through the delivery of the project (around 250m2), to the finished product and the customer after sales service; the company has been exemplary in its’ professionalism, punctuality and quality. 

They delivered my project, on time – as promised – to a perfect finish and to the original budget that had been agreed. 

They were courteous, polite, considerate, honest and up front to deal with at all times and filled me with confidence throughout.

I am extremely happy with my drive and pool surround. 

I have spent a lot of money renovating my property in every way possible; but the thing that everyone who comes comments on, is the driveway!  

I would, and have, recommend them to anyone considering a resin driveway.’ – Nathan Houlden

See the video for this project in full below:


Commercial showroom installation at Jaguar Land Rover in Preston:

‘Just writing to say what a marvellous job your operative did laying the resin bound paving at JLR Preston.

We hadn’t used this product before so were a bit nervous about ensuring it met the exciting standard that we knew JLR would require.

We shouldn’t have worried as the final result was perfect.

On our next JLR we wouldn’t hesitate to contact you again.’ – Nick Bell

See the video for this work here:

What is Resin Bound Gravel?

Resin bound gravel is a porous paving system that is available in a wide range of natural stone aggregates, recycled materials, marble and glass. The stone surfacing specification is created by a process of encapsulating natural gravel, marble, glass, quartz, with a polyurethane resin. This provides a smooth textured, aesthetically pleasing and hard wearing surface that is resistant to cracking.

Laying Resin Bound Gravel Paving

The system can overlay existing surfaces such as tarmac and concrete however it is also ideal for new build projects. Many people choose this specification for a driveway, path, garden patio or even for large public areas like parks and visitor attractions.

As well as installing the surfacing itself, we can also offer services for maintenance and cleaning of the outdoor paving to keep it in top condition. Because this specification requires relatively low maintenance, simply brushing and occasionally jet washing the flooring will be enough.

This should keep the pores free from debris and ensure the paving remains clean and drains water efficiently. It’s important to make certain that water can drain through into the ground below. This helps to prevent flooding as it stops the water running into low lying areas.

Costs of Resin Bound Services

With each job, the cost of resin bound services can vary greatly. A number of factors have an effect on how much the overall project will cost. The main variables include the dimensions of the area in question, the design chosen by the client, and the location of the project itself.

These are all things to consider when coming up with a budget for your stone surfacing installation. Always make sure to think about this carefully. We would advise thinking about your budget and how much you have to spend before planning out the project. This will give us a good idea of what type of specification or features would be most cost effective for you.


We would be more than happy to talk to you about prices or other services that we offer in more detail. We aim to provide the best prices across the United Kingdom for the service we offer. Since we only make use of premium materials, you may find cheaper contractors out there; however they may not offer the same quality of service and might not have as much experience as our qualified team.

Porous Stone Paving Designs

A range of natural gravel aggregates can be installed so you can fully customise your outdoor pathway surface  or recreational are and give it a bespoke design which fits with the look of any existing flooring or structures.

All of the stone flooring designs that we install are porous to allow for fast water drainage and SuDS compliance, making them perfect for urban areas as a way to prevent flooding during wet weather. This gravel is low maintenance, durable and very decorative allowing you to create imaginative and exciting environments.

The resin bound stone tree pit system is the perfect solution to the problems associated with open tree pits and metal tree grills. There are many benefits to installing these stone surfaces as it creates a smooth seamless layer of natural stone. This is ideal for pushchairs and wheelchairs, it is self draining so no more puddles when laid over porous sub bases. As well as this it is also oil and stain resistant to maintain its attractive appearance.

This video shows the installation of a stone pathway surface in London:

We have carried out many installations of natural stone surfacing for commercial and domestic projects in the UK. Our experts would be happy to help you with designs and specifications for your project. Please feel free to get in touch with us through our contact form if you need some advice in regards to our services for installation and maintenance of decorative outdoor paving.

Simply fill in the quick contact form to give us some information about what you need.  It would also be helpful if you could give a rough idea of your budget. One of our experienced team members will be able to get back to you with detailed product sheets on resin bound gravel.

They will also provide a price quotation for the work you need us to carry out. Alternatively you can take a look here – at the rest of our website to find out more on the other surfaces we install for sports and recreational areas.


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