Ashdale Resin Driveway Materials

Ashdale Resin Driveway Materials

Aggregates

We carefully source 100% natural stone, mined from the finest quarries across the UK and Europe to ensure longevity and consistence of supply.

We have spent an extensive period of time experimenting and testing different aggregate mixes and conducting marketing research in order to bring to you the best looking and most sought after resin bound mixes on the market.

We select the finest kiln dried aggregates for our range, which have been thoughtfully combined together to form our fantastic resin bound colours providing outstanding kerb appeal. Although the aggregates have different properties, we have methodically selected them to complement each other from not only an aesthetic point of view but also a performance and strength perspective. We offer a made-to-measure service and can colour match and create bespoke colours for your project should you require a unique design.

Aggregates available in mixes

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Colour mixes that can be used with the Resin

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Resins

Whilst we recognise that both installation and workmanship play a critical role in laying beautiful, permeable resin bound paving, the quality of the materials used are also imperative, specifically the resin.

Our resins utilise the latest polymer technology, which produces stronger bonds and therefore gives a resilient and robust surface that has longevity and durability, unlike any other in the industry. Our polyurethane based system has been put through vigorous testing alongside the different resin bound suppliers on the market, in order to confirm it’s superiority. This includes strength assessments on all mixtures and anti-slip testing, so that the full spectrum of the performance of the resin is covered for both domestic and commercial installations. The result is a flexible yet strong resin that is easy to work with, offering a highly cosmetic seamless antislip finish.

The specially formulated polyurethane based system we use has excellent chemical properties with an ultra strong adhesive. This allows you to have a permeable, SUD’s compliant surface that will last for years to come. The resins we use are high grade and no solvents are used throughout our highly controlled manufacturing process.

 

Which Resin? Bound vs Bonded

Which should you use, we explain the differences:

Resin Bound
Resin bound systems are the most popular decorative surface available due to the smooth surface, uniform appearance and durability. Due to the way it is laid, it is a highly porous paving solution for ground surfacing, which is SuDS compliant. The resin bound surface is formed by mixing a choice of aggregates together with specialist resin. This mix is then hand troweled to give a smooth flat surface that is hard wearing yet flexible and crack resistant.

Resin Bonded
A resin bonded system is laid in a different manner to resin bound. It involves applying a layer of resin on to an existing surface, where aggregates are scattered on top of, mimicking the appearance of loose gravel. While a hard surface is achieved, the surface is not entirely covered in resin, so the top layer of stone is subject to exposure and thus wearing. Only 1-3mm aggregates should be used for resin bonded surfacing.

Features Bound Bonded
     
Permeable X
SuDS compliant X
Hard wearing X
UV stable X
Smooth X
Slip resistant
Low maintenance
Eco friendly

“After the winter we were a bit worried about how well the drive would look, but when the snow melted it still looked as good as it did the day Ashdale finished it”

Sustainable Urban Drainage System

Our resin bound permeable paving is a Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SuDS) that deals with surface water run-off in an environmentally friendly way, mimicking natural drainage by allowing water to drain through the surface. Once the flexible two-part polyurethane resin has been mixed and combined with the aggregates, each particle of the aggregate will have been coated in high quality resin. The nature of this system is an open matrix, which allows water to disperse quickly. It mimics natural drainage by allowing water to pass through to the sub-base enabling flood prevention and water contamination. Since October 2008, legislation states that any paving at the front of a property has to be permeable and SuDS compliant.

 

Sustainability

We take the environment and sustainability very seriously and are committed in leading the permeable paving industry in minimising the impact of our activities on the environment. We have a responsibility to the earth to make sure that we are socially responsible in the products we use and the solutions and services that we offer. The key points of our strategy to achieve our Company Environmental Policy are as follows:

  • Minimise waste by evaluating operations and ensuring they are as efficient as possible.
  • Minimise toxic emissions through the selection and use of our fleet and power requirement.
  • Work towards 100% recycling both internally and with our stakeholders.
  • Source products to minimise the environmental impact of both production and distribution.
  • Meet or exceed all the environmental legislation that relates to the company and review industry best practice.
  • Climate change is at the forefront of our policy and so we endeavour to act in the best interests of climate change at all times.

Sustainable Urban Drainage System

Our resin bound permeable paving is a Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SuDS) that deals with surface water run-off in an environmentally friendly way, mimicking natural drainage by allowing water to drain through the surface. Once the flexible two-part polyurethane resin has been mixed and combined with the aggregates, each particle of the aggregate will have been coated in high quality resin. The nature of this system is an open matrix, which allows water to disperse quickly. It mimics natural drainage by allowing water to pass through to the sub-base enabling flood prevention and water contamination. Since October 2008, legislation states that any paving at the front of a property has to be permeable and SuDS compliant.

 

Sustainability

We take the environment and sustainability very seriously and are committed in leading the permeable paving industry in minimising the impact of our activities on the environment. We have a responsibility to the earth to make sure that we are socially responsible in the products we use and the solutions and services that we offer. The key points of our strategy to achieve our Company Environmental Policy are as follows:

  • Minimise waste by evaluating operations and ensuring they are as efficient as possible.
  • Minimise toxic emissions through the selection and use of our fleet and power requirement.
  • Work towards 100% recycling both internally and with our stakeholders.
  • Source products to minimise the environmental impact of both production and distribution.
  • Meet or exceed all the environmental legislation that relates to the company and review industry best practice.
  • Climate change is at the forefront of our policy and so we endeavour to act in the best interests of climate change at all times.