Resin bound surfaces are great if you need a surface that’s durable, low maintenance and presentable, all while experiencing high traffic from heavy footfall and various vehicles. The resin bound is a mix of gravel and resin that, when combined, creates a forced action mixer. As a result, it creates a hardwearing surface that’s both speedy and cost effective to install.
We were recently asked to apply a resin bound surface for the new Kingsmere Community Centre in Bicester, on behalf of RDS Construction. Kingsmere is a modern village, established just outside of Bicester. By adding a Community and Youth Centre, the board are hoping it will bring residents closer together next Spring after the grand opening.
As part of the Community Centre they are planning to include a convenience store, four other retail units and a day nursery, so there is something to interest everybody in the community. This also means that it will attract heavy footfall, something that the surrounding area should be able to manage, with minimal damage and maintenance.
The design of the new surface used 6mm Danish Quartz for a natural, calm aesthetic. The project was completed over 120 sqm with eleven tree pits in a matching stone. This helped to keep the design consistent and tie it all together for a clean and symmetrical feel.
When the job was completed everyone involved was delighted with the result, as it suited the desired design perfectly. The resin bound system was a great choice as it is crack resistant and can be applied to most surfaces, including old concrete and tarmac, making the installation process even easier.
Resin bound surfaces are perfect for driveways, pedestrian walks, housing developments, heritage sites, footbridges, cycle paths and retail units, just to name a few. Depending on the use, its lifespan can also spread from 8 to 15 years as it’s so hardwearing.
It also provides an anti-slip surface for busy areas and comes in a wide choice of finishes, to fit your style of landscape. For more information on resin bonded surfacing, get in touch with our friendly team on 0121 766 8705.