Latest News on Resin Bound and bonded driveways and paths in Birmingham West Midlands and around the UK

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04
APR
2018

Resin Bound Surfacing for Kingsmere Community Centre

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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.

Tudor Grange Academy
01
MAR
2018

Back to School: A Functional Resurfacing Project at Tudor Grange Academy

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We are delighted to have completed a recent installation at an educational site in Worcestershire, achieving an attractive and practical result for the client.

 

Tudor Grange AcademyThe team laid a total of 90 square metres of specially chosen 6mm Rhine Gold surfacing on the exterior walkways at the Tudor Grange Academy in Worcester.

 

Tudor Grange is a comprehensive school based to the north east of Worcester city centre, offering capacity for 1,130 pupils, including 200 members of their sixth form.

 

The new surfacing was laid as part of a brand-new bike rack installation to be used by pupils and teachers at the school. This new facility will allow hundreds of cycles to be safely parked at the academy.

 

Resin bound Rhine Gold surfacing was chosen for this project as it is highly durable and weather resistant, offering a long-term solution that could easily be set alongside the new bike rack systems and the existing concrete walkways that surround the site.

 

Resin Bound Surfacing

Resin bound surfacing represents a cost-effective alternative to the more traditional surfacing materials, with the added bonus that it is highly customisable and can be used to form a wide range of designs. It also requires a very low level of maintenance, is environmentally friendly, and can be developed for use with a large range of decorative styles.

 

Resin Bound and Bonded Surfaces are suitable for use on most base surfaces, including gravel and treated concrete, and even the largest projects can usually be completed within a couple of days, causing minimal disruption.

 

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Midland Decorative Surfaces Ltd has installed numerous resin bound and bonded surfacing applications for educational facilities, with our portfolio including projects for Oxford Brookes University, Warwick University, Birmingham University, Sheffield University and York University.

 

We pride ourselves creating beautiful long-lasting surfaces that offer the perfect solutions for domestic and public projects. For a no obligation estimate, or to find out more about the services we can offer to your school, college or university, please call us today on 0121 766 8705, or email: jack@fbservices.co.uk.

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31
JAN
2018

Resin Bound Drive Installation at Impressive Rural Property

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We’re very proud to have completed an impressive project for a domestic client in Warwickshire. This private installation took the team to the beautiful surroundings of Henley-in-Arden, a small and picturesque town 15 miles south-east of Birmingham.

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Here we laid a new drive and pathway for a large residential property that has been extensively refurbished, using 200 square meters of specially chosen 6mm Norwegian Pearl Resin Bound Surfacing.

We worked with the client to select this light and attractive Resin Bound Surfacing system which perfectly complements the contemporary design of the property and the landscaped gardens that adjoin the front of the property.

Specialist installation was required for the laying of this surface, which included moulding around existing paved verges and setting the surface to against a pronounced slope one side of the driveway.

 

Resin Bound Surfacing

An attractive and durable solution for external installations, Resin Bound Surfacing represents a cost effective alternative to the more traditional surfacing materials that is highly customisable in terms of shape and design.

One laid by trusted professionals, Resin Bound Surfacing also requires very little in the way of maintenance, is environmentally friendly, and can be developed for use with a large range of decorative styles.

Resin Bound and Bonded Surfacing systems can be applied to most surfaces and can be completed relatively quickly, meaning installations can be completed within a matter of days depending on the size of the job.

 

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Midland Decorative Surfaces Ltd has installed numerous resin bound and bonded surfacing applications for a variety of organisations including The National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, Oxford Brookes University, The National Maritime Museum, The English Landscape Group and the famous Silverstone Racetrack.

 

We pride ourselves creating beautiful long-lasting surfaces that offer a perfect solutions for domestic and public projects. For a no obligation estimate, or to find out more about the services we offer, please call us today on 0121 766 8705, or email: jack@fbservices.co.uk.

 

12
DEC
2017

Resin Bound Driveway in time for Christmas

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In the run up to the festive season we are all busy trying to tidy, organise and refurbish our homes ready for the arrival of Christmas guests.  Whilst it is all well and good making an impression with the inside of your home and the quality of your decorations, it is the outside that everyone will notice first.  That’s why we we’re delighted to have been able to finish this recent resin bound driveway project for our customer in time for Christmas.

At this time of year everyone loves chocolate, but how about a kind that comes guilt free?  Step up our chocolate resin bound drive, a beautiful rich coloured resin surface bound with gravel aggregates to give the appearance of loose gravel without the maintenance problems.

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We used 6mm stone over the 300-square metre area to create an impressive entrance and complement the warm hues of the property’s brickwork and surrounding walls.

Resin bound for life, not just for Christmas

Whilst we can’t promise our driveways will last forever, they do offer a low maintenance alternative to other surfacing systems and have an expected life span of up to 15 years – giving you the opportunity to impress your Christmas guests for many years to come.

To find out more about our resin bound and bonded surfacing systems or to book your project in for 2018, please contact the Midland Decorative Surfaces team today on 0121 766 8705.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

03
NOV
2017

A Resin Bonded Surface Installation with a Community Feel

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We’re delighted to have completed a recent project for a client on a prestigious new housing development in the North of England.

 

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This large-scale operation required our specialist team to lay resin bonded walkways at the new Maritime Apartments complex based in Barrow in Furness, Cumbria.

 

As part of a 5 million pound investment of the Barrow Island area, four of the region’s most historic streets – Ship Street, Barque Street, Brig Street and Sloop Street have undergone major redevelopment work to create affordable housing stock.

 

Maritime Apartments now comprises of a total of 318 self-contained living spaces, (152 one bedroom apartments, 152 two bedroom apartments and 14 three bedroom apartments) with occupancy currently close to capacity.

 

In October the team from Midland Decorative Surfaces laid 2,400 square meters of Chinese bauxite to create a walkway system through the communal garden area at the complex (pictured), providing a smart and hard wearing surface that offers a great finishing touch to the development.

 

We chose to use a Resin Bound Surfacing system for this project as it represents a cost effective alternative to the more traditional surfacing materials, offering a hard wearing surface that requires virtually no maintenance, is environmentally friendly, and allows for a wide range of decorative styles.

 

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Resin Bound and Bonded Surfacing systems can be applied to most surfaces and can be completed relatively quickly, minimising any disruption to our clients. We offer a vast range of professional installation service for all types of Resin Bound and Bonded gravel surfaces, all at very competitive prices.

 

At Midland Decorative Surfaces, we pride ourselves on our ability to create beautiful and long-lasting surfaces. For a no obligation estimate, or to find out more, call us today on 0121 766 8705, or email: jack@fbservices.co.uk.

Solihull driveway resurfacing
29
SEP
2017

Creative Thinking Saves The Day – Driveway Resurfacing

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It’s only natural that most driveways will need resurfacing at some point, but finding an exact match to what you’ve already got isn’t always easy. Maybe the original material no longer exists, or the colours aren’t available – whatever the problem, you’ll probably need expert help to sort it out.

 

At Midland Decorative Surfaces, our most recently accepted challenge was at a property in Solihull that had a pre-existing surface on the drive that needed refreshing. After trying to source the same stone, it became apparent that it had become discontinued and we needed to think smart.

 

The client liked the colour and style of the material he already had, so after getting our creative caps on we created a mix using three different aggregates to mimic the discontinued flint he already had down. We laid the resin bound system at 18mm thick, covering around 300 square metres of driveway and the results were superb.

 

The colour and style perfectly matched the combination of red brick and wooden doors, while the neat and tidy effect of the resin system emphasised the curb appeal of the buildings. Not only did the client get to have an updated, refreshed and high-quality recovering, but the project also highlighted how a bit of creative thinking can save the day.

 

At Midland Decorative Surfaces, we pride ourselves on our ability to create beautiful and long-lasting driveways. For a no obligation estimate, or to find out more, call us today on: 0121 766 8705, or email: jack@fbservices.co.uk.

06
SEP
2017

Attractive Surface Installations That Compliment Your Property

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We are often required to lay external decorative surfaces that are suited to the look and feel of the buildings and gardens close by.

 

This usually includes choosing materials and colouring that can offer a close or complimentary match with the brick or paintwork used in surrounding buildings, matching surfaces to external fittings and features or applying a colour scheme or pattern style chosen by the customer.

We recently completed a resin-bound driveway installation at a private property in the Cannock area where the client asked for the new surface to be as sympathetic as possible to the beautiful house and gardens that would sit around it.

 

To meet the customer’s expectations our team used a 6mm terracotta stone that matched brilliantly with the attractive traditional red brick the home was built with and contrasted nicely with the surrounding flowerbeds and grass verges.

 

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As the photo above shows, the results look absolutely superb and show how a well-chosen decorative surface can really complement a property and tie in with the existing aesthetics.

 

At Midland Decorative Surfaces we have completed a wide range of resin bound surface applications that are tailored to the area surrounding the laying site. These have included everything from domestic driveways, paths and patios to courtyards, landscaping schemes and public passageways.

 

The materials we use for our Resin Bound and Resin Bonded driveway installations are not only highly customisable but also extremely hard wearing, typically lasting between 8 and 15 years depending on usage and with next to no regular maintenance.

 

What’s more, we can usually lay a new surface on top of existing facades such as concrete and tarmac without the need for excavation, producing a speedy and cost effective driveway installation with style!

 

If you would like add style and vibrancy to your drive with a new decorative surface installation, call the friendly team at Midland Decorative Services on 0121 7668705.

11
AUG
2017

Extra Curb Appeal in Coventry

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A house is usually one of the biggest purchases you will ever make, so naturally, you will invest a lot of time, effort and money into looking after your home and making it look as good as possible. Countless hours are spent redecorating, choosing furniture and accessories for the interior and plenty of care should also be put into the exterior aesthetics.

 

When you welcome guests to your home, or perhaps you are looking to sell your property, remember, first impressions count. With that old saying in mind, it’s well worth doing everything you can to up the curb appeal of your home. A neglected exterior could turn off guests or potential buyers from as far away as across the street.

 

A huge part of making sure your house looks as appealing as possible on first impressions is not only caring for the brickwork, but investing in a beautiful, low maintenance driveway solution. Whilst commonly used commercially, resin bound and resin bonded surfacing systems are also increasingly popular solutions for a wide range of domestic driveways, paths, patios, courtyards, landscaping schemes and walkways. With a life expectancy of as much as 15 years and a practically maintenance-free surface, it’s easy to understand why.

 

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At Midland Decorative Surfaces, we take great pride in helping bring great curb appeal to domestic properties throughout the country. We recently finished a project at a beautiful house in Coventry. The property, which also included separate garages and outbuildings, was blessed with a long driveway, allowing visitors plenty of time to make their first impressions.

 

To perfectly complement the Rhine Gold exterior of the house, we completed the installation of resin bound driveway surface, using fine 6mm trent gravel. The gravel contains a mixture of rounded, half rounded and angular stones in various subtle brown, white and greys to create a natural effect. Whilst resin bound surfaces benefit from the aesthetics of a gravel driveway, the stones are bound in place, so there’s no need for tiresome sweeping on a weekly basis!

 

For more information on resin bound or bonded gravel surfaces, simply call us on 0121 766 8705 or contact us online to arrange for a free, no obligation meeting.

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27
JUN
2017

The Perfect Driveway Option – Resin Bound Stone

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Did you know that there are two types of driveway surfacingoptions that are perfect for beautiful looking, low maintenance solutions? They are called resin bonded and resin bound driveways.

Resin bonded surfaces are made from a graded aggregate that is directly applied onto a natural or coloured resin, which creates a textured surface. This style gives the look of loose gravel and requires occasional sweeping.

The other popular type of surface is resin bound, which is produced from a blend of graded aggregates that have been mixed with a clear resin and given a smooth level finish. It is a fully bound system with no loose bits and can be the more durable of the two options.

At Midland Decorative Surfaces, we have just completed a 400 square metre resin bound driveway for a home in Coventry, West Midlands.

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The resin bound gold rhinestone was chosen in order to blend in sympathetically to its surroundings, and the paved edging gives it a touch of class.

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The resin bound gold rhinestone was chosen in order to blend in sympathetically to its surroundings, and the paved edging gives it a touch of class.

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If you’re on the lookout for a new driveway, talk to us today to see how we can help you achieve superb results at a reasonable cost. Our surfacing systems are low maintenance, look outstanding and can last as long as 15 years.