Last month, as well as working on a large project closer to home at the Walsall Arboretum, Midland Decorative Surfaces also began working on regenerating the walkways along the beachfront at Barry Island, near Cardiff. Our work is set to be completed before the end of March.
Barry Island has been a popular tourist spot for British holidaymakers for many years and is well known for its beachfront. With thousands of people flocking to Barry Island every year, it is unsurprising that the existing tarmac pavement of the beachfront walkways is suffering from considerable wear and tear and is in need of repair.
For a project such as this, resin bound surfacing provides an ideal system for busy pathways. Whilst tarmac is relatively hardwearing, it is not necessarily aesthetically pleasing. Traditional gravel walkways can look great, but for areas likely to be full of pedestrians throughout the year, a gravel walkway would require constant maintenance and would also be likely to present a number of dangerous trip and slip hazards as the gravel moves around and becomes slippery when wet.
Resin bound surfacing provides the perfect solution for the Barry Island beachfront walkways, combining a cost-effective and hardwearing surface that is also extremely aesthetically pleasing to tourists and locals alike, helping to enhance their Barry Island experience. For the extensive changes to the beachfront, we are laying down a brand new surface of Addagrip Terrabound Trent Stone aggregate, bound together by specialist resin to form a completely fixed surface.
We are proud to be not only helping the local authorities to save money by reducing maintenance costs and helping to increase safety by reducing trip hazards, but also to be playing a part in improving the experience of visiting the famous Barry Island beachfront.
Midland Decorative Surfaces are specialists in providing resin bonded and resin bound surfacing systems, whether for domestic projects, or for huge commercial projects throughout the UK. With over 30 years of experience, we are proud to provide surfaces for all kinds of applications, combined with competitive prices.