What are the benefits of a resin bound patio?

Posted on 27 May 2021

With summer only a few months away, your thoughts may be turning to making the most of the nice weather in your garden. A patio can transform your garden, creating an attractive and functional outdoor living space where you can relax, socialise, and enjoy the sunshine. A resin bound patio is a particularly good option, with this material possessing many fantastic qualities. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, but it’s also incredibly durable and eco-friendly. Read on to discover the many benefits of a resin bound patio.

Resin Bound Patios an attractive and decorative finish

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A resin bound patio provides a more attractive finish than that of many other surfacing types. At Resin Mixed Stone, we offer many different colours and patterns for resin bound patios in Chesterfield, Doncaster, and Sheffield. This allows our customers to create a surface that truly reflects their tastes. With almost limitless design options, we can create a bespoke finish that’s perfect for your outside space. Many commercial customers choose to add their logos to their resin patios, allowing them to create a stunning outside space that helps them stand out from the crowd. We’re able to combine various different natural stone types when creating your patio, ensuring we can achieve the finish you desire. 

Durable and long-lasting

When you choose a resin bound patio, you can expect it to last for several years. Resin is an extremely durable and hardwearing surface, and so you can rest assured that it will stay looking its best long into the future. At Resin Mixed Stone, we’ve been installing resin bound patios in Sheffield, Doncaster, and Chesterfield for many years and we have built up a great reputation. We offer a 10-year guarantee on resin patios, however, you can expect it to last you much longer than this. When correctly maintained, they can last for up to 25 years. 

Many people wonder if resin bonded patios are just as strong and robust as resin bound. However, it’s important to note that bound surfacing is a lot tougher and has greater durability. One of the main reasons for this is that the thickness is from 16mm whereas bonded is from 3mm thick. 

Low Maintenance

You won’t need to clean a resin bound patio every weekend to keep it looking nice. Whilst some maintenance is necessary, usually this is minimal. Sweeping it clean every so often with a stiff brush will remove leaves and other debris as well as preventing moss growth. Regular jet washing can also help to remove foreign bodies and stains. If you need expert advice on maintaining your resin patio, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team. We provide fantastic aftercare, helping you keep your new patio in fantastic condition long after it’s been installed.  

Weed resistant

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One of the best things about resin bound patios is that they’re resistant to weeds. The porous nature of this surfacing means that water isn’t retained within the material. Therefore, water is prevented from reaching the organic matter. This stops the roots from taking hold and growing up through the patio surface. Moreover, since resin patios are constructed from a single continuous surface, this means there are fewer joints for weeds to grow through. You’re more likely to see weeds on more traditional surfacing materials, such as paving slabs or concrete. You won’t need to worry about unsightly weeds ruining the good looks of your new patio. 

Sustainable Urban Drainage (SUDs) compliant

In 2008, the government passed legislation stating that paving over 5sqm at the front of a domestic property should be permeable. Any surfacing that’s non-permeable would need to have planning permission. So, if you choose to install a patio at the front of your home, it’s best to choose a permeable material such as resin bound stone. Resin bound patios are referred to as Sustainable Urban Drainage (SUDs) compliant since they and are supported by The Environmental Agency due to easing surface water run-off and reducing the potential of flooding. A resin bound patio is much less likely to encounter flooding than some other types. 

UV stable resin

One reason why so many people are choosing resin bound patios in Doncaster and Sheffield is that the resin used to hold the aggregates together is UV stable. The material doesn’t easily become damaged in sunlight. This stops it from degrading or becoming discoloured over time. Unlike some other surfacing types, you can expect a resin bound patio to retain its attractive appearance for many years.

Anti-slip properties

Resin bound patios have anti-slip properties. This means that you and your guests are unlikely to have any accidents whilst enjoying your outside space. There are no loose stones on this type of surfacing. This is due to the way to we combine and then trowel the resin and aggregates. The process gives resin patios a flat and smooth finish which makes them very safe. Furthermore, they can accommodate various applications too, including wheelchairs and pushchairs. This is particularly useful in commercial settings such as restaurants, cafes, and bars where it’s imperative to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone. Resin patios provide the ideal outdoor seating area for all your customers. 

Contact us 

A resin bound patio can turn your garden into a wonderful space to spend time during the summer months. We hope that this has answered your question of , “What are the benefits of a resin bound patio”. To find out more, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the friendly team at Resin Mixed Stone. Call 0114 419 0236 to discuss your requirements. Alternatively, send us a message via the contact form on the website and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. We’re waiting to provide you with a free quotation for your new resin bound patio. We can also provide a free site visit at your convenience. 


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I had my old concrete driveway covered with resin bound stone, there were loads of different colour mixes to choose from, the colour I chose really enhances my house and I am so pleased with the result. I can highly recommend this company.
Highly professional operation from start to finish. The work was started and completed on time with the minimum of hassle by a great bunch of people
I am thrilled with my new resin driveway. Excellent service from Resin Mixed Stone. Thorough preparatory work resulting in a fabulous finish.The stone colour I chose matches my house stone and brightens my whole driveway up. I would definitely recommend this company.
Very professional, excellent result, resin driveway job completed earlier than expected and very neatly. Our drive has been transformed! Thankyou.
Many thanks to Richard and his team who did a fantastic work when resurfacing our drive and front of bay window with resin stone.
Resin Mixed Stone put down a resin driveway for my mother in October last year. The service and workmanship was excellent and the drive has been totally transformed from its previous old concrete look. My wife and I were so impressed that we used Resin Mixed Stone to wide our existing driveway and then cover the existing tarmac surface with a resin coat. The service and workmanship was again excellent and the new drive looks superb. I would not hesitate to recommend this company to anyone who is considering a resin surface.
From start to finish the whole service and end product has been and is fantastic. Plenty of options to choose from with samples and practical advice to make that easier. Quote was clear and care taken to measure accurately. The team that completed the work were very professional and hard-working. The finished driveway has transformed the front of our property. Would highly recommend the team. Thank-you to all the Resin Mixed Stone team.
"We are extremely pleased with the quality of the work and the outcome - a lovely driveway. Richard Lomas was very helpful at all stages and his staff were careful throughout. The preparation of the site before laying the resin was also impressive. I give this company a 5 stars recommendation."
Great professional service. Good quality work. Competitive on price.
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