Posted on 23 August 2022

With the industrial look of concrete and tarmac becoming a thing of the past, many are looking to resin-bonded stone as an alternative surfacing for their driveways. Resin bonded stone is overlaid on concrete or tarmac. It retains the strength of these materials but provides the aesthetic value of gravel, mimicking the appearance of a loose stone surface.

Resin Bonded Stone

What is resin bonded stone?

Any concrete or tarmac driveway can have resin bonded stone applied and the application process is fast and easy. A layer of resin is applied over the top of the existing surface. Afterwards, graded and dried natural stone (e.g. dust-free natural aggregates, such as gravel) are laid over the top of the resin layer. This layer then sets hard, the aggregate bonding to the resin, and any loose pieces of aggregate are brushed away. This process creates a warm, stone finish that is strong enough to bear the load of vehicles and foot traffic. Making it beneficial for both domestic and commercial driveways.


What are some benefits of resin-bonded stone?

  • Concrete driveways can look dull and industrial, and loose gravel can scatter underfoot and in the wind. Resin bonded stone offers a gravelly aesthetic that is fixed in place. Providing a high-quality and attractive surface for your driveway that retains all the strength of the concrete that it is laid over.
  • As the application process is so quick and simple, there is the minimum disruption caused to your driveway during the process. Not only that, but because of the speedy setting time, your new driveway could be ready to use within a matter of hours of application.
  • The aggregates available for resin-bonded stone can come in many different colours and stone sizes. Meaning that you can generate a bespoke, individual look for your driveway. The aggregates are often found in warm, earthy colours, such as beiges and browns. Perfect for blending into the natural look of the garden and surroundings.
  • Because of its bumpy texture, resin-bonded stone possesses high friction. Therefore, they have anti-skid properties which makes them ideal for icy weather.
  • These types of driveways are low maintenance as they are impervious to weed growth. And cleaning-wise will only need to be swept or treated to the occasional pressure wash. These surfaces are also durable against weathering, as they are not susceptible to damage from freezing or thawing action.
  • Resin bonded stone offers a chance to move on from loose gravel and bland concrete and tarmac. This in turn gives you a hard-wearing, aesthetically pleasing driveway surface.

Resin driveways for your home in Sheffield Tinsley High Street Resin Mixed Stone


Now you know the answer to the question “What is resin bonded stone?”, you may be looking for a local contractor to install one for you. At Resin Mixed Stone, we can offer various resin driveways for your home in Sheffield, with our experienced team possessing the skills needed to install them to the highest possible standards. We’ve been laying resin drives throughout the region since 1988, giving us a huge amount of skill, knowledge and expertise. When you hire us, you can rest assured that it will be us who completes the work, rather than subcontractors. We’ve installed resin drives of all shapes, sizes and designs over the years. This ensures that we can deliver a driveway that meets your specific needs and tastes.

Contact us 

If you’re looking for first-class domestic driveways for your home in Sheffield, get in touch with Resin Mixed Stone today. Call us on 0114 419 0236 to discuss your requirements with one of our friendly team. You can also contact us by completing the online form on our website and we will get back to you as soon as we can. 

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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.
Response from the owner: Hi Janet! I'm so glad to hear you are happy with the results. Thank you for your review!The Resin Mixed Stone Team
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
Response from the owner: Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave the kind words.The Resin Mixed Stone Team
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.
Response from the owner: Hi Sarah thanks for the lovely comments and the 5 stars. We loved doing the job! Enjoy your driveway.The Resin Mixed Stone Team
Very professional, excellent result, resin driveway job completed earlier than expected and very neatly. Our drive has been transformed! Thankyou.
Response from the owner: Hi Molly we would just like to say thank you for taking the time to leave the nice comments. Enjoy your new driveway!The Resin Mixed Stone Team
Many thanks to Richard and his team who did a fantastic work when resurfacing our drive and front of bay window with resin stone.
Response from the owner: Hi Kevin and thank you for your comments. We are pleased that you are happy with the work and will pass on your comments to the team.The Resin Mixed Stone Team
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.
Response from the owner: Hi John thanks for taking the time to leave the nice review and the 5 stars. (We like these!). I will pass the comments over to the team.The Resin Mixed Stone Team
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.
Response from the owner: Hi, thanks for the 5 stars and the great review we really appreciate it.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."
Response from the owner: Hi, John thanks so much for the great review and the 5 stars. We are pleased that you love your new driveway!The Resin Mixed Stone Team
Great professional service. Good quality work. Competitive on price.
Response from the owner: Hi Robert and thanks for the nice words and of course the 5 stars. We appreciate your time in doing this.The Resin Mixed Stone Team
Resurfacing patio in resin
Response from the owner: Thanks for the 5 Stars Margaret.The Resin Mixed Stone Team