Clearstone Paving designs and installs durable, stylish resin bound surfaces.
We use professional quality UV-stable polymer resin and natural aggregates to produce paved surfaces which are:
- Smooth, tough and water-permeable
- Versatile, with many practical and creative applications
- Attractive and suitable for modern or heritage properties
If your project would benefit from a long-lasting, cost-effective, environmentally sensitive alternative to tarmac, concrete or block paving, we can help.
We would be delighted to apply our expertise in resin bound paving systems to your specific needs.
We work in partnership with:
- Landscape Architects
- Project Managers
- Construction Companies
- Housing Corporations
- Garden Designers
Clearstone Paving is a dynamic and resourceful company with a reputation for friendly, personal service and excellent results. As your partner, we will manage the entire process of designing, supplying and installing resin bound paving to ensure a highly professional finish, backed by a 10-year guarantee.
Innovative and flexible
Available in numerous UV-stable colours and textures, resin bound paving from Clearstone Paving can be matched to any environment. We use natural materials such as real shingle, crushed granite or quartz. Our system even lends itself to creative designs: unlike traditional paving, it can be laid in any number of non-standard patterns and configurations.
Low maintenance and eco-friendly
Tough enough to withstand power washing, Clearstone resin bound paths and driveways are easy to keep pristine and weed-free. Our system allows water to drain naturally through the surface.
From new builds to renovations
Resin bound paving from Clearstone Paving is well suited to new-build projects which require a sleek, modern look. We can also lay resin bound surfaces which blend perfectly with existing buildings and their surroundings - enhancing an old property which requires gentle renovation, or giving an instant facelift to a building which is being totally reinvented.
Heritage sites and listed buildings
English Heritage has approved resin paving systems for use in historic or prestige environments. With a wide range of natural colours to choose from, Clearstone Paving can create a surface which is sympathetic to any location.
Key benefits of Clearstone Resin Bound Paving
- Fast, trouble-free installation
- Seamless, flexible and adaptable
- Hard wearing and low maintenance for extra long life
- Extremely resistant to weeds and most chemicals including petrol, diesel and oil
- Colour fast and UV-stable, so colours remain true in sunlight
- Porous, allowing water to filter away to the water table
- Smooth with no loose stones, so ideal for wheelchair access, pushchairs and bicycles
- Designs can feature curves, patterns, motifs, letters and numbers
- Wide choice of gravel, and shingle and crushed granite aggregates to complement any building
You can find Resin Bound Paving in the following:
- Car parks and ramps
- Courtyards and mews
- Conservatories, patios, terraces and roof gardens
- Tree pits
- Garden paths
- Swimming pool and hot tub surrounds
- Children’s play surfaces
- Footpaths, footbridges, towpaths and cycle lanes
- Public gardens and parkland
- Landscaping schemes
- Pedestrian precincts
- Decorative paved areas
- School playgrounds
- Heritage sites
- Regeneration projects
- Show rooms
- any outdoor area requiring free drainage
Resin bound paving is porous, making it highly suitable for garden paths, tree pits, driveways and any areas which may be prone to standing water. The aggregate and resin mix has open voids across its surface, allowing air to flow freely and surface water to filter though the structure.
The resin bound paving system complies with SUDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems) requirements for planning consent.
When a free draining porous system is required for a urban or rural footpath, resin bound paving is a perfect, natural looking solution.
Because resin bound paving is porous, allowing rainwater and air to pass through its structure, it can be laid over the roots of trees and shrubs.
A resin bound tree base offers many advantages over traditional grilles or pits of loose gravel or soil:
- Tidy and attractive
- Does not trap litter
- Easy to clean with mechanical equipment
- Stones are firmly embedded and cannot be scattered, kicked or thrown
- Complies with SUDS regulations
- Unlike tree grills, it cannot be stolen!
Clearstone Paving specialises in resin bound paving.
Resin bound paving is made from gravel, shingle or crushed granite coated with a clear UV-stable polymer resin. To ensure that each aggregate particle is completely coated in resin, the two elements are pushed through a force-action mix process to form a cold-pour mixture. The mixture is then poured and hand-trowelled to form a smooth, accurate surface with no loose stones.
Resin paving terminology
Some specifiers use the terms ‘resin bonded’ and ‘resin bound’ interchangeably in their tender documents and CAD drawings. This can be misleading, since the bound and bonded systems are very different:
Resin bound [trowelled]
- Permeable (when laid on an open binder course of porous asphalt)
- Smooth texture
- Depth of 15-18mm
Resin bonded [scatter coat]
- Laid on concrete or a wearing course of asphalt
- Rough texture
- Depth of 3mm
For a full explanation of resin paving systems and the difference between resin bound [trowelled] and resin bonded [scatter coat], visit the resin bound paving page of our website.
Clearstone Paving offers a wide choice of stone aggregates in many colours and textures, including naturally sourced shingle, crushed granite and quartz.
We can also supply recycled aggregates such as glass, crushed porcelain and recycled building materials.
Whether your project is a townhouse, contemporary new build, a stone cottage or a modern bungalow, you'll find the right driveway or stone path colour for you.
To find out more about the special materials used in our resin bound system, visit the aggregates and resins page of our website.
To download a PDF colour chart, visit the gravel colours page.
However detailed your requirements, Clearstone Paving will work with you to achieve your vision. We have the in-house expertise to conduct full site surveys, produce accurate Sketch-up, Vector works and CAD plans and interpret your own design ideas. We can, if needed, project manage your installation from start to finish.
We love to work with imaginative designs. Throw us your ideas, be they curves, letters, numbers or even images, and wait for us to realise your plan.
We have recently installed resin bound paths for the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon and we have done the same for the Royal Ballet School in Richmond Park, Surrey.
Visit our website for photos, case studies and testimonials relating to these and other domestic and commercial projects undertaken by Clearstone Paving.
For technical advice, site surveys and quotations, please call us on 01273 358177
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