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Introduction:

A subsequent page looks at the preparation and installation of a resin bound surface.

As described on the Resin Intro page , resin bound aggregates use the resin to 'glue together' the individual aggregates and to bond the lot to the substrate, which is usually bitmac or concrete. The resin hardens in next to no time and you have a hard-wearing surface that can take foot or vehicular traffic the same day.

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SureSet Surfacing to a Pedestrian Area

The methods and materials shown on this page have been provided by SureSet UK Ltd , one of the country's leading Resin Bound Surfacing specialists. SureSet can supply all the materials necessary for this type of project, as well as having their own in-house crews of highly skilled craftsmen to undertake contracts for private, civil and commercial projects the length and breadth of the nation.

SureSet are now offering a no-nonsense 21 year guarantee on all its installations, covering:

  • Loose Stones
  • Oil Damage
  • Colour Change
  • Cracking
  • UV Degradation
  • Frost Damage
  • Workmanship

Sureset now have full BBA recognition - it doesn't get any better!

More information on the range of specially selected aggregates, the resins, tools and their contracting services can be found on the SureSet website .

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Advantages

A resin bound wearing course offers a number of advantages:

  • There are no loose stones - the decorative aggregate can't be scattered or kicked about. It's firmly and permanently bound
  • It's a full-thickness system, minimum 12mm thick and can be considerably thicker depending on aggregate size and application
  • It has a long lifespan as the resin and the aggregates are specially selected for durability
  • It can be laid very quickly - a 2 man gang can lay 30m² or more per hour and, with good weather conditions, a gang of 5 men would expect to cover 250m² in a single day
  • It can be used to overlay existing 'tired-looking' surfaces
  • Unique designs, logos and patterns are easily incorporated
  • There's a huge choice of aggregates available including rounded or crushed stone and tumbled coloured glass. Aggregates can be 'blended' to produce a particular shade or tone as required
  • The finished surface is UV stable and is not affected by oil or fuel spillages
  • Once set, the wearing course exhibits some flexibility enabling it to resist cracking
  • It's wheelchair friendly, making it ideal for DDA schemes
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SureSet products are dispatched directly from their manufacturing plant

Uses & Applications:

SureSet resin bound wearing courses can be used for all kinds of surfacing projects

  • Driveways
  • Access Roads
  • Car Parks
  • Pedestrian areas
  • Plazas, Atriums and other amenity areas
  • Cycleways and Footpaths
  • Tree Pits
  • Schools
  • Pool surrounds
  • Patios, Terraces and Roof Gardens
  • Show Rooms and Display areas
  • Internal Floors

A range of options...

SureSet Surfacing offers a wide range of possible uses, and consequently, there are a number of different construction specifications. The typical construction for, say, a pedestrian only footway will not require as much "build-up" as that for a vehicular area. Tree pit installations will require specific aggregates to ensure a porous surface while internal flooring might use a very small aggregate.

In all cases, the SureSet Technical Department can offer full advice on construction detail and suggest most suitable 'Build-Ups" for any application.

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Resin packs are loaded onto the delivery vehicles

See how SureSet Resin Bound Surfacing is installed on this page

A Designer's Dream

SureSet's resin bound surfacing allows intricate designs and motifs to be created within the pavement.

Small edgings, such as the aluminium units mentioned above or specially created stencils, are sometimes used to delineate areas of different colour. Each colour is individually prepared and applied, one colour at a time, until the design is completed.

The project beneath was installed using a number of custom-made stencils. A selection of colours and materials from the standard product range along with a number of bespoke mixes made especially for the project were used to create the original design. This is a great example of SureSet's unrivalled ability to bring any design to life.

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design detail
An excerpt from the original design drawing
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The stencil in position
template

In the example shown opposite and below, an aluminium template has been used to create the outline of a complex design which was then surfaced using several different SureSet materials.

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Completed design

In the design to the right, the project involved creating a seating area which was to incorporate the client's logo. To achieve the colour-changing effect in the customer's design, SureSet designed a number of colour blending mixes and some colour panels were intended to be glow-in-the-dark. Stencils were used to create the design, with the paths and seating area being installed first, the stencils lifted out and the resulting voids in-filled with the contrast colours.

seating area

Two further designs - a contemporary decorative design outside a university on the left and an aesthetically simple park pathway on the right.

decorative design
pathway

Steps invariably present a challenge on all sorts of paving and hard-landscaping projects, but the versatility of SureSet resin bound paving allows treads to be surfaced to match the other areas, whether it's a driveway, patio, pathway or courtyard.

And for the complete look, consider StepRise® , the innovative SureSet product that enables risers to be styled to perfectly complement any SureSet surface.

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Step treads surface with SureSet Resin Bound Paving

The Aggregates:

SureSet are able to offer a huge choice of aggregates, ranging from natural gravels and crushed rock, as well as recycled glass, metallic flake, glass beads and a whole lot more. New aggregates are constantly being tested and evaluated for use, and, if you have some special material in mind for your project, the Technical Team at SureSet will be delighted to consider its potential.

The images below illustrate only a small selection of the range of aggregates that area available. Contact SureSet's Technical Department for a full listing.

Natural Aggregates

Apollo 6mm
Apollo 6mm
Barley Butter 6mm
Barley Butter 6mm
Butterscotch
Butterscotch 6mm
Blue Granite 6mm
Blue Granite 6mm
British Racing Green 6mm
British Racing Green 6mm
Bronze 6-14mm
Bronze 6mm
Cappucicino_6mm
Cappuccino 6mm
Chestnut 6mm
Chestnut 6mm
Flapjack 6mm
Flapjack 6mm
Golden Pearl - New Blend
Golden Pearl - New Blend
Golden Smoke 6mm
Golden Smoke 6mm
Harbour 6mm 
Harbour 6mm
Jupiter 6mm
Jupiter 6mm
Light Biscuit 6mm
Light Biscuit 6mm
Mahogany 6mm
Mahogany 6mm
Midnight 6mm
Midnight 6mm
Milk Chocolate 6mm
Milk Chocolate 6mm
Pearl Jam 6mm
Pearl Jam 6mm
Sterling Midnight 6mm
Sterling Midnight 6mm
Sterling 6mm
Sterling 6mm
Tuscan Barley Butter 6mm
Tuscan Barley Butter 6mm
Tuscan Teracotta 6mm
Tuscan Teracotta 6mm
Winter Bronze 6mm
Winter Bronze 6mm
Winter Gold 6mm
Winter Gold 6mm

 


 

 


 

Spectrum Recycled Glass

Spectrum Traffic Red 3mm
Spectrum Traffic Red 3mm
Spectrum Red Oxide 3mm
Spectrum Red Oxide 3mm
Spectrum Clay Brown 3mm
Spectrum Clay Brown 3mm
Spectrum Candy Pink 3mm
Spectrum Candy Pink 3mm
Spectrum Candyfloss 3mm
Spectrum Candyfloss 3mm
Spectrum Bright Orange 3mm
Spectrum Bright Orange 3mm
Spectrum Daffodil Yellow 3mm
Spectrum Daffodil Yellow 3mm
Spectrum Lemon Yellow 3mm
Spectrum Lemon Yellow 3mm
Spectrum Peach 3mm
Spectrum Peach 3mm
Spectrum Sherbet 3mm
Spectrum Sherbet 3mm
Spectrum Spearmint 3mm
Spectrum Spearmint 3mm
Spectrum Mint Green 3mm
Spectrum Mint Green 3mm
Spectrum Emerald Green 3mm
Spectrum Emerald Green 3mm
Spectrum Bottle Green 3mm
Spectrum Bottle Green 3mm
Spectrum Ultramarine Blue 3mm
Spectrum Ultramarine Blue 3mm
Spectrum Sky Blue 3mm
Spectrum Sky Blue 3mm
Spectrum Water Blue 3mm
Spectrum Water Blue 3mm
Spectrum Aqua Blue 3mm
Spectrum Aqua Blue 3mm
Spectrum Blueberry 3mm
Spectrum Blueberry 3mm
Spectrum Lavender 3mm
Spectrum Lavender 3mm
Spectrum Ultraviolet 3mm
Spectrum Ultraviolet 3mm
Spectrum Chalk White 3mm
Spectrum Chalk White 3mm
Spectrum Gunmetal Grey 3mm
Spectrum Gunmetal Grey 3mm
Spectrum Traffic Black 3mm
Spectrum Traffic Black 3mm

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Further resources:

Further information on SureSet's surfacing products and services are available from the website

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SureSet
Unit 32,
Deverill Road Trading Estate,
Sutton Veny,
Warminster,
Wiltshire
BA12 7BZ

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