Resin driveway costs can be as inexpensive as a simple (small area) overlay which will cost approx £70 per square metre. But be warned in many instances an overlay is not the way to go. Paving costs rise to approx £130+ per square metre, if extensive preparation (ground works) are required.
Resin Driveway Costs – DIY
If you’re handy, you can complete an overlay and do it yourself. This will be the cheapest option. Generally, DIY jobs of less than 10 square metres are doable but anything more than this, get the professionals in!
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DIY kits are not cheap!! AND they’re not all the same. Expect to pay around £60 per square metre.
Resin Driveway Costs – DIY Preparation
Concrete base or tarmacadam base in good condition? Cracks? If so, these will need to be repaired. Keep in mind that it’s not good practice to lay resin over the top of cracks.
Concrete – Small cracks of less than 10mm any concrete filling product from a DIY store will do. If there are larger cracks use a more heavy duty filler such as Epoxy based Everbuild
Tarmacadam – Use cold lay pothole repair kits or something similar.
Resin Driveway Costs -Professional Installation
Expect to pay around the same per square metre as a DIYer for a simple overlay.
“What, you say?” That’s crazy.
But that’s the truth.
There’s very little difference in resin driveway costs whether you choose a DIY route or professional installation route. However, for a professional installation additional costs will include sub base preparation, walling and possibly drainage installation. If a full excavation laying of a new sub base is required (with gravel grids as well) expect to pay £130 plus per square metre.
For a truly and fully permeable solution you will want to include a grid system with your installation. We’d go for a recycled grid system such as the Ecogrid EL30 Plastic Porous Paving Grid system. They’re competitively priced and coverage of almost 100 square metres will cost around £1,400.
On a final note….you will find heaps of eager ‘cash‘ deals out there….but as always…be wary….and sometimes the cheapest cash price can be the costliest in other ways.
Old Dutch Saying: Pay Cheap. Pay Twice.
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