October Roundup

Read our October project highlights in our latest monthly roundup. From private driveways to local authority work in Poole we have been busy!
Decra Stone Resin Bonded Surface in Amber Gold

Our team has still been working hard even as the weather began to turn cooler through October. Even with the onset of winter there are still plenty of very workable days at this time of year. We always recommend checking not only the daytime but also the overnight forecasts for both rain and low temperatures at this time of year to mitigate problems with resin installation and ensure a great quality finish. Read on to learn more about our October project highlights.

October Project Highlights

Wibb Builders, Shirland…
Completed over a number of visits, this is the second development we have worked on for Richard Wibb in recent years. Comprising of a a large private patio area along with five private driveways in complimenting colours, HMS Decra®Set resin bound paving has been laid to new tarmac by S Brown Paving and finished using Steel Grey and Heritage Bronze  natural aggregate blends.

With this being a brand new development of five individual properties, our resin bound surfacing material meets the specification for SUDS compliant porous paving, as can be required by most local planning authorities. SUDS compliant paving reduces stress on mains drainage whilst mitigating standing water and lowering flood risk.

S Brown Paving, Winter House, Leicestershire…
This project has been one of the more challenging installations of the year, applied to possibly the most architecturally impressive site we have had the pleasure of working on in some time. The installation included ramps, turntables, changes in level, 90% of which was laid by hand.

A steel grey Decra®Set resin bound paving finish was chosen to replace an original gravel surfacing detail wrapping around the entire property and driveway, creating a contemporary and practical surface which appears to flow effortlessly not only around but also ‘under’ the property itself. The mid grey tones of the natural granite aggregate compliment the stark black panelling and large expanses of glazing which forms the outer shell of this truly one-off building. Working with S Brown Paving and Redbrook Construction, we’re very pleased with the end result.

Wilson and Scott, Hunger Hill Phase 2, Poole…
When we arranged to return to Hunger Hill in Poole, we were asked to complete the Decra®Stone resin bonded surface dressing and ‘surface around an art installation’. However, we weren’t initially expecting 110 small checker-plate slivers attached to the floor! Each one of these needed to be taped for protection, before hand-screeding binder individually followed by cleaning off any excess! A three day programme of painstaking detail finally saw the finished result for this large scale public realm enhancement project, and we hope you agree that the effort was well worth it.

The installation created by a local artist is a nod to the area’s historic and ever present maritime heritage, with the steel checker-plate giving the illusion of rope trailing along the floor. Our resin bonded paving offers a softer backdrop compared to the harshness of black tarmac, finished using a 2-4mm Amber Gold natural aggregate for long term durability and enhanced slip resistance for heavy duty foot traffic!

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