For a versatile, hard-wearing, and low-maintenance drive, you can’t beat resin.
Whilst the average cost of a resin driveway is on the pricier side at close to £2,500, its durability and longevity more than make-up for the initial price.
How much do resin driveways cost?
We asked My Local Toolbox customers how much they paid for their resin driveway to help give you an idea of costs.
|Driveway size||Average costs|
|Small driveway 20m2||£950 – 1,300|
|Medium driveway 50m2||£2,150 – 2,500|
|Large driveway 100m2||£4,150 – 4,500|
What other factors affect the cost of a resin driveway?
Resin driveways are more expensive than some other materials not only because of the stones themselves, but the digging out of the drive to install tends to be more labour intensive. This results in the whole installation process taking longer, leading to greater labour prices.
But it’s not just the process itself that affects the cost of a resin driveway.
Size of drive
Like any driveway cost, the size of the area will impact the overall amount. The average cost is £40 per sq m for non-UV stable and around £50 – 65 for UV-stable resin.
The price you pay for a tradesperson will vary depending on where in the country you live. London and the south west sees daily rates of around £200, whereas in the north you could expect to pay around £100 – 150.
Unlike other driveway materials, there are several different size aggregates available, ranging from 1-2mm to 10mm. Typically, the larger the aggregate, the greater the depth for installation, resulting in larger costs.
What you might not have considered, is your existing surface will impact the cost of your new resin driveway. If your current drive is made of tarmac, concrete, or asphalt, and is in good condition, the resin and aggregate mix can be laid on top.
However, if there are major cracks, potholes, weeds, or a solid base is absent, a sub-base will need to be installed.
UV stable or non-UV stable
If you’re on a budget non-UV stable resin is the better option, however, it won’t protect your aggregate from discolouration and it will yellow over time.
Resin driveway FAQs
What’s the difference between UV stable and non-UV stable resin?
Non-UV stable resin tends to be cheaper than UV stable. Whilst non-UV stable is still a strong material, it’s not as strong as UV-stable. Not only can cracks appear, but aggregates may become discoloured, whereas UV stable resin tends to be more flexible and long-lasting.
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