How Much does A Resin Bound Driveway Cost?


Resin Bound Driveways are vastly becoming the surface choice for upgrading either existing, or installing brand new driveways. 


Compliance with Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS), along with excellent aesthetics, makes it easy to understand why resin driveways continue to become more common. A popular question a lot of people ask us, is how much does a resin driveway actually cost?

It is difficult to estimate the total of how much the installation of resin driveways cost, due to each project being unique and individual to the client. However, at Ace Resin, we estimate that an average resin bound driveway will usually cost between £50-£100/per m² for our customers. 

There are several factors which determine how much resin driveway installations cost.


  1. The Size & Layout of the Driveway

The cost per square metres reduces as the area increases. Awkward surfaces or hard to access areas require more time to ensure a smooth even finish, and will therefore take longer to install.


2. The Choice of Aggregate & the Depth

Each colour of Natural Aggregate or Glow Stone are individually priced and available in various sizes and depths. 


3. The Existing Surface

You will also need to take into account any preparation work, repairs, cleaning or levelling that might be required to the surface prior to laying the resin bound driveway.


4. What the Edges the Resin Bound Driveway will be Laid With

Resin bound driveways need to be laid up to a stable edge such as a wall, or a collection of bricks or slabs. If there isn’t an edge, one will have to be created. At Ace Resin, we offer a range of edging options to help you with your installation process.


5. Transport and Labour Costs

This will be different for every project and depends on the size of your project and where it is. Our base is in Essex, however, we travel to most locations around the UK. If you are located closer to Essex, therefore, the cost will be cheaper. 



Our rough estimate for our clients is around £50-£100/per m², however, it is best to get in contact with us today to find out exactly how much it will cost your individual project. One of our fully-qualified resin bound experts will give you a quote and advise you in more detail.

Looking to find more information on resin bound driveways or wanting to move away from tarmac or concrete style paving? See our article on the 5 Reasons to get a Permeable Resin Driveway.


If you would like a free no obligation quote for your new driveway, please call us on 0207 856 0295 or email us at [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between a resin bound driveway and a resin bonded driveway?

Resin Bound
Resin bound is an eco-friendly, highly porous paving solution for ground surfacing. It is a choice of decorative aggregates mixed with specialist resins then hand trowelled to give a flat smooth surface suitable for driveways, paths and patios.

Resin Bonded
Resin bond is laid in a different manner to resin bound materials. It involves applying a layer of resin to the existing surface, which aggregates are then scattered in to the top of. This gives a non-porous surface, which has a coarser finish and leaves a certain amount of loose stone on the final surface.

How long will a resin bound driveway last?

A resin bound driveway is a strong and durable surface, that is resistant to weather conditions. Comparable products like Tarmac or Asphalt can soften in the summer heat and freeze in cold of winter, they will also be damaged by UV light. Resin is much more stable than these alternatives performing well year round in some of the UK’s worst weather. Our driveways come with a 10 year guarantee and can last to a good standard for 25+ years.

Can I lay a resin driveway over my existing driveway?

This depends on the type and condition of your existing driveway. However, it should be laid on an appropriate sub-base of either asphalt or concrete. 

Do I need planning permission for a resin driveway?

If you have an existing driveway then planning permission will not be required. For any newly installed driveways or extensions planning permission is required for surfaces such as traditional block paving, flags and tarmac. 

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