Knowledge Centre
Need an overview? Read:RESIN BOUND VS RESIN BONDED?

What is Resin Bonding?

Resin Bonding is the process of scattering loose dried aggregates onto a coating of resin after the resin has been applied to a surface. It is designed to resemble the texture and appearance of loose gravel. Resin bonded aggregates are sometimes referred to as a scattercoat, broadcast or coat system.

Resin Bonded Vs Resin Bound

Resin bonding must not be confused with resin bound, which is the process of mixing the aggregates with the resin. The resulting resin bound aggregate mix is trowelled down for a smooth, flat finish, with no loose aggregates. Find out more about the differences between resin bound and resin bonded.

Resin BoundResin Bonded
Non Fade
Slip Resistant
Weed Resistant
Frost Resistant

How does resin bonding work?

The resin bonded aggregates method involves applying the resin over a suitable base using a squeegee, and then 'scattering' the chosen gravel or aggregate over the tacky resin before it sets. Some systems use pre-coated aggregates, while others rely on applying a resin over the scattered stone to seal the system.

What is resin bonding used for?

The Resin Bonded System can be overlaid on existing or new concrete or tarmac to create beautiful driveways, patios, paths, carparks or any lightly trafficked area, giving a finish that has all the appeal of a loose gravel drive without the gravel being displaced.

Why choose resin bonded aggregates?

  • There is a stunning range of colours and shades available for an attractive alternative to paving or tarmac finishes.
  • The colours can be selected to blend in fully with the surrounding area.
  • The surface gives the effect of gravel without the movement of aggregates creating lines or traveling away from the site. This saves your customers the hassle of replacing the aggregates. 

Derbyshire Specialist Aggregates Limited is based near Bakewell in Derbyshire. We have over fifty standard colours and grades available to use, that can be used either individually or blended together on site to create an unrivalled pallet of colours for you to choose from.

Is resin bonding permeable?

No, a resin bonded system is not permeable and is therefore not a SUDS compliant surfacing solution. If you are looking for a hard-wearing, attractive and permeable paving solution, try resin bound. 

See our range in the Resin Bonded Products section or Contact Us for more information.


If you need help with your resin installation, call our technical support team on 01629 636500 or contact us
Back to top
Connect with Us