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What is the difference between Resin Bound and Resin Bonded?

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Confused about the difference between a resin bound driveway and a resin bonded one? You’re not alone, even within the Construction industry there is a lot of confusion about the differences and the two terms are often used interchangeably. It is understandable; the terms are very similar and both are natural stone aggregates encapsulated in a resin and commonly used for driveway surfacing.

But there are some very important differences in their properties that might mean one is more suitable for your project than the other.

Resin Bound Paving is a cold applied surface dressing for driveways that is applied in a 12mm – 24mm layer depending on the expected uses. The stone and resin are both placed in a forced action mixer where the aggregate is thoroughly coated in resin, before being hand troweled into a smooth seamless surface. The finished surface is permeable, frost resistant and durable. If the resin has been laid at a thicker depth, the driveway will be suitable for turning vehicles.

Resin Bonded Surfacing is a scatter system. The resin is squeegeed over a suitable base, and the gravel or aggregate is then hand scattered over the resin before it sets. The finished surface is only 4mm thick and provides the texture and appearance of loose aggregate. It is impermeable and waterproof, with excellent slip and skid resistance. Installation is very fast and easy, with the surface usable in as little as two hours, making it ideal for parks and areas that require minimal down time. However as the surface is only a thin layer of stone sitting on top of the resin, the surface is less durable than resin bound and heavy vehicles turning on a driveway would soon leave bald patches where the stone had been displaced. Bonded surfacing is also susceptible to frost damage.

We put together the infographic below to quickly explain these differences. We hope this helps clear up some of the confusion surrounding these two resin surfaces.

Talking Through the Stigma – Covid-19

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“The Government is now advising us to avoid all but essential contact. This will mean that more of us will be spending a lot of time at home and many of our regular social activities will no longer be available to us. It will to try and see it as a different period-of-time in our life’s, and not necessarily a bad one, even if we didn’t choose it.” – Mental Health Foundation

While we are going through a period of uncertainty, it is imperative that you not only look after your own mental well-being, but those around you who also may be struggling with their mental well-being.

In testing times like these it can be very common for it to negatively affect someone’s mental state. This could be down to a whole host of reasons, including but not limited to the following; loneliness, uncertainty of incoming work, potential financial burden, anxiety about theirs or loved ones health, etc.

It is important in these moments that we stick together and not only support yourself, but the people around you, be it your loved ones, your friends, your neighbours, your colleagues or even a stranger (obviously if you are not self-isolating).

In this mental well-being blog, we wanted to share some tips with you to highlight some ways of taking care of your mental well-being.

Avoid Speculation

In these unknown times it is important that you inform yourself with only reputable sources. Rumour and speculation are two sources that increase anxiety. Having access to the most reliable and good quality information is a good way to control how you feel – ensure you keep up to date with the daily updates from the Government and experts.

You can get up-to-date information via the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

Staying Connected & Healthy

While you are in isolation, it is important to try and incorporate some variety to your daily routine. Long periods of isolation or limited human contact can play a major role in the decline to someone’s mental well-being. While limiting contact with people is not always ideal, it is in this case, better to take pre-caution.

You can keep in contact with people through many different methods; through phoning, messaging, emailing, video calling, Zoom or Skype calling or social media. However, if you do feel like you need some emotional support you can use any of the numbers below:

  • Samaritans – call 116 123
  • Mind – call 0300 123 3393
  • Mental Health Foundation – 020 7803 1101
  • Anxiety – 08444 775 774

It is also very important that if you have already been speaking to a therapist or specialist, that you look to ensure that communication is ongoing. Either, is there a way that you can still travel in to see them, or, is there a way that you can still speak to them through a Zoom or Skype call?

It is important that you try to keep active and do activities that are only going to increase your mental well-being. While some certain activities may be off limits due to Government advice, there are still activities that you can do. These may include the following:

  • Ensure you get up and shower and get dressed.
  • Get as much sunshine and fresh air as possible at home. Open curtains and windows if you do not have access to a garden.
  • Check in on someone who you may know struggles with mental well-being or someone that is more likely to be affected by Coronavirus.
  • Eat well – ensure you in these more challenging times you try to still have a well-balanced diet.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Reading or watching a film.
  • Relaxation techniques such as meditation.
  • Try to exercise as much as possible. Try to create a home workout, this could include circuit training HIIT or Yoga.
  • Do something you are good at.
  • Go for a daily walk or jog but ensure that you keep the recommended distance from others.

Anticipate Distress

It is OK to feel vulnerable and overwhelmed as we read news about the outbreak, especially if you have experienced trauma or mental health problems in the past, or if you have long-term physical health condition that makes your more vulnerable to the effects to coronavirus.

It is important to acknowledge these feelings. We should also be aware of and avoid increasing habits that not be helpful in the long term, like smoking, drug abuse or alcohol.

Try to reassure people you know who may be worried and check in with people who you know are living alone.

Also, it is essential that if you are on medication, that you do continue to take your medication, or you ensure you have the correct amount of medication or that is still available to you.

Stay Safe

These are times that none of us are used to but will come through. It is imperative that you take care of yourself first and foremost and support those around you. The next weeks or months will be challenging to us all, but it is important that we keep to a routine that involves keeping active, stimulated and ensuring you have a balanced diet. While you might have to isolate yourself from harm, try not to isolate yourself from the world. Speak to people, check in on people, but be safe.

It is imperative that we all follow the Government advice, please limit your contact with others. Only leave your house if it is essential for yours or others health and well-being.

Article by Stuart Moore at Gaysha Ltd, a manufacturer and installer of high quality resin paving and flooring surfaces.

Gaysha Ltd, Unit 3 Crown House, Queen Street, Bexleyheath, Kent DA7 4BT

Tel: 01322 340350   Email: info@gaysha.co.uk  Web: www.gayshasurfaces.co.uk

Channelsea House Landscaping

Superb Grounds, Gardens & Car Park Surface Finish At A Fixed Rate In Record Time

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Matthew Savage, Head of Commercial at IDM Properties, was impressed by the Vintage Style Resin Cobblestones which were proposed when they requested options for a ‘decorative resin surface’.

This was part of a redesign and renovation of a 1960’s office block into residential units during the Channelsea House project in 2016.

“Gaysha are quite simply experts when it comes to the supply and works associated with resin surface finishes.”

The Right Choice And Perfect Timing To Ensure Completion

“They know precisely the best choices to make, which saves me time. And especially when they are usually involved at the stressful end of a project, when you need to complete to hit the various deadlines, they are certainly a safe bet.”

“Not only did they deploy rapidly, they use their initiative to overcome the usual problems of site clutter. So that saves me having to get involved to resolve issues between contractors.”

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Ready To Go Within 30 Minutes

“I also love the products they work with. The contrasting colours and professional finish looks absolutely fantastic. And within 30 minutes, you can walk or even drive on the surface because it’s ready to go incredibly quickly.”

Gaysha Director Andy Wilders on working with Matthew

“We couldn’t have asked for more of a dream project with which to launch our resin cobblestones. The building façade, entrance and new signage all look fantastic – combined with the beautiful garden area this is going to be a really desirable development”

DIY SOS Grenfell Special

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Gaysha answered the call gladly last month when asked by Addagrip to join them in installing the resin bound surfacing for the BBC’s DIY SOS Grenfell Special.

The project to build a gym and multi-use community space for Grenfell Tower residents cost £2 million and 9 weeks to complete. The Dale Youth Amateur Boxing Club, which used to be housed on the 2nd floor of Grenfell Tower, had a nationwide reputation for its work with young boxers, but was destroyed in the fire.

Artists impressions of the community centre

 

Gaysha operatives joined hundreds of volunteers to participate in the build, using materials donated by Addagrip. The team installed 340 sqm of 6mm Addaset Lucerne Silver under the Westway Flyover, where the Community Centre is situated.

Gaysha was keen to be involved in this project in order to help give something back to this brave community, that has suffered such a terrible tragedy but has remained strong. The DIY SOS Grenfell Special is scheduled to air in two parts either later in 2018 or next year.

Courtyard at Queen Marys Hospital, Sidcup gets a resin bound makeover

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Gaysha recently completed surfacing of this courtyard at Queen Marys Hospital, Sidcup. The 90sqm courtyard was surfaced in 6mm Country Buff resin bound paving.

For more information about resin bound paving visit our Clearmac® page: Clearmac® Resin Bound Paving

Sustainable New Driveway Surface for Mansfield College Oxford

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The appearance of a quintessential seat of learning, an Oxford college where an architecturally acclaimed new structure stands alongside elegant Victorian elevations, was being let down by its hard landscaping – until a sustainable new driveway surface, featuring Clearmac paving, was successfully completed this summer.

The work to upgrade the striking circular driveway which fronts Mansfield College has been undertaken by Beard Construction, with the assistance of Dartford based Gaysha Limited. The college’s own Maintenance Department oversaw the contract, the first phase of which was completed two years ago.

Prior to this project the surface to the driveway, which is used by countless pedestrians as well as cars and delivery vehicles, had become uneven and unsightly, with rutted patches of subsoil showing amongst the remaining, badly potholed tarmac.

Crucially, the Clearmac resin bound paving specified for the contract encapsulates a light quartz aggregate, now presenting a pristine appearance that will be both hardwearing and also sustainable. The constituent materials offering a low environmental impact, while also being water permeable to Sustainable Drainage System (SUDS) standards.

Once the remains of the old tarmac had been removed and the formation level prepared, the contractor initially laid a layer of open-grain tarmac. This was then followed by the 20mm thick wearing course of Clearmac, which is itself permeable to rainwater.

The college’s Maintenance Manager, Tony Berezny, commented:  “The contract was carried out in two main stages, respecting the college’s continued activities throughout the year. It has made a very real improvement to not just the appearance or the frontage to Mansfield College, but also the comfort and safety of those using the driveway.”

Available throughout the country from Gaysha, cold applied, Clearmac can be supplied in any colour desired to match a client’s aspirations for either indoor or outdoor locations. The surface achieved is resistant to not just the elements and UV radiation, but also the effect of fuel spillages, oil and commonly used solvents.

Clearmac can carry foot traffic within four hours of laying, while different degrees of slip resistance can be created by varying the aggregate mix. The freedom to select different colours can also be exploited for creative effect or to help designate areas for reasons of safety, parking and other uses.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

GAYSHA LTD. UNIT1, CROWN HOUSE, QUEEN STREET, BEXLEY HEATH, KENT. DA7 4BT.

TEL: 01322 340350           EMAIL: info@gaysha.co.uk          WEB: gayshasurfaces.co.uk

 

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Permeable resin bound paving

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Have you been looking for companies who specialise in permeable resin bound paving? Look no further because we are Gaysha Surfaces, and we are a team of highly experienced professionals who have had over 15 years of experience in the trade and can offer you a tailored service for your permeable resin bound paving. Not only does resin bound paving have aesthetic advantages, but it is also a durable alternative to standard paving. If you have been looking for permeable resin bound paving specialists, contact Gaysha Surface today.

With the resin paving industry growing at a fast rate and becoming increasingly popular, permeable resin bound paving is a fantastic sustainable option. It is produced using natural and recycled materials and our main ranges are made from either natural aggregate or recycled glass. Permeable resin bound paving is hard wearing and resistant to effects such as weathering, degradation and UV radiations that may break down tarmac, block paving or concrete. Our team have complete knowledge of all of our products because we design, formulate and manufacture our own resin bound paving and surface dressings.

Our permeable resin bound paving is popular because it requires minimal maintenance and eliminated trip hazards with loose stone. This makes it a popular choice when repaving school playgrounds, driveways and regeneration projects such as community areas and parks. After many years of specialising in permeable resin bound paving, we now work closely with architects, designers and the local authorities, who all take advantage of our unique range of products. We have a wide range of different blends so you can have choice when picking your permeable resin bound paving which will always be covered with our 10 year guarantee.

Client satisfaction is of paramount importance to us and all of our jobs are completed to the highest of standards. We aim to exceed customer expectations and leave our customers completely happy with the service they have received for their permeable resin bound paving.

For more information on permeable resin bound paving, call our team on 01322 340350 or send us an email at info@gaysha.co.uk and a member of our team will get back to you shortly.

Resin Bound Paving Kent

Resin Driveways Kent

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How would you like a resin driveway for your property in Kent? Here at Gaysha, we have a wide selection of resin based products available. We have been designing and installing resin driveways in Kent for over 15 years, and we have built an excellent reputation for constantly delivering outstanding results.

We have various resin surfaces and our Clearmac® is a great choice for resin driveways in Kent. Clearmac® is a cold-applied and weather resistant, commonly used for driveways, urban regeneration projects and school playgrounds. Clearmac® is a resin bound surface, comprised of graded aggregates and bound with a clear resin binder. The surface is durable, permeable and SuDS compliant. As a surface, Clearmac® requires minimal maintenance as there are no loose stones and no weeds can grow through the surface. For more information on our Clearmac® resin flooring in Kent, please visit our Clearmac® page.

If you would like an estimate for our resin driveways in Kent, you can ‘Request a Quote’ through the form here. Simply enter the dimensions of the area, along with the product and aggregate blend you require, and we’ll get in touch with an estimate.

So if you would like a resin driveway for your property in Kent, contact Gaysha. Call us on 01322 340 350 or email info@gaysha.co.uk for more information. Alternatively, you can fill out the form on our Contact Us page. Just enter all relevant information into the form, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Resin Bound Driveways Kent

Resin bound surface

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Would you like a resin bound surface surrounding your property? Gaysha have a wide range of resin bound surface products that are ideal for any surface, whether you wanted a new driveway, or for a surface on a school site.

We have been designing and laying resin bound surfaces for over 15 years and over the years, we have gained a fantastic reputation for manufacturing and supplying high-quality resin based products. We are committed to delivering a quality service that is guaranteed to satisfy with an outstanding finished result. Our products include Clearmac®, Tripave®, Stonebond®, Playsafe®, Clearmac® Quartz, Clearmac® Eco and SafeStable. All of our products are designed for different purposes, due to the benefits and features they have. For example, our SafeStable resin surfacing is designed for horse stalls and stables, and our Clearmac® Quartz surfacing is ideal for spas and health clubs.

Clearmac® is a resin bound surface that is cold-applied, providing a weather resistant surface that is water permeable and SuDS compliant. Our Clearmac® resin bound surface is comprised of graded aggregates, which is bound with a clear resin binder, allowing the aggregate colours to show. It is commonly used as a surface for driveways, pathways, schools and more. Having a resin bound surface as a driveway requires minimal maintenance and eliminates trip hazards. Clearmac® is manufactured and supplied under an ISO 9001 quality management system, which is certified by QAS International, ensuring that it is of the highest quality.

If you would like to find out more about our Clearmac® resin bound surface, please visit our Clearmac® Resin Bound Paving page.

You can ‘Request a Quote’ for a resin bound surface through the form here. All you have to do is enter all contact information and the dimensions of the area, along with the product and colour you require and we’ll get in touch with a estimate.

If you would like a resin bound surface on your property, contact Gaysha. Call us on 01322 340 350 or email info@gaysha.co.uk for more information. Alternatively, you can fill out the form on our Contact Us page. Just enter all necessary information into the form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.