Unlike other contractors...
We use a UV STABLE resin which will not fade over time.
We lay our Resin Surfaces at 20mm - 10% thicker than our competitors
Paul Kasperczak - Managing Director, has worked within the landscaping industry for over 30 years, serving residential and commercial clients alike, why does he think you should choose RSS for your next project?
Quality - we combine the best materials with a highly trained and experienced workforce, I also personally conduct quality inspections for every single project to ensure that it is finished to our own exacting high standards.
Value - due to the close relationship we have built up with the UK's largest aggregate supplier we can deliver your project economically, in addition we focus on efficiency - meaning less time on site, less wastage and more value for our clients.
Insured - unlike a lot of contractors, here at RSS we are fully insured, and personally guarantee our work, that means as a client of ours you get quality, value and piece of mind.
Integrity - we are an honest, hard working company continually striving to deliver our absolute best for our clients, don't just take my word for it see what our clients are saying...
RSS Resin Installations
Resin bound surfacing is one of the fastest growing home improvement products in the UK, chosen by homeowners and commercial clients for its durability and long lasting good looks. It is suitable for both vehicular and pedestrian traffic and will add an immediate ‘wow’ factor to any home or commercial application.
Resin Bound permeable surfaces are created using specially selected, washed, dried and graded natural aggregates, blended to create non-fade colour palettes as individual as the properties they adorn. The selected aggregates are mixed on site with a high strength thermosetting resin and hardener system, then hand trowelled to the surface to create a slip resistant, natural stone surface that will never fade and is highly resistant to weeds.
RESIN SYSTEMS: There are a number of resin systems available on the market so it is worth carrying out your research before selecting an installer.
The quality of a Resin Bound system is determined by two factors:
UV STABILITY: Many resin contractors use a cheaper NON UV STABLE resin. This will lead to an inconsistent yellowing of the surface and will be particularly noticeable where vehicles are regularly parked or pots/planters are placed. RSS ONLY use a UV STABLE resin system and this doesn’t suffer from the issues mentioned above.
RESIN CONTENT: RSS are one of only a small number of UK installers that use the high strength 8% resin system (8kg of resin/hardener to 100kg of stone). Most systems are only 5.5% to 6.5% in strength. Whilst this doesn’t sound like a significant difference, RSS systems contain almost 20% more resin than the typical 6.5% kits used by many suppliers.
Resin Surface Specialists is based in Welwyn, Hertfordshire.
The majority of our projects have been located in London, Hertfordshire, Essex and Bedfordshire; that's not to say we wouldn't be able to help you if you're situated outside of those areas.
Resin Bound vs Resin Bonded
At RSS we focus on delivering a Resin Bound system for our clients. This shouldn't be confused with the similar sounding, but very different Resin bonded system. So what's the difference?
Resin Bound System
A Resin Bound system is aesthetically and physically superior to a resin bonded system due to the installation process
The gravel is mixed together with the resin
This mixture is then hand trowelled on to the base surface to leave a smooth flat finish with no loose gravel
The resulting surface is fully permeable, allowing surface water to rapidly drain away reducing the risk of flooding
This is compliant with Sustainable Urban Drainage System "SUDS" requirements and therefore requires no planning permission
Resin Bonded System
The gravel is not mixed with the resin, it is spread across a layer of pre-applied resin onto a suitable existing base surface
Some of the stone will adhere to the resin and some will not leaving a surface that gives the appearance of loose gravel
The resulting surface is not fully permeable and on its own is not SUDS compliant
Any area installed that is over 5 square meters will require an application to your local planning department, including drawings, fees and a wait time from your council of upto 8 weeks.
Resin Bound vs other options
The following table highlights the benefits of a Resin Bound system over other surfacing systems, as you will see no other option gives such a complete range of strengths. Added to this, Resin Bound gravel is upto one third faster to lay than some other systems.