Resin bound driveway for Oxfordshire Estate
Well Barn Nr. Moulsford, Oxfordshire
Sweeping resin bound driveway entrance for stunning period new build home, tucked away in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside,
We're very pleased with the end result - both the finish and the colour. The resin bound looks amazing.Estate manager
Permeable resin bound gravel driveway – easy to maintain by power-washing
Tucked away in the Oxfordshire countryside, Well Barn House is a magnificent Georgian style residence. The 1200-acre estate is both a family home and a prestigious venue for shooting parties, attracting discerning enthusiasts from far and wide. The buildings and gardens are carefully managed to provide a sumptuous yet practical setting for a range of activities.
Built around 2010, Well Barn’s winding driveway and courtyards were originally resin bonded. But this paving had become chipped and threadbare – no longer doing justice to the splendorous Well Barn Estate. What’s more, puddles were forming in the main courtyard.
The homeowners needed hardwearing paving that would look beautiful and allow water to drain through to prevent puddling. The new paving also needed to be tough and longlasting.
Clearstone installed permeable resin bound paving in Spruce – a colour that perfectly complements the golden stone of Well Barn House. To ensure that rainwater would drain through, the original tired bonded surface and non-porous asphalt were stripped away. Then a sub-base of new porous Asphalt was laid onto which Clearstone craftsmen hand trowelled the resin bound to create a smooth, hard-wearing and permeable gravel surface.
A feature of Well Barn’s spectacular night-time appeal are up-lighters which dramatically highlight the warm Cotswold stone. The flexibility of resin bound allowed Clearstone’s professionals to seamlessly integrate these up-lighters into the paving.
To prevent disruption to the family, the homeowners went on holiday while the resin bound was installed. Clearstone pulled out all the stops and the family came home to find their beautiful resin bound drive installed and ready for use – despite their return ahead of schedule.
The clients are delighted with the smooth, pristine look of their resin bound paving which complements the perfectly stunning Well Barn House. And, with Clearstone’s 10-year guarantee, they have the assurance that it’ll stay looking beautiful for a long time to come.
Resin Bound Colour: Spruce
- Area: Installed resin bound area 600 m2, laid at a thickness of 18mm.
- Groundworks: Planed-off a old delaminating resin bonded surface, and installed new Asphalt sub-base onto which the new 18mm resin bound is laid.
- Installation Date: May 2017