Natural gravel resin drive for period thatched cottage
Farnborough Park, Kent
Clearstone Resin Bound: Elegant driveway that is ‘wowing’ passersby
“Thank you Clearstone for such a great job. Neat and tidy and a lovely finish. Your team of installers are a credit to your company.” says homeowner Emilio Nella
Problem: The Nella’s beautifully manicured home and landscaped gardens were being let down by an unsightly and impractical old driveway.
When Emilio Nella and his family moved into their beautiful thatched cottage in prestigious Farnborough Park, he knew the drive needed replacing. The existing resin bound drive was disintegrating, exposing patches of the heavy-grade tarmac laid when the home was built in 1926. “People were getting tar on their shoes and walking it into the house. I ended up having to scrape it off the marble floors,” says Emilio. The Nella’s beautifully manicured home and landscaped gardens were being let down by an unsightly and impractical driveway.
Solution: Install naturally sourced stone set in durable resin
“There were a couple of homes on Farnborough Park where resin bound was being installed and I loved the look. Resin-bound has a lovely sheen,” says Emilio Nella. So, after some internet research, he asked four resin bound installers for quotes. “I chose Clearstone because they were quick and professional with both site visit and quote. Although Clearstone were a bit more expensive than other companies, I felt they had the right company values for caring about installing a quality resin drive for us, so we went with them.
Outcome: The Nella family are delighted with their new resin driveway
The Nella family is delighted with the look, permeability and low maintenance of their Clearstone resin bound drive. “I haven’t jet-washed the drive since it was installed and it still looks brand new. Even the black silicone that the valeters use on my car wheels doesn’t transfer to the resin-bound.”
“I love the colour we chose. We’ve even had people taking photographs and knocking on the door to ask about our drive!” says Emilio Nella. Clearstone resin bound is the finishing touch to the Nella’s stunning home.
Resin bound colour: Flaxen Pea
- Area: Installed resin bound area 182 m2, laid at a thickness of 18mm.
- Preparation: Power-wash driveway and install aluminium edgings.
- Installation Date: May 2016