Bound Gravel is a high-performance SUDS compliant, porous aggregate bound system.

Available in a range of colours and blends, the gravel surface is extremely hard wearing and provides visually stunning finishes. Unlike block paving, bound gravel is slip-resistant, weed resistant, and does not sink under extended use. This makes it the ideal, low-maintenance surface for driveways, pathways and walkways.

Resin Bound Gravel is bound with resin to form a smooth, natural appearance. Coloured gravel can be used to incorporate graphics and designs or to match exterior masonry. After months of testing the BBA have endorsed the system for its high strength, SUDS compliance, and its excellent track record.

Coloured Gravel

Colours shown are for reference only. For exact colour matches, please request a sample.



Installers arrive on site wearing full PPE and sign in if required. Once equipment has been unloaded, installers measure area, take photos, check dips and report temperature.

The area is then dried with a gas lance and cleared of leaves and debris. Edges are primed twice.

Materials are mixed with a resin-binder and transported by wheelbarrow to the area for laying. The mixture of gravel and resin is levelled to the required thickness, and a screed, roller or hand trowel is used to smooth and lightly compact the surface to gain an even, level finish.

The surface is ready to use the following day.




  • Residential Driveway, Lancashire

    Residential Driveway, Lancashire

    Site Name: Residential Driveway, Lancashire
    Location: Clayton-Le-Woods
    Surface Type: Resin Bound Gravel

    This residential customer required a new and replenished driveway at their home in Lancashire. DCM were given the task of cleaning the existing surface, installing the block edging and finally, the installation of the Resin Bound Gravel driveway and steps leading up to the front door. The colours chosen by the customer were a mixture of Sterling Silver and Red Granite.

Bound Gravel Case Studies



Bound Gravel is a low maintenance product. However, it should undergo routine and operational inspection and maintenance to keep it in optimum condition.

Resin bound surfaces are intended to be used by normal pedestrian or vehicular traffic for which they have been designed. Protection should be provided wherever possible against abnormal damage. Heavy objects, such as waste skips, should not be dragged across the surface and protection should be provided during building and construction work to avoid unsightly contamination from oil, grease, cement and dirt. Spillage of solvents should be avoided as these will soften and damage the resin binder






Q. What is the difference between Bound and Bonded gravel?
Bound Gravel is smooth and porous, Bonded Gravel has a rough surface that is not porous.

Watch the Install Videos to see how Bound and Bonded gravel systems are created.

Q. Will the surface always be porous?
A. As with all new surfacing, maintenance is key. Resin drives should be swept regularly of leaves to avoid a build-up of debris.

Q. What can resin bound surfacing be laid on?
A. Resin bound surfacing can be installed onto min 50mm AC14 open texture binder course.

Q. Is resin bound surfacing strong enough to take vehicles?
A. Yes, the stone and resin used is extremely hard-wearing, so it can be used by vehicles.

Q. What size aggregate is used for the resin bound surfacing?
A. Normally a 1-3 / 2-5mm sized aggregate would be used for a driveway, terrace or path. This ensures that the internal makeup of the surfacing is a tight, well-bound mixture, with the right amount of cavitation for permeability. This would be laid at min 20mm depth for a driveway, and min 16mm for a path or terrace.

For tree pits, we would recommend a 5-8mm or 10mm sized aggregate to achieve optimum strength and porosity.

Q. What will happen to resin bound surfacing during times of extreme heat or freezing?
A. As the resin bound surfacing has cavitation within the mixture, water will run through the surface and back into the ground. This stops water from pooling on the surface, so causing a freezing problem. During times of extreme heat the resin bound surface will remain cooler than asphalt or concrete, due to the cavitation allowing air to circulate through it.

Q. What temperature can the Bound Gravel be laid in?
A. The air temperature should be a minimum of 5°C. The surface temperature should be at least 3°C above Due Point (the temperature at which condensations forms).