Resin Bound Surfacing for a Commercial Projects

DCM Surfaces has been working with main contractors, developers and architects nationwide since 1995, providing top-tier Resin Bound services. Whether you represent or require services for:

1. Building, paving, or groundworks companies
2. Local councils
3. Landscape architects
4. Highway departments
5. Quantity surveyors
6. Seeking a quote or aiming to fulfil a tender contract

Our dedicated teams are well-prepared to handle extensive projects such as car parks, private roads, housing estates, and high-traffic pedestrian zones like footpaths and footbridges. DCM Surfaces offers a variety of resin bound systems tailored to meet the demands of commercial ventures and projects that necessitate a more natural-looking aggregate finish. Our methods are adaptable and can be applied to concrete or asphalt/tarmac bases and MOT for recycled rubber and stone bound surfaces.

Our BBA Approved Resin Bound surfacing systems produce a seamless, fully porous finish, compliant with Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) standards when installed on porous surfaces like open-textured tarmac bases.

Our expert resin bound installation teams are comprehensively trained in all aspects of health and safety, and they hold CSCS certification.

Commercial Resin Bound Paving: What Are the Advantages for Commercial Use?


Resin Bound surfacing, combined with a sturdy underlying layer (typically tarmac or concrete), is ideal for high-traffic areas like car parks, private roads, and public walkways.

Fast Setting Time:

Resin Bound surfacing sets quickly, ensuring it’s ready for use within a short timeframe, which is crucial in public areas.

Attractive Aesthetics:

The natural stone appearance is visually appealing and more attractive than traditional concrete or tarmac surfaces. A range of stone colours is available to suit various applications.

Colour Durability:

Unlike tarmac, which fades over time, Resin Bound retains its colour for over 15 years with an annual power wash, thanks to the protective polyurethane resins that guard against UV degradation.


The stone texture of Resin Bound surfacing provides excellent grip, ensuring safety for pedestrians and drivers, even in icy conditions.

Porous and SuDS Compliant:

Resin Bound surfaces allow water to permeate, preventing flooding and aiding water passage to plant roots, promoting growth.

Government Regulations in the UK:

The UK Government states that planning permission isn’t required for permeable (porous) driveways, which allow water drainage. Impermeable surfaces necessitate planning permission if covering an area exceeding five square meters.

Commercial Resin Bound Car Parks:

Ideal for commercial car parks.

Commercial Resin Bound vs. Resin Bonded:

Understanding the Difference

It’s essential to differentiate between the two similar-sounding conventional external resin surfacing systems:

Resin Bound:

This system combines stone, quartz, or marble with a clear polyurethane resin, which is then hand-troweled onto a solid sub-base. Stone sizes range from 1mm to 12mm, with every particle encapsulated in resin.

Resin Bond:

In contrast, Resin Bonded surfacing involves scattering dry aggregate onto a resin base and sweeping off excess material to create a rough, impermeable surface. Stone sizes typically range from 1mm to 6mm and can become loose over time.

In summary, DCM Surfaces offers specialised Resin Bound solutions tailored for commercial needs, boasting durability, fast installation, appealing aesthetics, colour longevity, slip resistance, and environmental compliance. We are well-equipped to handle large-scale projects and adhere to government regulations for permeable surfaces. Additionally, we clarify the distinction between Resin Bound and Resin Bonded surfacing systems to ensure clients make informed choices.