“DriveStone installed the Stone Binder system to our driveway and pathway. It has bought new life and value to our property”

“My children were constantly suffering from sore falls and splinters caused by the bark chip under our swing set. Since I had DriveStone Rubber Bark system installed, there are no more painful bumps and splinters”

DriveStone Case Files

The following Case Files give you information about various projects completed by DriveStone.

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Updown Court
Updown Court is larger in area than both the royal residences of Hampton Court Palace or Buckingham Palace, this magnificent estate symbolises the grand and imposing presence of the Great Houses of England, yet employs state-of-the-art 21st Century technology to provide the ultimate living environment. Updown Court dominates its formal setting amid 58 sprawling acres of landscaped grounds, formal gardens and peaceful woodland.

The ramp from the driveway to the garages had an existing concrete substrate. The client requested that a decorative anti-slip surface was required in this area.

DriveStone recommended the application of our Surface Dressing System which is a bonded stone system which is designed to give the appearance of loose aggregates without the associated maintenance problems.

The driveway area was fully prepared using our specialist floor preparation equipment. Once fully prepared DriveStone Surface Dressing was applied to the surface by brush and roller and the desired aggregate (chosen by the client) was cast upon the wet resin. Once cured all loose aggregates were swept clean.

The finished area met with the clients’ requirements by providing an attractive hardwearing, anti-slip, low maintenance surface.

decorative stone driveway case file
St Katherine Docks
St Katherine Docks, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, were one of the commercial docks serving London, on the north side of the river Thames just east (downstream) of the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. They were part of the Port of London, in the area now known as the Docklands, and are now a popular housing and leisure complex. The existing wooden decking area on the Coronarium Bridge located at St Katherines Dock had become slippery particularly when wet.

We were advised that the client required an anti-slip system installed onto the wooden decking areas which would not affect the overall appearance of the original wooden decking.

DriveStone recommended the application of our Wood-Deck System applied directly onto the fully prepared wooden decking areas to provide a decorative anti-slip finish.

The finished wooden decking area met with the client’s requirements by providing a decorative anti-slip finish which did not affect the overall appearance of the wooden decking system.

anti slip decking case file
The Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Garden is set in the West Lawn and covers one acre. It gives a flavour of British habitats and promises a countryside experience whilst still being in the heart of London.

The Wildlife Garden has several areas of hardwood decking including walkways and bridges. The wooden surfaces, although very aesthetically pleasing, were becoming a trip hazard due to damp weather conditions and algae growth.

The Natural History Museum had attempted to resolve the problem by applying a metal mesh over the wooden decking. Although this initially solved the problem, over time it too deteriorated and again, caused a trip hazard because the mesh began to lift and leaves became trapped under it.

As DriveStone had already installed grip systems in other areas for The Natural History Museum, we were invited back to resolve the problem.

Our client had reservations about fitting a grip system to the wooden decking, as they considered it might affect the original natural appearance, with which they were very happy with. To help put our client’s reservations at bay, we presented them with a choice of natural stone aggregates which would compliment the existing surroundings.

The system DriveStone applied is a self priming, fast curing resin binding material, which allows the natural stone aggregate to be cast onto the system. It also provides a hardwearing positive grip system, and importantly leaves an aesthetically pleasing finish.

On completion of the work, our client was so impressed, they actually said it has improved the appearance of the wooden decking and has positively enhanced the walkway area.

anti slip wood decking case file