VUBA Resin Bound Surfacing

VUBA Resin Bound Surfacing

Stone Zone is delighted to be the newest stockist for VUBA Resin Bound Surfacing. 

Vuba Resin Bound Surfacing is a permeable, SuDS compliant highly decorative paving system. Vuba is perfect for creating an environmentally friendly, hardwearing and design-led solution for housing developments, public buildings, private driveways and more.

VUBA Resin Bound Surfacing Features

  • 20-Year Warranty
  • Authentic Spanish Marble
  • 100% Free Draining
  • Hard Wearing
  • Low Maintenance

How to Buy VUBA Resin Bound Surfaces

1 Resin Kit includes:

x4 Bags of Stone
x1 Bag of Binding Quartz
x1 Tub of Resin

1 Resin Kit Coverage:

3.5sqm with a depth of 18m - which is the required depth of driveways.

4sqm with a depth of 15m - which is the required depth for pathways and walkways.

Visit our Depots in Ferndown, Bournemouth and Dorchester to purchase the Resin kits. Any colours/stones we do not have can be ordered in.

Maintaining VUBA Resin Surfaces

Cleaning Practices

It’s very good practice to clean your Resin-bound surface regularly. And for lighter colours, it will be even more important to carry out regular cleaning. Resin Bound Surfaces can be power washed, it is recommended to have the lance at a 90-degree angle and at least 300mm from the surface. Cleaning too close can cause aggregates to be dislodged.

Oil, Dirt & Detritus

Oil can penetrate readily into hard surfacing materials (particularly lubricating or fuel oil), but it should not stain if any spillages are removed promptly with an absorbent material. If the stain persists then an emulsifying degreaser should be employed. Prolonged contact with any solvents should be avoided, contact Vuba for advice if you cannot remove the stain.

Weeds, Moss & Lichen

There ought to be a permeable membrane beneath the base; preventing weed growth from beneath the surface. The absence of a membrane will result in weeds coming through the Resin Bound – the resin surface will not be able to prevent this. It is also possible for weeds to grow on the surface of Resin Bound but it can be easily jet washed away. Organic growth such as Moss, Lichen and Algae can be prevalent on hard surfacing where the area is heavily shaded or is under trees. If such growths do occur, then the area should be treated with the appropriate treatment according to manufacturers’ instructions.

Fruit, Berries and Leaves

Fruit and leaves can stain all types of paving surfaces and care should be taken to clean these away from any resin surface before they can begin to leach on to the Resin Bound. For soiled areas, a recommendation is to use a mix of liquid Sodium Hypochlorite (NaClO), obtained from swimming pool maintenance
suppliers and a non-oxidising shampoo (E.g. Baby Shampoo). Dilute 1.5 litres of Sodium Hypochlorite with 4.5 litres of water and add 100ml of baby shampoo. If possible, the mixture should be applied via a pump spray and the whole area treated, not just individual spots. Pre-wet the whole area with clean water and
spray the cleaning fluid over the surface. Gently scrub the area with a stiff bristle brush. After 15 minutes, wash the surface down with clean water making sure that the residue does not run onto any vegetation.

Rusting & Tyre Marks

Rust can occur from two sources. Typically, rusting is caused by leaching from BBQs, flower baskets, and other metal garden items. Care should be taken to ensure these do not leach onto the resin surface. Naturally occurring aggregates in Resin Bound can contain pyrite, which upon exposure to rain, dew, etc. can begin to rust. Unfortunately, this is an aspect of Resin Bound surfacing which although very rare, can happen naturally. Either cause of rusting can be cleaned using Non-Acidic Rust Stain Remover. Please follow manufacturer instructions for more information. Tyre Marks can normally be removed by steam cleaning, or by scrubbing the area with detergent and hot water.

Pros & Cons to Consider


Permeability: One of the most significant advantages of resin-bound aggregates is their permeability. These surfaces allow water to drain through, reducing surface water runoff and minimizing the risk of flooding. This feature makes resin-bound aggregates an environmentally friendly choice and may help to meet planning requirements for sustainable drainage systems (SuDS).

Durable and Long-lasting: Resin-bound aggregates are highly durable and can withstand heavy foot traffic and vehicular loads. When properly installed and maintained, they can last for many years without cracking, fading, or deteriorating, making them a cost-effective option in the long term.

Low Maintenance: Unlike traditional paving materials such as concrete or asphalt, resin-bound aggregates require minimal maintenance. They are resistant to weeds, moss, and algae growth, and can be easily cleaned with water and a mild detergent. This low-maintenance feature makes them ideal for homeowners looking for hassle-free outdoor surfaces.

Versatility: Resin-bound aggregates come in a wide range of colours, textures, and aggregate sizes, allowing for endless design possibilities. They can be customized to complement any architectural style or landscape design, making them suitable for driveways, pathways, patios, and other outdoor areas.

Smooth and Safe: Resin-bound aggregates provide a smooth and seamless surface that is slip-resistant and comfortable to walk on. This makes them safe for pedestrians, cyclists, and wheelchair users, reducing the risk of accidents and injuries.


Initial Cost: The initial cost of installing resin-bound aggregates can be higher than traditional paving materials such as concrete or gravel. This is due to the specialized equipment and skilled labour required for installation. However, the long-term durability and low maintenance of resin bound aggregates can offset this initial investment.

Professional Installation: Resin-bound aggregates must be installed by trained professionals to ensure proper mixing, levelling, and curing. DIY installation is not recommended, as mistakes can lead to an uneven surface or premature failure of the paving. Hiring a reputable contractor with experience in resin-bound paving is essential for a successful installation.

UV Degradation: Over time, exposure to sunlight can cause the resin in resin-bound aggregates to degrade and lose its colour intensity. While UV-resistant resins are available, some degree of colour fading may still occur, especially in areas with high levels of sun exposure. Regular maintenance, such as applying a UV-resistant sealant, can help prolong the life of the paving and maintain its appearance.

Limited Repair Options: While resin-bound aggregates are durable, they are not immune to damage. Cracks, chips, or potholes may occur due to heavy impacts or ground movement. Repairing damaged resin-bound paving can be challenging and may require the expertise of a professional contractor. In some cases, patching or resurfacing the affected area may be necessary to restore the surface to its original condition.

Curing Time: Resin-bound aggregates require sufficient curing time to achieve optimal strength and stability. During the curing process, the paving should not be subjected to heavy loads or foot traffic, which can prolong the installation timeline. Homeowners should plan accordingly and avoid using the surface until it has fully cured to prevent damage.