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Multiple uses of resin bound surfacing
by Ronacrete
Resin bound surfacing has been used in Shoreditch Park to provide a strong base for the docking station for London’s Cycle Hire bicycles, or as they are generally known, ‘Boris bikes’. It provides an attractive slip-resistant alternative to traditional paving and the permeability of the SUDs compliant system prevents pooling of surface water, keeping paths puddle-free. The resistance of the resin to ultra-violet light ensures that the resin will not yellow or darken and will remain elastic, lengthening the service life of the system which is strong enough to stand light vehicle traffic, heavy footfall and bicycles. 
Christ Church First School in Frome Somerset wanted to create a sophisticated space for outdoor learning and education as part of a wider classroom extension project. The area includes an amphitheatre, shade sails, cipher entrance archway, planters with seasonal planting and sculptured acrylic spheres for seating. The area was surfaced with RonaDeck resin bound surfacing Lunar Blend for the main performance area and Bristol Blue glass for highlighting the performance ring.
A £230,000 refurbishment of Sheffield’s Highfield Library was carried out by Sheffield contractors. As well as a general modernisation of the Grade 2 listed building, which included new lighting, redecoration, new floor finishes and window repairs, improvements were made to the building’s compliance with accessibility and fire regulations, with the creation of a secure fire lobby with an alarm panel, fire detection and emergency lighting. External works included better parking facilities and access to the building was improved by resurfacing the footpath leading to the library and installing anti-slip nosing strips to the steps. RonaDeck resin bound surfacing was applied to the footpath. Golden Harvest aggregate was selected, creating attractive and slip resistant access to the much improved library facilities.
One of the largest resin bound surfacing projects took place at Shepherd’s Bush Green in the Borough of Hammersmith where over 7,500 metres have been laid. The Queen’s Walk along the South Bank in the Borough of Southwark was resin bound in time for the Jubilee Pageant part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The London Boroughs of Hackney and Islington have also made use of RonaDeck Tree Pit Systems to protect trees within the borough.
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