When it comes to block paving and resin surfacing, both offer fantastic durability and stunning aesthetics. But how does block paving and resin compare when it comes to cost and the long-term value for money?
Let’s start with block paving this time. Block paving is known for being one of the most expensive options when installing a new surface, but it certainly isn’t the costliest.
As we mentioned above, the two main reasons for this cost are the materials, which are generally more expensive than most surfacing materials, and the labour involved in installation, as these surfaces take longer to install. Plus, you will have some maintenance costs associated with a block paved surface, such as weeding and cleaning.
With resin, there are a few factors to consider regarding the cost, and these include the base, the materials, and the labour. Resin surfaces need to have a good base and, while this can sometimes be your existing surface, a new sub-base might need to be installed. The materials can vary in cost, as some stones can cost more. Overall, however, the materials for resin surfacing tend to be more affordable than block paving. As for the labour, resin surfaces can be installed in as little as a day, but generally 1-3 days, helping to keep labour costs lower.
So, how do these costs compare? Well, the various factors can impact the cost of your surface, so a direct comparison is tricky. However, block paving is on average around £70 per square metre, with resin starting around £40 per square metre.
As such, block paving does tend to come out more expensive than resin surfacing, but block paving does offer tremendous benefits when installed by an expert team.