Property developer Sean Hellett of Hellett Holden bought an awkward site containing a Grade II listed Georgian house, an old barn and land big enough for a new build house.
Lots of hoops were jumped through, with planning consent for the mixed development, wooden windows and metal guttering where required and a permeable driveway entrance which was aesthetically in keeping with the original Georgian cottage. Sean first considered concrete porous block pavers, but felt they were too clunky and urban looking for the countryside location of The Street, Cowfold in Sussex. He had come across the resin bound system and was impressed by its permeability and natural gravel look and decided that was the right solution. Clearstone were contracted by Goldstone Homes, the builders on site, to lay 220m² in the Clearstone colour Chesil.
“The cost of the resin bound was only slightly more expensive than blocks, this is because there are less labour hours needed in laying resin bound. I am very pleased with the finish, it makes for a tasteful shared entrance to the Mews of the properties”.