Dorset's Premier Resin Bound Surfacing Company

About us


For 20 years national companies have been at the forefront of Dorset’s home improvements industry. This has meant the Dorset way of life has been missed.

Therefore, Dorset Showhomes was formed to counter the poor reputation that has developed in the area.
Above all else, we have made a commitment to quality and genuine customer care and is very much the heart of our customer promise.
As a result we have established a reputation for the superiority of our products and services.
Since then we have grown as a company, consequently we now have a showroom in Dorset and our commitments remain the same; providing homeowners with quality and value so that every customer has a great experience and will return to us time and time again.

We class ourselves as Experts when it comes to laying resin, because that’s the main thing we do. At the time of writing we have laid over 250 driveways in Dorset in the last 18 months. We only use High Definition UV resistant resin and we have exclusivity on this resin! We offer a 10 year insurance backed guarantee. We are recognised by Checkatrade and WHICH? Trusted Traders as being the BEST at what we do. We hold an accredited Deposit Protection Scheme, Public Liability Insurance to ten million pounds and we take absolute pride in everything we do. 

We are registered in England And Wales under company number 10501683. Our registered office is: 12a Albnay Road, The Granby Industrial Estate, Weymouth, Dorset, DT49TH 

What makes us different?


WHICH? Trusted Trader

Which? has been testing products and services for nearly 60 years.

Now Which? is assessing and endorsing local tradesmen and tradeswomen. Dorset Showhomes has been vetted and verified by Which? who recommend us for the work that we do. No other local Resin Specialist can make this claim! Check out our reviews here: 

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Highly Rated on Checkatrade

Checkatrade run strict background checks on companies before they will endorse them. They check their insurances, qualifications and the backgrounds of the directors. Once a company is vetted, customers are able to leave reviews of the work they've done. Check out our checkatrade page below!

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Deposit Protection and Insurance Backed Guarantees

One of the biggest fears that customers have is that the company may cease trading or close with no warning, leaving warranties or deposits for unpaid works useless. We don't intend to go anywhere, but to give you extra piece of mind all of our work is registered with The Home Improvement Protection Scheme, who will uphold our guarantees should we not be able to, and protect your deposit should anything go wrong.

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Frequently asked questions

Do I need planning permission?

No! All of our products are SUDs (Sustainable Urban Drainage System) compliant. So, the UK Government says: "You will not need planning permission if a new or replacement driveway of any size uses permeable or porous surfacing."

What exactly is a "resin driveway?"

The "resin" refers to an epoxy-like substance that bonds together fine coloured aggregates, creating a beautiful and long lasting finish with almost unlimited colour and design possibilities.

Will my new driveway ever fade or change colour?

No. We only use UV-resistant and High Definition resin ensuring your driveway will look brand new forever!

There’s a local builder who offers resin-bound surfacing and he’s cheaper than you, why is this?

Well, the short-and-sweet answer is you get what you pay for! We class ourselves as experts - specialists, not generalists! No other company can offer the same package that we do, which is why we have laid over 300 driveways in 18 months. We aren't 'giving it a go', we truly are masters of our craft!

What are the benefits of Resin over tarmac of block paving?

Resin is anti-slip, SUDs compliant, anti-weed, anti-crack and anti-flood. And let's be honest, it looks a lot better for a similar price!

What if I have an issue after installation?

Call us and we will fix it!  Where we cannot resolve any complaints using our own complaints procedure, as a Which? Trusted trader we use Dispute Resolution Ombudsman for dispute resolution. In the unlikely event of a complaint arising and you wish to refer the complaint to them please contact 0117 981 2929 or via their website 


Contact Us

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Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Dorset Showhomes Ltd

12a Albany Road, Chickerell, Weymouth, DT4 9TH, United Kingdom



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