MyJobQuote Logomyjobquote
  • Post a Job
  • Trade Signup
  • Ask a Trade
  • Cost Guides
  • About
  • Login
  • Find a Trusted Tarmac Contractor Near You

    How much does tarmacing a small, medium or large drive cost?

    Why use MyJobQuote?

    • Instant online guide price
    • Completely free
    • Compare up to 3 quotes
    • No obligations

    Over 30,000 tradespeople nationwide use MyJobQuote

    Sign up as a trade

    Tarmacing Near Me

    Tarmacing a driveway is a great way to freshen up the exterior of your home and hiring the right tarmac company has never been so easy with the help of MyJobQuote. Compare quotes from multiple tarmac specialists in your area, it only takes a few minutes, and it's a quick way of finding the best and most reliable local tarmac layers.

    If you’re looking for a durable, easy to lay and relatively cheap driveway material, then tarmac might well fit the bill. A cheap and easy alternative to clock paved driveways, tarmac is laid as a hot liquid then levelled to form the right gradient for your driveway. In just a few hours, tarmac will cool to form a hard-wearing surface. Even better, unlike paving driveways, tarmac can usually be laid on top any existing surface with no bedding layer required, although if the existing surface is grass or any other very uneven surface, then this will need to be removed and a tarmac base layer created.

    Tarmac drives are very quick to lay, the entire job - mixing the tarmac at a high temperature, laying and levelling - takes just a few hours, so less disruption and inconvenience than other popular driveway materials. But even though tarmac is quick and easy to lay, it is also incredibly strong and durable, even when subjected to the weight of heavy vehicles which would crack paving or concrete drives.

    How do you maintain tarmac?

    Tarmac is also easy to maintain and repair, scratches or dents can be quickly filled in, but even if your drive suffers catastrophic damage, you can simply add a new layer of tarmac directly on top of the old damaged one! This would only take an hour or two depending on the size of your driveway. Tarmac also resists the weather well and is impermeable, but this will mean that proper drainage will be required.

    Is tarmac expensive?

    The cost of a tarmac driveway laid by a professional will depend mainly on the size and shape of the area to be covered, but expect to pay £1,400 or more for a professional to lay a small drive for you. Irregular shaped drives with unusual gradients will bump up the cost, as will coloured tarmac. Any tree roots, drains or other problems will also increase the cost. To get the best value you need to shop around and compare a number of quotes before you settle on a contractor. But remember that going for the lowest price is not always best because you want a good tradesman with experience to make sure that the job is done correctly.

    How long does it take?

    The time taken to complete a tarmac drive will depend on the number of workers, but as a general guide, a typical small UK driveway would take a couple of days to complete. This is assuming a complete new base is required and the contractor cannot simply tarmac over the existing surface, if a new base is not required, then the job can be completed in less than one day. Depending on the size of your driveway it can take as little as 3 days to complete. The first 2 days will be excavating and the last day will be laying the tarmac and allowing it to dry. If you are just laying the tarmac straight on top of your current driveway then this can be done within a day. It all depends on what your job requires.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "We did a full garden renovation(front and back of the house ), Florin and team did a great job, he is always communicate with us on each steps of the work, even he build nice garden shed which we going to use for half as a office..."

    Hard Landscaping
    By Thomas on 21st Oct 2020
    • Joined Aug 2017
    • Established 2003
    • Tarmac in Cambridge
    • Public liability insurance

    I’m a sole trader who has just started he’s own business trying to help those in need so if you have any more questions regarding work that you may need doing don’t hesitate to ask

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Patrick responded efficiently and was able to book in the work very quickly which was important to me since it was a roof that had started leaking. Needless to say, it hasn't leaked since after the work was completed! Thanks Patri..."

    Roof Repair
    By Annette on 23rd Nov 2020
    • Joined May 2020
    • Established 2020
    • Tarmac in Iver
    • Public liability insurance

    We are a family run business that are hear to help u make your home how u want it. We also have public liability insurance for peace of mind as well. We specialise in fencing and gates and decking and all aspects of landscaping including patios and d...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Job was neatly done and i am satisfied with the job"

    Fencing & Gates - Wooden
    By Antoinette on 29th Jul 2020
    • Joined Jun 2018
    • Established 2010
    • Tarmac in Orpington
    • Public liability insurance

    Hi and welcome to fairway home improvements. Get in touch today for a free no obligation quote don’t choose the wrong way choose the fairway

    Most recent homeowner review

    "The management and workers were professional and hard working. Every effort was made during the work to maintain cleanliness in what was a very dirty operation and on completion the site was left in a clean state. Well done..."

    Roof Cleaning
    By Harry on 27th Oct 2020
    • Joined Jul 2020
    • Tarmac in Darlington
    • ID checked

    Hello and welcome to Gold Star Roofing and Building Services. With over ten years experience in the trade, we are sure to finish our jobs to a high standard. We specialise in all tarmacking and flagging as well as ground work. Me and my team also d...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Ashley and team have made a really good job extending the drive, quick clean work, good advice and easy to work with. Thank you boys really pleased."

    Tarmac
    By Elaine on 30th Jun 2020
    • Joined Jan 2017
    • Established 2017
    • Tarmac in Colne
    • ID checked

    SSR Roofing are a family run business with years of experience based in Glasgow. Providing numerous services along side Roofing such as: - Driveway Services - Gardener / Garden Designer - Plasterer / Renderer

    Most recent homeowner review

    "We are delighted with the works carried by SSR Roofing and would highly recommend them for any work. I definitely would use them again for any building work without any hesitation."

    External Rendering
    By Graham on 24th Jun 2019
    • Joined Dec 2017
    • Tarmac in Glasgow
    • ID checked

    TT Drainage & Plumbing Services Ltd has been Established for over 25 years, carrying out all aspects of drainage, plumbing, gas and maintenance works for both domestic and commercial customers including local councils, public services, factories...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very quick service and good price for job. Would recommend and use his services in the future"

    Radiator
    By Philip on 15th Nov 2020
    • Joined May 2019
    • Established 1990
    • Tarmac in Rhyl
    • Public liability insurance

    We are a long established, local roofers,bringing over 25 years of work in the trade to your roof repair or new roof-available for home and business, and all types of roofs and all our work is guaranteed

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Quick response, nice job."

    Fascias / Soffits / Cladding - uPVC
    By David on 4th Nov 2020
    • Joined Feb 2020
    • Established 2000
    • Tarmac in Nottingham
    • ID checked

    small family business . working from Ayrshire but cover within 40 mile radius . no job to small take pride in our work .we do fencing & decking lawn turf . .& astro turf ,most patio work drive ways mono blocked , all kinds & tarmac . can...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Job done with minimum of fuss to a good standard, cleaned up when job completed. Good communication throughout."

    Lawns - Turfing / Seeding
    By Manus on 9th Nov 2020

    Neat & Tidy Landscapes reply: Thank,s again . It makes it all worth while giving customers what they expect & to best of our ability giving new customers confidence in me & my hard working team .neat & tidy says it all once again .derek

    • Joined Jan 2017
    • Established 2016
    • Tarmac in Kilmarnock
    • ID checked

    We offer a reliable friendly service ,happy to help with all your garden needs . HEDGE TRIMMING TREES CUT GRASS CUTTING WEEDING PATIOS FENCING RUBISH REMOVING ECT' no job to big or small ,reasonable price on our work .

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very friendly and efficient laying a new patio. Very Happy with the result."

    Brick / Block Paving
    By Sharon on 19th Nov 2020
    • Joined May 2020
    • Established 2015
    • Tarmac in Durham
    • ID checked

    We are a fencing company who specilises in fencing decking and gates all over the north east area .with 15 years experience we undertake all major work repairs to full housing estates .we also specialise in decking garden design drive installati...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Through myjobquote Steven contacted me to arrange replacing a lock on a gate for my elderly friend. Steven arranged to go and have a look at the lock the very next day. He called me later that day and let me know he had been able..."

    Fencing & Gates
    By Carol on 14th Nov 2020
    • Joined Jan 2020
    • Established 2005
    • Tarmac in Bishop auckland
    • ID checked

    Charnock Builders and Pavers work covering Chorley and the surrounding areas to help you with jobs in the following trades: - Bricklaying - Building work - Driveway Services - Gardener / Garden Designing - Handyman jobs - Painting / Decorating - Roo...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "I had to spend several hours cleaning up afterwards at my house and my neighbour’s. He did some repair work to the patio wall, after having cleaned the patio, and left drips of mortar on the patio which I had to clean off and it s..."

    Brick/Block Paving
    By Sheila on 2nd Oct 2020
    • Joined Oct 2018
    • Tarmac in Chorley
    • ID checked

    Redwood landscapes are a professional landscaping company, providing first class services to clients across south west Bristol and wales area. We have over 25 years landscaping experience, we have a great customer service and an excellent eye for det...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "the work he did is fine"

    Brick / Block Paving
    By Shirley on 5th Jul 2020
    • Joined Aug 2019
    • Established 2002
    • Tarmac in Bristol
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very professional young man did a good job Just what we wanted. Would certainly use him again."

    Garden Clearance
    By Paul on 15th Oct 2020
    • Joined Jul 2017
    • Established 2013
    • Tarmac in Barnsley
    • ID checked

    We do all aspects of landscaping Driveways Patios Indian stone Turfing Decking wood and composite Artificial grass Excavation Brickwork Fencing Clearance Bases Ponds Water features Outdoor lighting Gates Tree work Demolition

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Great company, completed to a high standard. Would work with again anytime."

    Garden Clearance
    By Simon on 21st Jan 2020
    • Joined Jan 2019
    • Established 2007
    • Tarmac in Warrington
    • ID checked

    Laurentiu is your local Handyman near Wembley, covering the surrounding areas. High quality work backed by lots of great reviews. Works include: Brick / Block Paving Curtains & Rails Decking Fencing & Gates Flat Pack Furniture Assembly F...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very good helpful attitude and good workmanship"

    Brick / Block Paving
    By Chris on 22nd Sep 2019
    • Joined Jan 2018
    • Tarmac in Wembley
    • ID checked

    LN Roofing and Building are here to help with all of your building and roofing problems. Having been working together since 2015 they have multiple staff members with many years of experience between them.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Whole backyard completely renovated to an excellent standard. Turned up on time and quality was beyond my expectations. No faults whatsoever"

    Brick / Block Paving
    By Mark on 25th Jul 2020
    • Joined Aug 2019
    • Established 2015
    • Tarmac in Derby
    • ID checked

    Green landscapes Is a local Berkshire company which covers all areas of landscaping, driveways, fencing and tree work. All our work is fully guaranteed! Contact us now for your quote!

    Most recent homeowner review

    "A very good job and we are very pleased with it."

    Brick / Block Paving
    By Michael on 6th Dec 2018
    • Joined Nov 2016
    • Established 2000
    • Tarmac in Wokingham
    • Public liability insurance

    Here at AB Home Improvements, we thrive on providing the best care to your home using the top quality products. AB Home Improvements has been operating as a sole trader since 2012 covering a wide variety of skilled trades such as: *Roofing *Roof...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "After receiving a quote we thought was extremely high, Andy explained what was necessary and undertook the work for a reasonable amount. We received very good advice from him."

    Leadwork
    By Sally on 30th Sep 2020
    • Joined Mar 2020
    • Established 2012
    • Tarmac in Blackpool
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Turned up on time and did an excellent job replacing shed roof. The price was very reasonable and Michael Goddard was polite and offered a cheaper option for completing the job if I didn't want a complete replacement."

    Refelting
    By Gill on 21st Jan 2020
    • Joined Nov 2015
    • Established 1900
    • Tarmac in Southampton
    • ID checked
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • How our service works

    1. Post your job

    Tell us about the job you want doing including and we'll match your job to local tradesmen.

    2. Receive quotes

    Some of these tradesman will then get in touch with you to give you a quote for the work.

    3. Choose a trade

    Compare quotes and our homeowner feedback ratings, then choose your preferred tradesman.

    Post a Job

    Want more work?

    Tradesperson Signup

    Are you a tradesperson looking for work? Let us connect you to clients in your area!

    Whether you're a builder, plumber, handyman, we have jobs for you!

    Sign up for a FREE trial today!

    Sign up now

    Narrow down your search

    Ready to get a price for your home improvement project?

    get started

    Recent cost guides for popular household jobs

    Cost of Installing a Biomass Boiler

    Cost of Installing a Biomass Boiler

    Cost of Emergency Plumbing

    Cost of Emergency Plumbing

    The Cost of Replacing Skirting and Architrave

    The Cost of Replacing Skirting and Architrave

    Cost of Tarmacing a Driveway

    Cost of Tarmacing a Driveway

    see more