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    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.

    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

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    By James on 5th Jun 2021
    • Joined May 2020
    • Established 2020
    • Tarmac in St. austell
    • Public liability insurance
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Florin did a first class job and was most professional. His creative ideas for our driveway and back garden has transformed our property and made our property the envy of the street. He has initiative and readily found sol..."

    Brick/Block Paving
    By Florence on 30th Jan 2021
    • Joined Aug 2017
    • Established 2003
    • Tarmac in Cambridge
    • Public liability insurance

    The exterior of your property is as important as the interior. If your garden has seen better days and needs some pruning or if you want to transform your outdoor space with landscaping, a new driveway or roof repairs, we can help! Diamond contra...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very very very good"

    Fencing & Gates
    By Roger on 4th Jun 2021
    • 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

    "did a very good job i would recommend them very friendly as well did the job straight away no problems"

    Roof Repair
    By Alan on 18th May 2021
    • Joined Jul 2020
    • Established 2017
    • 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

    "A good hardworking set of lads. Worked right through the rain and very helpful👍👍👍"

    Hard Landscaping
    By Neal on 27th May 2021
    • Joined Jan 2017
    • Established 2017
    • Tarmac in Colne
    • ID checked

    T L home improvements is a fully insured family run business and was established in 1995 so we can offer you over 25 years experience in the building trade we offer a wide range of services from drainage and driveways, conservatory’s, extensions smal...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Excellent service and very hard working. Would recommend to others"

    Tarmac
    By Alun on 6th Apr 2021
    • Joined Apr 2020
    • Established 1995
    • Tarmac in Chester
    • Public liability insurance

    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

    "I can't praise TT Drainage and Plumbing Services Ltd highly enough, we needed a job doing a.s.a.p., i.e. new toilet, sink and shower cubicle fitting and tiling, they completed the work within the timescale required and to a high s..."

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    By Sandra on 7th Apr 2021

    TT Drainage and Plumbing Services Ltd reply: Thank you for your review, if you need anything else in the future feel free to contact us direct Many Thanks Chelsea Jones

    • Joined May 2019
    • Established 1990
    • Tarmac in Rhyl
    • 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

    "Prompt & thorough! Did exactly what they said they’d do, no messing! Friendly & helpful when communicating with. Would use again, no doubt!"

    Garden Maintenance
    By David on 9th Jun 2021
    • Joined May 2020
    • Established 2015
    • Tarmac in Durham
    • ID checked

    Holding and son roofline Ltd 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 / Decoratin...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "On time,efficient workers."

    Groundwork
    By Joe on 12th Jun 2021

    Holding and son roofline ltd reply: Thanks Joe pleasure working for you

    • Joined Oct 2018
    • Established 2019
    • Tarmac in Chorley
    • ID checked

    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

    "Excellent job and a good price.They did a cracking job considering the rain and sleet that started part way though! Would definitely use again."

    Roof Repair
    By Peter on 20th Mar 2021
    • Joined Feb 2020
    • Established 2000
    • Tarmac in Sittingbourne

    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

    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

    "Derek and the guys quickly done what was asked of them. There was no fuss and they left the job neat and tidy! Very happy with them."

    Waste Removal
    By Blair on 14th Jan 2021

    Neat & Tidy Landscapes reply: Appreciated & it's what we do good job on time reasonable prices & quailty assured .derek ..

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

    "My gates are fitted lovely. Very pleased would recommend."

    Fencing & Gates
    By Tracie on 3rd Dec 2020
    • Joined Jan 2020
    • Established 2005
    • Tarmac in Bishop auckland
    • 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

    "Very friendly and professional from initial contact and quotation through to completion. Totally transformed our garden it’s unrecognisable! Created a large feature curved raised patio area, a smaller fire pit area, laid new tu..."

    Brick / Block Paving
    By Johnathan on 25th Mar 2021

    DOHERTY LANDSCAPES reply: Thank you guys you were a pleasure to work for enjoy your garden 😎

    • Joined Jan 2019
    • Established 2007
    • Tarmac in Warrington
    • 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

    "Excellent. Couldn't have asked for a better person for the job. Really pleased. Thanks Mike."

    Fencing & Gates - Wooden
    By Mujahid on 6th Dec 2020
    • Joined Aug 2019
    • Established 2002
    • Tarmac in Bristol
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "good workman job completed as agreed"

    Garden Maintenance
    By Sandra on 6th Jun 2021
    • Joined Oct 2019
    • Tarmac in Romford
    • ID checked

    We are a family business, established in Newcastle upon Tyne, we have over 10 employees Ranging from joiners, plumbers, plasterers,bricklayers and groundworkers. We carry out various job from small to large scale projects. For private residential,...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very good set vice"

    Steps
    By Reuben on 10th Jun 2021
    • Joined Aug 2018
    • Established 2010
    • Tarmac in Gateshead
    • 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

    Block paving specialist Slabbing and groundwork’s

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Quote was given soon after visiting property ,very good price was given and the the job was completed in time quoted and every thing left clean and tidy,would recommend them ."

    Brick / Block Paving
    By Richard on 14th May 2021
    • Joined May 2020
    • Established 2019
    • Tarmac in Letchworth garden city
    • 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
    • ID checked
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