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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.

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    Brick/Block Paving
    By Florence on 30th Jan 2021
    • 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

    "Great price, First class service and all done with a smile."

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    By Dot on 5th Mar 2021
    • Joined May 2020
    • Established 2020
    • Tarmac in St. austell
    • 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...

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    Roof Conversion
    By Miki on 26th Nov 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 his team have done an excellent job and were efficient very pleased with the end result would recommend them to people who have roofing problems"

    Roof Repair
    By Peter on 21st Dec 2020
    • Joined Jan 2017
    • Established 2017
    • Tarmac in Colne
    • 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

    "Good and quick but it's left me penniless now for didn't expect it to be so much ."

    Plumbing Repair & Maintenance
    By Karen on 18th Dec 2020

    TT Drainage and Plumbing Services Ltd reply: Thank you for your review, as with all my job quote customers we always give a price prior to commencing any works and if the customer is happy with the price then we will proceed with the work. As you are aware the job was quite complex as you have had a previous tradesman who had failed to repair the fault. Our price includes a guarantee on our work, materials and labour, our tradesman are qualified tradesman and our company holds many governing body tradesman certificates and we pride ourselves on our quality of work. We also offer a same day service and this reflects the price which we have charged two hours labour plus materials used.

    • Joined May 2019
    • Established 1990
    • Tarmac in Rhyl
    • Public liability insurance

    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

    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

    "Very professional.Explained what was needed gave a written quote and subsequently a contract to complete the work. Offered advice of an even better solution at no extra cost. Very thorough inspection both knife and out and even he..."

    Ventilation
    By Karin on 4th Feb 2021
    • 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

    "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 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

    "Hard worker-work carried out quickly and efficiently despite inclement weather."

    Flooring
    By Ray on 9th Dec 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

    "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

    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

    "Work was carried out efficiently and tidied up afterwards. Would recommend them."

    Flat Roof
    By Stuart on 3rd Mar 2021
    • Joined Apr 2020
    • Established 1995
    • Tarmac in Chester
    • Public liability insurance

    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

    "The pointing was carried out mostly by 2 teenagers to a very low standard. When presented as finished approx 20% of brickwork was not touched. I will now have to pay out again, to rectify it. I am 74 years of age and very upset..."

    Repointing
    By Robert on 24th Feb 2021

    Holding and son roofline ltd reply: I haven't had nobody contact me?

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

    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

    "Quick response, happy with work done"

    Internal Painting & Decorating
    By Vic on 5th Feb 2021
    • Joined Mar 2020
    • Established 2012
    • Tarmac in Blackpool
    • 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

    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

    "Reliable and friendly, came to do one job for me and ended up doing lots. Good price and offered lots of help and advice"

    Internal Painting & Decorating
    By Lee on 2nd Feb 2021
    • Joined Aug 2019
    • Established 2015
    • Tarmac in Derby
    • 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

    "Trade has the skills but awful at time keeping. Unprofessional in sticking to the terms of business and not interested in finishing his jobs. Would not recommend."

    Brick/Block Paving
    By Tiago on 2nd Feb 2021

    DOHERTY LANDSCAPES reply: Can’t help the weather pal snow ice rain every now and then you get a difficult customer

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

    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

    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
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