What’s the difference between tarmac and asphalt?

When it comes to surfacings and driveways, many options can look the same to the untrained eye. Even more confusingly, the same names can be used to mean different things in different parts of the world, so finding a definitive answer online can be tricky! The composition of such surfacings – for example, tarmac, bitmac […]

What causes a cracked driveway?

As vital as a driveway is to the appearance and practicality of your home, we rarely give it much thought unless something is wrong. A cracked driveway can not only adversely affect the look of your property, it can be a hazard too. By understanding what causes a driveway to crack, you can work towards […]

How to maintain a tarmac driveway

Tarmac is a popular choice for driveways and surfacings thanks to its durability, ease of installation and low cost. Whilst tarmac or, to give it its full name, ‘tarmacadam’ is a strong and hard-wearing material, there are still things you should be aware of to help keep your new driveway in top condition. Here, we […]

Do I need planning permission for a new driveway?

Planning permission can be a complex business and if you’re unsure whether your new driveway or front garden renovations require permission, know you aren’t the only one. There are specific rules and restrictions in place related to laying a driveway and surfacing a front garden. In some situations, permission from planning authorities is required before […]

Steps to Tarmacing a Driveway

If your driveway is in need of a facelift, whether it has endured years of heavy usage and is now showing its age, or you simply want to retouch it so it fits with the look of your property, then tarmacing it is a highly effective and popular solution.  But how do you tarmac a […]