If you are planning to have a home driveway or other exterior area surfaced, you need to be confident that you’ll be using a reputable contractor.
You will be investing in your property and you’ll want the best job done.
Here we are very pleased to give an unbiased view, on how to ensure you choose a trusted supplier.
Here’s how to check.
Have they been in business for several years and are their vehicles branded with business name, logo, business location and contact details? Also, do they have an up-to-date website showcasing their work? A business that is branded and presents itself professionally, is much more likely to deliver professional work.
Ideally, you will want the reassurance of employing a local company based at a local depot (where if needed, you can even visit and say hello).
Are they happy to share with you, names and phone numbers of earlier customers, so you can have a quick chat with them (and even drive past their house and have a look at the finished work)? If you can visit and see earlier installations, this will reassure you that you can expect the same quality of work, at your location.
Does their work meet, for example, NHBC technical standards for domestic builds?
Some people ask us, ‘Are tarmac driveways any good?’ The answer is yes, if laid correctly, and they should last for many years, depending on use.
A reputable company will visit your property and quote for free. They will also be able to advise on issues such as, ‘Are resin driveways better than tarmac?’ and answer other questions that people ask such as, ‘Can you paint tarmacked drives’?
A trusted contractor will also trust you, and will not expect to be paid in cash, and also include a satisfaction guarantee.
Can they provide a variety of surface and edging options?