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Surface Dressing

Surface dressing is a cost-effective way to restore and protect a road. It can be used to prolong the life of a road surface by sealing it against wet weather conditions and guarding against frost and water damage. The process also increases road safety by improving the skidding resistance.

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Tar and Chip

This process involves spraying the road with a bitumen binder followed by a layer of stone chippings.

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Our Work

Explore a selection of some of our previous jobs that demonstrate how the Tar and Chip process can improve a surface.


Coppard supplies a full range of quality assured Tarmac materials and is able to lay all different Tarmacadam surfaces.

We are prepared and equipped to undertake a full range of different Tarmacing jobs from the small patching job or new driveway that would require hand laying the tarmac to the full scale reconstruction of a public highway using the latest telescreed machinery. 

Our range of paving machines will allow us machine lay tarmac from footpath width from 1.2m up to a massive 4.75m wide. These machines are operated by qualified and highly experienced operatives to give you the best possible quality of workmanship.

We are qualified to lay stone mastic asphalt thin lay (SMA).

Tarmacadam surfaces can be laid to suit your own requirements but are typically made up of either 1,2 or 3 layers (Surface Course, Binder Course, Base). We can construct the Surface course as either an open or closed graded Surface course. An open graded Surface course will greatly improve the ability of the road to drain the rainwater away and reduce spray from vehicles. Another benefit of open graded tarmac is its noise reducing properties and improved wet skid resistance.

We can provide you with a free no obligation quote for your surfacing needs whether it is a driveway, car park, access road or public highway.

Industrial Concrete Areas and Driveways

As part of our surfacing division, we can offer concrete ranging from stone size of 6mm to 20mm. Concrete can be very useful in areas where more of a tough industrial product is needed, such as farm yards, steep driveways, caravan hard standings, shed and garage bases or work shops.

We also can supply expansion crack control joints, which are used with concrete slabs to protect the slab itself from cracking, to accommodate the inevitable movement of the slab and to prevent excessive forces being transmitted to adjacent structures.

There are 3 main finishes available, which are tamp finish, (heavy or light), brush finish, (heavy or light), and power float.