How To Choose The Right Commercial Surfacing Contractor?

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In need of a surfacing contractor for your commercial premises, but no idea how to choose the right contractor for the job?

Hiring the right contractor for your surfacing can save you time, money and hassle. We’re pinpointing some key things to look out for when researching your options for surfacing contractors to ensure your choice is reputable, qualified and goes the extra mile with their customer service.

How reputable are they?

Every manager’s nightmare is to get caught out by a rogue trader. To avoid this, there are several things you can look out for.

Firstly, you can take a look at the company’s customer reviews. Sites such as SafeBuy pool reviews from legitimate review sites, including Google and Trustpilot. If there are consistently good reviews, then chances are the surfacing contractor is one you can trust.

You can also look at their history, including their list of clients. If plenty of well-known company names show up on the list, then you’re likely to be in good hands.

What’s their workmanship like?

Another indicator of a reputable surfacing contractor is whether they have any awards or accreditations. If a company is City & Guilds accredited for instance it means the contractors are properly trained for the job and can complete the work to a high standard.

What’s their customer service like?

Again, the best way to check customer service is to look at customer reviews. However, getting to know a company’s customer service is not just about checking for 5-star ratings.

As a business or organisation, finding a surfacing contractor who will work around your needs and tailor their contract and services to suit you is important.

Do you require a contractor who can surface outside business hours? Are you looking for a contractor who goes above and beyond to provide high-quality surfacing? Do you need help choosing your surfacing material, or have you got all the specifications down to the last detail?

Making sure you choose a contractor who can meet your needs and work in a way that suits you is important – and that’s where checking how flexible a company is can make all the difference.

If you’re not sure how flexible they are, you can always give them a call.

Do they offer a free site survey?

Most commercial contractors should offer a free site survey. Why? This gives both you and the contractor the opportunity to discuss the project before signing any binding contracts.

It’s also the most effective way to provide a quote.

Seeing the contractor in person before you pay any money is also another way to ensure you’re choosing a reputable surfacing contractor.

Looking for reputable surfacing contractors?

A&MT are specialist surfacing contractors for commercial clients. As a trusted family business since 1976 we pride ourselves on being available 24/7 seven days a week. This means we can provide a fully flexible and efficient service for our clients, who include big-name brands such as Tesco, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s.

We are fully accredited by Street Works Certification and City & Guilds, so you can rest assured that all our contractors are highly qualified for the job.

By choosing us, you can be sure your surfacing project will be completed on time and to a high standard. Contact us today to arrange your free site survey.


The Benefits of Resin Bound Surfaces You Should Know About

When it comes to choosing a surface for your driveway, you want to get it right. It’s not just about having the right aesthetic and structural strength, it’s also about potentially bumping up the overall value of your property.

Formulated with a mixture of clear resin and natural aggregate stone this material creates a smooth, compacted gravel finish that should look flat and seamless once completed.
From companies to private homes, resin bound surfaces are the driveway of choice for many properties across the UK and are increasingly favoured by landscapers and architects. Why?

In this article, we’re exploring some of the top benefits of resin bound surfacing that could be the key to explaining its growing popularity.

Benefits of resin bound driveways

It’s versatile

With a large range of colours and mixtures available, resin bound aggregates are a versatile surfacing option for your driveway. You can personalise to meet your particular design tastes and have the facade to your home that you’ve been dreaming about.

Resistant to adverse weather conditions

Resin is resistant to both hot and cold weather conditions.

This means you won’t have to worry about your surface softening in the summer or freezing and cracking in the winter.

No matter how bright the sun shines in the summer, resin bound surfaces are designed to maintain their colour and not fade over time.

It’s permeable and SuDS compliant

Being permeable, resin bound driveways are practically built with the Great British weather in mind. In other words, this surfacing material efficiently drains rainwater. A key benefit of this is that it means your driveway is SuDS compliant so you won’t need to worry about the hassle of acquiring planning permission.

It’s built for the long-haul

A long-lasting, durable surface, resin-bound paving is built to last and should look great for years to come. Its durable nature not only makes this driveway material a practical choice, but also a sustainable one.

Makes your property more attractive (and sellable)

It’s all about first impressions. Not only is the front of your house the first thing that potential buyers will see when researching the property market, it’s also the first thing they’ll see when they arrange a viewing. Having a smart and clean driveway could make your property look more attractive and therefore more sellable.

If applied professionally, resin bound driveways should be perfectly smooth and flat for a seamless finish that will be the envy of all your neighbours.

It’s low maintenance

As if all the points already listed weren’t enough, resin bound surfaces are also pretty low maintenance. Not only are they easy to clean, they’re also resistant to unsightly cracks and weeds. This means you won’t have to dedicate any precious time to removing weeds or arranging a resurface.

As you can see, there are a number of structural and aesthetic benefits to choosing resin bound aggregates for your driveway.

If you’re sold on the idea of having a resin bound driveway, why not discuss the possibility of having one installed on your property? A&MT Contractors are a family-run business that can work to your design needs. Contact us today to arrange a free site survey or learn more about our resin bound surfaces.

Why Are Groundworks Important In Construction?

Whether you’re constructing a car park or a building, it’s important for the ground beneath to be sufficiently prepared. Often, groundworks and foundations need to be able to support the weight of heavy traffic or building materials.

Groundworks refers to work done to prepare sub-surfaces for the start of a construction project. There are many layers to construction work and groundworks are often the first stage in the process.

Whether you’re laying the foundations for a car park, yard, driveway or school playground, all of these will involve groundworks. Preparing a high-quality sub-surface is important, and we’re going to explain the process in this blog.


Top 3 Driveway Resurfacing Materials

When it comes to driveway resurfacing, you’ll need to consider what type of material it best for your requirements. Will it need to be durable enough to hold heavy vehicles? Do you have a longer driveway which requires a certain aesthetic? Or perhaps there is a very specific colour that you’re looking for.

Whatever your reason for researching driveways, we’re providing a round-up of the top 3 different driveway resurfacing options available to help you make the right choice. We’ll also weigh in on which is the best.