Tar and Chip

Welcome to KDG Surfacing, your local experts in tar and chip surfacing. With years of experience working on a wide range of properties, we’re the perfect team to transform your drive. Here’s everything you need to know about tar and chip and working with us.

Tar and chip is a cost-effective and durable way to ensure driveways, pathways and private or shared access roads are fit for purpose. The specific project will determine the best combination of tar and chip, and we will advise you on the best choice for your property.

If you are looking for a tar and chip contractor in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, London, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, or Lincolnshire we are able to guarantee a safe, well-constructed, durable and quality finish to all our domestic and commercial customers.

Why Choose A Tar And Chip Driveway?

Tar and chip surfacing is mainly used to resurface areas such as homeowners’ driveways and roadways. When preparing for tar and chip driveway installation, the tar and chip is typically laid on an existing concrete or tarmac base, with a tar and chip finish applied and press-rolled onto a bitumen tar surface.

For an impressive, hard-wearing, and natural finish, tar and chip driveways are a popular alternative to tarmac surfacing or block paving. Not sure if it’s the right fit for your property? Take a look at our online gallery to see just how versatile tar and chip is! Whether you live in a modern home or a period dwelling, you’d be amazed at how a tar and chip drive can bring out the best in a huge range of property styles.

Why Choose KDG Surfacing?

There are a number of reasons to choose us for the installation of your tar and chip driveway, such as:

  • We’re cost-effective and dependable, and always deliver and complete tar and chip driveways within a client’s specified timeframes.
  • Our tar and chip contractors use quality materials, expert tradespeople and are perfectionists in all that they do.
  • We are highly experienced and confident in our ability to deliver the perfect finish to every project.
  • We have several repeat customers and an exceptional reputation within the resurfacing industry.

Tar and Chip: The Benefits

 The main benefits of using tar and chip include:

  • Tar and chip surfacing gives a very natural-looking surface, hardwearing and offers good traction.
  • Tar and chip surfaces can withstand all weather conditions and are more durable than gravel.
  • Tar and chip is the most cost-effective service available, making it ideal for those on a budget.

Surface Dressing

Surface dressing is a hot layer of binder covered with a chosen aggregate, and there are different types of binder depending on the varying sizes of the aggregate available.

Surface dressing is perfect if your existing surface has a lot of cracks and requires some repairs. It can be applied over tarmac, asphalt, concrete and tar and chip, making it a great choice for a huge range of our customers.

Jonathan Howard
Jonathan Howard
2024-02-15
I have had many trades as part of my house renovation, and KDG and their team were by far the best. They were on time, communicated throughout the install, had great work ethic, used the best materials and the finish was perfect. I would highly recommend.
Jessica Head
Jessica Head
2023-11-15
After scrolling through multiple social media platforms and trade websites looking for real life examples of tar & chip driveways, I came across KDG Surfacing. Karl and his team have been fantastic from start to finish, providing sound expert advice along the way. Karl always kept us updated and couldn’t do enough to ensure we got the driveway outcome we wanted. The transformation has been huge and we are so very pleased with the result! We can’t recommend KDG Surfacing enough. Thank you Karl and team!
Brendan Shakeshaft
Brendan Shakeshaft
2023-11-09
Karl and his team were a delight from start to finish, doing a very professional job, at a very reasonable price. Karl came and measured up, giving us a quote within a day, and then came again the day before the work was due to start, to measure up again, and advise us on start times, and how the work was to be carried out. He is a really pleasant man, polite, courteous and affable, so we had no qualms in using his company. The work was carried out over 2 days, and the finished article was excellent, we are really pleased with it. They cleared up after themselves, there was very little mess made, and we would certainly use them again, should the need ever arise, 5 star performance.
Elizabeth Court
Elizabeth Court
2023-10-30
Karl and his team arrived on time worked through a very wet and windy day and completed a very very good job on time cannot rate them high enough .Would recommend with out question
Richard Jenkins
Richard Jenkins
2023-10-13
Excellent job done and most helpful staff.
Geoff Jennings
Geoff Jennings
2023-10-06
Great service, it's only a small drive, but they professional and courteous. Highly recommended
Max Horslen
Max Horslen
2023-08-29
Recently had the KDG team complete the excavation and laying of a new drive. Friendly, helpful and professional service and a great finish. would recommend
Nicole Bricknell
Nicole Bricknell
2023-08-27
Cannot fault this company. Had excellent knowledgeable friendly service from start to finish. My driveway looks fantastic and Aftercare and support has also been great. I would 100% reccomend.
John Lorkin
John Lorkin
2023-08-25
Fantastic job. Thoroughly professional and cannot recommend the company highly enough. Thanks Karl.
Donna Corbyn
Donna Corbyn
2023-08-23
Outstanding service today from the team at KDG. Arrived as scheduled and provided an excellent service. Really pleased with the finished result. Professional team. 5* recommendation.
Is tar and chip cheap to install?

Yes, tar and chip is a great option for those on a budget. From the materials used to the time it takes to install the driveway, tar and chip offers great value for money at every stage. Best of all, it costs next to nothing to maintain! So you can expect to see savings long after the work on your driveway has been completed.

Here at KDG Surfacing, we offer some of the most competitive rates for tar and chip driveways. So you can expect to save even more money when you choose us over one of our competitors!

Tar and chip is one of the most durable driveway materials available to property owners in the UK. It can stand up to everything the Great British weather has to throw at it, from baking heatwaves to freezing temperatures and anything in between! Add to this tar and chip’s resilience when it comes to footfalls and vehicle use, and you have a driveway that will serve you well for many years to come.

We complete our work to the highest possible standards, so you can be sure that a driveway installed by us will stand the test of time.

We have years of experience when it comes to laying tar and chip driveways, and our familiarity with the materials and how to work with their strengths and limitations has made us a firm favourite with property owners throughout our coverage areas. We work with home and business owners, transforming a huge range of residential and commercial spaces with skill and an incredible eye for detail.

You can also count on us to meet your needs with a friendly, can-do attitude. We’re firm believers in good old-fashioned customer service, and know just how much of a difference a smile can make!

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