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Experts in Surfacing and Resurfacing Footpaths 

We, at Ayres Tarmacadam, are specialists in surfacing and resurfacing footpaths. This is in addition to our work on roads and driveways. We work on both domestic and commercial projects. Our clients include local authorities, private contractors and householders.

Dedication to Quality

We understand that you, our valued client, deserve our best quality of work. This includes not only the foundations of the project, but every detail, from foundation to presentation. Every project we undertake must be finished to perfection. That’s why we at Ayres Tarmacadam are particular about details. We’ll stop at nothing to ensure a project’s perfection. It’s a matter of pride for us to create strong, long-lasting pathways which are beautiful, endurable and a testament to our dedicated work and commitment to quality. Year after year, our solid workmanship continues to give satisfaction to our valued clients. It’s an achievement which gives us immense pride. We work extra hard to maintain our reputation for honest, local workmanship.

Call in the Experts for your Project

When it comes to any kind of building work on your property, whether it’s an indoor or an outdoor project, you should always call in the experts. Please keep in mind that Ayres Tarmacadam was established back in 1959. We have over half a century’s solid expertise in building all kinds of pathways here in Oxfordshire. We build footpaths for both private and commercial use. We can surface and resurface your footpath using either tarmac or gravel. For some clients, tarmac is a must. For others, only gravel will do. Whatever your requirement, our experience is unmatched in this area.

A Locally Established Business

We have long local experience, working with homeowners and local businesses. We have worked with local authorities and local tradesmen on all kinds of projects. For us, a client is a part of our local network. We offer a full personalised service. For us, the local community matters. It’s because of the support of the local population that we are who we are today. A strong, firmly established business at the heart of our local neighbourhood. A local company which takes pride in playing an active role in our community. We are proud to participate in the Oxfordshire ‘buy with confidence’ scheme and offer a free quote and survey to prospective clients.

If you’re considering the idea of building a footpath anywhere on your property, you’re welcome to get in touch with us. We can have a discussion about your requirements. We will consider the project that you need for your property and furnish your free, personalised quote, based on your individual requirement.. So, pick up the phone and give us a call. You may also contact us via this website. Let’s start a discussion today and take this exciting project a step further.

Our Services

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Private Roads

Whether you are looking to create new roads, replace or repair existing roads, Ayres Tarmacadam is here for you. With the vast years of experience, we ensure private, domestic and commercial roads match the requirements of the users and expected vehicle use. Our professionals carry out every part of the job from the initial survey, plan, construction and surfacing of the road. Here’s a detailed overview of the services we offer in Oxford.

Private Road Surfacing

Over time, private roads such as carparks and footpaths wear out. The cracks appear on the surface dressing, which means the roads should be fixed by a surfacing professional. This way, the road becomes stronger and safer for pedestrians and drivers to use. Surface dressing involves the application of a coating of hot bitumen on the surface. It is then layered with stone chippings that are rolled on the bitumen to create a water-resistant layer. Road surface dressing is now a long established road maintenance technique for repairing private roads, domestic and commercial roads as it provides the following benefits:

• A waterproof seal to the surface of the footpath or carriageway
• Enhances skid resistance of the surface by creating texture and depth
• Avoid the penetration of water and damage to the underlying foundations
• Enhances the appearance of the footpath or carriageway using its naturally-coloured aggregates

This service extends to farm roads and foothpaths in country estates. While owning vast pieces of estate is admirable, it is important to create footpaths to make the properties accessible. Ayres Tarmacadam applies tarmac and tar overlays to roads that have deteriorated over the years. The professionals then dress the surfaces to ensure the materials sets on the road. We use asphalt and tarmac as they are hard-wearing. Also, we use apply tarmac on muddy footpaths through out foot path surfacing service. You just need to get in touch with one of our professionals to find out all your options.


We repair potholes formed by water that seeps through cracks in the asphalt surface of the road. When the temperature drops, the water in the cracks freezes, causing the surface to rupture. Oxford experiences heavy downpours hence, the development of potholes on many roads. As the ice melts, it causes breakages below the surface that then collapse due to the weight of vehicles. Ayres Tarmacadam is here to repair such potholes regardless of their size. Potholes vary significantly from small patches to fretted joints, and our professionals are well-versed in fixing all such problems.

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Contact Us

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If you are interested in talking to us about your project, why not give us a call for a free no obligation quote and advice.

Oxford - 01865 391 449 - 01865 864 540
Mobile - 078311 32905


Rockley End,
Farrington Road,
0X2 9RA