Gravel footpath

Experts at Surfacing and Resurfacing Footpaths 

At Ayres Tarmacadam, along with our work on driveways, car parks and roads, we are specialists in surfacing and resurfacing, construction and repair of private and commercial footpaths and private roads. Our previous clients include local authorities, private contractors and householders. We take an active role in our local community and are proud to participate in Oxfordshire’s ‘Buy With Confidence’ scheme.

High-Quality Pathways

We are a team of experts that are always dedicated to providing the best workship. From the foundation to the final presentation of your pathway, we aim for perfection every time. Prior to any work begins, we will visit your premises to conduct a thorough survey, this allows us to assess the space and identify any key problems.

All of our pathways are constructed to meet your needs, whilst being strong, beautiful and durable for many years to come. We can conduct constructions or resurfacing with tarmac or gravel, quickly, efficiently and with minimal disruption, We work extremely hard to maintain our reputation for high-quality, honest and local workmanship.

Expert Construction Team

If you’re planning on constructing or repairing any pathways, we’d recommend you always use an expert contractor. At Ayres, we have over 60 years of experience and we ensure every detail in our work is completed to perfection. So, whether you’re conducting a domestic or commercial project, our specialists can help.

We can provide a wide range of services for footpaths, including designing, installation, repairs and reconstructions. Our team will use their experience and knowledge to advise you on what is best for your premises.

Locally Established Specialists

Here at Ayres Tarmacadam, we believe the local community matters, as it is due to the support of the local population that we are who we are today. We have many years of experience working with local homeowners and businesses and have worked on a variety of projects.

If you’re contemplating building a footpath or private road anywhere on your property or premises, please get in touch today. Our team will be happy to discuss your requirements and logistics of your project and will provide you with a free, personalised quote. We will also be able to schedule a survey to visit your property at a time convenient for you. Alternatively, you may also contact us via our online contact form and one of our specialists will be in touch soon.

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.

Contact Us

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