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Exploring the Color Options for Tarmac Driveways: A Palette of Possibilities

Tarmac driveways, also known as asphalt driveways, are a popular choice for homeowners due to their durability, cost-effectiveness, and versatility. While the traditional perception of tarmac might involve a dark grey or black appearance, advancements in technology and manufacturing techniques have expanded the colour options available for tarmac driveways. In this article, we will explore the exciting range of colours that tarmac can come in, allowing you to personalize your driveway and enhance your property’s overall aesthetic appeal.

Traditional Tarmac Colours:

Historically, tarmac driveways were predominantly available in dark grey or black colours. This classic colour palette remains popular due to its timeless and sophisticated appeal. Traditional tarmac blends seamlessly with various architectural styles and complements a wide range of exterior colour schemes. The dark hues also provide a visually pleasing contrast with surrounding greenery and landscaping features.

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Red Tarmac:

Red tarmac is a distinctive and eye-catching colour option that can add a vibrant touch to your driveway. It offers a unique aesthetic that stands out from the traditional grayscale tones. Red tarmac is often seen in commercial or public spaces, as it can denote designated areas, highlight walkways, or serve as a visual indicator. If you desire a bold and attention-grabbing driveway, red tarmac can be an excellent choice.

Brown Tarmac:

For a warmer and earthier look, brown tarmac is an appealing option. This colour choice blends harmoniously with natural surroundings and can create a rustic or country-style ambiance. Brown tarmac complements properties with a warm colour scheme, such as those featuring earthy tones, brickwork, or wooden accents. It can evoke a sense of warmth, inviting visitors to your home with its inviting appearance.

Coloured Aggregates:

Another way to introduce colour to your tarmac driveway is by incorporating coloured aggregates into the surface. Instead of altering the tarmac itself, coloured aggregates are mixed into the top layer, creating a unique and textured effect. These aggregates can come in various shades, such as red, green, blue, or yellow. By blending different aggregates, you can achieve custom patterns, borders, or designs, allowing for a truly personalized tarmac driveway.

Custom Colour Mixing:

In some cases, homeowners may opt for custom colour mixing to achieve specific shades or to match their property’s colour scheme. This involves working closely with a professional tarmac contractor who can create a custom blend by mixing different pigments into the tarmac mixture. Custom colour mixing allows for endless possibilities, enabling you to match your driveway to the exterior of your home or explore unique colour combinations that reflect your personal style.

It is worth noting that availability and suitability of colour options may vary depending on local suppliers and contractors. Consulting with a reputable tarmac specialist can provide insight into the range of colours available in your area and help you make an informed decision based on your preferences and the overall look you wish to achieve.

Gone are the days when tarmac driveways were limited to shades of grey and black. With advancements in tarmac technology, homeowners now have a diverse range of colour options to choose from. Whether you prefer the timeless elegance of traditional tarmac, the boldness of red, the warmth of brown, the creativity of coloured aggregates, or even custom colour mixing, there is a tarmac driveway solution to suit your aesthetic preferences and enhance the overall look of your property. Consult with a professional tarmac contractor to explore the colour options available in your area and transform your driveway into a personalized and visually striking feature.

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Recent Customer Reviews

Ted and his team took on the job which I'm sure no one else would have - cleaning a wasted space (3 grab waggons of waste plus a truck load), installing new fencing, a retaining wall and extending a driveway. Conciencous throughout and meticulous to detail, what seemed a simple job turned into a real difficult one. We are extremely happy with the outcome.
Tom Cork
Tom Cork
08:52 23 Jul 24
We're thrilled with the driveway transformation by Ted's team. They were punctual, hardworking, and exceeded expectations by going the extra mile. Ted provided clear communication throughout the project, explaining each step in detail. Their top-quality work reflects their exceptional reputation. We highly recommend Ted's services!
Maughan construction fantastic company. I can’t begin to express how happy I am with the driveway and the work that Ted and his team have done. Hard working, Clean and tidy and professional. I highly recommend them and the best decision to go with them. Thank you.
Lee Jones
Lee Jones
12:23 12 Jul 24
Fantastic job done, couldn’t recommend strongly enough, we had other companies give quotes but didn’t come across as reliable unlike Ted Maughan and his team of hard workers. Very friendly and informative at every stage of the process, they were quick and very professional. When the Drive was finished they cleaned & tidied up, if you want a great job done with a Friendly & reliable professional team have Maughan do it.
Chris Jones
Chris Jones
12:29 11 Jul 24
New patio, paths & Bin storeTed and his lads did a fantastic job! Arrived on time, the drive was protected before the skip was put down. The material deliveries were on time. The job was completed in two days as promised. The lads were decent and respectful. Everything was kept and left clean and tidy. They even completed a couple of additional tasks for us. A lot of work completed in two days but to a high standard. Would recommend!
ian waterworth
ian waterworth
10:30 10 Jul 24
Felt we could trust Ted from the get go, he explained everything properly, arrived early, and was on top of things all the way through. Polite crew, refused drinks-preferring to get on with the work. Never stopped, but didn’t rush anything either. Job was finished earlier than expected-and then put our garden furniture out, and all the big pots in situ. Looks beautiful now-can’t believe it’s our garden! Cleared everything up after themselves-fantastic crew, fantastic job! Delighted!! Thanks Lads.
BRIAN FAWCETT
BRIAN FAWCETT
13:06 02 Jul 24
New Patio: Ted and the team delivered an excellent job in a very professional manner. Their approach is extremely friendly, they work very quickly and a very tidily, leaving our property extremely clean. I would have no hesitation in recommending this company!
Philip Dutton
Philip Dutton
12:41 11 Jun 24
We are extremely happy with the drive, which was completed to an excellent standard in the time frame agreed.Ted and all his crew were polite and hardworking. The site was left clean and tidy when the drive was completed.Ted discussed all our options to make sure we got the correct solution and wouldn't take any payment until we'd inspected the drive and were happy with the work.If you need a drive or a patio we would highly recommend using Maughan Construction.
Chris Levey
Chris Levey
08:06 07 Jun 24
This was a great experience from the moment we spoke to Ted to the time he and his team finished. Ted came out and discussed our plan and made several suggestions that we took on board. He quoted at the same time and the work was started very quickly and after a day and a half completed. A great job and team who did everything that we wanted. Thanks Ted if we could give you 6 out of 5 we would! A small job a part of our plans for our house and garden. The garden is going to be landscaped once the extension is finished
J Crook
J Crook
11:46 30 May 24
Ted did an amazing job on our driveway, steps and front. From the minute he came to quote us (turning up at the arranged time and giving us a quote straight away), he has been honest and helpful, giving us different options to suit our price range and what we needed.Ted and his team arranged the time and date to do the work, arrived on time and did the work so quickly and to the highest standard. As we were at work while the work was being done, Ted communicated with us throughout the process sending us photos and calling to confirm after we'd finished working that we were satisfied with the progress. The job Ted and his team had to do was huge and they were finished after a day and a half of work. After the job, our outside was left spotless. Ted then came that evening to check we were satisfied with everything and to talk us through the maintenence we could do to keep the drive looking good.As well as this, Ted did my mum and dad's front and steps around 2 years ago. They had the same, positive experience as we did and their front looks as good as when it was first put down, showing that Ted and his team do a job that lasts the test of time.Thanks so much to Ted and his team!
Anne-Marie Moruzzi
Anne-Marie Moruzzi
20:11 21 May 24
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