R.J. Skinner specialises in driveways and choosing us for an installation could turn out to be one of the best decisions you ever make. When you choose our Horsham-based company for surfacing work in the Sussex area, you deal with a family-owned business that has five decades of trade and industry experience. We operate as combined paving contractors and tarmac contractors. This means you can opt for installations in block paving, tarmacadam or tar-and-chip. Our hardworking team also constructs driveways using gravel.
Surrounding areas covered by our company include Broadbridge Heath and Burgess Hill.
Our driveways do much more than simply improve the kerb appeal of Sussex properties. The professionalism of our company, and the high quality workmanship of our paving and tarmac contractors, also increase the value of your home should you ever choose to sell it.
Installations from R.J. Skinner last for many years and preparation is the key to a successful project. We excavate the working area to recommended depths, fill the gaps and compact the land before adding a high grade of aggregate. Our paving contractors further compact the aggregate to ensure your chosen surface material beds properly and won’t shift under the weight of vehicles or foot traffic. We adhere to these standards on all paving projects.
We are one of very few companies in Horsham and the surrounding Broadbridge Heath and Burgess Hill areas to work with approval from Marshalls, an industry-leading supplier of block paving – which we lay in multiple permutations to create unique driveways.
The team at R.J. Skinner works conscientiously and tidily at all times. We leave properties in an acceptable condition at the end of each working day. At the end of a project, we remove waste and unused materials from site, and dispose of them responsibly. We believe there is no other company in Horsham or in Sussex to beat us for standards of workmanship.
Block paving is a decorative type of brick, usually made from concrete or clay, which we use to lay premium-standard driveways. Concrete block paving is popular because it is more porous than clay and most manufacturers make these bricks from recycled materials. The style we most often use for driveways is a herringbone pattern because the structure bonds well and makes best use of the interlocking design for a more stable surface finish.
Another major benefit to block paving is the fact each brick lifts individually so, to repair a damaged surface or to perform underground utility works, driveways stay mainly intact. Our paving contractors work from multiple packs to ensure an even spread of colour and shade.
Homeowners in Horsham, Broadbridge Heath, Burgess Hill and Sussex sometimes opt for tarmac driveways. Tarmacadam is a low-cost alternative to block paving and delivers a durable, low-maintenance surface that last for 15 years and upwards. The installation of a tarmac surface is straightforward and, although it does require specialist equipment, work on most driveways of a standard size takes little more than a couple of days to complete.
Uplifting driveways of this type usually requires more in terms of repair work but, even then, our tarmac contractors can usually patch repair the surface instead of replacing it.
Because we combine the services of paving contractors and tarmac contractors, R.J. Skinner also lays driveways in the Horsham and Sussex areas using tar-and-chip surface dressing practices. This is also a low-cost installation choice and one that offers a more solid surface than gravel. We use liquid asphalt and stone to create tar-and-chip driveways. Tarmac lasts for longer but installations of this kind perform well for 10 years with little maintenance.
Because stones come in a range of different colours, property owners in Broadbridge Heath, Burgess Hill and all nearby locations still have a certain depth of choice with the final design. R.J. Skinner also constructs driveways in gravel for customers who prefer this option.
Examples of our previous work in the Sussex area are available on our website.