Hard Landscaping for Schools and Educational Facilities

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Axtell Surfacing are a surfacing contractor based near Guildford in Surrey with extensive experience in the education sector both locally and further afield. We work with educational facilities of all sizes and specialisms to provide high quality hard landscaping and external surfaces with minimal disruption. We understand the unique pressures of working within schools, colleges, […]

Hard Landscaping Ideas to Refresh Your Garden for Summer

Paved garden path with colourful flowerbeds either side

The lighter evenings are here, and the weather is mostly far more pleasant. Now is the perfect time to give your garden a refresh before summer and make your garden a more enjoyable place to spend time. If you find that you just don’t have time to maintain and look after your garden, you may […]

Frequently Asked Questions About Hard Landscaping

At Axtell Surfacing we are often asked for more details about our hard landscaping services, and about hard landscaping itself. In this article we answer commonly asked questions to help give you insight into hard landscaping and Axtell Surfacing’s hard landscaping services. Your Hard Landscaping Questions Answered What exactly is hard landscaping? Hard landscaping is […]

How to Choose a Good Groundworks Contractor – What to Consider

How to Choose a Groundwork Services Provider Choosing the right contractor for your groundwork project can be a tough decision. Cheapest is rarely best, but no one wants to pay over the odds. If you are using a groundwork contractor for the first time it pays dividends to carry out thorough research and get quotes […]

Everything You Need to Know About Driveway Maintenance and Repairs

Your driveway will be the first impression guests get of your home or business. This is why it is essential to keep it in good condition. The steps to achieve a well-conserved driveway can vary depending on the driveway’s surface, foundation, and age. Please note that some repairs may require professional help. Why It’s Important […]

The Pros & Cons to a Gravel vs Block Paving Driveway

Make first impressions count with your driveway. By choosing the right driveway surface best suited to your home or business, you are securing an aesthetically pleasing entrance that will last for years to come. Not sure about the different types of driveway surfaces?  We’ve put together this handy ‘Pros & Cons’ guide below discussing the differences […]

6 Signs It’s Time You Had Your Driveway Resurfaced


Driveways put up with a lot, harsh weathers during the winter, high temperatures in the summer and constant use of cars, bikes, vans, and people. But even the most durable materials will eventually show signs of deterioration. A well-maintained driveway is important to giving off a good impression and protecting your car from damage so […]

A Simple Guide to Groundworks

What is Groundworks? Groundwork in construction is the preparation work carried out to prepare sub-surfaces before construction work can start. This is the first stage of construction and covers a range of services to prepare the area before construction can begin. What types of groundworks are there? Groundworks fall under two distinct categories, domestic groundworks, […]

The Pros & Cons to a Resin Bound Driveway vs Concrete

Concrete surfacing being laid vs Resin bond driveway

If you are looking to refresh your driveway, deciding which materials to use can be a tricky decision. With a range of materials available including popular concrete and resin bound options, you need to know a bit about these driveway surfaces and how they compare in order to decide which is best suited to your […]

What are the Different Types of Road Surface Dressing, and Which Is Best?

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Axtell Surfacing are a leading road surface dressing contractor with over 20 years’ experience in road resurfacing projects of all types and sizes. In this post we explain and compare the different types of road surface dressing available and the process of road surface dressing. What is Surface Dressing? Road surface dressing is designed to […]