Commercial Surfacing: Choosing a reliable surfacing contractor

When it comes to commercial surfacing projects, selecting the right contractor is crucial for ensuring quality results, timely completion, and overall satisfaction.
Reliable Surfacing Contractor

Whether you’re planning to upgrade your company’s exterior, renovate a commercial space, regenerate a town centre, or install a new car park, the choice of surfacing contractor (and indeed surfacing material) can significantly impact the outcome.

To help you make an informed decision when selecting a commercial surfacing contractor, we’ve provided a list of key considerations and steps:

  • Define project requirements
  • Research surfacing contractors
  • Check credentials
  • Review previous projects and experience
  • Ask about materials and techniques
  • Get multiple prices
  • Ensure timely communication

Selecting the right commercial contractor requires careful consideration and research. By considering the above factors, you can make an informed decision that aligns with your project goals where you can build a mutually beneficial collaboration and partnership.


Why HMS?

Here at HMS, we’re a resin bound and bonded commercial surfacing contractor who has been trading for more than 30 years. With this experience under our belt, we bring a wealth of experience to any project.

Resin paving is becoming more and more sort after for commercial contractors, not only because of its long-lasting, hardwearing, and low-maintenance properties but also because of its aesthetic appeal. If you’ve never explored resin paving, now is the perfect time to discover the numerous benefits it offers.

We would also like to invite you to read our wide range of articles covering the various improvements resin paving offers, as well as browse our previous projects, case studies, and portfolio gallery to witness the transformative impact resin paving has.



Our experience showcases our expertise and understanding of specific techniques, materials, and challenges associated with this type of surfacing, reassuring our clients, and installing trust that we can deliver a quality outcome.

We work with national housebuilders, local authorities, large leisure companies, famous heritage sites, and other established contractors such as Tarmac, Balfour Beatty, and Galliford Try to name but a few.

Extensive Portfolio

We take great pride in our portfolio, which showcases our diverse range of projects where we’ve applied our expertise in resin bound and bonded commercial surfacing. Our commitment to delivering high-quality results, innovative solutions, and customer satisfaction is reflected in the success stories documented in our case studies and previous projects.


Our Credentials

When it comes to choosing your commercial surfacing contractor, it’s imperative you check their certification and accreditations. At HMS, our commitment to quality and adhering to industry standards and professional development is paramount. These certifications not only benefit our business but also mean our clients can work with us with absolute confidence.

Quality Assurance. HMS is approved to ISO 9001, the international standard for quality management. By maintaining these standards, we demonstrate our commitment to delivering high-quality work, instilling confidence in our reliability and consistency of service delivery.

Health and Safety. HMS hold CHAS accreditation which is a pre-approval scheme allowing us to demonstrate proficiency to the required health and safety standards. Our health and safety processes and performance are regularly reviewed and audited to ensure compliance.

Constructionline Gold Award. Constructionline is a database used by the construction industry to offer assurance to buyers in central government, local authorities, and main contractors who all require us to be accredited before beginning the tender process. It also ensures contractors abide by legislation in areas such as modern slavery, anti-bribery and corruption and shows we have been assessed and adhere to these standards.

BBA HAPAS Type 1. HMS is approved by the BBA HAPAS Type 1 certification scheme for hot and cold high friction surfacing installation. It is the highest quality standard under BBA certification and enables us to apply hot or cold surfacing systems that produce the best-in-class solution to increase friction between the road surface and vehicle tyres.

BBA Approved Installer. HMS is a BBA-approved installer (number 5020) meaning we satisfy the Highways England specifications that both the product and the installer need to be accredited by BBA to install high friction surfacing.

Other schemes. HMS is also accredited to EcoStar Environmental which is part of our DGSA compliance with the carriage of dangerous goods. Other non-mandatory schemes include CSCS Skilled Workers, City and Guilds NVQ providers and a comprehensive in-house training schedule for all employees.

We feel our credentials speak for themselves and demonstrate our commitment to ensuring we deliver a quality service that conforms to health, safety, and environmental commitments. Engaging with HMS really is a guarantee of the very best quality and service; tested and proven for more than 30 years.

Materials and Techniques

All naturally sourced, our super-washed and kiln-dried aggregates include granites, quartz, marble, pea gravels, and even recycled glass. This not only provides our clients with an unrivalled choice and fully customisable product but also guarantees the very best stone quality.

We also locate the highest-quality UV-stable resin which highlights our focus on durability.  UV stability is crucial in outdoor applications, ensuring that the resin maintains its integrity and aesthetic appeal, even when exposed to sunlight over time.

UV stability also plays an important role in the longevity of the surface as it helps prevent discolouration and degradation of the resin.

Both these factors contribute to the overall quality and lifespan of the commercial surfaces. However, our expert installation using techniques refined over the years ensures any surface installed by HMS is guaranteed to last and look great!



Effective communication is imperative to ensuring a successful completed project. We pride ourselves on our commitment to transparent and open communication throughout every stage of your surfacing project. By prioritising effective communication, we aim to create a collaboration and transparent partnership that not only meets but exceeds expectations.

At HMS, we believe in letting our work speak for itself, therefore, feel free to explore our recent projects and in-depth case studies from satisfied customers.

Our Price Commitment

At HMS, we provide comprehensive and transparent quotes that outline all costs, ensuring there are no hidden fees. Before quoting, we will meet you on-site where we will conduct a free site survey to ensure we fully understand your project specification. This not only feeds into our project planning but also ensures we provide accurate costs to guarantee a surprise-free bill at the end of the project.

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Our high-quality surfacing solution, expertise, extensive experience, credentials, quality materials, communication, and price commitment demonstrate why we should be your surfacing contractor of choice for resin bound and bonded paving.

What’s more, we also offer a comprehensive range of surfacing solutions. From resin bound tree pit installation, flexible rubber surfacing, and EPDM wet pour safety surfacing, to anti-skid high friction surfacing, coloured surfacing, and road surface repairs.

Choosing a surfacing partner is a decision that impacts the functionality of your business. With HMS, you’re not just selecting a contractor; you’re choosing a team with a chosen track record in laying quality surfaces, delivered on time and within budget!

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About HMS

HMS has more than 25 years’ unrivalled trading history in providing high quality resin based surfacing treatments for Highways England, Main Contractors, Local Authorities, National Home Builders and private individuals.

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