About Us


Tarways is one of the UK’s longest established tarmac and asphalt contractors. With a history and reputation since 1973, we are recognised nationally as one of the country’s best quality contractors.

Growing from a small family business to a contractor with offices in the North, Midlands and South, we work across a variety of sectors, from schools and education, retail, hospital, industrial and office to car dealerships, sports stadia, transport, local authority and residential. And – in spite of that growth – we are a modern, flexible and reliable business with a reputation for excellent service, dedicated to providing our customers with the experience and expertise to deliver your job on time and on budget.

From support on design and specification to our specialisms in coloured tarmac, porous tarmac, resin-bound finishes and RAP (recycled aggregate product) surfaces, we’ve made a reputation from building long-lasting relationships with our customers, contractors and suppliers.


  • 1973

    Tarways Asphalte is started in Liverpool by W.C. Batterton.

    The business starts life with a couple of teams working for local house builders and around Liverpool’s docks.

  • 1984

    Current MD David Batterton joins his father’s business.

    Out-of-town retail developments see significant growth, alongside the education sector.

  • 1994

    David becomes managing director in 1994.

  • 1999

    Tarways is bought by David in 1999.

  • 2005

    Tarways grows to four teams, working across the North West.

  • 2007

    In spite of the recession, the business continues to grow, doubling its workforce and working nationwide.

  • 2017

    The Tarways family has again experienced steady organic growth and now encompasses 10 skilled teams.

  • 2021

    As the global COVID-19 pandemic rages, Tarways continues to flourish both locally and nationally.


From tender to completion, we’re hugely experienced in a variety of work, from taking on small, intricate specialist jobs to large-scale areas. If budget constraints exist we can provide value engineering solutions developed based on the wealth of knowledge and experience within our long standing team. We’ll manage your timescales, budget and requirements to ensure minimum disruption to your business, and maximum customer satisfaction. For more information contact us on 0151 486 3287 or fill out the form below.