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groundwork and tarmac surfacing

Welcome to Carthy Contracting

We are a family-run business who specialise in groundwork and tarmac surfacing.


We have been established for nearly 40 years offering our services to customers throughout Leeds, Wakefield, Bradford, Huddersfield, Halifax, Selby, Harrogate, York and throughout Yorkshire and the North of England.

We are one of Yorkshire’s premier groundwork and tarmac surfacing companies, employing fully trained and certified staff, along with modern state of the art groundwork and tarmac laying machinery.

At Carthy Contracting we can also help you with full construction, maintenance, repair and resurfacing of roads, car parks, playgrounds, farm tracks, industrial yards and larger domestic drives alongside any other groundwork jobs such as underground drainage and ducting, excavation, access ramps, kerbing, block paving, structural slabs and footings and general concrete repairs.

Our Services

Tarmac Surfacing

At Carthy Contracting Limited we provide tarmac surfacing solutions throughout Yorkshire and the North of England from our base in Leeds. We regularly work in locations such as: York, Selby, Wakefield, Bradford, Harrogate and Huddersfield.Read More


Our team of knowledgeable and experienced groundwork specialists offer a full range of services such as: excavation, drainage, ducting and kerbing. Our specialist groundworkers carry out all the preparatory work for a new car park, playground,Read More


At Carthy Contracting Limited our groundwork team also specialise in concrete surfacing, flags and block paving. We also offer services in areas such as soft play, resin bound gravel and line marking. LikeRead More

Car Parks

If you are looking for a contracting service who can guarantee they will be thorough and present from start to completion of your project then Carthy Contracting Limited is for you. Our specialist teams are highly experienced in both groundwork and Read More


Carthy Contracting Limited have over thirty years experience in working with schools, local authorities and academy trusts throughout the Yorkshire area. Do you need a playground resurfacing, or perhaps you would like to construct a new playground? Read More


Our tarmac surfacing and groundwork teams are experienced in the construction of private access roads, vehicular crossings and site entrances. We hold NRASW certification for highways work, whether it be domestic vehicular crossings, tarmacRead More


At Carthy Contracting Limited we offer full construction of domestic driveways, particularly larger driveways with a machine laid tarmac surface. Because we are NRASW certified we can also construct entrances from the public highway to yourRead More


Our groundwork teams specialise in the excavation, kerbing and stone up of car parks, access roads, playgrounds, service yards and larger domestic driveways. We regularly carry out projects in locations such as: Leeds, York, Selby, Wakefield, Read More


We offer stand alone drainage and ducting works from small drain repairs to new connections and replacement of existing drains. Ducting for car park lighting, gate access control, new electric supplies and similar projects are regularly carried out by our Read More

We first opened for business in 1983 serving clients in the local area.

Make An Appointment

When planning or pricing your next groundwork or tarmac surfacing project, get in touch with Carthy Contracting for a no obligation quote. We are happy to visit your site in Leeds, Yorkshire and the North of England, allowing us to offer the most accurate competitive price.

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Latest News

Machine lay tarmac surfacing in Sheffield

Industrial yard surfacing completed this week in Tinsley, Sheffield. New surface machine laid using our midi paver, ideal for car parks, playgrounds, industrial yards or larger drives.

Groundwork at Nestle in York

We regularly carry out external groundworks and tarmac surfacing contracts at Nestle in York. Over the last few weeks one of our specialist groundwork gangs has completed a couple of projects on site. The main job involved forming a new concrete island complete with ducting as part of an electric vehicle charging point project. The […]

Tarmac footpath resurfacing

Tarmac footpath resurfacing completed this week at Wheatfields Hospice in Leeds. The existing footpaths have been overlaid by hand to give a cost effective but perfect new finish.