Selecting the right contractor is a key decision for any customer. Surface Dressing from Asphalt Reinforcement Services stands out in the industry as an approved contractor with certification across three key metrics:

  1. ISO9001:2008 compliance – this certifies that audited quality systems are in place across the organisation. It underlines our ability to consistently provide products and services that meet the needs of our customers.
  2. CE marking EN12271:2006 Surface Dressing – Surface dressing is a constructed product, requiring fully compliant Factory Production Control. Our CE mark certification provides evidence of compliance with Regulation 305/2011/ EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2011. This gives our customers peace of mind, knowing that we have the expert capability to take your carriageway from the design phase right through to completion, including after care.
  3. NVQ qualified staff – Use of competent staff is the key to success of any quality surface dressing installation, as certified by their NVQ credentials. Labouring staff should have a Blue level 2 NVQ card, supervised by an operative holding a Gold level 4 NVQ card; this team and the entire project should be managed by a contracts manager or project manager with a black level 6 NVQ card.


Asphalt Reinforcement Services’ CE marking for surface dressing de-risks the process as the Company can now undertake the design component of the project as well as the build thus undertaking responsibility for the whole project running smoothly making sure it is fit for purpose. This transfers the risk from the customer to Asphalt Reinforcement Services who additionally offer warranties to provide customers with added confidence in the work carried out.