Welcome to
Martin Cowman Ltd

Road Surfacing Contractor serving Leicestershire and the Midlands

75 Years


Quality Assurance

Committed to superior quality and results.

Our company was established in Leicestershire in 1946 and has traded continuously since then as a specialist road surfacing contractor. Following a management buy-out in 2002 the company has undergone vigorous growth to its present turnover of £5million p.a. We undertake a wide range of contracts from £2,500 to £250,000 in value.

Services We Offer

We carry out machine laid and hand laid asphalt and macadam surfacing for new build and maintenance work to:

  • Adoptable highways under development
  • Public highways (maintenance and improvement)
  • Commercial premises
  • Car parks
  • Agricultural roads & premises
  • Playgrounds
  • Footpaths
  • Residential drives
  • Trench reinstatement
  • Road planing
  • Paver hire

We carry out machine laid and hand laid asphalt and macadam surfacing for new build and maintenance work to:

  • Bitumen bonded surface dressing
  • Resin bonded surface dressing (anti-skid and decorative)
  • Road markings
  • Groundworks including concreting, kerbing, drainage and reinstatement

We pride ourselves in offering outstanding service and quality at competitive prices, in response to the constantly changing needs of our valued clients.

Client Satisfaction
Professional Service
Completed Projects
Surfacing Experts


At Martin Cowman Ltd the customer is the focus of our business. Our vision is to develop a long term partnership with each of our customers allowing us to fully understand their needs and therefore deliver precisely the solution that they require and expect.

  • Commercial property owners and managers
  • Home builders (both national and local)
  • Civil engineering contractors
  • Facilities Management contractors
  • Private individuals
  • Estate and Land Agents
  • Schools, Universities and Colleges
  • Building contractors
  • Ground workers
  • Utility Contractors

Towns and cities we cover in Leicestershire include:


"Our client is over the moon with the quality of workmanship and product. Fantastic finish and would certainly highly recommend Martin Cowman Ltd, nothing was too much bother for their staff! Thanks chaps!"
SGC for works in Costock
"Our sincere thanks as the car park looks superb. The workmanship is outstanding and you should be very proud of your team"
Bulkington War Memorial Club from Bedworth
"The quality of the work and the professional attitude of your operatives is a credit to everyone involved at Cowmans. Please pass on my thanks to Paul and his crew"
GKL regarding Peterborough
"Thank you for carrying out the recent repairs, we are pleased that they have been done to such a high standard"
Merriman regarding Cossington
"I would like to compliment you on the team of men you sent to site. They did an excellent job to the full satisfaction of me and the client. Your foreman was polite and co operative and a credit to your organisation"
Newline regarding Desford
"Following the completion of the above site, which was to our clients programme and our company's satisfaction I would like to record our thanks to your company for its fine efforts as part of the construction team"
Westleigh regarding Nottingham
"Thank you for an excellent job of reinstatement of the shared drive, everyone is delighted with the result and I would be grateful if you could pass this message to the team. Our thanks also of course to Peter & Paul for the competitive quote, it enabled us to complete reinstatement within our budget & two major pieces of the drive. Expect us to contact you again in 4-5 years when I'm sure more will need to be done."
Mr. M. D. B from Widmerpool
"The work I feel is first rate."
Mr R.R from Melton Mowbray
"Congratulations to your workforce on site whose excellent workmanship has made this "Seal of Excellence" award possible."
Morris Homes regarding Telford
"I would like to pass on my thanks to your crew who carried out the task to the agreed specifications and to a high standard."
Mr D B from Oakham