Mark Moody joins Martin Cowman as Business Development Manager

Martin Cowman Limited is pleased to announce that Mark Moody has joined the company as Business Development Manager. Mark has over 25 years experience in all aspects of highway and airport pavement maintenance works. He will bring an extra dimension to the already highly skilled workforce at Martin Cowman Limited. Mark is an Incorporated Highway […]

Cowman presented with top safety award

Nominated by Ibstock Brick for works we completed at their Dorket Head Factory, Martin Cowman Limited have received a Contractors Safety Award through the Ceramic Industries Pledge scheme. The award was presented to Mark Moody of Martin Cowman Ltd as recognition for the manner in which we completed the works safely, efficiently and to a […]

Bowling Bonanza

Last weekend Martin Cowman Ltd held a Bowling and Buffet evening at the Hollywood Bowl in Leicester. Terry Jones, from one of our hand lay gangs was crowned victorious having narrowly beaten his father, Dick Jones. A fantastic time was had by all!

Fact sheet: coloured asphalt

What is coloured asphalt? For many years colour choice in asphalts and macadam was limited to black, dark red and dark green. Colour choice was restricted by the manufacturing process, which consisted of adding pigments to conventional asphalt where the binder was black bitumen. Because of this, colours tended to be dull and somewhat variable. […]

Solar panelled road ways

In the last six months or so it has come to light that an extremely innovative couple from Idaho, USA have come up with the idea of solar panelled roadways. There’s no disputing the concept, it’s an extremely forward thinking idea. The main hurdle the project now faces is raising enough funds to implement the […]

Types of specialist surfacing materials

There is a wide range of road surfacing materials available to suit various needs, offering durable surfaces to suit areas intended to sustain vehicular or foot traffic, such as roads, walkways or school playgrounds. But which types are appropriate for your requirements? Stone mastic asphalt This is a dense wearing course material developed to overcome […]

Road surface dressing

Surface dressing is a proven, long-established road maintenance technique.  It involves the even spray application of  a bituminous binder onto an existing road surface, followed by the levelled application of aggregate, clean crushed chippings to “dress” the binder.  This is then rolled into the bitumen to form a protective, water-resistant layer which improves skid resistance. […]

A history of road creation

Few of us consider the creation of roads that we drive on each day, but the concept of road creation was originally developed as far back as the Stone Age. So how did the simple trails lead to the roads that we have now? Iron Age roads The earliest engineered roads were developed in the […]

Martin Cowman launch new and improved website features

Martin Cowman have been working with DBS Internet Marketing on improvements to their website which now include a Features section to inform and support their customers, as well as creating our social media channels in the form of Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. The relaunched website now has a mobile responsive design which means that customers can view the website from devices […]