Star Surfacing Limited is a family run business based in Hastings East Sussex. We cater for both private and commercial customers offering both Resin Bound stone and Resin Bonded stone along with all the ground works needed to construct a driveway, patio or car park.
We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and are always looking to improve our service and products.
Managing Director, David (George) Gadsden has been in the construction industry for over 35 years and has a broad range of skills and experience in most aspects of surfacing. He has worked for some of the largest surfacing companies in the country and has run his own business for many years. An experienced machine driver having driven most tracked and wheeled vehicles both on the highways and on site as well as holding an HGV class 1 licence. From bricklaying to tarmacing, surface dressing ,concreting, slabbing and almost all types of ground works he has the experience and skills to carry out contracts both commercial and private.
David holds a “Street works” qualification for excavations and reinstatements in the public highway recognised by local authorities. Also certified in the application of “Colas Grip” anti-skid surfacing. And an approved contractor for Resin Bonded Ltd of Uckfield and “Meon Dekorgrip and Dekorbound surfaces.
Kim Gadsden is a Director and has worked on site as well as in the office for many years. Kim has a wealth of experience dealing with the public and is a great asset to the business. The imminent birth of our son, George and a young daughter “Rose” means that Kim has her work cut out, but keeps hands on with the business daily.
Mark our son, is now a skilled trowel hand and when he has time away from his studies and university he lends a valuable hand to the family business.
Arran our other son has taken to a career in farming but comes back to assist with his experience in both resin bound and resin bonded stone application.
Mike our nephew is our foreman and a skilled trowel hand along with being a perfectionist he has many skills that help make this family business extremely stable. Mike also holds a “Street works” qualification.
James Hebron is our other foreman, and brings exceptional ground works and landscaping skills to the business. He is our resident fixer and welds back together the tools we break and enjoys tinkering in the workshop if there is ever time.
Jacob our youngest member of staff is a promising trowel hand and does invaluable work in our industrial unit. Organising loads and keeping the stock levels replenished and driving our forklift.
Aaron or Noaksey is our power house and now a master mixer. If a job needs some serious man power Noaksey is there making it look easy at 8 foot tall! (He seems that tall!)
Matt an old friend has joined us and brings a lifetime of site work and know how. With excellent driving skills and a grounded professional attitude he makes a great edition to the teams.
Our staff are all employed and enjoy the benefits of working for a modern professional business.
With this family based foundation to the business our customers get a service that we feel is second to none.
Each and every job no matter how big or small is equally important to us and get the same 5 star treatment.
We are proud members of the Buy with Confidence Trading Standards Approved scheme.
If you would like to read some of the comments left by our customers please click here.
These reviews have been vetted by trading standards and we are extremely proud of them.
Recently we have joined the Guild of Master Craftsmen and we can be found here on the “Find a Trader” website along with details of the Guild.
We are also proud to be one of the best rated surfacing businesses on Checkatrade. Every member has to successfully pass through a strict vetting procedure, including receiving at least 5 references from previous customers, a face to face interview with a Membership Consultant, a Public Liability Insurance check, visual ID check, and more.
We are also members of the Federation of Small Businesses.
Hope Cottage Farm, Hooe
We have a display of our resin surfaces at “Hope Cottage Farm” in Hooe
It is open 7 days a week and there are ten different colour resin bound stone areas to look at and four resin bonded areas on the footpath.
“Aviva stone” have a large selection of Indian Sandstone and beautiful wood flooring as well as tiles and some garden ornaments.
The farm shop serves one of the best breakfasts in the area and has a selection of local produce and much more.
“Athelas” plants is worth a visit there too and has unusual plants for sale as well as a well stocked nursery.
There is no body to bother you while you stroll around the display but if you visit Monday to Friday Tim or Gary from Aviva Sandstone will happily answer any questions you have. We do not use sales people and it is normally George who deals with your enquiry from start to finished product. The full address is
“Hope Cottage Farm” in Hooe, Ninfield, East Sussex TN33 9EL
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