Services and skills

  • Driveways / Patios / Paths

    15 skills

    Block Paving

    Bonded Aggregate Surfacing

    Concrete Driveways

    Driveway Cleaning / Sealing

    Driveway Repair

    Driveway / Patio Design

    Emergency Driveways / Patios / Paths Service

    Gravel / Shingle Driveways

    Patios / Paving

    Patterned Imprinted Concrete

    Permeable Paving

    Resin Bond Surfacing

    Resin Bound Surfacing


    Tarmac Driveways

  • Services

    5 services

    • Domestic Work
    • Commercial Work
    • Free Estimates
    • Insurance Work Undertaken
    • Cards Accepted


Customer reviews

Overall ratingin last 12 months

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  • Workmanship9.96 out of 10
  • Tidiness9.96 out of 10
  • Reliability9.96 out of 10
  • Courtesy9.96 out of 10
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233 Total Reviews

The reviews below represent customers' views and not the views of Checkatrade

  • Block paving driveway

    9Verified Review

    Sean and his team arrived on time. They were straight down to work, cleared and prepared the sight in no time. Very efficient and professional work force. The block paving looks great. A day and a half later the Job was complete. I would highly recommend this company.

    Location: CM7
  • Full garden landscape

    10Verified Review

    Sean and his team were professional, reliable and very hard working throughout. He would not hesitate to use his services again in the future or recommend. Beautifully finished job

    Location: CM7
  • Driveway

    10Verified Review

    Absolutely thrilled with the job SM Contractors Essex Ltd did on our driveway! From the get-go, these guys were super friendly, really listened to what we wanted. They got the job done quickly and efficiently. Big shoutout to the SM team for their top-notch skills and for making this such a smooth experience. If you're thinking about sprucing up your driveway, these are definitely the people to call. 100% recommend!

    Location: CM9
  • Driveway Block Paving

    10Verified Review

    I have just had my Driveway Blockpaved by SM Contracts and I have to say My wife and I are delighted with the Quality, Workmanship and efficiency. Sean and his team have done a fantastic job and we would certainly recommend their work. Well done and Thank you

    Location: CO2
  • Had decking replaced by patio

    10Verified Review

    Sean and his team work hard and efficiently. They are polite and respectful at all times. Have used them before and would always use them as I have a lot of confidence in their work.

    Location: CM7
  • Driveway install

    10Verified Review

    We had SM contractors install a block paved driveway, from the first phone call to the guys doing the job was easy and stress free, we was showed different designs to choose from and once a very reasonable price was agreed work started straight away, we will be having Sean and his team back in the summer for a new patio

    Location: CM7

Company profile

  • OwnerMr Sean McGinley
  • Member Since2024
  • Public Liability InsuranceVerified
  • AddressChecked
  • IdentityChecked
  • Checkatrade T&C'sSigned
  • VATNo
  • Company typeLtd Company

Company info

S.M. Contractors (Essex) Ltd is a family run business based in Braintree, Essex. We undertake works in all of North Essex, South Suffolk and East Herts on a daily basis. We were incorporated as in limited company in 2012 but have been trading as a family business for over 20 years.

Driveways, Patios & Landscaping.

We have a skilled, experienced and friendly team undertaking all aspects of hard landscaping and driveways on a daily basis. We have our own machinery and plant so no need to hire in expensive machines or skip hire. We specialise in domestic driveways - skilled in block paving, tarmac, tar and chip and many other finishes. We are also able to design and lay patios in a variety of finishes. Free site surveys with a no obligation quotation.

  • No deposits to pay. 
  • Written 5 year guarantee.
  • Competitive prices.
  • View our photos for recent examples of our work.

Exterior Property Maintenance and Repairs.

  • Exterior painting and property repairs.
  • Roofs repaired, cleaned and inspected.
  • UPVC facias soffits and guttering.
  • Pressure washing of drives, patios and decking. Resealing and repairs.
  • Brick work, site clearance and all aspects of exterior property maintenance, repairs or new installs.

We have an experienced and professional team with a 'can do' attitude. All works are completed to a high standard and guaranteed. All rubbish and site waste is quickly removed and once we undertake any works we remain on site until the job is done.

We are fully insured and a genuine local driveways, building and landscapes contractor.

For free no obligation advice or a no obligation quotation please feel free to contact us. 

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