“Walter Ward Country Homes is a family-owned, Leicestershire property development company. We build homes using traditional materials so they improve aesthetically with age. Our overall aim both internally & externally is to create a homely, charming look to our houses. We recently completed a small development of distinctive, beautifully designed homes in Medbourne, a sought after conservation area in Leicestershire.

We contacted HMS Decorative Surfacing after seeing the extensive range of quality projects the firm has completed. With the new properties being built to such a high standard, including traditional lime based render and Clipsham stone window surrounds, we were seeking a driveway and external path surface that complemented the delightful views across landscaped gardens and the Welland Valley beyond.

From the outset, we enjoyed a professional level of service from HMS, with the account team seamlessly managing the site view and quote process, and the skilled in-house installation team preparing and laying the resin bonded surface. We were able to choose from an extensive range of aggregates, taking advice from HMS as to what would work best the development’s requirements. The team were back on site after the surfaces had been laid to sweep and check over the installation.

I would be happy to recommend HMS to developers and home owners alike, and hope to work with them again in the future”.

Jerry Ward

Director, Walter Ward Country Homes

We have worked with HMS Decorative Surfacing on several projects, including some very prestigious jobs.

We would highly recommend them for a number of reasons: we have always received a prompt and professional service, their staff are very knowledgeable and polite, they are competitive with their pricing and finally they always provide us with an excellent finished item.


HMS have supplied and fit resin bonded surfacing at two locations for us.  They are a great company to work with.  First class workmanship and finish.  There was excellent communication throughout both projects.  I would definitely recommend HMS to others. 

Greenbridge Designs

Worked co-operatively on a complex project with a fine attention to detail.

Wilson & Scott Ltd

The work was very good and completed on time due to weather conditions, although it rained on the first day. The operatives were pleasant and very approachable bunch of lads and will definitely use them for any other work in the future.

Wakefield MDC

Simon who was involved prior to the works was very professional with his advice. It was pleasure to work with the guys on site and the price was very competitive. All in all a very good company to work and liaise with.

Balvac Balfour Beatty

HMS Decorative Surfacing were a very easy company to work with and the process was very good.

Landmark Ltd

The works were very good and completed on time. We were recommend to HMS by other company and will definitely use them for any other works in the future.

Charmac Ltd

I always find that HMS Decorative Surfacing Ltd are very accommodating. The office staff are all very pleasant, willing and helpful. I only use HMS Decorative Surfacing Ltd and have recommended them to other people.

Scott Robinson

MD, F1 Lining

An excellent and professional installation carried out by HMS on this high profile development. Highly recommended.

Mr. M L’Esperence

CIK Construction

HMS worked with efficiency and professionalism throughout the installation process, given the high level of public traffic in the working area. The installation of the new surfacing is a great addition to ongoing regeneration works in the City.

Leicester City Highway

HMS have created a high quality finish in keeping with the high end nature of the development. They performed well in a challenging working environment.

Mr. C Simms

Wilson and Scott

We recently used HMS to complete SafeLane™ on a footbridge in Peterborough. The works were completed without incident, in a professional manner, with a high-quality finish as a result.

Mr. M

Peterborough Highways

HMS continue to carry out a high standard of work throughout the Borough.

Mr. O

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council