Asphalt Calculator

How much asphalt do you need?

Calculate the tonnage of asphalt you need for your project.

Aggregate Industries is the leading supplier of high quality asphalt surface solutions in the UK. We have plants across the country offering a range of base, binder and specialist surface course materials, dependent on the application.


How to use the Asphalt Calculator

Select the type of asphalt you require, followed by the width, height and depth. Select Calculate to the find the tonnage needed.

As the leading experts in Asphalt across the UK, we can offer technical support and guidance to ensure you receive the highest quality performance for your project. Simply follow the 3 steps below.

Note - Our calculation tool factors in a minimum level of required asphalt to avoid wastage. You may want to allow for a 5% margin to cover additional needs.


Need an asphalt solution

See our ranges of asphalt available, designed with high performance in all sectors and project requirements

Step 1- Calculate your requirement


Asphalt Type
Width (m)
Length (m)
Depth (mm)
Asphalt required tonnes

Step 2- Find a plant

Find your nearest plant
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Our Contracting team are experts in delivering projects to a high standard, with a focus on Health & Safety for all. Find out more about the services available and previous projects.

Surfacing Solutions

Step 3- Request a quote

Speak to our teams for expert advice and guidance

You can email us directly or contact us:

  • Scotland

    01698 870947

  • North

    01524 738887

  • Midlands

    01455 288222

  • South

    01373 451234

  • South West

    01752 485281

About Aggregate Industries Asphalt team

As a leading supplier of Asphalt, we can offer a complete supply and delivery service throughout the UK, together with our in-house contracting teams. Our award winning teams have years of experience in the highways and infrastructure industry, making us the ideal partner. Plus, we can also offer the full range of construction products, including: curbs, paving, aggregates and ready-mix concrete.

Our focus on sustainability in unmatched in the industry. With clearly defined goals, we are driving forward with our commitment to reduce our impact on the environment. 

Our invaluable experience and expertise across asphalt and contracting, ensures full support during every stage of design, management, construction, and testing. Across a range of applications, including: 

  • Residential road surfacing
  • Industrial estate roads, car parks and groundworks
  • Airfield surfacing 
  • New build road infrastructure creation

Get in contact with us to arrange for our specialist teams to liaise with you.

Frequently asked questions

How do I calculate how much asphalt I need?

Using our asphalt calculator tool makes it simple and easy to find out the required amount need for your project. You will want to:

  • Determine how thick you want the asphalt
  • Measure the length and width that you'd like to cover.
  • Multiply the length by the width to determine square footage.
  • Convert the thickness from inches to feet.
  • Multiply the thickness in feet by the square footage to determine cubic feet.
Is asphalt the same as Tarmac?

Tarmac is slightly different to asphalt as asphalt uses Bitumen. Asphalt can be used to surface the same areas that were once surfaced using tarmac. Like tarmac, asphalt is an aggregate of gravel, sand and a binding agent, for asphalt this is bitumen and in tarmac, tar is the binding agent.

What is better asphalt or concrete?

Aggregate Industries provides both high quality asphalt and concrete products so it really depends on your project needs and requirements. Asphalt offers a smoother finish whilst being slightly quieter to drive on and lower in cost per cubic square. Concrete however has incredibly strong properties and can offer more porous properties. View the asphalt product range or our concrete range to find out more

Does asphalt come in different colours?

Asphalt does come in different colours, thanks to SuperColour Ultra. A range of distinctly coloured asphalts that uses a combination of clear binders and coloured pigment. The SuperColour Ultra range of coloured tarmac is the ideal choice to create amazing outdoor spaces. 

Backed up with a dedicated team, SuperColour gives you more freedom with your projects and the peace of mind that you are receiving a great quality product together with excellent technical and sales support.

Dedicated production plants across the country allows us to supply coloured asphalt throughout the UK, and maintain quality by reducing the risk of contamination. 

Ideal for driveways, footpaths, cycle lanes and play areas.

Contact our dedicated SuperColour team for more information.

Does asphalt absorb water?

Asphalt absorbs much less water than dirt.  We developed SuperDrain Asphalt to ensure our customers could support projects where flooding or heavy rainfall was an issue. As a permeable asphalt SuperDrain Asphalt works by allowing water to pass freely through the surface membrane.

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