Thermoplastic Road Markings

Thermoplastic Road Markings

As experts in the thermoplastic road markings industry, we can install a number of different graphics to make roadways much safer for users.

Roadway Markings Installation

Roadway Markings Installation

We can complete the installation of roadway markings to improve the safety of roads and help road users establish between lanes.

Line Marking Specialists

Line Marking Specialists

Our line marking specialists are able to install a number of different designs onto roadways including arrows and lane lines.

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Thermoplastic Road Marking

Our specialists carry out the installation of thermoplastic road markings to create a safer environment for road users and improve road safety.

We have years of experience within the thermoplastic line marking industry and can offer high-quality installations which are durable and long-lasting.

There are a number of different colours available for the preformed thermoplastic paint installation, which means we're able to install different types of roadway markings: from give way lines to double yellow lines.


Whatever road line markings you require, please let our team know and we'll assist you. 

We work with a number of companies and individuals to create professional markings for roadways.

If you'd like to discuss the prices of our preformed thermoplastic marking products, please fill in our contact box and our local team will provide you with a free quotation.

Types of Thermoplastic Road Marking

Thermoplastic road marking is a highly durable type of road marking material that is widely used for traffic management and safety on roadways. It's applied by melting the thermoplastic material and then applying it to the road surface.

There are several types of thermoplastic road markings, each serving a specific purpose. Here are some common types:

  • White Line Markings: These are the basic lane markings used to separate traffic lanes on roads. They include centre lines, edge lines, and lane dividers.
  • Yellow Line Markings: Yellow lines are often used to separate opposing traffic lanes or to indicate no-passing zones. They can also be used for road centerlines in certain situations
  • Zebra Crossings: Zebra crossings are pedestrian crossings that consist of alternating white and dark stripes, resembling the pattern on a zebra. They are designed to prioritise pedestrian safety.
  • Crosswalk Markings: These markings are used at pedestrian crosswalks to indicate safe crossing points for pedestrians.
  • Arrow Markings: Direction arrows are used to indicate direction for turning or lane changes, such as left-turn lanes, right-turn lanes, and through lanes.
  • Stop Line Markings: These markings are placed before intersections and signalised crossings to indicate where vehicles should stop when waiting for a signal or stop sign.
  • Cycle Paths: Cycle paths delineate designated lanes for bicycles on roadways, promoting safer cycling.
  • School Zone Markings: These markings are often accompanied by signs and indicate areas near schools where reduced speed limits are enforced during certain times of the day.
  • Bus Stop Markings: Markings near bus stops help guide buses to proper stopping positions and ensure safe boarding and alighting for passengers.
  • Pedestrian Crossing Markings: These markings are used at locations where pedestrians frequently cross roads, helping to increase their visibility to drivers.
  • Lane Merge Markings: These markings are used to indicate where lanes merge or diverge, helping drivers make safe lane changes.
  • Pedestrian Island Markings: Pedestrian islands or refuge areas in the middle of the road are often marked with thermoplastic material to provide additional visibility and safety for pedestrians.
  • Text and Symbols: Various symbols and text messages can be included in thermoplastic road markings to provide information to drivers, such as "STOP," "SLOW DOWN," or "TURN."
  • Car Parking Bays: Car parks require bay markings to indicate where cars should park.

Thermoplastic road markings are preferred for their durability, high reflectivity, and resistance to wear and weather conditions.

The specific type of marking used depends on the road's purpose, traffic patterns, and safety considerations. Road authorities and transportation departments carefully plan and implement these markings to ensure efficient and safe traffic flow.

Road Marking Costs

The average cost for road marking installation is £28,000- £43,000 but it varies depending on the size of the job and location.

The above is a rough cost as each job will have to be quoted individually and our team will be happy to provide you with a quote for these works.

When pricing these works, we will need to find out more about the size of the project and site location.

What are the Benefits of Using Thermoplastic Road Markings?

Using thermoplastic road markings offers several benefits compared to traditional paint or other road marking materials.

Thermoplastic road markings are highly durable, visible, and provide long-lasting performance, making them a popular choice for roadways and transportation systems. Here are some of the key benefits of using thermoplastic road markings:

  • Durability: Thermoplastic road markings are known for their exceptional durability. They are resistant to wear, weather conditions, and heavy traffic, which helps maintain clear and visible markings for a longer period of time.
  • Longevity: Thermoplastic road markings have a longer lifespan compared to traditional paint. This reduces the frequency of maintenance and repainting, saving time and resources.
  • Visibility: Thermoplastic markings are highly reflective, especially when glass beads are embedded in the material. This enhances their visibility at night and in low-light conditions, improving overall road safety.
  • Reflectivity: The combination of the reflective properties of thermoplastic materials and embedded glass beads increases retro-reflectivity, allowing markings to be easily seen by drivers at night when illuminated by headlights.
  • Quick Curing: Thermoplastic materials cure quickly after application, allowing roads to be reopened to traffic sooner compared to some other road marking materials.
  • Skid Resistance: Thermoplastic markings can be designed to provide a textured surface that improves skid resistance, helping to reduce the risk of accidents, especially in wet conditions.
  • Resistance to Chemicals: Thermoplastic road markings are less susceptible to damage from chemicals, fuels, and road salt, which can degrade other types of markings.
  • Low Maintenance: Because of their durability, thermoplastic road markings require less frequent maintenance, leading to cost savings over time.
  • Customisation: Thermoplastic markings can be customised to include various symbols, letters, thermoplastic numbers, and designs to convey specific messages or information to drivers.
  • Quick Application: The process of applying thermoplastic road markings involves melting the material and applying it to the road surface. This relatively quick application process can minimise road closures and traffic disruptions.
  • Environmentally Friendly Options: Some thermoplastic materials are available in eco-friendly formulations that have reduced environmental impact compared to traditional road marking materials.
  • Enhanced Road Safety: Clear and visible road markings contribute to improved road safety by guiding drivers, delineating lanes, indicating pedestrian crossings, and providing other essential information.
  • Low VOC Emissions: Many thermoplastic materials are designed to have low volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, which is beneficial for both the environment and workers during application.

Road marking is important in order to distinguish between lanes and establish official information.

If you fail to renew roadway line markings, people may not give way where they are meant to or they may park up where they shouldn't, which could then result in a collision or accident.

As a way to stay safe on the roads, you will need to make sure all the correct line markings are installed

To discuss the graphics with our nearby specialists closest to you and find out what can be done to expand the life span of the thermoplastic markings, please don't hesitate to speak to one of our team members.

Roadway Marking Company Near Me

It is vital that you get a professional company to carry out thermoplastic line markings.

As thermoplastic experts, we know exactly where to place thermoplastic road markings without making mistakes - by having the correct line-markings installed you can prevent roadway users from having a crash.

It is also important to get the markings relined regularly if they become faded or worn out. If people using vehicles on roads cannot see the line markings, this may lead to an accident.

We undertake a professional relining service to ensure the road safety of road users and make sure that the road markings are clear, easy to see and comply with the safety standards. The cost of repainting will not be as pricey as brand-new road markings.

For details regarding the costs, please contact our team.

How are Thermoplastic Road Markings Applied?

Thermoplastic markings can be installed by using preformed thermoplastic paints or molten thermoplastics onto tarmac, asphalt, concrete or block paving surfaces.

The application of preformed markings includes the following steps:

  • The pre formed shapes are cut out in the shape required and the colour which is needed.
  • They are then laid onto the surface, heated and hot applied with specialist tools and machines until they stick to the surfacing.

The application of using molten thermoplastic:

  • Install marking tape (if required).
  • The molten thermoplastic material is heated in a boiler to a temperature of around 220 degrees, prior to installing the line markings.
  • It is then poured out using specialist equipment and a marking machine in the shapes and markings required.

When choosing a contractor to install the markings, we would recommend speaking to previous customers to get feedback on their services and applications.

Sometimes a test certificate will be required to make sure the markings stand up to the performance.

Where are Road Markings Installed?

Road markings are used in the following areas:

  • Roads, Highways & Motorways
  • Bus Lanes
  • Car Parks
  • Bicycle & Cycle Lanes
  • Pavements & Footpaths
  • Sidewalk & Crosswalk
  • Leisure Centres
  • Airfields
  • Race Tracks

Road Marking Contractors

As professional thermoplastic road marker contractors for roadways with expert knowledge and plenty of experience, we provide long-lasting markings to the surface.

We'll take the roadway marking rules into account prior to installing the thermoplastics and we will make sure they are installed correctly to prevent the risk of accidents.

We can also conduct line-markings for pedestrians and cyclists; these include things like zebra crossings and bike lanes.

As specialists in the preformed thermoplastic graphic industry, we may install markings with particular symbols (e.g. bike lane, bus lane and walkway symbols) to allow people to see which lane to use.

High friction surfacing can also be applied on roadways -

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Roadway Lane Markings Near Me

One of the most important things to think about when driving or cycling on roads is to stay inside your lane to ensure nobody gets hurt.

We install line markings for roadway lanes to ensure people do not go into the wrong lane by mistake. We are able to create lanes specifically for cyclists, pedestrians and buses.

If you're looking to have these installed on the roads, you may want to think about having symbols applied too. We can install bike symbols and wording onto the roads to help users distinguish between lanes.

Before installing the graphics, our professionals in your surrounding area will mark out the lanes using tape; this will ensure that the edge of each lane will be smooth.

Our team can offer painting as well as line-marking and graphic symbols for lanes too.

The road paint which we make use of is known as anti-skid; this means pedestrians, cyclists as well as drivers will not skid when using the roads.

What is Thermoplastic Road Markings?

Thermoplastic road markings are a type of road marking material used to create durable and highly visible lines, symbols, and patterns on road surfaces.

They are made from a mixture of thermoplastic polymer, pigments, glass beads, and other additives. The term "thermoplastic" refers to the property of the material being able to soften when heated and harden when cooled, allowing it to adhere to the road surface and create a long-lasting, robust marking.

These markings can come in a pre formed shapes, tape form and paint.

These markings are usually applied in a white or yellow colour but we can install in a range of colours, including black, green and blue.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Do Thermoplastic Road Markings Last?

Thermoplastics road markings usually last between 3-7 years but there are factors which can impact the lifespan and durability of these markings.

Are Thermoplastic Road Markings Visible at Night?

Thermoplastic road markings are made with reflective materials making them visible at night and in poor weather conditions.

How do Thermoplastic Road Markings Perform in Different Weather Conditions?

Thermoplastic road markings are designed to be used in all weather conditions and are made with durable materials.

What are the Maintenance Requirements for Thermoplastic Road Markings?

Thermoplastic road markings are relatively low maintenance and they just require regular inspections to check the visibility and that they are in good condition.

How are Thermoplastic Road Markings Made?

Thermoplastics road markings are made from a mixture of resin, solid powder paint, pigments, glass beads and filler.

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You can get in touch with our team at any time; simply fill in the contact form and we will respond to you as quickly as possible.

As professionals in the industry, we can complete thermo plastic road marking to a high standard and to the specification required.

Our team are able to install bespoke designs, such as custom logos and bespoke shapes.

Please contact us for more details on costs and prices.


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