Local groundwork contractor who can quickly and easily removing a supporting wall and replace the support with steel beams or design and build a driveway complete with drainage. 

No job too small, building a raised foundation for a patio or a drainage repair. Or too big, excavating to lay a new foundation for an extension or waterproofing the basement in preparation for construction for a house conversion.

Domestic groundwork contractor services include;

Block paving or slabbing

  • driveway, block paving works well with drives
  • dropped kerb to drive up with ease and park
  • footpath which can be combined with other forms of paving
  • patio that becomes an extension of the home

Groundworks

  • trench fill foundations that is an excavated foundation
  • strip foundations which is a strip of concrete
  • RC ground beams on piles, reinforced concrete connected to each other
  • raft floor slabs, reduces the stress on soil
  • pad foundations for steel frames, the pads consist of concrete
  • concrete floor slabs; one-way joist slab, flat slab, flat plate, waffle slab, hollow core slab, precast slab, slabs on grade, hardy slab, and composite slab.
  • retaining wall to protect and hold back from earth, soil or water

Drains

  • drainage solutions, building and designing the drains to carry the wastewater from property to connect to the mains wastewater
  • septic tanks and cesspools for when the home is not connected to mains sewage

So, if you need a groundwork contractor to service or repair something in your home HaMuch has thousands of friendly, CQMS certification registered professionals ready to help build you a  driveway complete with a dropped kerb, construct a basement using brick or concrete and then waterproof the basement ready for use.  

Do I need a groundworker?

Hiring a trustworthy local groundworker is a vital part of any serious building project that could affect the foundations of your house.

Groundwork normally refers to the work done to prepare sub-surfaces for the start of a construction project, and is the first stage of the process (aside from demolition of any pre-existing structures). Quality groundwork underpins the structure and layout of your building, providing enough strength to adequately bear the weight of the entire building.

If you are undertaking any construction project that involves cabling, drains or laying utilities like water pipes and telephone lines, you will need the services of a local groundwork contractor. At Hamuch, we can help you ensure that any groundwork companies you use are qualified and certified for any project you have in mind.

Looking for other local building services? At Hamuch.com, we have the right tradesman for you. Browse through our extensive list of paving and driveway specialists and damp proofing specialists.

What does a groundworker do?

A groundworker is a subcontractor employed to prepare a construction site for the shallow foundation of a new building, underpinning the entire structure. The groundworker evaluates and plans the depth of the groundwork to ensure a strong construction. Their duties can include:

  • Ground investigation: A ground investigation of the site is needed to help identify past land issues and any potential problems with foundation stability. The investigation data will be used to identify any potential issues with the planned construction.
  • Site clearance: The site for construction will be cleared. The topsoil will be taken up, and if the site slopes, the ground will need to be levelled. Retaining walls to hold back earth and water may also need to be constructed.
  • Substructure and ground stabilisation: The function of a substructure is to ensure a building’s stability. It includes a building’s concrete foundations and piling, as well as the basement if there is one. A groundwork specialist will take care of all of this, making use of sophisticated techniques such as diamond drilling if necessary.
  • Site services: In construction, site services can include temporary or permanent drainage and other utility connections. The contractors will also take care of equipment rental, also known as plant hire.
  • Landscaping: This is the process of improving a piece of land, whether that’s by arranging and modifying existing features or by conducting earthworks to entirely remodel the space.

How to find local groundworkers near you

HaMuch makes it super easy to find groundwork companies in your local area. To find a specialist near you, follow our simple three-step process:

  1. Post your job: Find your location, either by typing in your postcode or town, or selecting where you are from our extensive list of regions, counties and cities in the UK. We ask you to select your maximum budget, so that you never pay more than what you can afford. Post the details of your job and we’ll match you with tradesmen in your area who are qualified and experienced to do the work.
  2. Get quotes: We’ll send your job listing to groundwork contractors near you. We’ll notify you via text when three tradesmen have expressed interest in your job.
  3. Select your tradesman: Review the profiles and experience of the tradesmen interested in working with you. You can use HaMuch to read customer reviews from people just like you, compare rates and see how close they are to you. You can even communicate with tradesmen to discuss the work before making your decision — you’re in complete control!

Our search tools are designed to help you find the groundwork services that best suit your needs, budget and location.

Looking for other local fitting services? At Hamuch.com, we have the right tradesman for you. Browse through our extensive list of local doors and windows fitting services and floor fitting services.

Builder: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK

Builder: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Builder near London£36£221
Builder near Birmingham£26£203
Builder near Leeds£25£186
Builder near Glasgow£34£260
Builder near Sheffield£30£245
Builder near Bradford£25£184
Builder near Liverpool£26£179
Builder near Edinburgh£33£232
Builder near Manchester£30£192
Builder near Bristol£27£203

Find more hourly & daily rates for Builders in the UK

Recent jobs posted for groundwork

Groundwork

Extending oil tank base

Reconcrete of outside area inc drains

We have a small outside path area which needs to be Re concreted. It's outside the kitchen/ utility so there are drains to be considered.

Shed and concrete platform demolition

The shed in the garden and the concrete platform this lies on require demolition and disposal. The shed is 1.8m x 1.5m, the platform is 3m x 4m ca and it is 5cm thick. it is all cracked.

Rebuild /repair outside drains

To customise/rebuild two large outside drains

Find the best price for your project, click on a trade to get started

Rates for Tradesmen in the UK

Builder

Builder: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Builders
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Coventry£24£188
North Ayrshire£24£191
Cherwell£26£211
North Somerset£29£214
Edinburgh£33£232
Conway£23£185
Scottish Borders£32£260
Wycombe£32£230
Halton£25£183
Bradford£25£184

Carpenter & Joiner

Carpenter & Joiner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Carpenter & Joiners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
North Somerset£24£197
Exeter£21£166
Bath & North East Somerset£24£193
Flintshire£24£172
Oxford£30£217
Calderdale£23£160
North Tyneside£20£172
Wycombe£31£226
Huntingdonshire£34£209
Mid Bedfordshire£31£222

Electrician

Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Electricians
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Kirklees£30£210
Dudley£30£207
Rochester-upon-Medway£46£360
Wrexham Maelor£26£196
East Riding£28£191
Aylesbury Vale£36£234
Portsmouth£37£234
Basingstoke & Deane£39£251
North Lanarkshire£31£246
West Lancashire£29£211

Gardener

Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Gardeners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Broxtowe£17£121
Trafford£26£175
Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£20£150
Calderdale£23£134
Kirklees£22£130
Warwick£16£126
Bradford£45£177
Dover£27£230
New Forest£32£280
Highland£28£210

Locksmith

Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Locksmiths
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Caerphilly£56£162
East Dunbartonshire£28£121
Halton£35£226
Stoke-on-Trent£70£160
East Hertfordshire£75£328
Highland£25£200
South Kesteven£17£155
The Wrekin£45£120
Mid Sussex£37£207
Sandwell£57£324

Cleaner

Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Cleaners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Swansea£16£102
Calderdale£20£112
Ipswich£15£122
Middlesbrough£31£102
Cambridge£57£187
Thurrock£20£163
Peterborough£14£171
Trafford£14£109
Glasgow£15£122
Bassetlaw£12£100

Car Mechanic

Car Mechanic: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Car Mechanics
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Mid Bedfordshire£41£231
Huntingdonshire£15£150
East Devon£40£320
West Lancashire£36£242
Havant & Waterloo£50£400
Luton£43£245
Chester£37£237
Coventry£36£281
Arun£50£400
Dudley£24£169

Heating Engineer

Heating Engineer: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Heating Engineers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£34£210
Milton Keynes£48£271
Blackburn£48£232
Nuneaton & Bedworth£39£233
Plymouth£30£235
Aberdeenshire£34£251
West Lancashire£36£227
East Devon£33£240
Newcastle-under-Lyme£36£222
Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£43£280

Plumber

Plumber: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Plumbers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Dover£43£239
Derby£38£238
Wigan£38£224
Bristol£37£248
Angus£38£275
Southampton£41£249
Stoke-on-Trent£35£221
Sheffield£32£221
St Albans£52£274
Newbury£53£274

Painter & Decorator

Painter & Decorator: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Painter & Decorators
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Portsmouth£27£172
Torbay£22£183
Thanet£21£157
Maidstone£25£176
Reigate & Banstead£28£187
Bedford£28£180
Bournemouth£22£168
Sandwell£20£151
Warrington£23£172
Birmingham£20£157
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