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.

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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£25£203
Builder near Leeds£25£186
Builder near Glasgow£34£260
Builder near Sheffield£30£245
Builder near Bradford£25£183
Builder near Liverpool£26£179
Builder near Edinburgh£33£232
Builder near Manchester£30£192
Builder near Bristol£27£203

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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: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Builders
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Chester£26£182
Aylesbury Vale£32£210
Wokingham£40£236
Poole£33£227
Huntingdonshire£34£218
Kirklees£26£186
Slough£38£239
Milton Keynes£31£207
Dudley£24£200
North Hertfordshire£35£217
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
Carmarthenshire£18£153
Plymouth£20£168
South Oxfordshire£33£217
Belfast£18£139
Basildon£32£219
Warwick£26£188
Sevenoaks£29£211
Sefton£22£165
Test Valley£29£204
East Dunbartonshire£35£175
Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Electricians
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
New Forest£36£227
Nuneaton & Bedworth£37£250
North Lanarkshire£32£247
Newbury£39£252
Luton£38£245
St Albans£42£248
Slough£42£258
South Oxfordshire£43£231
Vale Royal£26£201
Aberdeenshire£33£277
Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Gardeners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Pembrokeshire£25£200
Bridgend£18£145
Rotherham£21£168
Leeds£55£193
York£22£200
Canterbury£25£220
Wychavon£254£199
Stafford£20£100
Blackburn£32£214
Arun£27£221
Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Locksmiths
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Vale of Glamorgan£41£125
Vale Royal£33£293
Carmarthenshire£30£240
Gedling£40£275
Epping Forest£56£304
Bedford£65£237
Broadland£42£190
Renfrewshire£32£170
Wrexham Maelor£50£300
Tendring£18£145
Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Cleaners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Havant & Waterloo£21£157
Southampton£22£173
Vale of White Horse£18£125
West Lancashire£14£123
Fife£30£150
Macclesfield£15£132
Knowsley£13£111
Doncaster£11£77
Oxford£20£150
Barnsley£18£110
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
South Cambridgeshire£34£250
Canterbury£38£240
Sevenoaks£45£318
Ipswich£35£200
South Oxfordshire£52£275
Leeds£32£217
Preston£42£150
Falkirk£30£150
Mid Bedfordshire£41£231
Wigan£36£249
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
Mid Sussex£49£275
Liverpool£37£229
York£34£219
Ipswich£65£298
Milton Keynes£48£273
Thurrock£46£265
Salford£38£233
North Lincolnshire£35£214
Thanet£40£237
Conway£32£204
Plumber: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Plumbers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Peterborough£36£250
Blackpool£31£219
Lancaster£39£261
Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£34£234
North Somerset£37£243
East Devon£33£241
Chelmsford£43£252
Bolton£46£237
Sunderland£39£245
Wigan£38£224
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
Northampton£27£180
Southend-on-Sea£25£172
Chelmsford£27£172
Chester£20£144
Newport£21£168
Nuneaton & Bedworth£22£162
Vale of Glamorgan£24£179
Isle of Wight£29£169
North Lincolnshire£18£140
Portsmouth£27£172
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