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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£35£220
Builder near Birmingham£26£204
Builder near Leeds£25£189
Builder near Glasgow£34£261
Builder near Sheffield£30£250
Builder near Bradford£25£186
Builder near Liverpool£26£180
Builder near Edinburgh£33£229
Builder near Manchester£30£191
Builder near Bristol£27£198

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
Waverley£50£247
Bury£31£197
Bolton£27£190
Norwich£23£179
Basingstoke & Deane£51£214
Bridgend£25£178
Harrogate£24£184
Salisbury£52£317
Warwick£27£208
South Gloucestershire£26£196

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
Gateshead£20£171
Eastleigh£28£212
York£21£181
Thamesdown£23£182
Birmingham£29£178
Harrogate£22£163
Guildford£38£215
North Lanarkshire£37£174
Cardiff£22£176
Southend-on-Sea£30£190

Electrician

Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Electricians
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Mid Sussex£40£233
North Lanarkshire£30£236
North East Lincolnshire£22£182
Horsham£44£246
Vale of Glamorgan£32£222
Rochester-upon-Medway£46£360
St Albans£41£247
Basingstoke & Deane£39£251
London£47£265
Teignbridge£27£209

Gardener

Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Gardeners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Macclesfield£37£222
East Hertfordshire£24£185
Thanet£27£235
Warrington£43£300
Dundee£25£200
East Hampshire£20£160
Glasgow£26£219
Thamesdown£31£212
Bracknell Forest£28£207
New Forest£32£280

Locksmith

Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Locksmiths
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
North Hertfordshire£55£243
Preston£58£283
Northampton£47£188
Bristol£39£222
Milton Keynes£90£160
Amber Valley£50£257
Broadland£42£190
Thamesdown£28£180
Glasgow£28£121
Belfast£28£147

Cleaner

Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Cleaners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Mid Sussex£16£107
Wrexham Maelor£16£130
Thamesdown£16£115
Suffolk Coastal£16£107
Birmingham£15£115
Carmarthenshire£12£80
Wycombe£16£131
Cambridge£57£187
Ashfield£16£119
Salisbury£30£180

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
Knowsley£35£258
Waverley£46£249
North Ayrshire£37£200
Trafford£36£228
Newcastle-under-Lyme£35£232
Sunderland£48£225
Stafford£29£180
Dudley£24£169
Stroud£40£220
Vale of White Horse£35£200

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
Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£43£280
Reading£53£276
Test Valley£38£255
Horsham£48£262
Leeds£35£221
South Kesteven£40£255
Newcastle-under-Lyme£36£223
Eastleigh£42£262
Tendring£58£282
Middlesbrough£36£232

Plumber

Plumber: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Plumbers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Wirral£35£219
Halton£35£219
Pembrokeshire£27£204
Portsmouth£40£239
Vale of Glamorgan£38£223
Waveney£38£254
Tameside£43£232
Perth & Kinross£40£288
Stafford£37£234
Norwich£39£234

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
Flintshire£20£146
Bracknell Forest£32£190
Sevenoaks£28£191
North Lanarkshire£18£146
South Oxfordshire£39£187
Luton£47£221
Liverpool£23£158
York£20£166
Mid Bedfordshire£29£190
Kingston-upon-Hull£15£143
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