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.

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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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Recent jobs posted for groundwork

Summerhouse foundation/base

Garage footings Concrete floor

Garage footings Concrete floor

Stairs to attic boarding out 2 velox windows & radiator & 4 electric points

Lay new soakaway and connect to existing septic tank. Old soakaway is blocked due to tree roots.

Level out a piece of land in a field about 10m by 5m, and lay some stone slabs for a chicken house to go on.

I am a blocked drain

We need an inspection chamber dug

Ground work for a large shed, so a concrete or slabbing bace roughly 5.4m×3.0m

I want a dropped Kerb and driveway done

I want a dropped Kerb and driveway done

Lifting paving slabs and relaying

Bifold doors, rsj to support upper story

Garage side extension. Dig out for concrete slab 5000 x 800 varying thickness up to 250 to extend existing floor plus underpinning existing floor for 2 450 x 225 piers Construct shattering on 2 sides. Pour and finish concrete. Leave site clear.

Need a foundation and drainage to be done for 6.85x 6m extension

Need a foundation and drainage to be done for 6.85x 6m extension

Gig out foundations and pour concrete as per drawings ready for brick team

Laying concrete for a new shed, including extending over existing concrete foundation. Approx 2.8 x 5.5m

Dig out footings for a wall

Small water feature dig out and fit small pond /tank drill and fit square concrete lion head into existing brick wall behind to fit water pump

Building a new garage

Concrete base for outdoor shed - 4.3m x 2.4m with 10inch thickness of concrete.

6 flats part existing part new.

I have 3 manholes in my front garden. Manhole 1 has both sewage and rainwater flowing into it. 3.5m away is manhole 2 which is connected to rainwater. next to manhole 2 is manhole 3 which is connected to sewage. Currently 1 flows into 2 but the waterboard have served notice on me because my sewage water is contaminating the rainwater. I need to have manhole 1 connected to manhole 3. The distance from manhole 1 to manhole 3 is 3.5m and the depth is about 3 meter

Build 8m wide garden retaining wall, max 800cm high. Lay concrete base extension, 8m wide x 115cm depth x 100mm height. Supply all material and clean up afterwards. The domestic site is fully prepared. The retaining wall is to be built on existing concrete base.

I want to add a summer house in my garden. Also concrete the floor

Extending oil tank base

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.

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.

To customise/rebuild two large outside drains

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Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Builder near London£44£227
Builder near Birmingham£26£211
Builder near Leeds£26£191
Builder near Glasgow£33£253
Builder near Sheffield£29£239
Builder near Bradford£25£193
Builder near Liverpool£32£194
Builder near Edinburgh£33£231
Builder near Manchester£31£197
Builder near Bristol£28£207

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London£44£227London
Wirral£32£196Wirral
Poole£33£227Poole
Bury£32£203Bury
Warwick£24£193Warwick
Dover£23£188Dover
Gateshead£28£201Gateshead
Perth & Kinross£28£224Perth & Kinross
Birmingham£26£211Birmingham
Bolton£26£191Bolton

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CM16£38£229CM16
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Bradford£35£216Bradford
Plymouth£35£250Plymouth
Kirklees£32£220Kirklees
Bassetlaw£38£270Bassetlaw
Wrexham Maelor£38£255Wrexham Maelor
Mid Bedfordshire£41£226Mid Bedfordshire
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ME12£35£175ME12
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York£22£186York
Plymouth£21£175Plymouth
West Lothian£25£188West Lothian
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Caerphilly£27£181Caerphilly
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M8£32£191M8
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Preston£13£90Preston
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Highland£18£150Highland
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CT5£12£121CT5
TF11£15£106TF11
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PL17£15£107PL17
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Portsmouth£37£242Portsmouth
Redcar & Cleveland£32£246Redcar & Cleveland
Sefton£31£224Sefton
Swansea£49£234Swansea
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NG4£31£208NG4
IG3£47£267IG3
NW7£48£266NW7
DL12£25£200DL12
TA18£35£232TA18
DE55£30£207DE55
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Cardiff£21£126Cardiff
Neath Port Talbot£24£162Neath Port Talbot
York£20£160York
Warrington£39£333Warrington
Angus£25£200Angus
Wigan£37£309Wigan
Portsmouth£25£171Portsmouth
Stockton-on-Tees£15£112Stockton-on-Tees
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CM22£33£148CM22
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WC2E£39£258WC2E
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Oldham£38£242Oldham
East Riding£34£193East Riding
Dumfries & Galloway£32£245Dumfries & Galloway
North Somerset£37£237North Somerset
Havant & Waterloo£41£260Havant & Waterloo
Southampton£43£274Southampton
Wirral£37£225Wirral
Lancaster£39£266Lancaster
Tendring£61£290Tendring

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M21£38£235M21
TS2£39£241TS2
HU13£33£192HU13
DY10£40£230DY10
TR1£35£242TR1
WR12£44£298WR12
GU32£44£265GU32
PL30£38£312PL30
LU1£51£283LU1
LA19£65£342LA19

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Dudley£59£298Dudley
Wirral£41£259Wirral
Solihull£55£284Solihull
Belfast£28£147Belfast
Bath & North East Somerset£39£222Bath & North East Somerset
Falkirk£22£200Falkirk
Windsor & Maidenhead£52£281Windsor & Maidenhead
Redcar & Cleveland£32£217Redcar & Cleveland
London£54£285London
Vale of White Horse£30£200Vale of White Horse

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W14£52£283W14
RH20£50£225RH20
KT17£49£266KT17
PA22£45£300PA22
YO42£40£250YO42
SN8£28£180SN8
FY5£32£166FY5
WF14£38£269WF14
SG5£46£236SG5

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Swale£25£167Swale
Swansea£19£150Swansea
Exeter£20£175Exeter
Lancaster£15£120Lancaster
York£20£162York
Norwich£18£149Norwich
Milton Keynes£41£237Milton Keynes
Wokingham£32£191Wokingham
Reading£34£192Reading

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SO53£29£176SO53
DN38£18£146DN38
AB54£18£100AB54
CV31£23£157CV31
CH70£20£145CH70
EN9£33£198EN9
IP22£24£172IP22
LS28£21£154LS28
L3£28£157L3
NG9£19£162NG9

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Perth & Kinross£39£282Perth & Kinross
Newbury£57£275Newbury
North Somerset£36£238North Somerset
North East Lincolnshire£34£246North East Lincolnshire
Wokingham£56£274Wokingham
Huntingdonshire£42£269Huntingdonshire
Suffolk Coastal£65£304Suffolk Coastal
Dover£44£235Dover
Sheffield£33£224Sheffield

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B23£38£226B23
DH1£39£239DH1
FK14£37£268FK14
S5£33£220S5
DL15£39£244DL15
BA11£39£274BA11
LL25£34£198LL25
HU14£35£201HU14
G22£38£249G22
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