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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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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£221
Builder near Birmingham£26£205
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£30£218
Builder near Manchester£30£191
Builder near Bristol£26£193

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Recent jobs posted for groundwork

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
Norwich£23£179
Lisburn£20£131
Stroud£26£204
Swansea£24£186
Thanet£24£186
Nottingham£30£216
Perth & Kinross£28£224
Manchester£30£191
South Oxfordshire£33£224
Caerphilly£24£175

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
Test Valley£29£205
Manchester£31£187
Warwick£26£188
Reading£33£214
East Dunbartonshire£35£179
Warrington£29£208
Newcastle-under-Lyme£24£195
Aberdeenshire£26£204
St Helens£24£169
Wolverhampton£33£176

Electrician

Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Electricians
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
The Wrekin£26£201
Dundee£34£262
West Lothian£30£237
Mid Sussex£40£234
Chester£28£196
Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£30£217
Coventry£30£223
Broadland£32£263
West Lancashire£28£209
Falkirk£32£240

Gardener

Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Gardeners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Amber Valley£16£118
Tameside£26£175
South Somerset£25£150
Bassetlaw£21£184
Guildford£27£190
Bradford£45£177
Thamesdown£31£212
Dover£27£230
East Hampshire£20£160
Conway£25£150

Locksmith

Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Locksmiths
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Bradford£36£290
New Forest£55£182
Epping Forest£56£299
Broadland£42£190
Newcastle-under-Lyme£70£160
Wigan£38£200
Knowsley£34£226
Thamesdown£28£180
Neath Port Talbot£28£128
North Lanarkshire£15£98

Cleaner

Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Cleaners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Waverley£18£136
Renfrewshire£15£123
Colchester£15£125
Norwich£20£133
North Hertfordshire£28£159
Guildford£17£137
North Tyneside£13£93
Derby£43£232
Belfast£15£123
South Bedfordshire£32£200

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
Walsall£24£169
Leicester£26£143
Swale£35£175
Salford£36£226
Basildon£50£324
St Albans£42£240
Warwick£37£244
South Gloucestershire£50£400
Torbay£38£225
Sefton£36£278

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
Horsham£47£264
Bury£45£236
Test Valley£38£255
Bedford£46£265
Nuneaton & Bedworth£39£233
The Wrekin£42£269
Salisbury£39£271
North Tyneside£39£242
Preston£51£243
North Wiltshire£48£307

Plumber

Plumber: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Plumbers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Lisburn£30£196
Harrogate£36£222
Carmarthenshire£28£190
Manchester£42£229
West Wiltshire£48£307
Stoke-on-Trent£36£224
Bristol£38£247
Vale of Glamorgan£38£223
Highland£40£320
North Somerset£38£242

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
South Bedfordshire£29£179
Wychavon£20£158
Bradford£21£156
North Somerset£23£169
Elmbridge£31£196
Middlesbrough£40£140
Rochdale£23£166
Cambridge£22£188
Exeter£20£168
South Tyneside£21£152

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