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


  • 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


  • 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£43£225
Builder near Birmingham£25£207
Builder near Leeds£25£186
Builder near Glasgow£33£253
Builder near Sheffield£30£244
Builder near Bradford£25£187
Builder near Liverpool£26£180
Builder near Edinburgh£32£226
Builder near Manchester£31£197
Builder near Bristol£28£208

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Recent jobs posted for groundwork

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

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

Prices for Tradesmen in the UK

Builder: Average Hourly and Daily Prices in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). Cheap Builders , Emergency Builders , Builder Prices, Builder Quotes
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
West Wiltshire£26£192
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£29£169
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Epping Forest£37£225
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East Riding£30£208
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East Hampshire£20£170
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North Hertfordshire£55£243
North Lanarkshire£15£98
West Lothian£28£237
Crewe & Nantwich£70£160
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East Ayrshire£30£200
South Lanarkshire£95£600
South Cambridgeshire£57£187
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Nuneaton & Bedworth£42£327
Windsor & Maidenhead£44£259
East Ayrshire£37£200
Vale of White Horse£35£200
South Somerset£39£280
Crewe & Nantwich£35£232
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Reigate & Banstead£58£286
Windsor & Maidenhead£53£284
Dumfries & Galloway£31£236
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Redcar & Cleveland£38£235
Bracknell Forest£54£272
Scottish Borders£48£370
Wrexham Maelor£38£235
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Basingstoke & Deane£27£192
Amber Valley£19£165
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£26£154
Crewe & Nantwich£19£148
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