Construction projects and groundworks are like Forrest Gump and Jenny; they go together like peas and carrots! Groundworks are the first part of any construction project, and the only thing that might precede them is the demolition of an existing building. As a groundworks company based in Petworth, we wrote about how we can help with demolition in our last post; read it HERE.
Our groundworks services on your construction projects:
Getting the foundations right:
A groundworks contractor will be one of your most important appointments at the very start of your construction project. Essentially, we help you get things right from the get-go. Foundations are one of the essential elements of any building project. The strength of a building lies in its foundation, and the primary purpose is to hold the structure above it and keep it upright! It also keeps the building secure in adverse weather conditions and prevents dampness and moisture from seeping into the building and undermining it. Find out more about foundations HERE.
At this stage of a construction project, we would also be working on retaining walls if required. We might construct these from stone, brick or blockwork, reinforced concrete or timber.
Groundworks contractors and essential services:
Other groundworks that come in relatively near the beginning of your construction project are drainage and service installations. As we lay your foundations, we’ll also place all the essential infrastructure needed to sit below the ground. This includes pipework to transport foul water drainage to treatment plants and trenches for essential services, such as power, gas and telecommunications. Find out more about Drainage Services and Service Installations.
If your construction project is a redevelopment rather than a brand new build, you may need to alter or relocate some existing service installations. We can help you get things where they need We’re.
We’re with you until the
There’s a popular misconception that you’ll only see your groundworks contractors at the beginning of a project. But, you’ll get used to our friendly team being on-site at many stages, including as you near the end of your construction project. That’s because many of the external works and hard landscaping tasks that we carry out are best completed once other contractors have left the site.
If you’re beginning a residential or commercial construction project and would like to out more about how we can help, contact us HERE. We are based in Petworth but work throughout Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire.