Groundworks – Trees and Foundations
By haggar   |   7 February 2022   |   Groundworks Foundation

Starting a building project which has trees or other vegetation on site can be a challenging prospect and has the potential to impact foundations and therefore structures. Even trees up to 30m away can still cause problems depending on the type. As trees, hedgerows and shrubs absorb moisture from the ground, some cohesive soils (clay, for […]

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Road (Highway) Drainage: Surface Drainage System, Types and Methods
By haggar   |   7 February 2022   |   Groundworks Drainage

Highway drainage is quite simply the water that drains from any road or footpath that flows into a public drainage system. The building of any highway or urban road will require some type of drainage system. Along with the construction of the road, it should be one of the most important considerations as it relies on the maintenance of the road. Highway drainage […]

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5 ways to get into UK Property Development
By haggar   |   7 February 2022   |   Property Development

The UK property market has continued to grow despite the recent Covid-19 pandemic. Investing in ‘bricks and mortar’ is appealing as demand for property continues to outgrow supply. With interest rates on savings so low, the potential for a regular income or an asset that increases in value with age is extremely lucrative. The UK property market is […]

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Importance of Having a Utilities Strategy
By haggar   |   21 December 2021   |   Groundworks Utilities

The utilities are the key infrastructure services on a site: electricity, gas, water, sewage and communications. If the existing site already has a building or house, it is likely that most of these services will already be in place. The building contractor should make contact with all of these services at the start of the project. If building […]

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Installing the Correct Groundworks Foundations
By haggar   |   21 December 2021   |   Groundworks Foundation

The term groundworks refers to all the work done to prepare sub-surfaces before any construction project starts unless a demolition is required. This includes drainage, cabling and utilities. Any reputable building contractor will start a project with a ground investigation of the site.  Primary groundwork solutions will typically include the following: Driveways Footings Excavations Flagging Block […]

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Drainage Systems to Consider for Groundworks Projects
By haggar   |   21 December 2021   |   Groundworks Drainage

An essential part of any building work is ensuring the drainage is right first time to avoid expensive post-construction repairs. A professional groundwork will survey the existing drainage system and if a new build, where your new property would connect to the main system. Drainage installation would need to be at the correct gradient and a full […]

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Add Value to Your Property with a Driveway
By haggar   |   21 December 2021   |   Driveways

A driveway is much more than a practical off-street place to park your car: it sets a strong first impression and can add value to your property especially if parking is a premium in your area. With a comprehensive range of driveway designs and colours now available, you can create an attractive and modern, contemporary or traditional style to suit […]

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Demolition of a Building or a House
By haggar   |   21 December 2021   |   Demolition

The demolition of a building or house, whether commercial or residential, requires highly trained experts and needs to consider factors such as debris, weather conditions, materials, mass and physics. Demolition can include part structures or whole buildings, demolition of asphalt surfaces, demolition of wood, demolition of old railroad ties, demolition of underground piping and drainage systems. What […]

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Trench Foundation – Ground Beam and Pads Installation
By haggar   |   21 December 2021   |   Groundworks Foundation

Last month the team were busy installing Ground Beams and Pads. Being in the industry for as long as we have means we are no strangers to unforeseen surprises! Thankfully we have the experience, skill sets and ‘can do’ attitude within the team to overcome any obstacle we face. The structural engineer had specified the […]

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