As a fully qualified team of experienced groundwork contractors, Lucas Groundworks Ltd can take on any domestic, commercial or industrial project in the Surrey area. We own all the requisite plant and machinery, so unlike many competitors, can instantly get to work without needing to lease items from a third party. Below, we’ve delved into the different services we offer.
But if you have a question for us or wish to discuss a project and how we can assist with it, don’t hesitate to call 01483 861 187. Staff at our Godalming office, which gives us easy access to busy nearby locales like Cobham, Claygate, Guildford and Haslemere, will ensure you aren’t left waiting around for a response to your query.
Foundation Installations – Quality foundations are an essential step in any development project. Without them a building lacks structural integrity and is at danger of collapsing. Our groundwork contractors carry out site surveys, taking measurements before drawing up plans that will accurately set out the requirements and placement of the foundations. These plans will identify load-bearing walls, the depth and width of excavation etc.
The work itself involves using plant equipment to dig a trench to a pre-determined level outlined in the aforementioned plans. Then concrete is laid down, to a the very least a depth of 150mm. Then blocks are laid which reach up to floor level. We are skilled in the installation of both simple foundations and engineered foundations, which are ideal for larger buildings on more precarious ground. For more information about foundations, check out the dedicated page on this website.
Oversites – Our groundwork contractors are proficient in the installation of both solid slab oversites, as well as beam and block floors. Solid slab oversites involves laying footings, then filling the inside space with hardcore. This is then layered with sand that fills in any gaps. A damp proof course and insulation are placed above, before screed covers it all.
Beam and block floors on the other hand are dry laid, and made-up of concrete beams placed on top of walls’ inner leaf and the aforementioned damp proof course. Gaps are filled with foundation blocks. Footings are installed in the normal way.
Extensions – Planning an extension? You’ll need quality foundations laid to ensure that further stages of development can proceed. We’re aware that these projects often involve multiple parties working to strict schedules. That’s why our groundwork contractors work quickly and efficiently, delivering this vital preliminary stage on time and on budget.
Site Clearance – If you own or rent a site that is ill prepared for development, littered and out-of-hand, give us a call. We can clear and prepare a site for construction activity or a different usage.
"Firstly, Charlotte, the Kids and I want to say thank you to all who have worked on our site to date.
Everyone has been brilliant, pleasant to deal with, polite, hardworking, very positive, helpful and with a can do attitude, we honestly could not have asked for a better bunch of lads to work on our site, and be around our Family.
So many thanks, to Steve, Mark, Liam and Sean.
Dave has been absolutely brilliant, even laughing at my jokes, terrible as they are, and explaining what is happening, almost daily, to both Charlotte and I so we understand what it happening, which has been great for us.
They have left the site, clean and tidy, and were always very good at shutting the gates when they left, and even bringing in the rubbish bins, all this has been noticed by us, and we thank you.
Lastly the quality of the work is fantastic, we could not be more pleased."
Reinforced Basements – We build these out of reinforced concrete, alongside cavity-filled block work. They are made to meet all relevant building regulations, and can make fantastic habitable spaces which can maximise the value of a property. On the dedicated reinforced basements page on this website, we explain how we tackle a typical project in Claygate, Cobham, Haslemere or Guildford.
Foul & Surface Water Drainage – A common and annoying problem is poor quality drainage on areas of land that have suboptimal soil conditions, or that lie near a contour that directs water to your property. As skilled groundwork and drainage contractors, our team can implement a number of solutions that help avoid waterlogging, like soakaways.
Roads, Paths & Driveways – We work with block paving, stone, asphalt, brick and concrete to make attractive and functional roads, paths and driveways. They can feature kerbs and a detailed finish that helps dramatically boost the aesthetic appeal of your property.
Gas & Water Services Trenches – Your water and gas supply comes in through pipes buried underground, which protects them from the climate, tampering and accidental damage. If you need trenches excavated to allow for the laying of gas or water supply infrastructure, our groundwork contractors can help. We often handle this job for commercial developers around Claygate, Cobham, Haslemere and Guildford who are constructing new build projects.