Groundworks

Professional Groundworks in Surrey & Sussex

No matter how large or small your construction project might be the basis for any successful construction project is the crucial process known as groundworks. This is where sub-surfaces for construction are prepared along with drainage, services and any other subterranean aspects before the above ground structure work begin. At Hox Contractors our highly skilled and qualified ground works team understand that our work is the vital key component in creating strong and stable buildings and constructions that will stand the test of time. From minor works to full developer Groundworks services including Reinforced Concrete (RC) Ground beams, RC Slabs, RC Columns, RC Suspended Slabs, RC Retaining Walls, Below Ground Drainage, Hardscaping & Driveways and more we provide a full groundworks solution.

What Hox Contractors can do for you

We have much to offer our clients when it comes to groundworks. Here are some of our more popular services…

Groundworks in Sussex & Surrey

Groundworks are fundamental to any construction project and here at Hox Contractors, we approach every groundwork commission with mathematical precision. Our groundworks teams construct in strict accordance to the structural and civil engineering design and details all to building regulation and highways standards whether adoptable or private roads and entrances under S278 and S38 agreements.
Geoweb Embankment
doing excavation work in the client field

Excavations in Sussex & Surrey

Laying groundworks starts with the excavations. Before we can set the foundations, we need to dig out the space required to accommodate them whether standard strip foundations or reduced digs for pile mats for the piled foundations installations. Of course, we can also excavate a site for other purposes – landscaping a garden, or installing a swimming pool, for instance. Simply give us a call and see what we can do for you.

Footings in Sussex & Surrey

Standard strip foundations commonly known as footings are a first initial design dependent on the existing ground conditions. These are strips excavated to designed depths and widths to adequately support the loadings of the proposed unit. Dependent on the ground conditions the appointed engineer will design the appropriate foundation to suit.
doing footing work in the ground
creating the foundation for the new build

Foundations in Sussex & Surrey

Foundation services provided include standard footings above being standard strip foundations, appointment and management of piling contractors and piled raft contractors, Reinforced Concrete (RC) Ground beams, RC Slabs, RC Columns, RC Suspended Slabs, RC Retaining Walls and all designs supplied by appointed structural engineers.

Drainage & services

During the ground works phase the required drainage and service connections will also be undertaken. Hox Contractors ensure all drainage and services are installed in strict accordance with the civil engineering design and service providers requirements and regulations. At Hox Contractors our fully skilled and accredited ground workers have vast experience in large and small projects from private to adoptable sewers including adoptable pumping stations and SUDDS systems.
plumbing and drainage work done in client site

Why choose Hox Contractors for your groundwork needs?

There are plenty of reasons to choose us. Based on feedback from our clients, here are some of more common ones.

Better by design

If the groundworks for any given project are not planned and calculated correctly, it can spell disaster for the whole construction. Here at Hox Contractors, our in-house designer works out all of the figures and measurements themselves, ensuring a firm foundation to you building work.

Your local professional builders

We operate from the historic town of Horsham, providing essential groundworks and other building services to customers right across Sussex and Surrey. We are proud of our deep links with the town itself and the wider county, knowing that we have assisted with hundreds of builds all over the area.

Over 75 years’ experience

Hox Contractors is a deceptively new firm. Having started in 2016, we are a team of highly-qualified and well-trained builders and designers who – between us – bring more than three quarters of a century of relevant experience in the industry to every job we take on.

Get in touch

For all of your groundwork requirements in Sussex & Surrey, call Hox Contractors today on 01403 586 005, to arrange a free consultation.