Projects

Home Extension

This is an ongoing project for a large extension requiring all of the fleet of machines. The start of the foundation is 2m deep which our micro digger makes light work of and the tracked dumpers make stacking the spoil for disposal a breeze. Once out of the corner and there was more space, it was the turn of our 3t mini digger to keep loading the excavation going and feeding the dumpers. This foundation is stepped where the depth shortly dropped to 2.5m deep, which is well within JCB 8026 dig depth. Finally for the last 2m of the foundation the depth raises to 2m. 24m3 of concrete was poured in total to get the footing ready for brickwork. The garage was taken down careful and the bricks cleaned up for reuse .The oversite was cleared ready for grab wagon number 5 to take the last remains of the spoil away. The foul drain was renewed with two new manholes and storm water was taken car of via bottle gulleys and new pipework to the storm drains. On to the brickwork next before installing the beam and block. 

Covered hot tub pergola

Something a little different but concrete pad still excavated by our micro digger and spoil moved via our tracked dumpers. Concrete pad with custom built pergola with roof panels, finished off with timber decking and some cladding. We have also extended the cladding since the pictures to increase privacy 

Footings

Our micro digger making light work of some footings. 600mm wide and 1m deep, extending to 1.6m deep, due to foul sewer, plus digging the oversite ready for type 1. This project involved our micro digger and both tracked dumpers

Driveway extension prep

We were called in to prepare this area, for an extension to the parking area. Our 3t mini digger soon made light work of this and soon two grab wagon loads of material was stacked ready for collection

Groundworks

Having previously installed new foul drains to the property and levelled the rear garden ready for paving and grass seeding. We were back to create a larger driveway entrance, dig foundations for pillars, clear and landscape the frontage, create new parking area and enlarge the turning circle

New Build groundworks

Our jcb 8026 mini digger was involved in the creation of new foul and storm drains, installing ducting for gas and electric and new water mains, enlargement of the entrance into site, driveway preparation plus the landscaping of the rear of the two properties

Oil tank failure

A problem with a kerosene tank led to a leak, which managed to get through the outer skin of the garage. This was a fairly involved job consisting or digging out the contaminated ground, removing and replacing effected brickwork and reinstating the paving, staircase and concrete pad

Kerosene leak

Access to this job was minimal, mini digger and dumper had to be brought through a neighbours property and the most efficient way to get materials in and out was via two conveyors, through a small gap between the two properties. There was over 100t of material moved on this job which also included a new concrete pad for the oil tank, a new planter and replacement fence.

Footings inside a garage

This project involved digging down to the original footings, for an internal brickwork skin for a double storey  extension and two new piers in the front portion of the garage. The depth of the dig was 1.2 metres with the micro digger being the ideal tool for the job.

Dig out and reinstatement

This project was for the dig out of a kerosene leak and reinstatement of paving and fish pond. This was a tight access with just enough space to fit the machines down the side of the property.  

Foundations

Foundations for a garage extension. This was a deep dig requiring a 2.7t zero tail swing digger, which was still very tight for the space that was available. The concrete was pumped on this job making light work of transporting the concrete from the wagon to the trench.

Heating oil leak

There was 73t of material dug out for this job, and 73t of clean aggregate brought back in. Existing water pipe and electric cable added a bit of awkwardness, but project carried on smoothly with no issues.

Tidying up a site

A small job for mini digger with landscape rake attachment. Scope of the project was to neaten up the site, while keeping costs to a minimum. The landscaping rake comes into its own here with the ability to take bushes and greenery and debris, with out the need to dig off a lot of material. Plus renewing of the original gates and fence to improve security of the site.

Groundworks for washplant

This project required a lot of earth moving, thousands of tons of material had to be moved, o make way for the new washplant. New subbase was prepared ready for concrete with ducting set out and positioned to accommodate the electric feeds and water supply pipes

Foundations and soakaway

Concrete was broke out prior to arriving, project involved digging out for an extension to the rear of the property and adding a new soakaway. 

Underpinning, footings and service trenches

We carried out all of the machine work on this building site, comprising of digging the holes for underpinning  three properties, digging out for extensions for two of them and a garage, service trenches for new gas supplies to five houses.