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House Extension Groundworks

When you decide to get your home extended, the ground around the house needs to be prepared for the new foundations. The process of preparing the surrounding area and setting these foundations is called groundwork. Read on to discover more about preparing for an extension and how Wilsons Groundworks Bristol-based team can help.

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So, if you’re searching for an experienced Groundworks team in Bristol, be sure to get in touch with a member of our team today. We’ll be able to provide you with any advice you need and answer any of your questions. To ensure that you receive great service with an immaculate groundwork site, contact Wilsons Groundworks on 01761 231802.

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Groundworks are part of the initial process of a home extension. Certain tasks a groundworker may do include:
  • Clearing the surrounding area of grass, roots, trees, or plant life
  • Taking care of the uprooted plants if they will be replanted later on
  • Digging to the required level for the foundation, ensuring the ground is level
  • Checking for the risk of ground heave (soil expansion), if the soil is clay-based
  • Conducting a drain test and seal test to ensure the drainage for the extension is adequate
Once the ground is prepared, then the next step will be setting the concrete for the foundations. This is often the point that the groundworker will hand over to a builder or a construction team. If you do have any plant life you wish to maintain elsewhere on your property, it is advised that you replant this before your groundworks take place.

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How Can I Tell If A Groundworker In Bristol Is Qualified?

There are a few questions you can ask your groundworker during your initial consultation. Your groundworker should also be aware of how deep the foundation excavations need to be to successfully support the size of your home extension.

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Wilsons Groundworks has decades of experience in preparing customers’ homes for the logistics of a home extension. We operate across Bristol, Bath, Keynsham, Taunton, Glastonbury, and South Gloucestershire, building our business through reputation and word of mouth over several years.
Our talented team of groundworkers can help provide end-to-end assistance prior to your house extension. We can advise on ground heave, drain and seal tests. Want to find out more? Contact us today for advice on your home extension