Bradshaw contracts: building & groundworks   

                      Building/Groundworks and Civil-engineering  

Foundations need to be dug according to a predetermined plan, and to have been accurately surveyed and set out. It is surprising just how often this is not done, and occasionally the ramifications can be very serious indeed, as completed houses turn out to be in the wrong place and subsequently have to be demolished. Your plans should identify all the load-bearing walls and the width of the trenches to be excavated. The depth of excavation is harder to predetermine and this is routinely decided by the building inspector on site. This is where things can get a little bit tricky, because if you have a difficult site, the foundation trenches may have to go down two metres, sometimes even more, below ground, which is expensive and potentially dangerous. What your building inspector or warranty provider is looking for is principally a good bearing on solid ground.


WJB Groundworks Limited is a civil engineering contractor, based in Glasgow specialising in the design,construction, commissioning and maintenance works and wastewater.