Groundworks in Horsham | Covering the Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath and West Sussex Areas

At Maple Leaf Brickwork, we combine the roles of bricklayers and brickwork contractors with those of a general builder to offer a wider range of services to our domestic customers in West Sussex. One of the most critical stages of a building and construction project is the groundworks phase, and this is an area in which we truly excel. Trading out of Horsham and covering a 25-mile radius, our multiskilled team can provide a complete site preparation service.

Call today for consultations, surveys and quotations in all surrounding areas to include the key locations of Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath.

Groundworks is also used in the field of hard landscaping so, if you require the talents of a professional team for a driveway or garden paving installation, or for the construction of retaining walls, Maple Leaf Brickwork has the skillsets needed to create bespoke specifications backed by a project management service where we deliver turnkey solutions that work well for our customers.

Our groundworks services typically include the following stages:

Minor Demolitions

If you have plans to build on or landscape your grounds, you may need us to dismantle sheds or outdoor buildings to leave land space clear of structures you no longer wish to use. Our contractors can take on small demolitions, to include any interior strip-out work, enabling the site for further development.

Site Clearances

A site clearance is the first stage of the groundworks process, where we clear a garden of scrub, vegetation and debris for disposal. This is work that we can undertake by hand or with machinery. Maple Leaf Brickwork will find the most efficient way to clear your garden and takes waste to licensed transfer sites.

Bulk Excavation

Next, we excavate the ground in bulk using mini excavators manned by one of our own trained operatives. This provides us with the depths required to facilitate drainage systems, underground utilities and foundation pouring up to the damp proof course if you are having a new home or extension built.

Land Preparation

The purpose of a groundworks service is to prepare land ahead of any future building or landscaping work. Our team applies meticulous attention to detail so that once this stage is complete, we can move forward to the next phase knowing the conditions have been perfectly set to make a project a success.

Drainage Installation

One of the key considerations with construction and landscaping work is the management of foul drainage and surface water. We can modify or install drainage, and we have the credentials needed to make connections to the mains sewer where needed so that the conditions stay dry, safe and sanitary.


Depending on the nature of the project, the final stage of a groundworks job is to create stability using foundations and footings for building structures, or a sub-base if you are having a hard surface laid. Our experience in brickwork is a benefit that extends into concrete pouring and the use of aggregates.

Projects in Horsham and those in the surrounding Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath and West Sussex areas require a groundworks service to get development off to the best possible start. We can offer this service on a standalone basis, or as part of a package if you are using Maple Leaf Brickwork for any type of building or hard landscaping work. This makes life easier for customers, who can have all services needed provided by one company through one call.

Let us set up your project for success by involving us from the start and enjoy being part of a structured process where lasting results come guaranteed.

Call 07557 872 370 to discuss groundworks services in Horsham and the Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath and West Sussex areas.