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Building Services :: GROUNDWORKS

"We specialise in the commercial and industrial sector working with a wide range of companies including the NHS, schools and many local authorities. Continually seeking to better our already excellent reputation, we are dedicated to providing you with an outstanding service as we strive to maintain and set the standard in this industry."

Typical work undertaken includes, foundations excavated and concreted, steel fixing reinforced concrete, block paving, tarmacadam, site clearance, groundwork foundations, concrete ramps and basement construction. We carry out projects of any size, ranging from paving a small front driveway area, tarmac and reinforcing an entire car park.

Site Clearance Bulk Excavation Demolition
Enabling Works Roads & Car Parks Reinforced Concrete
Tarmacadam Block Paving Underpinning
Basement Construction Brickwork - Block Work


Soakaway System installed at Mount Vernon Hospital:
At Mount Vernon Hospital, A-Z Construction were required to install two concrete ring chambers creating a soakaway conforming to enviromental issues. This was required to take all rain water from the hospitals downpipes, outbuilding etc, channeling it through the ring chambers, back into the environment.

Photos: Initial excavation of the soakaway. (images 1 & 2), ring chamber with inlets and washed stones creating soakaway system (images 3 & 4), ring chamber installed ready to receive the manhole covers (images 5 & 6). (Click images to enlarge)


Mono Grifter System:
Mount Vernon Hospital required the installation of a Mono Grifter system, which enables natural streams and wells to be pumped out where large amounts of water can create problems for nearby buildings, requiring 3 phase duty/standby. Mono are the first progressive cavity pump system.

The photos below show the excavation of a channel in order to fit the required pipework before the Mono Grifter system was then installed. This system would also work in basements and any confined areas subjected to flooding. (Click images to enlarge)


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Groundworks - key tags

"From A through to Z of all groundworks covererd"

  1. Foundations
  2. Underground drainage
  3. Concrete Ramps
  4. Basement construction