Groundwork & Light Civils

Our range of services include:

  • Pathway Construction
  • Hardcore Surfaces
  • Concrete
  • Site Levelling
  • Building Foundations
  • Pond & Lake Excavation
  • Trenching for Gas, Water & Electric
  • Manege Construction
  • Disability Access
  • Gabion Walls

With over 20 years of experience, we provide a range of services for both domestic and commercial customers, including homeowners, schools, care homes, commercial businesses and warehouses.

Our team is fully trained and experienced in all areas of groundwork, for both small and large scale jobs. We provide a professional service from start to finish, from site preparation to site clearance, across all sectors of groundwork, surfacing and drainage.

Call us for a free consultation and quote for any of our services, however big or small, domestic or commercial, on 01270 619 147.

Pathway Construction

We install pathways and footpaths for both domestic and commercial use.

For domestic properties, homeowners tend to choose decorative paving to fit in with the design of their house and garden, and for the freedom of creating a unique design.

Commercial pathways may include public footpaths or access paths for businesses and warehouses, and are most commonly tarmac or concrete.

We have also provided footpath installation and pathway restoration to a number of forestry commissions, parks and councils.

Hardcore Surfaces

Hardcore is a solid, hard-wearing mix of low absorbency materials from construction or quarry waste. These materials are compressed into gravel and used as a supportive base for driveways to provide strength and drainage, ensuring the surface will withstand heavy usage and all types of weather.

A correctly prepared sub-base is essential for the longevity of any surface, our team have the experience and knowledge to ensure this is laid in the right way to create the best foundation for all surfacing.


Concrete is one of the most durable and hard-wearing surfaces, we have installed concrete surfacing for domestic and commercial customers for a number of purposes.

Concrete bases are often used as a base for the installation of sheds, garages and driveways at domestic properties.

For commercial properties and warehouses we install concrete for roads, pathways, flooring, and for other surfacing needs.

Site Levelling

Starting with a clear and level base is essential when starting a new project. Our team will ensure that the land is perfectly prepared and ready for the work ahead. Using specialist machinery we can level out any terrain with ease. Our services also include site clearance, if there is any waste or vegetation to be removed.

Building Foundations

Ensuring you are building on the correct foundations is vital for any construction project, commercial or domestic of any size. We have the knowledge, experience and expert machinery to provide the best solution for you.

For domestic customers you may be thinking of building an extension or garage on your property, or installing a conservatory. Our team will guide you through the process, offering free quotes and advice to bring you the most practical and economical solution.

Commercial customers range from new housing developments, to local authorities, schools and industrial sites. With commercial work we take into consideration that part of the business may need to be closed or relocated to accommodate these works, as a result we are on hand to work around tight time scales and restricted access.

Whatever the project, large or small, building foundations are the starting point, and we are here to help right through to completion.

Pond & Lake Excavation

From small scale garden ponds, to larger wildlife ponds and lakes, our team use the best machinery in the industry to ensure your pond or lake is excavated quickly and efficiently.

For larger scale ponds and lakes, protection from predators may need to be considered. Otters can destroy valuable fish stocks very quickly, our otter proof fencing is designed to protect your stock.

Trenching for Gas, Water & Electric

New trenches for utility pipelines and cabling may be a short connections for new buildings, or a large scale pipeline installation.

Whether the job is big or small, digging trenches by hand is back-breaking work, which is why our team uses specialist machinery to excavate the trenches quickly, accurately and much more efficiently.

We have carried out various trench and excavation work on a number of different sites, and are able to work on all terrains and access smaller areas with ease.

Manege Construction

There are a number of factors to be considered when building a horse riding arena or manege, including drainage, levelling, exposure and access.

We provide a complete manege construction service from start to finish, to include ground preparation, drainage and fencing. With so many aspects to consider, we will take out the hassle and hard work to provide a seamless service, and leave you with a high quality, long lasting horse riding arena.

Disability Access

We are specialists in providing disability access across Cheshire and surrounding counties, adhering to the specifications set in the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

Our team have provided disability access for both domestic and commercial customers including schools, libraries, health centres and businesses.

We provide a range of solutions to make buildings, areas and homes accessible to all. We install external ramps, wheelchair access crossings (dropped kerbs), tactile paving slabs and hand rails in a variety of colours.

Gabion Walls

Gabion baskets are containers made of thick galvanized steel wire, and filled with stone. The baskets are built in tiers and are ideal for providing maximum drainage.

Gabion walls can be used for retaining walls, temporary flood walls and channel lining, they are also being used for architectural cladding.

Why Choose Suddenstrike?

Suddenstrike have been serving Cheshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire for many years, providing a range of groundwork services for domestic properties and commercial sectors.

We have a long serving team of qualified professionals and industry leading machinery to complete any job, big or small, with maximum efficiency and minimal disruption.

Get in touch for a free consultation and quote for any groundwork service, which can be tailored to your needs. Call our team on 01270 619 147 or email

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