Services: Earthworks

Earthworks prepares a development site for excavation, stripping away topsoil and surface vegetation, before foundation setting out begins.


Without earthworks, no building in Britain would exist.

Earthworks is an essential first stage in any new groundwork project, as it plays a vital role in preparing the ground for excavation works to begin. Its job is to strip away the top level of ground soil, including any trees or other vegetation.

Essentially, it gives a developer a blank canvas to build on by taking the earth 'back to basics' and levelling out any unevenness in the process. Mackoy's earthworks services take care of this integral step in any new development.

Using a powerful excavating plant, including hydraulic crawlers and closed-cab dumpers, we make light work of removing topsoil from the site.

We also provide the essential muckaway and cut and fill services to dispose of excavated earth responsibly, either taking it to designated landfill or repurposing it on site. This will save you the time, trouble and the expense of undertaking these essential works yourself.

Our earthworks offers developers one of the most cost-effective and time-saving means of preparing their project site for setting out works to begin. We help to cut away and move thousands of tonnes of porous, compacted and stony soil, keeping our clients' builds on time and on budget.


Other Services

Groundworks Operative working on sub-structure birckwork for Mackoy Groundworks


Our groundworkers create a construction project's vital infrastructure by balancing powerful excavation works with complex technical processes, from clearing a site of its topsoil layer to setting out the foundations of what will, one day, support a new home.

Landscaping for Show Home backyard Groundwork provided by Mackoy


We apply soft and hard landscaping techniques to radically transform clients' developments, and to install unique character features that give a project life and soul – from installing football pitches and recreational spaces to changing a site's elevation, feel and flow.

Retaining Structures on Mackoy Groundworks site

Retaining Structures

Whether a client needs a basement or is developing a sloping site, the retaining walls created by our groundworkers help to contain soil in its place. This maintains the integrity of a structure and ensures that no amount of pressure or environmental impact compromises its stability.

Civil Engineering Plans for Mackoy Groundworks Project

Civil Engineering

Our civil engineers use environmental and structural expertise to bring a building to life. Not only do they ensure a development project can be delivered on time and on budget, they also provide the complex calculations needed for a mechanically sound construction.

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