With more than 90% of land in Britain considered unfit for development, it's crucial that developers commission a thorough site inspection before purchasing a plot for their project. Our groundworks and civil engineering teams at Mackoy are fully qualified to provide this service.
Site investigations (sometimes called ground investigations) help to establish whether a plot of land can work for your project. Spot sampling, minor excavations and remote tests offer a comprehensive and conclusive insight into a potential site's suitability for construction.
The investigation includes taking soil samples to determine any historic land contamination, as well as assessing a site's surface water activity and draining capabilities.
Each report is uniquely tailored to identify the risk factors that aren't always obvious to the eye, using a combination of investigative research and surveys that take into account chemical and environmental factors – both above and below ground. This ensures our clients invest in land that best suits their development needs.
The first step in any new development, our earthworks prepare the ground for excavation. This is done by stripping away the topsoil, clearing the site of vegetation, removing excess earth (muckaway) and leveling out any unevenness (cut and fill) to make way for groundbreaking to begin.
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.
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.
Roads are an integral part of keeping Britain moving, not only countrywide, but within local communities too. Our groundworkers help to connect new homes to their wider geographical location. Providing safe passage for people to get where they need to go.