Groundwork in Hertfordshire

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Groundwork is a catch-all term in the building industry, one that covers any construction activity that takes place below ground level. More specifically, it refers to any work that needs to be completed before the building itself can begin to take shape. This can include a wide variety of jobs, from laying footings, foundations, and drainage systems to light demolition, site clearances, and more. If you need a firm with the tools, skills, and experience to deliver exceptional groundwork on every job, look no further than Dave Head & Sons Grab services. We have been part of the local construction industry for more than thirty years, providing domestic and commercial clients alike with quality groundwork solutions across the region.

We are based in the historic town of Ware in Hertfordshire. From here, our team of groundwork professionals travel across large parts of the South East, performing groundwork tasks for customers throughout Hertfordshire itself, as well as North London and Essex. This includes those customers as far afield as Barnet, Borehamwood, Cheshunt, Enfield, Harlow, Hatfield, Hertford, Potters Bar, St Albans, Stevenage, Ware, and beyond.

Professional Groundwork Services in Hertfordshire

As your local, family-run groundwork providers, we have much to offer our customers in Hertfordshire and North London. Here is a few of our more popular services…

Light Demolition

If your site is currently occupied by an existing building, you can depend on Dave Head & Sons Grab Services to remove it for you. Using our powerful mini diggers and grab trucks, we can make short work of most structures. We remove all the rubble, disposing of it in an environmentally-friendly manner.

Site Clearance and Muckaway Services

One of our most popular groundwork services is site clearance and muckaway. These days most construction sites need to be cleared before any proper work can begin on them. At Dave Head & Sons Grab Services we put our grab trucks to good use, collecting and disposing of waste, rubble, and other detritus quickly and efficiently.

Excavation and Landscaping

Whether we are digging a hole on one end of the site or transporting soil and ballast to another, we can be depended upon to shape your site the way you want it. From creating space for a basement or laying room for foundations, to forming rolling hills across a site, our dedicated team will meet your specific needs.


Any new build requires a functioning drainage system if it is to be put to regular use. Our team of groundwork professionals can work from your design or provide one of their own based on their decades of experience. Either way, we use our mini diggers and other plant equipment to lay drainage systems of exceptional quality.

Crushed Concrete

One of the ways we dispose of old building rubble is to turn it into useful and affordable ballast or low-grade aggregate. We take the unwanted concrete harvested during demolition and crush it into a variety of different-sized particles, suitable for a range of applications. This crushed concrete is available for purchase by our customers across Hertfordshire and North London, delivered directly to your site by our team. 

Basement Construction

A new basement is a great way to add space and value to your home. Whether you intend to use it for general storage, a wine cellar, a games room, or a home office, you need to ensure that it is properly excavated and waterproofed and that it does not compromise the structural integrity of the floors above. Here at Dave Head & Sons Grab Hire, we construct safe and secure basements suitable for a range of uses. 

In the years we have been operating, we have earned ourselves a reputation across the South East as a groundwork firm you can rely upon. We are a family-run company, with a long history in the region. All our workers are fully-trained and qualified to operate our groundworks equipment, ensuring a first-rate service every time they are called upon.

When you need an experienced team of groundwork professionals to prepare the ground for your construction project, look no further than Dave Head & Sons Grab Services. We have been part of the trade for more than three decades and our workers bring relevant, hands-on expertise with them to every job we take on.

Dave Head & Sons Grab Services is based in Ware, Hertfordshire. This is where we keep our grab lorries, tipper trucks, mini diggers, and other groundwork equipment. We travel across the South East, covering a thirty-mile radius that takes in Barnet, Borehamwood, Cheshunt, Enfield, Harlow, Hatfield, Hertford, Potters Bar, St Albans, Stevenage, Ware, and beyond.

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For the very best in groundwork services across Hertfordshire and North London, contact Dave Head & Sons Grab services today.