Groundworks for foundations in Dorset and Hampshire

Before the construction of any new building can properly begin, groundworks are the essential first step. From clearing the land to establishing access and laying out and excavating foundations in Dorset, there are a number of stages necessary to literally prepare the ground for building on. Tricourt Piling and Foundations Ltd offers a complete groundworks service. Call for a quote.

Groundworks Services

  • 30 years’ experience
  • CPCS trained staff
  • Full liability insurance
  • Commercial, new builds, residential & restricted access projects
  • Free advice, free quotes

Contact Tricourt Piling and Foundations Ltd to find out more about how our team of groundworks experts can help you. Call us on 01202 632 926 for a FREE quote.

What Steps Do Groundworks Entail?

The first stage is clearing the land of anything that might impede on the building process. Any older building on the land that’s no longer required must be demolished. Unwanted debris and soil must be removed, along with any waste that has built up, and undergrowth and trees. This must all be disposed of responsibly, with masonry and other materials being reused and waste material being recycled where possible.

Next, access routes for construction vehicles, workers and materials might be laid, depending on the site, and utilities installed if necessary. The foundations will be laid out in accordance with the architect’s plans; then constructed. Depending on the type of ground and soil, these might be trench fill foundations or strip foundations.

Groundworkers will then install drainage, both to keep water away from the foundations and for the resulting property, to connect it to the mains system. Only then, when all this is in place, can construction workers begin to lay the first bricks. Groundworking teams will then often return to the project after building is complete to install access pathways or a driveway to a residential property, for instance.

Need Groundworks for a Building Project?

At Tricourt Piling and Foundations Ltd, we’re adept at all aspects of groundworks. Our trained and qualified teams have over 30 years of experience in the industry and we pride ourselves on offering a prompt and professional service. We also aim to offer cost effective services, delivered according to your overall building schedule.

For a free quote for our services, why not give us a ring today? We’ll inspect the site and draw up an itemised estimate for your project.


With over 15 years’ experience in the piling and foundations industry, we boast a superb reputation across the South West for providing our clients with a top quality groundworks service and always aim to provide excellence in all we do for you. We also offer a comprehensive service in associated works. We can provide you with a free no obligation quote. For more information about our services, call 01202 632 926, email or click the button below.



“Congratulations on two members of your team; Anthony and Simon. They are brilliant workers, extremely polite and they are a credit to you! On their departure, they left the site very clean and tidy.”

René and Margaret

“Extremely professional in both their approach and execution of what can only be described as a difficult job. It is so important to get the foundations right and Tri Court certainly did that.”

Stephen Ehrhart

“Tri court couldn't have been more helpful. They did our piling including ring beam and steel re-bars and cages. They were in and out nice and quickly and worked really hard. Did a great job. I have recommended them several times since. Took the stress out of a stressful time.”


“Simon and Anthony were complete professionals and did a high quality job. They kept me informed on what needed doing and how they were progressing. Big shout out to Simon who dealt with a water leak on day 1 on an unknown pipe and getting very wet in the process. Tri Court are top professionals.”

Jamie Rawlings