Earthworks

Bulk Earthwork Contractors with Over 73 Years Of Experience

Our teams have extensive experience of working within close proximity to live services, equipment and transport links.

It has long been the policy of Thompsons to recycle as much of the material that arises from our earthworks operations as possible. Not only is this more cost effective, but also helps our clients demonstrate and deliver a sustainable approach to their project delivery. Our commitment to this can be demonstrated through our Integrated Management System, certified to ISO 14001 (Environment) and ISO 50001 (Energy) standards.

Thompsons are long standing members of the Environmental Services Association (ESA) and our staff are members of the Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM).

What Are Earthworks?

Earthworks is an operational process often used at the start of a construction project that involves engineering works that excavate, transport and place materials into the earth’s structure to help lay the foundation for larger construction work. It is vitally important to any construction and it lays the foundation of any building work.

The Methods of Bulk Excavation Earthworks Process

There are two different methods of bulk excavation in earthworks:

  1. An area of land is excavated which sees the removal of soil and rock so that foundations can be laid before building works
  2. Adding soil and rock to an area of land so that building works can begin before a construction project

Earthworks is any form of work carried out that involves extracting or excavating elements from the earth for construction purposes, whether that be removing or adding earth elements before building works.

Why Choose Our Bulk Earthworks Services?

Thompsons of Prudhoe undertake every aspect of earthworks, from initial site surveys, compliance with environmental legislation, right through to developing engineered building platforms and discharging required planning conditions. The company’s wealth of experience in major earthworks contracts enables us to offer alternative low-cost solutions at tender and design stages.

We cover the whole spectrum of earthworks packages, including bulk excavation, cut and fill, aggregate supply, muckaway, and site preparation.

Extensive History

With our extensive knowledge and practical experience of site waste management developed over 70+ years, including obtaining Environment Agency Site permits and utilising industry approved end-of-waste protocols, we have a management solution to handle every waste stream for your project.

Our Fleet

We have an extensive modern fleet of plant and equipment of all sizes, including dozers, excavators, dump trucks, traxcavators, rollers, screens and dust suppression equipment. Utilising our 90+ strong HGV tipper fleet makes us one of the most complete earthworks and site preparation teams in the country. Our GPS controlled dozers can work to computer models, producing exact levels to fine tolerances.

Our Earthworks Projects

We have undertaken all types and sizes of earthworks and enabling projects including the construction of;

  • New Roads/Footpaths & Verges
  • Bridges
  • Railway Lines
  • Reservoirs
  • Water Treatment & Sewerage Facilities
  • Industrial Estates
  • Warehouses & Factories
  • Housing Developments
  • Shopping Centres
  • Landfill Sites
  • Stripping Overburden
  • Leisure Centres
  • Public Amenity Land
  • Football Pitches
  • Golf Courses
  • Test Tracks
  • Office Blocks
  • Above/Underground Car Parks
  • Schools
  • Universities
  • Landscaping

Our teams have extensive experience of working within close proximity to live services, equipment and transport links.

 

It has long been the policy of Thompsons to recycle as much of the material that’s arises from our earthworks operations as possible. Not only is this more cost effective, but also helps our clients demonstrate and deliver a sustainable approach to their project delivery. Our commitment to this can be demonstrated through our Integrated Management System, certified to ISO 14001 (Environment) and ISO 50001 (Energy) standards.

 

Thompsons are long standing members of the Environmental Services Association (ESA) and our staff are members of the Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM).

Get in touch

    Call

    01661 834 422

     

    Email

    info@thompsonsofprudhoe.com

     

    Address

    Thompsons of Prudhoe
    Princess Way
    Low Prudhoe
    Northumberland
    NE42 6PL