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Groundwork in Ellesmere Port

NORTHYELL LTD is a locally based family owned and run contractor specialising in groundwork in Ellesmere Port operating throughout the North West and sometimes further afield.

Monday to Thursday:   07.00 -> 17.00

Friday:                                 06.30 -> 17.00

Saturday:                           06.30 -> 12.30

We are a long established local contractor and are a leading name in groundworks in the Ellesmere Port area. We operate in both commercial and residential groundworks and provide a labour, plant and materials service.

Our projects cover a wide range of services from site clearance and enabling works, all substructure works, drainage, residential & industrial fencing, garden walling, driveways and everything inbetween. Whether your a homeowner looking to improve the look of your garden with a new boundary wall or a local school in need of new fencing for your playgrounds no job is too big or small, our pricing is competitive and all work fully guaranteed.

Our Key Groundwork Services in Ellesmere Port

We work for construction companies, business owners and directly for end users ( residential home owners) also. We pride ourselves on attention to detail and a job well done and a large amount of our work is from repeat business and word of mouth reccomendations. Our services for groundwork in Ellesmere Port include:

Site Preperation

We clear sites of non-hazardous waste, rubble and unwanted materials, including the demolition of single-storey buildings. If hazardous waste is known or suspected, we liaise with the appropriate authorised bodies for its removal. Sites are left tidy, clean and level, and ready for the next stage of the project.


We can lay three different types of foundations, depending upon ground conditions and architects’ requirements. Standard ‘strip foundations’, with concrete filled trenches, offer good strength for most situations. If more strength is required ‘reinforced foundations’ incorporate steel mesh into the concrete. For soft-soil areas, such as peat, we use ‘raft foundations’ that allow for sub-soil movement.

Domestic Utilities

We can do the preparatory excavation and ducting work for all the domestic utilities of gas, electricity, water and BT cabling within a site’s boundaries. We can also lay gas and water pipes. Our groundwork contractors in Ellesmere Port are familiar with the latest industry regulations and will ensure that trenches are dug to the correct depth and then back-filled in the appropriate way to indicate where and what utilities are installed. All sites are levelled off and left clean and tidy.

Floor Slabs

We offer three different types of floor slabs, depending upon architects’ requirements and ground conditions. ‘Block and beam’ is a suspended floor of pre-cast, pre-stressed concrete beams that is well-suited to suspended flooring in housing, particularly where there is a likelihood of flooding. Our ‘concrete’ floor slabs include a damp-proof membrane and layers of aggregate, concrete and a top-layer of screed. If ground conditions are soft, we install ‘suspended floor slabs’ where slabs are supported by the building’s walls. All floors are finished off with either a bull float, hand float or power float which gives a tough finish to prevent cracking.


We can lay clay or plastic pipes for both rainwater and foul water systems. We can also install ‘rainwater harvesting’ systems to recycle rainwater; sometimes a requirement by local authorities. Rainwater from the roof is collected into underground storage tanks and then circulated around the building for uses such as washrooms and washing machines.

Footpaths, Driveways & Patios

We work with a variety of materials including stone, flagstones, concrete, gravel, block sets and permeable paving. The latter material is particularly useful in areas where there are problems of surface rainwater run-off. We will advise on suitability of materials and any preparatory work necessary to ensure a strong and long-lasting finish. We can work to most designs or will help customers tailor-make specific patterns and layouts.

Garden Walling

NORTHYELL LTD can design and construct all types of garden walls and perimeter walls. Whether you are looking for high walls for privacy or dwarf walls to define areas within your garden, we can cover all project work. We build using traditional brick and block, through to dry stone walling and flagstone wall and mortar. Like patios, walls enjoy a wide range of materials from which to construct the wall itself. It is quite possible to source bricks that match your house style, or very similar. Equally, traditional stones from your local area can be sourced such as slate, Yorkstone, Limestone, etc


At NORTHYELL LTD we offer a wide range of fencing products and styles to suit you with our professional supply and fitting service team we offer you the complete package for your home and garden. A choice of timber fencing and steel fencing, all quality treated, from pressure treated and tanalised our timber products are made to last. Our timber products include fencing panels. wayney/shiplap, closeboard/feather-edge panels, decorative panels including continental panels and trellis, rails and boards, screening all sizes and if we have not got your size or design of panel in stock we will make it for you.

Snow Clearance

Using either our JCBs or our industrial sized snow-blower, we can clear large areas of snow quickly and efficiently. Typical call-outs include car parks, storage areas, private roads and playgrounds. We can also salt areas and provide salt to prevent future build up.

Plant Hire

We have a range of equipment – including JCB excavators, grab hire, dumpers, mini diggers and skips- available to hire by the day. All rates include the hire of one of our skilled drivers plus full insurance.



For more information or a free of charge, no obligation quotation for groundwork in Ellesmere Port or the surrounding areas please contact the team at NORTHYELL LTD today.