Groundworkers: How to Find the Right People for the Job

groundworkers preparing a plot to build on
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The start of any project involves the groundworkers and, for most self builders, this is also the most enduring experience of their project.

It’s not a trade with any particular caché. It has an almost rough-and-ready feel to it compared with the other skilled trades. Yet it is truly the foundation trade for your new home. Much of what they do is covered up, never to be seen again. But the stability and longevity of the project depends on the skill of the groundworker.

David Snell

David is one of the UK's leading self build and plotfinding experts, and a serial self builder who has been building homes for 50 years. The author of Building Your Own Home, David spent decades as a speaker and expert at self build exhibitions such as the Homebuilding & Renovating Show. He has recently finished his fourteenth self build project.