As time-served drainage and groundwork contractors, BVMH Groundworks undertakes all types of drainage work for domestic and commercial builds. Our work includes drainage systems for residential and commercial properties, drainage works for extensions, cesspits and soakaways. Having completed countless projects since our establishment in 2004, we conduct all necessary drainage preparation tasks to ensure a smooth, efficient service that delivers results on time and within budget.
Operating out of Worthing, we provide these services throughout Sussex and the wider South East area. Whether in Brighton, Chichester, Haywards Heath, Horsham or any neighbouring location, we offer a bespoke service tailored to the unique requirements of each individual client.
For properties constructed too far from existing sewers, or in an area that simply doesn’t have a sewerage system, a cesspit represents an essential waste-holding facility. Cesspits consist of a large chamber designed to safely hold months’ worth of waste generated by a property. While they may have significant capacity, they must also undergo regular emptying.
Modern planning regulations have deemed cesspits as no longer acceptable for new builds or property extensions that need additional drainage or capacity. In their place, drainage and groundwork contractors install sewage treatment plants, a lower maintenance, more cost-effective solution that does not produce the smell commonly associated with cesspits.
If you’re considering a property extension in Brighton, a new driveway in Chichester or undertaking a new build project in Haywards Heath or Horsham, BVMH Groundworks carries out the necessary drainage preparation work to ensure full compliance with current Building Regulations.
Drainage services remain one of the most important tasks that we perform as drainage and groundwork contractors. We complete this aspect of construction prior to the above-ground services. From single building plots to substantial housing developments, when we have finished laying drainage systems, they very swiftly get built over. As such, we pay meticulous attention to every detail of our drainage preparation plans in order to avoid the discovery of issues that are highly inconvenient to fix.
As a Southern Water-approved drainage diversion contractor, we also have the ability to divert Southern Water drains around extensions and new builds using clay drainage materials. For such services, we liaise with the clerk of works at Southern Water throughout this phase of the project, ensuring full compliance with every necessary standard.
For an insight into the type of projects we take on, as well as the superior standard of our results, please visit the previous projects and case studies page.
If you plan to undertake an extension of your home in Worthing or surrounding areas like Brighton, Chichester, Haywards Heath or Horsham, your drainage and groundwork contractors need to either re-route the existing drainage system or install a new addition. Here at BVMH Groundworks, we undertake the necessary drainage preparation to ensure a sufficient link between the property and the sewers.
Extensions also create a much larger roofing area, something that must be taken into account. Your existing system may not be able to handle the additional rainwater draining from the roof. In order to lawfully manage the drainage of your property, you may need to install a new, or an expand an existing, soakaway.
In our role as drainage and groundwork contractors, we create soakaways approximately 5 metres away from a property to enhance the drainage of rainwater run-off. During this drainage preparation service, we dig a large hole before backfilling it with plastic crates or debris. The resulting soakaway then does exactly what its name suggests – it soaks excess rainwater away from your property into the ground.
An increasing number of local councils no longer permit the running of rainwater directly from a property into their drains, so soakaways have become a common feature of building and construction work. Property owners receive special dispensation if their soil has insufficient drainage capacity.