The strength and stability of basements, foundations, walls, columns, slabs and decking owe as much to the use of groundworks as they do to formwork, quality reinforced concrete and steel reinforcement practices. Solo Formwork Ltd is one of the region’s most experienced formwork companies and covers locations within a wide radius of our home in Didcot – including the nearby Oxford and Reading areas.
This page offers an insight into groundworks, and the systems we use to provide customers throughout the South of England with a full package service.
We work as main contractors on smaller residential jobs, and as subcontractors for large-scale commercial and industrial groundworks. Most projects start with us clearing the site of debris and vegetation, and this creates space for Solo Formwork Ltd to excavate land to the specification of the architect or the directions of the project manager.
We have an experienced gang versed in all 278 works that can help on projects starting at nominal values all the way up to £1m and above. Solo Formwork Ltd has full contract, owned plant and plant hire insurance in place.
The use of specialist machinery, either our own or sourced for your project through a trusted network of plant hire companies, helps us excavate quickly and to specified depths based on the type of project – irrespective of its size.
In addition to the Oxford and Reading areas, we can supply tailored groundworks services across Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Surrey and Wiltshire. Very few formwork companies have the same local and regional scope as Solo Formwork Ltd.
We particularly excel in temporary works design.
We have the experience to perform groundworks ahead of formwork for all types of reinforced concrete pours including foundations, ground-bearing slabs, structures on piles and floors for metal decking. Because we can include steel reinforcement into your package specification, Solo Formwork Ltd also prepares ground for mesh fabric, steel fibre or synthetic fibre work.
Our commitment to reliable service delivery and superior workmanship is your guarantee of a groundworks service which, when used alongside formwork and a premium reinforced concrete or steel material, will stand the tests of time.
The full package experience we supply to customers in Oxford, Reading and the surrounding areas is one that includes planning for groundworks and the management of our skilled subcontractors ahead of the formwork phase. From inception through to completion, Solo Formwork Ltd works to specified timescales and set budgets to keep the rest of your site operations moving.
We minimise disruption onsite by completing clearance, excavation and ground preparation work in a safe, organised and controlled manner. Our company can also manage any related landscaping work, including the finishing of block paving and tarmac, and offers a full site clearance, muck away and drainage service to save time, money and inconvenience on hiring multiple contractors.