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we’ve built a reputation for quality, service & going that extra mile.

With 14 years’ experience working for leading constructors on major frameworks, we deliver a quality of work that we refer to as SnagZero.  It's a standard our groundworks clients have come to rely on.


Working across the Midlands, our skilled groundworks teams undertake work packages ranging from £10k to £1.5m in value.


Stages of soft landscaping and constructing muga & car parks at turves green school, birmingham
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Our teams professionally plan and execute enabling earth works, creating the ideal base for various types of construction including permanent and temporary buildings, site roads, car parks and MUGAs, with provision of inhouse aggregates.


Our enabling projects also include reduce level dig operations, basement excavations, cut and fill and piling mat installation. 

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Earthworks at turves green academy, birmingham


foundations & substructures

We shallow and deep foundation solutions, including strip footings, pad foundations, reinforced concrete rafts and ground compaction.

Other foundation work undertaken:

  • Retaining wall structures

  • Traditional formwork

  • Embankments

  • Support Beams

  • Plinths

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foundation for lift shaft at Queens medical centre, nottingham

Concrete slabs

concrete slabs

We construct both onground and suspended concrete slabs for use as basement floor or at plinth level, in commercial & residential buildings. The solution varies on the situation; for example durable beam & block floor costruction creaes an immediate safe working platform thta can be installed even in adverse weather conditions.

Work undertaken:

  • Ground-bearing slabs

  • Suspended slabs

  • Concrete reinforced with rebar or steel fibre (site        formed or pre-fabricated)

  • Formwork

  • Concrete beams

  • Beam & block substructure

  • Pre-cast concrete slab

  • In-situ concrete

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Concrete pour at Osbourne school in erdington

Drainage works

Foul and storm drainage works

Our groundworks teams carry out new and replacement foul and storm drainage installation in sectors including education, healthcare, industrial and residential.


At every stage, our work is rigorously planned, expertly executed and carefully checked to meet out stringent SnagZero standards - delivering systems with a maximum working life and optimum performance.

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Drainage work at a SEN school in Solihull

Utility service runs

Installation of utility service runs

Our groundworks team expertly installs rigid, flexible, perforated and open trench utility service runs to order.

We offer safe, cost-effective precision forming concrete base ducts to suit sub-surface cabling and services – a service increasingly in-demand with the deployment of electric vehicle charging stations.

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Bases with ducts at Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham

Attenuation systems

Attenuation systems

Attenuation systems are a crucial part new building construction, playing a key role in mitigating the impact of extreme weather.


We’re experts in the installation of online and offline (abnormal flow level) systems in private and public sector construction, as well as refurbishment projects.

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Excavation for attenuation tank at Saltley Academy, Birmingham

Hard landscaping

Hard landscaping,
car parks and ramps

From city-centre wheelchair access ramps to rural cycle paths, hard landscaping keeps life moving. Our extensive experience includes crane-lifting a mini Stone Henge, to create space for the extension of a school.


At all times, our groundworkers are efficient, tidy and considerate to their environment – considering details such as the proximity of the public or the security sensitivity of a location. 


constructing car parks at birmingham business park

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Minimum fuss. Maximum service.

We’re dedicated to mimimising fuss and maximising our level of service.

SnagZero embodies our commitment to minimise risk, error & complication and maximise expertise, efficiency & safety to reliably deliver a high-quality project.

Groundworks case studies


Jerrings Hall Farm



Dosthill Primary Academy



Victoria Community School



Kingston Centre



Saltley Academy



Former Cov Press Factory



Hawes Lane



Benson Community School



Osborne Primary School



“Umberslade are a very professional company on civils and strip out.”

M Morgan, Senior Site Manager

Some of our groundworks clients

Groundworks projects map

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