Groundworks and Hard Landscaping in Horsham, West Sussex and Surrey

Located in Mannings Heath, J M Evans Groundworks is a proud fourth-generation company. Established in 1959, we cover the Horsham District of West Sussex and most surrounding areas in nearby Surrey – including Cranleigh and Dorking. Staying a small business helps us to keep things more personal. Very few groundwork, hard landscaping or drainage contractors in the region can match us for being so friendly, so polite and so reliable.


Jim, our business owner, has been part of the groundworks sector for over 40 years. His team brings a further 20 years of combined experience to jobs in Surrey and West Sussex, especially the installation of patios and driveways using block paving.


A fourth-generation company like our own with close to 60 years of experience has better knowledge of traditional groundwork and hard landscaping practices, but has also been there to see developments in our trade and knows how to use them better. This gives our customers a more informed service and one that they can trust from outset to completion.


Supporting services include mini digger hire complete with a trained operator.

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Our customers come from the private sector and usually live close to Horsham. Our relatively small size is also a benefit because domestic customers tend to have a more unique blend of needs and requirements. J M Evans Groundworks fulfils those needs and requirements, and does so with a flexible approach where people always come first.


Do you need groundwork services to help with the development of a hard landscaping theme? Do you wish to discuss the installation of patios, driveways or block paving? Can our drainage contractors assist you with a surface water issue? Be sure to contact us first. We welcome enquiries from prospective customers in Surrey and West Sussex, including those in the Horsham, Cranleigh and Dorking areas.


We also want to hear from small businesses and contractors who wish to use us for mini digger hire, or to assist them with the initial stages of their own projects.


Our full service range includes:


  • Groundworks, Excavations and Spoil Removal
  • Landscape Design and Hard Landscaping
  • Foundations, Footings and Oversites
  • Surface Water and Foul Drainage
  • Sewage Treatment Plants
  • Patios, Driveways and Paving Installations
  • Steps and Ramps for Disabled Access
  • Block Paving, Concrete and Flagstones
  • Brickwork and Blockwork
  • Garage, Stable and Conservatory Bases
  • Mini Digger Hire with Operator
  • Fencing, Gate and Post Construction
  • Supply of Aggregates and Recycled Materials


Our groundwork, hard landscaping and drainage contractors visit customers to survey the job, to consult on the most suitable service and to provide an estimate or quotation for the work required. For those considering driveways and patios, we make time to discuss the merits of block paving and whether or not the job requires a supporting mini digger hire service for excavation and groundwork purposes. Estimates and quotations include material costs.


We look forward to meeting you at your Surrey or West Sussex property, and providing you with the type of service you’d expect from a friendly local fourth-generation business.

Call our groundwork, hard landscaping and drainage contractors on 07887 986932. We cover all parts of Surrey and West Sussex including Horsham, Cranleigh and Dorking.

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