Excavation for Swimming Pool Derbyshire

Recently Alan Bailey Groundworks completed an excavation to create a Swimming Pool in Derbyshire.

Excavation for Swimming Pool IMG_1071       IMG_1074

An existing concrete base was broken up using a  Hydraulic Breaker.  The rubble was then removed using our mini digger and dumpers.  Once the site was cleared the pool dimensions were marked out  ready for excavation.

Drainage Stone to line the pool base           Drainage Stone compacted for pool base






Concrete Blinding for pool base

Upon completion of excavation, a layer of drainage stone was compacted.  The pool base was then blinded with concrete for a level working area.  Swimming Pool construction continued…….

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New Garden Steps – Ashbourne Derbys

An addition of garden steps, using Bradstone grey paving slabs has made an easy access to the elevated lawn area.

To see the huge difference the addition of the garden steps have made to this garden landscape,  we have shown the ‘Before’ and ‘After’ images below

Garden Steps                               New Bradstone Garden Steps


To complete the attractive addition of the new garden steps created using Bradstone Silver Grey Paving Slabs, yellow sandstone rockery stones and blue slate have been used to compliment the project.  The customer is now able to easily utilise the upper lever of their garden.

The solar garden path lighting can be purchased from numerous retailers including Costco, Argos, Amazon, John Lewis, Homebase……….

Please see the link below for Bradstone Products



New Patio Inspiration for Your Home

Now is the time of year we all look forward to spending more time in the garden and enjoying the fresh air.  An addition of a new patio creates another special space to eat drink and be merry with family and friends!  There is plenty of hard landscaping to choose from sandstone, concrete, limestone, granite or slate but the Indian natural sandstone still seems to be the most popular.  The stone can be laid in various patterns to create many different finished appearances.  To see more ideas please either look at our ‘Useful Links’ page or click this link https://www.marshalls.co.uk/homeowners/garden-and-driveway-designs-and-patterns

York Stone                                                                              Indian Stone

Patio_York_Stone_Ashbourne                   New Patio Indian Stone

Indian Stone and Pavers

New Patio Inspiration                    New Patio Inspiration

To discuss your patio possibilities please contact us by email or phone

Indian Sandstone Paving Ashbourne

Yet another superb transformation using Indian Sandstone Paving.  The existing unstable old concrete slabs were removed to create a beautiful Natural Indian Stone Patio.   Laid correctly, this impressive addition to the exterior landscape of the house will be enjoyed for years.

To see our latest customer testimonials please click on the Derbyshire Trusted Trader logo on our home page

The ‘Before’ and ‘After’ images of this project – Could your property be enhanced by this transformation?

Concrete Slab           Indian Sandstone Paving

Indian Sandstone Paving is available in many colours.  Before you finally choose your paving look at the sample wet and dry!   Here are just a few of our nearest stockists




Indian Stone Snelston Ashbourne

Indian sandstone has become increasingly popular in the UK in recent years as a domestic patio or driveway product. Due to its strength and versatility coupled with its natural beauty, it is often the chosen product with many homeowners to produce functional yet stylish spaces for family and social use.

Here we show how a space can be totally transformed using Indian Stone Paving

The Existing Courtyard – old concrete


The existing concrete was removed and the site was brought up to level with road stone.

Indian Stone Ashbourne

The Indian Stone was laid on a bed of washed sand and cement mix. Once the slabs have been laid the complete area is pointed with Geofix. This picture shows the slabs after rainfall which enhances their natural beautiful colours.

An Aco drain was installed to take away the surface water


Newly Developed Retail Units – Block Paving – Sudbury

Alan Bailey Groundworks Ltd has redeveloped this courtyard to create pedestrian areas in front of the newly developed retail units. The materials used, including block paving, have been chosen to complement the original estate yard workshops.

Golconda gravel        Brindle Clay Paving

Golconda self binding gravel complements the old brick buildings and ‘locks’ together to give a firmer but natural finish. Self Binding Gravel is widely used around stately homes, heritage properties and woodland paths due to the relatively hard wearing properties the product benefits from.

Brindle clay path with charcoal paviour edge

The block paving used here is ‘Brindle Clay Paving’ and ‘Charcoal Clay Paving’

To see these any many more products please click on the link below.  Tippers are just one of the local suppliers in our area, but probably have the largest range


Electrical Cable and Water Pipe Installation Ashbourne

Electrical Cable and Water Pipe Installation

A Davis Trencher 700 is used to cut a narrow trench into the ground for the installation of electrical cables, ducting for BT cables etc, water pipe and land drainage. Using this machine causes minimal ground disturbance to aid the reinstatement of the area after the works have been completed.

Installation of water pipes                         Electrical Cable Installation

Tarmac Driveway and Block Paved Parking Area, Belper, Derbyshire

The block paving car parking area created here adds interest to the very functional tarmaced driveway.

The block pavers used are called Eaton. To see a sample of these please visit Tipper Building Merchants, Uttoxeter

Please click on this link       http://www.tippersbm.co.uk/branches/tippers_uttoxeter_branch.aspx


Please call us for a quote to transform your driveway. To see our most recent testimonials click on the Derbyshire Trusted Trader logo found on our home page

Tarmac Driveway

Hydraulic Loading Platform Heanor, Derbyshire

The Hydraulic Loading Platform enables heavy machinery to be loaded into the lorry trailer easily using a fork lift truck. This eliminates risk because there is no loading at heights.  The second image shows the loading bay and loading dock created using concrete blocks, shuttering and  reinforced concrete.

 Hydraulic Loading Platform                  Loading Bay and Loading Dock