Agricultural, Groundworks and Excavations Contractor

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I and J Bushell are a Groundworks, Excavation and Agricultural Contracting Company based in Surrey, UK.

With over 30 years experience in a wide range of applications, we currently undertake work across Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, Kent and all across London.  

Specialising in providing amenity services to local authorities and councils, as well as undertaking a wide variety of projects for commercial and domestic clients. We pride ourselves on providing a reliable, efficient and cost effective solution to your problems.



Excavation, Groundworks and Agricultural Contracting



We can provide a variety of different solutions from initial site clearances through to full groundworks packages. 
Some of the services we can provide in this area are:

  • Foundation Excavations 

  • Concreting (Foundations, Slabs, Retaining Walls)

  • Drainage (Foul, Stormwater, Land, Agricultural Ditching, Soakways)

  • Hard Landscaping (Paving, Walling, Patios, Driveways)

  • Civil Engineering (Roads, Kerbing, Tracks, Retaining Walls, Concreting, Deep Drainage, Septic Tanks , Tri-Cell Systems, Klargester Systems, Attenuation Tanks, Backdrop Manholes) 

  • Utilities (Water, Electric Gas, Communications Installations)

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We have a wide range of operated plant available as a hire only option or to undertake complete earthworks packages. We currently undertake the following services for our customers:

  • Bulk Excavations 

  • Strip Footings

  • Cut and Fill Operations

  • Swimming Pool Excavations

  • Driveway and Patio Excavations

  • Haulage and Muckaway 

  • Geological/Groundwater Test Holes

  • Equine Arena Construction  


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Due to increased demand from our clients one area that we now specialise in is providing excavation and associated agricultural machinery to facilitate environmental projects for many of our clients. These include but are not limited to:

  • Environmental Scraping (Topsoil Stripping, Stockpiling, Habitat Creation)

  • Scrub Clearance

  • Pond and Wetland Construction

  • Pond & Ditch Desilting

  • Wildflower Meadow Creation and Enhancements 

Environmental Tractor Work Surrey


We have a modern fleet of tractors, trailers, mowers, toppers and other machinery, which together with an experienced team of operators enables us to provide a professional, reliable and efficient service.

  • Flailing and Topping

  • Cut and Clear/ Environmental Cuts

  • Verge Mowing

  • Hedgecutting

  • Sports Pitch Reseeding and Renovation

  • Haymaking

  • Spraying




A large project involving a wide variety of tasks to improve a woodland footpath and the surrounding areas. 

Some of the works undertaken by I and J Bushell included:

  • Stripping 10,000 m2 of topsoil to a depth of 150 mm and removing from 500 m3 of soil from site

  • Tree stump removal

  • Green Waste Removal 

  • Soil importation and spreading to facilitate the installation of a new wildflower matting 

  • 700m of timber edged, Coxwell self binding gravel footpath installation

  • Kissing gate installation at 3 locations across the woodland 

  • 100 m2 of cellular ground protection installation to provide permanent access for maintenance and volunteers

  • Installation of over 100 Linear Meters of Land Drainage

  • Temporary installation of ground protection matting on two occasions to protect an existing block paving driveway, and allow access for over 70 lorries throughout the contract.

Plant Hire Epsom


Over the last few years we have been working on the development of a property in Surrey. We started out clearing the disused small holding/farm and removing fence lines and unwanted trees and bushes, right through to a full groundworks package for a new build house, and much more.

Some of the works we have undertaken are listed below:

  • Site clearance

  • Arboricultural work

  • Earthworks to create a new stable yard

  • Installation of a new sewage treatment plant, 10,000 and 19,000 litre water attenuation tanks and associated pipe works

  • Concrete Slabs and foundations for stable blocks

  • Full groundworks package for a new build 3 bedrooms house

  • Extensive landscaping

  • Foundation excavation and installation of barn flooring and concrete feeding areas  

  • Service installation throughout the property (water, electric, gas, storm water and foul drainage) 


Excavator Hire Chobham


A large number of contracts we now undertake are based around environmental works. For this particular client we were tasked with removing the nutrient rich top soil to allow the growth of native species and encourage reptiles. All arisings are then stockpiled in an embankment to create further wildlife habitats. We have also undertaken a large amount of scrub clearances for the same client. 


  • Stripping of 2500m2 of topsoil 

  • Habitat creation

  • Sensitive Areas

  • Gorse/scrub clearance over 1.6 hectares using a 13 tonne excavator and tree shear, which was then used to pile the brushwood into windrows for further processing by the client 



This project was to re-excavate an existing ditch line and use the excavated material to create a soil embankment. The aim of the project was to stop unauthorised vehicular access onto the SSSi and Scheduled Historic Monument Site. 

I and J Bushell provided all the machinery and labour required to facilitate the following tasks: 

  •  Re-excavate 3300m of existing ditch line and create soil embankment to create an impassable barrier. 

  • Create vehicular passing bays every 150m to allow large vehicles to pass on the narrow road.

  • Carefully remove turf sods and re-lay on newly constructed embankment to aid quick regrowth and avoid seed importation. This was all done by an excavator and hydraulic tilt bucket. 

  • Implement full traffic management system whilst work was undertaken to ensure the safety of the operatives and the public. 



1 Little Woodcote Estate, Woodmansterne Road,
Carshalton, SM5 4AL, UK

020 8394 2136/ 07973 493 846/ 07979 911 655

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