Welcome to Active Groundworks. Based near Truro, Cornwall we are a family- run business offering all aspects of groundworks, concreting, drainage, demolition and landscaping for both domestic and commercial clients. We have 40 years’ of industry knowledge and experience to ensure your work is tailored to your exact needs and specifications.

We also like to show our support to local appeals and events. In 2015 we supported with the Truro Cathedral slate appeal, to help raise money and get slates to help replace the roof as it was in urgent need of repair. Active Groundworks is a family run business, we pride ourselves in being reliable, punctual, professional and ensuring all our work is finished to the highest quality.


Excavation and earthworks to foundations and floorslabs, along with retaining walls, we can cover your groundwork requirements!


Septic tanks to attenuations tanks and sewage treatment plants, rainwater harvesters, soak aways, land drains and inspection chambers.

hard landscaping

Landscaping can give your outdoor space a unique and refreshing look. No matter what the shape or size of your area, we can help.

get in touch

If you have a project, no matter how small or big, get in touch with Active Groundworks. Covering Cornwall & The South West.

How it all started

Active groundworks was founded in 2003.

Soon after starting we purchased an old van and sprayed it, to make it presentable.

Now 18 years later, we have a range of plant, excavators and attachments to suit.

We also have Hyab lifting equipment and a range of tippers, with an ever growing amount of vans.

So generally we can cover all of our clients requirements.

Some of our clients

Devon & Cornwall Housing
Carrs (Jaguar Land Rover)
H & A Recycling
Cornwall Council ( Cormac)
G & J Utilities
Westfield Transport
Atlantic Steel buildings
Cornwall Farm Machinery
Belectic Solar UK
Mercedes Benz south west