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About Us

We are a long established reputable family run business with over 20 years combined experience in the Construction and Groundwork's industry.

We undertake any job whether it domestic or commercial in size.

AJ Bretherton groundworks & Plant Hire are a company with high standards and moral values,we are general groundwork and excavation contractors but do also undertake construction projects from time to time.

We have our own variety of plant machinery, and do not restrict ourselves to one particular trade.



Plant Hire

Hire plant equipment from A.J Bretherton Groundworks and Plant Hire.

Whether you’re looking from a cable winch or a 13 ton digger, we have a wide range of plant equipment ready and available for hire.

We supply equipment to the construction, engineering and other manufacturing industry as well as the DIY person.

We offer a comprehensive and flexible service, no minimum hire period on plant, with efficient response times at very competitive rates.

We understand our customers are our future and respond accordingly.

Call us today to discuss how our rates and services can assist you or your company, we're always here to help any way we can.

Our Mission Statement

"Our aim is to provide a quality service, on time and within budget."


Here at A J Bretherton Groundworks & Plant Hire we thrive on our ability to move earth. Whether its off site using lorries or on site using articulated dump trucks (ADT’s) we have the personnel and machines to complete the job to an exceptional standard.
Earth moving and the safe removal of all aggregates is a fast moving industry that our team thrive off, so whether it’s a mound or a mountain, we will move it!

With an extensive and proven track record in the world of earth moving our experience and knowledge enables us to provide a comprehensive level of service for all your earthwork and earth moving needs.

Our team of industry approved machine and plant operators obtain years of groundwork knowledge and experience.

We aim to deliver only the very best in customer service, coupled with an in-depth understanding of all aspects of earthwork.


Tarmac Plaining

We are a specialist in laying tarmac and asphalt surfaces but also cover block paving, flag laying, kerbing, drainage, tarmac plaining and small excavation.

We also offer a selection of Plant Hire all with plant certification and trained operators.

All of our workforce carry appropriate CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) and use PPE, method statements and all health and safety measures are in place.

Working both in the private and public sectors, our business offers a range of services, from high quality asphalt road surfacing solutions through to driveway improvements and repair.

Our local workforce are experienced in all aspects of road surfacing.


Snow Clearance & Gritting

Using the latest gritting equipment and expertly training operatives, our professional service uses independent accurate weather forecasting to ensure your business keeps operating and that your premises are kept free of ice and snow.
If you have staff, clients, customers or visitors to your premises you have a duty of care, so far as is reasonably practicable, to ensure safe passage around the premises.

It is your responsibility under The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to maintain safe access during the winter. The costs of ice and snow claims range from a few thousand pounds to hundreds of thousands of pounds so can you afford to be left out in the cold this winter?

Our clientele range from complex NHS hospitals, high end luxury shopping centres to office blocks. Each facility is assessed for it's unique requirements .