Farwell Plant hire and Groundworks is a family run firm based in North Dorset. The company was founded in 1982 by Mark Farwell who has built the company from a single tractor to the extensive fleet of new machinery that is operated today. The expertise and capabilities of the company has continued to grow with diversification into many different sectors. Originally starting out Mark predominantly carried out ground work and contracting operations for local farmers and builders. With the focus on quality, it was not long before the company progressed and the work force expanded to accommodate the increasing level of repeat customers and wider range of services provided. These services now included a fleet of tipper lorries and a low loader.
In 1999 the company out grew the premises at France Down and moved to its current home at Down End Farm, Bushes Road. This move allowed for a huge improvement in facilities including a large workshop and maintenance department, better office facilities, covered machinery storage, amongst over commercial benefits. Since this time Farwell plant hire has moved into the recycling industry with a fully licensed facility for inert tipping, green waste recycling, Soil screening, concrete crushing etc. along with aggregate sales, muck away, concrete production, haulage, and much more.
The contracting and groundwork department has also seen development and has always kept up with the ever changing advances in technology and industry regulation. The company has proudly been involved in such a variety of projects as renewable energy construction, highways maintenance, Schools, office buildings, grain stores, bridges, lake dredging, lagoon construction, forest rake and burn, M.O.D firing range construction, brewery demolition, and much more.
The past year has seen the introduction of a new concrete batching plant which will now allow the sale of much greater quantities of ready-mix along with facilitating the companies own concrete teams. This is operated under the Blandford Concrete name, with a fleet of ready mix and delivery vehicles to cater for the local industries’ concrete and aggregate needs.
‘Although our operation has expanded along with our capabilities, the fundamental focus is still on quality as it always has been from the start’.