Works to Carlton cemetery in Nottinghamshire commenced in September 2017 to extend the number of burial spaces. The project to level out new burial land in Carlton Cemetery resulted in an extra 1,600 burial spaces – enough to see the site through the next 25 years.

The earthworks package let by J Pugh-Lewis included; model designs for the GPS D61 PXi Dozer, removal of topsoil and set aside in temporary stockpile, cut and fill to required model levels,  re-laying of stockpiled topsoil over site to produce a uniform platform and to spread level and compact capping for prospective car park area.

As well as the work to level out the area there have also been new footpaths, benches, bins and water taps installed in the cemetery and planting of wild meadow seed, shrubs and trees as part of the refurbishment.

Gedling Borough Council, responsible for the cemetery, took the opportunity to create 12 new car parking spaces for people visiting the cemetery to use. The overall project took just over two months to complete.


Project Type Engineered Bulk Excavation
Client J Pugh-Lewis Ltd
Completion Date October 2017
Project Size 13,400m2
Contract Value £40K


  • Excavate topsoil and place into temporary stockpile
  • Cut and fill subsoil materials
  • Trim and compact formation levels
  • Relay layer of topsoil using GPS controlled dozer

J Pugh-Lewis Ltd is a specialist contractor at the forefront of sportsfield construction, drainage, fencing and landscaping.

With full time staff of 30 and a turnover of £3 million, their clients include local authorities, schools & universities, building contractors and numerous sports clubs, both professional and amateur.

Sportsfield projects range from village recreation grounds to national stadia, whilst fencing services cover all types of fencing, barrier, guardrail and gate installations. They also supply, install and repair fences to National Highways Sector Scheme 2A.

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