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Multi Utility Prep and Cable Lay

DT Hughes Contractors has over 20 years experience in groundwork. During this time we have built up a reputation for high quality delivery on all projects that we undertake. Our team do not consider a job finished until the customer is 100% happy and we will ensure that happens on every single job.

As a result of our attention to detail and customer commitment DT Hughes Contractors are in a position to offer guarantees and insurance on all works that we carry out. Our team will only operate with full public liability insurance and we also take a detailed view of all health and safety issues as a starting point on all projects. Our customer service team provide the support to our operational staff to ensure a positive outcome on all projects.

For many years we have worked alongside Independent Distribution Network Operators on the underground utilities infrastructure, working in gardens, footpaths and highways throughout the North West, England and North Wales. We take pride in our work and our customer relations which has lead to us building a strong reputation and a good relationship with many Utility companies.

DT Hughes Contractors are an ICP accredited company up to and including 33 kV


We have full NERS accreditation to undertake New Connections and work up to 33kV and meet the highest standards. We are proud service partners to SP Energy Networks and carry out all requirements on their network 24hours a day, 365 days per year. All of our works are carried out in accordance with the standards and procedures implemented by the distribution company.


We have fully accredited GIRS subcontractors to undertake New Connections work up to 7Bar (intermediate pressure) and meet the highest industry delivery standards. Our team of experts design, install, and maintain gas infrastructure systems across the Merseyside region and North Wales.


We have fully accredited WIRS scheme subcontractors, we can design and implement any water infrastructure you require. That includes connection, construction, project management and repairs.


By using advanced technologies and many years of hands-on experience we carry out cost-effective quality operations on the waste water infrastructure.

Jointing Services

DT Hughes Contractors currently provide cable jointing services up to and including 33 kV on a wide range of projects, which include new connections, disconnections, diversions, link box replacements and upgrades on the SP Energy Network.

Our skilled professionals also work on streetlighting, street furniture and other buildings.

Our experienced cable jointing teams are currently carrying out a linkbox replacement framework agreement, which is ongoing until 2022.

In conjunction with our values of continuous improvement and quality, DT Hughes Contractors is continuously looking to increase our jointing resources within an ongoing recruitment program alongside a strategic in-house training regime.


DT Hughes are focused on the design, build and maintenance of telecom infrastructure for key clients in the telecom market. Our telecoms division is a leading service provider in the area’s that we work, carrying out connection, repair, maintenance and new installs.

Domestic Building

DT Hughes Contractors have a proven reputation, within the North West, of delivering high quality projects with a unique way of thinking to solve problems and meet customer's expectations and beyond. A full range of construction services, from small plastering jobs to full new builds and extensions are offered. Some of our specialists have over 30 years of experience in the construction field. Our expert team of fully qualified tradesmen have professionally recognised qualifications in their respective trades. With such great knowledge and expertise, you can be sure of being in good hands. Our dedicated team will ensure that the work is delivered on time, in budget and to the client’s exact specification.

We have a multi skilled team of workers who have supported the business in building the North West region and specialise in:

  • Joinery
  • Concrete works
  • Plastering
  • Concrete Plinths
  • Substation
  • New Builds
  • Electrical Works
  • Demolition work
  • Painting and Decorating
  • External Plastering including Rendering and Tyrolean Finish
  • Bricklaying
  • Roofing including Flat Roofing, Roof Repairs, Slate Roofing, Tiled Roofing and Lead Work
  • Plumbing Works
  • UPVC Facia and Guttering
  • Tiling
  • Driveways

We are able to offer our customers a full kitchen fitting service that they deserve from a company they can trust. Take advantage of over 20 years of experience in the industry, and enjoy sensational designs and kitchen installations in Liverpool and the surrounding area. With our help, you can have the kitchen that you have always wanted.

All of our work is project-managed from start to finish and we offer FREE no-obligation quotations.

Groundworks and Landscaping

We deal with all drainage work and have detailed knowledge of drainage systems. Experience in this area allows us to see solutions to all drainage problems. Concreting is an area of work that we have a great wealth of experience in and our specialist team members will sort out a top quality job every time. Excavation is another aspect of our service that is regularly used by our clients including extension footings, drainage and new build landscaping and driveways.

Our civil engineering department carry out a wide range of landscaping activities from new driveways/domestic gardens to car parks and the construction of new roads within the Liverpool City Region. Our specialist and experienced team can offer the full turnkey from design to a high profile surface completion.

Grab Wagon and JCB Hire

DT Hughes have a number of grab wagons able to provide a hire service across the North West.

All DT Hughes’ grab wagons are available for hire and are maintained to VOSA standards. They are also in compliance with the highway maintenance standards. We can supply grab wagons at a per load or a day rate depending on your requirements. Hiring a grab wagon is a less expensive alternative to skip hire, and can reduce both general and labour costs.

Our wagon drivers are highly experienced in both utility and private work. We have experience working on Scottish Power, National Grid and United Utilities contracts. All our drivers are CPCS & NPORS accredited ensuring that you’ll have only the most skilled professionals to meet your needs. DT Hughes are also Environment Agency approved accredited waste carriers. Our Grab wagons provide an economical solution to removing your waste whatever job you have; simply stock pile your waste and we will take care of the rest.


DT Hughes supply aggregates in the North West, with a huge stock of sand, stone and gravel (including recycled material) able to create any surface or fulfill any outdoor application. We can supply both large and small quantities of each with our grab wagon hire service, depending entirely on your requirements. We offer a variety of different yet effective aggregates, including stone and sand supplied to both commercial and domestic customers.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Learning is a never-ending road of discovery, challenge, inspiration and wonder. At DT Hughes we take pride in up-skilling our workforce and supporting their vison and personal objectives, whilst promoting and executing programmes that offer young people in the area’s that we work, opportunities to join our business and to gain the skills and education that will further support their career

Our Managing Director, David Hughes, highlighted a need in the utility and civil engineering sector to bring through young people due to a significant age gap in the industry. Partnering with Highfield Accredited Civil Engineering Careers, DT Hughes aim to train and educate local community members in the services that we provide, along with backing and supporting their initiative Weapons Down Gloves Up, the Nexus CIC.


DT Hughes currently have a working heavy goods fleet that are all maintained in house and ensured safe using our purpose built internal enterprise system created by DualPixelLtd

DualPixelLtd also developed an app for our business that not only records and maintains all on site information in real time but has transformed our business as we operate a paperless model with a streamlined data management system.

Traffic Management

DT Hughes Contractors works closely alongside our sister company Site Safe Traffic Solutions, who provide all specialist traffic management setups and designs and offer a first class service to the business.

Site Safe Traffic Solutions