J Pugh-Lewis Ltd is a leading UK contractor specialising in sportsfield construction, fencing, drainage and landscaping.

With a dedicated, full time staff of 30 and a turnover of £3 million, our 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, while our fencing services cover all types of fencing, barrier, guardrail and gate installations. Besides having ISO9001:2000 accreditation, we can also supply, install and repair fences to National Highways Sector Scheme 2A.

As a company, we have gained approval from CHAS, Exor and Constructionline.


Our History

Founded by John Pugh-Lewis in 1966, the business originally specialised in agricultural land drainage. However, by the early 1970’s the company’s services had expanded to include sportsfield drainage, cultivation and seeding, and fencing.

Early contracts for sportsfield drainage included Wembley in 1969, and Elland Road in 1970. Since the early 90’s sportsfield contracting has become a more prominent part of the business, with prestigious projects including the reconstruction of Twickenham for the RFU (2001), drainage at Royal Lytham & St Anne’s Golf Course for the R&A (2006), and the reconstruction of St Andrew’s for Birmingham City FC (2007). 2008 saw further top-flight projects, including new training facilities for Bristol City FC and re-laying the outfield at Headingley for Yorkshire CCC.

Fencing has been part of the business since the early 70’s, and over the years we have completed many major projects, including the M180, Wakefield Europort and more recently the Mansfield Ashfield Regeneration Route (MARR).

Since John’s death in 1991, the company has been run by his sons, Tim and James. During this period the company has seen further growth in the areas of fencing and sportsfield contracting and continues to operate at the forefront of both of these industries.