Preparing Your House For Building Work

If you’re planning on having any kind of construction work done on your house, you might be wondering how to prepare for it. Can you stay living in your property while piling contractors take over or will you have to move out? Before you start packing your suitcases, read our guide on how to prepare …

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Victorian Houses vs. New Builds: Which are Easier to Maintain

Ask most people whether they would prefer to live in a Victorian Terrace or a new build and they’ll have a strong opinion. As piling contractors, we are often asked which type of house is built better. The truth is, it completely depends on what you need from your property. Here, we discuss some of …

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Bored Pile Walls Explained

With many different piling methods available – from CFA piling to mini piling, it can be difficult to know how to differentiate them from one another. If you’re having any kind of groundworks construction, make sure you discuss your options with a qualified piling contractor, as the type of work will depend on the soil …

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A Guide to the Different Building Foundation Types

The most crucial part of any building is its foundations as they provide enough support to the structure in order to keep it upright. If you’re thinking of building or having serious work done on a property, it’s essential that you understand what’s going on underneath the surface. Usually, foundations are split into two categories: Shallow …

Buying A House That Has Been Underpinned

Buying A House That Has Been Underpinned

You’ve found your dream house, it’s within budget and you’ve even put an offer in… but then the surveyor’s report comes back and you find out that it’s needed underpinning in the past. Do you still go through with it? Or should this make you think twice? As professional underpinning contractors we understand that taking …

Building Subsidence

Underpinning: Do You Need Building Regulations Approval?

Professional underpinning contractors can help to strengthen the foundations of an existing structure below ground level. Underpinning is most commonly used to treat subsidence, which is when the foundations of a building move slightly and need specialist repair work to avoid further damage. Subsidence occurs when subsoil draws away from the foundations, creating a cavity …

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CFA Piling Explained

If you’re having any kind of groundworks construction, it’s important that you discuss it with a qualified piling contractor so that you understand which piling method will work best. This can depend on a variety of factors including space, soil conditions and noise. Here, we’re going to take an in-depth look at one of the …

how deep do pilings need to be

How Deep Do Pilings Need To Be?

As piling contractors, we often get asked the question “How deep do pilings need to be?” In all honesty, there’s not a straightforward answer. The depth of pile foundations will depend on a variety of factors. Pile foundations are an example of deep foundations and were first used for large constructions. However, since smaller piles …

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Finding Piling Contractors for Tight Access Homes

If your property is down a narrow lane, has no rear access or very tight corridors, it can be difficult to imagine how you’ll be able to have any kind of building work done. You don’t want to go through all the trouble of finding a contractor and renting piling equipment just to find that …