Underpinning a Failed Foundation

In July, we were approached by Peter at Foundation Solutions Ireland whose client was building a Residential Log Cabin as an extension to an existing cottage. They were experiencing some issues with a previous extension and contacted Peter to see if he could help. “The problem was an existing extension was sinking slowly causing structural …

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Cotswold Canal Trust – Bank Stabilisation

Cotswold Canal Trust got in touch via our website in regards to a bank on the Thames and Severn canal that needed stabilising. They had heard about us from one of our previous customers, who we helped with the Dursley Tree House project featured on Grand Designs in 2016. One of our team visited the …

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625kN Pile Test – Restricted Access London Site

When configuring suitable screw piles for a project, our Engineers rely heavily on soil properties determined from geotechnical investigation. Often undertaking soil testing using the ABC Anchors soil test probe, or commissioning a full soil investigation (SI) report from a geotechnical engineering firm provides us with sufficient design information. On small projects, use of our …

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Training and Familiarisation

ABC Anchors is an approved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training provider.We offer training on both the theory behind the ABC Anchors screw piling system as well as practical installation of screw piles using Autoguide installation equipment.Being CPD accredited ensures that the training offered by ABC Anchors meets strict standards and quality benchmarks, whilst also demonstrating …

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RD Residential – Garden Studio

This project involved the construction of a timber-built garden studio in West London.Screw piles were a preferred choice for the foundations, as the proposed location for the structure was at the base of a mature tree and in a tree root protection area.The access to the site was also restricted allowing only hand held equipment …

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We Were On Your Screens!

Grand Designs and Channel 4… Grand Designs Dursley Tree House featured on Grand Designs! This project will also be featured in The Sunday Times Homes section on the 18th September and Grand Designs magazine 12th September. Channel 4 Woodman’s Treehouse The building of the treehouse was filmed for the first episode of the new series …

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The finished project

Julia’s House Children’s Hospice

This project involved installing 6 quantity 60RL* screw piles to support a small wooden Cabin.Screw piles were the preferred choice of foundation for two reasons, firstly as there were tree roots and secondly, the ground dropped away by up to 1meter in some pile positions.Using our 400H hand held torque head 2 rows of 3 …

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CLM – Ferry Bridge

Ferry Bridge is an historic suspension bridge in Burton on Trent which was in need of refurbishment work during October 2015. In order to carry out the repairs to the bridge a scaffolding system was required to be set up to allow access for the contractors. The Scaffold system would rely on the screw piles …

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Conservatory Underpinning – Cooke Brothers

The conservatory had dropped approximately 60mm and opened up the brickwork. When I installed the Screw-Piles and used the underpinning bracket and jacks, I was able to lift the complete structure back to original height.I used my own Micro Digger as a powerpack for the 400H driver head.The gap in the brickwork was closed, windows …

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Extensions

Commonly used on Eco-Friendly projects, Screw Piles are becoming increasingly popular on New builds. Being able to pile close to tree roots and other foundations, that traditional foundations are unable to. Key Features Hand held torque head for can be used in restricted access Minimal disruption to neighbouring properties Minimal muck away

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