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How Do Bridge Foundations Work and Why Are They Important?

Bridges can simply not be built without foundations, the same way that cars cannot be built without engines and planes without wings. The foundations have to be perfect for a bridge to be functionable and safe. The way in which bridges are formed depends on the type of bridge, which could be beam, arch, cable-stayed …

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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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The Cork House – Grand Designs

This week on Grand Designs, they announced the contenders for their ‘House of the Year’. Featured on this list was The Cork House – a carbon negative building made entirely of cork and built on ABC Anchors screw piles! The house has won several RIBA architectural awards Check out the photos below during construction and …

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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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Garden Structure – Karen’s Childcare

ABC Anchors were approached to assist in a solution for foundations at Karen’s Childcare. They wanted to expand the outdoor area for the children and the available space had a few challenges to overcome.Site access and foundation positioning was limited, so screwpiles were identified as the best solution by the Client. The piles were to …

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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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Confor Woodland Show 2017

Autoguide Equipment and ABC Anchors would like to thank everyone that joined us at the Confor Woodland Show last week. We hope you all enjoyed the show as much as we did; we were definitely glad that there was slightly less rain and mud than the last trade show we attended!If you saw us at …

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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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