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 site at Ham Mill Lane in Stroud to discuss a solution to stabilise the failed canal bank with the volunteers from the trust. A screw piling solution to support the gabion retaining structure was developed with their Structural Engineer to install 60R screw piles both vertically and raked at 45 degrees using our 400H handheld anchor driver. This stabilisation would allow the Thames and Severn canal to be dredged. The work also formed a small part of a wider effort to eventually reopen the canal for public use.

As a result of our solution and the volunteer team's hard work, more material was prevented from falling into the canal, and they were able to support an adjoining neighbour’s garden from falling further down the hill.

The volunteers were inexperienced in screw piling so an engineer attended site to provide training on the safe use of the equipment. We assisted them with safe working methods to allow them to pile at 45 degrees on a steep slope.

“We had a good session of familiarisation training with one of your engineers on Wednesday . I would just like to say how pleasant and helpful he was, it was a pleasure to work with him.”

Bob Ambury, Cotswold Canal Trust

We enjoyed working with the Cotswold Canal Trust as the team are all volunteers, so they were keen to learn and get stuck in.

We are now assisting the trust with the design of a further 4m high gabion retaining wall which will be supported on screw piles. We are keen to see how this second project progresses and hope to continue to be involved with the wider project of re-opening the Thames and Severn Canal for public use.

If you have a project in mind and are considering using screw piles due to their many benefits, please don't hesitate to get in contact with us.

Training and Familiarisation

CPD Accreditation

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 our continued commitment to education within the construction industry. Our training courses will give you introductory knowledge, skills and practical experience necessary to enable you to take on your first ABC Anchors screw piles installation safely and competently.

Training Programmes

We currently offer two CPD accredited training courses at our office and workshop in Heddington, Wiltshire:

Course A: Two day familiarisation course

 

Day one covers the theory of screw piling; an overview of ABC Anchors screw piles and Autoguide installation equipment along with practical installation training.
Day two is held on site at your first screw piling project, where one of our Engineers will monitor your first installation and provide supervision, advice, guidance, hints and tips to your workforce. Please note we can only attend sites within 100 miles of Heddington.

 

Course B: One day familiarisation course

 

Includes Day One of the two day familiarisation course as above.
Intended for course attendees whose first screw piling project is further than 100 miles from Heddington.

CPD Accredited Training

We are delighted to announce that ABC Anchors is now an approved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training provider.

Being CPD accredited ensures that the training offered by ABC Anchors meets strict standards and quality benchmarks, whilst also demonstrating our continued commitment to education within the construction industry. Attending any of our training courses counts towards achieving your annual professional CPD quota as a Fellow, Associate, Chartered, Incorporated, Graduate or Technician member with all of the relevant professional institutions.

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Installation Packages

Package Choices

We can offer several packages for the supply and installation of our screw piles.

We can supply the piles and offer full installation with this you get a full installation pile log with guarantee of work

We can supply the piles and hire out the installation equipment for you to install.

Training courses at our premises or onsite (How to correctly use our equipment to install screw piles)

Onsite guidance


 

Torque Heads

400H
400H

500X / XG
500X / XG

650H
650H

1600X
1600X

2500X / XG
2500X / XG

All our torque heads are manufactured by our sister company Autoguide Equipment and can be either purchased or hired from us. This can be on a daily or weekly basis.

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ABC Torque Heads