Designing and Building Your Own Summer House

There is something magical about the promise of summer house living, even in the UK! A garden sanctuary, away from the stress and strain of the everyday world. The good life. Designing and building your own summer house is within the reach of most people. If you are handy with a few basic tools, self-building …

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Foundations for Building a Conservatory

A conservatory is one of the most popular and useful ways of extending the living area of a home. Available from either a specialist company or bought from a larger DIY store, they can often be installed without the need for planning permission or detailed building regulations. Although the use of an architect or structural …

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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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Guide to Tackling Subsidence

Subsidence is a word that strikes fear into the heart of any homeowner. At its worst, it can be a major safety hazard, yet if the signs are discovered early enough, it is possible to prevent the need for expensive remedial work. Let’s look at what subsidence is, what causes it, what you can do …

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Eco-Mooring Anchors

Recently we have been working on our underwater installation options to help our customer achieve an environmentally friendly mooring option. The journey began back in last year, (concept video)  and we were delighted to have been able to successfully install the anchors under water. Our mooring anchors have recently been featured on the news, showing …

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Underwater Installation of an Environmentally Friendly Mooring System

A special revision of our 400H can be used by divers to install and environmentally friendly mooring system in depths up to 10m. The unique hollow shaft 400H can drive ABC 60R screw anchors from the centre lugs, and then the end, of leads and 2m extensions.Hydraulics power is usually from a petrol power pack …

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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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Crafty Camping – finished projects

We have been involved in two projects for Crafty Camping so far – both the Woodsman’s Treehouse and the Woodland Workshop. However, as a supplier of foundation solutions, we don’t always get to see the finished product after our piles have been installed. Luckily, many of our customers keep in touch and like to show …

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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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