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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Confor 2017 – Register your interest

This September, our sister company Autoguide Equipment are celebrating their 40th anniversary, since being established in 1977! This anniversary is important as testament to many years of success and experience in the landscape construction and agricultural industries. Since the Confor Woodland Show corresponds perfectly, we are celebrating at stand, W47, on the 7th and 8th …

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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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Tree Roots

“Having specified and witnessed the installation of screw piles I consider they must be one of the most tree friendly foundation systems around. Easy to install from low ground pressure machines working on ground protection they can be installed without material impact to roots.” Jago Keen, Keen Consultants Disadvantages of conventional Concrete Footings around Tree …

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Temporary Structures

Screw piles make excellent temporary foundations, quick and easily to install and just as easy to remove. Being able to offer instant tensions they are perfect for use as temporary staging, bridges, secure site storage, toilet blocks etc. The removal of the screw piles causes very minimal ground disturbance and piles can often be used …

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Blue forest – Belton House Adventure Playground Bridge and Walkway.

This project involved installing foundations for a wooden footbridge and wooden walkway in an area that was very difficult to access with plant machinery and was protected because of listed ruins in the area. The area was also extremely boggy and could only be accessed for a short period between the wet seasons.All these restrictions …

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Bridge Foundations

Installing bridge foundations is inherently an interesting challenge but convenient because loads will be known. River and watercourse banks are usually soft although there may be hard gravels or boulders a few meters below water level. Temporary bridges also benefit from screw piles as they can be easily removed and reused. Piles can be protected …

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Underpinning – Conservatory

A conservatory which had been unsuccessfully underpinned using concrete, has now been restored to its original level using 60R helical screw piles.Initial soil tests indicated that competent ground would be located at approx. 2m depth. However, inspection of the failed foundation and the local presence of trees shed some doubt on this information. Pile installation was …

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Foundation Repairs

Subsiding properties are becoming more common. This is due to new buildings and extensions being built on insufficient foundations or shallow footings on clay soil. We have developed a system which can stabilise the subsidence and in some cases lift the building back to its original level. The process involves digging around the outside of …

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T in the Park

Photos and construction work by Alltec Construction.

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