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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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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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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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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Scaffolding – Dyrham Park Roof Repair

When the 150 year old leaking roof of the 17th century Dyrham Park House needed to be repaired, the first step was to cover the whole house in a temporary scaffolding cover to keep the elements at bay.Investigation showed that the ground around the house could not support the load imposed by the scaffolding.ABC Anchors …

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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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