Tips in Choosing The Best UK Piling Companies

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Tips in Choosing The Best UK Piling Companies

When it comes to construction, piling is a pretty important job. After all, it provides the essential support needed for any kind of structure.

Piling is an absolute necessity in construction if a building’s original foundations aren’t strong enough to withhold a new structure being built upon it. There are a number of reasons this may happen, such as soil subsidence or wrong architectural design in the past. However, natural causes – like earthquakes and floods – can also move and destabilise foundations.

Even still, there are some foundations that simply just need to be fortified before any more construction can be placed upon it due to the weight of the new project.

So there’s every chance your project may require some high-quality piling. This is why it’s really important you choose the best company before you embark on a project which will require piling.

With that in mind, here are a few tips for choosing the best UK piling companies.

First, you’ll want to know what materials are being used. Piling can require a number of different materials, such as wood, steel or concrete. It’s crucial that the company you use understands what material is suitable for your project.

This leads to the next tip: communication. As there will be lots of important decisions to be made, you’ll want a company that can provide you with clear answers to all your potential questions.

Good communication is always key for any building projects. At BSB Piling and Underpinning, we are always happy to help with any enquiries you may have. If you want to hear from us, you can find contact details on our website.

Next, you’ll want a company that can offer expertise in the many different areas of piling. Other piling methods should be provided depending on your different circumstances. Read on to see what services are suitable:

Screw piles are needed for sites with restricted access, where a piling rig may be unsuitable. They can be installed by hand or by using a mini-excavator and work in tension and compression making them ideal for underpinning work where they are used in conjunction with underpinning support brackets.

There will be some sites with reasonably restricted access. These sites may even have areas where virtually no other piles can reach. This is where Grundomat driven piles can be a highly effective piling solution.

Piles operated by a Grundomat pile driving hammer are designed to use a minimal amount of vibration, which essential when piling has to be carried out in noise-sensitive locations. This makes them most effective for home extensions and conservatories in residential areas, but can also be good for restricted access locations such as railway embankments.

The Continuous Flight Auger (CFA) piling method is the most appropriate solution for piling works on large open sites with the unstable ground. This is because the auger stays in the pile bore to the final depth. Then when the CFA is withdrawn, concrete is slowly injected through the hollow stem of the auger into the pile. CFA is also the quietest way to form piles, so it is most suitable for noise-sensitive sites.

Contiguous piled retaining walls is the best method for things such as basements and ground stabilisation, when the ground where there is an adjoining property must be maintained, or when partial underground retaining all is required.

The piles are installed approximately 50mm to 100mm apart (depending on ground conditions) and are connected together by a reinforced concrete ground beam on top.

Make sure the UK piling company you choose can also provide mini piling services. This way, you will be prepared to deal with smaller sites with limited access, or sites that are environmentally sensitive. Mini piling is often required on projects like house extensions, conservatory bases, or detached building plots.

So, if you are looking for the best UK piling companies, why not consider BSB? We provide services in any of the piling methods listed above for any foundation and underpinning work needed.

BSB Piling and Underpinning have modern piling rigs which are more than capable of traversing all ground conditions. This means you’ll be provided with an economic and appropriate piling solution for your development.

Our deep knowledge of piling and groundworks combined with all our services, make us the perfect UK company to help you complete your project no matter the size: large, small, and everything in between.

To find out more about our piling, mini piling and the many other services we provide, visit the BSB website today!

But if you want to hear back right away, we’re more than happy to provide you with a free quote for your project!
You can get in touch by giving us a call on one of these two numbers:

01392 986198

0207 101 4487

Or use email and reach us through: info@bsbpiling.co.uk