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Please find below a selection of news articles.

 

Why the UK Construction industry should embrace driven piling

Published: 5th December 2017

The benefits of driven piling go beyond what many people give it credit for. Despite its many documented advantages, the UK has shown little enthusiasm for driven piling compared to mainland Europe who consider it the norm method…

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5 Reasons to consider construction equipment hire

Published:  1st December 2017

The benefits of purchasing a shiny new piece of equipment can be appealing. Newly purchased machinery comes with the latest technology and fully functioning settings - but what about potential downfalls? New construction equipment can come with a heavy…

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Why Groundworks are critical to construction

Published: 30th November 2017

At the first stage of any project, ground works are crucial to the success of any build.

Groundwork involves building a strong base in order for construction to begin. Sturdy groundwork is imperative when building and many specifications are needed in…

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Building on Garden Plots

Published: 24th November 2017

In a recent project, we were contracted to construct a piled reinforced concrete slab for a new build two bedroom property which was being built on the site of an old garage at the rear of a property.


Many people find sourcing…

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Piled foundations for 4 new extensions on The Magdalen Road, Alms Houses in Exeter

Published: 2nd November 2017

In our most recent project, Belowground ltd were contracted to construct 4 piled foundations for four new extensions on houses on The Magdalen Road, Almshouses in the heart of Exeter. These properties were…

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2 New Build Properties East Knoyle, Wiltshire

Published: 2nd November 2017

Belowground Ltd are specialist piling and underpinning contractors. We carry out work across London, Exeter and Bristol as well as operating throughout the whole of England and Wales providing work of the highest standards.

In our most recent work, we…

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Can you use piling foundations in water?Below Ground Blog Image Water Piling Foundations 1

Published: 31st January 2017

As you are probably aware, piling entails the driving of piles into the earth below ground level, pile foundations are then used to strengthen the soil which will support the weight load of the building erected on top of…

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How Piling Works

Published: 30th November 2016

The simplest way to explain what piling is, to somebody with no prior knowledge of construction industry techniques, is to describe it as a type of deep foundation: a foundation that larger buildings usually need, to ensure they have adequate support. This is of course,…

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Steel Bearing vs Timber Piles

Published: 30th December 2016

Timber piles have been around for a lot longer than their steel counterparts; in fact, they have been used for thousands of years and in parts of the world where cheap timber is in plentiful supply, they are still often the preferred…

Read more: The Comparison You've Been Looking For: Steel Bearing vs Timber Piles




Do I Need Foundation Piling for My Extension? 

If you’re planning to add an extension to your current home, you’ll have to ascertain what type of foundation will be needed to accommodate your project. But how do you determine whether you require a traditional or deep…

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