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Case Study: Garden Office on DIY Screw Piles

Case Study: Garden Office on DIY Screw Piles

Putting a home office in your garden has never been easier. However, cost can be a factor and in some cases clients would prefer to do the job themselves. But what about all the digging, removal of top soil and pouring of concrete for the base? Some smart DIYers...

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Case Study: Decking Over a Ditch Using DIY Screw Piles

Case Study: Decking Over a Ditch Using DIY Screw Piles

Decking can be an excellent way to make more use of your garden and this case study is particularly interesting as it built over a large ditch at the end of a garden. This project had one burning question though, what foundations to use in such an awkward spot. That...

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Case Study: Summer House Using DIY Screw Piles

Case Study: Summer House Using DIY Screw Piles

Building a beautiful summer house next to large pond can pose a problem with regards to foundations. This answer on this project was to go with machine installed DIY screw piles, supplied by UKHelix. The piles were installed with a mini digger and the use of our...

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Case Study: Granny Annex on DIY Screw Piles

Case Study: Granny Annex on DIY Screw Piles

Building a high quality extra room in the garden is a desirable project for many people today. One of the challenges people are faced with on such a project is the topic of the foundations. That's where DIY screw piles can come in. In the project below you will see a...

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Screw Piles- Did you know? Part 2

Screw Piles- Did you know? Part 2

Although screw piles have been in use for nearly 200 years many people are still unaware of the technology, its uses and its benefits. So below we provide 5 screw pile “Did you knows..” to help inform the curios. 1) Screwpiles can be installed in almost any weather...

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Screw Piles- Did you know? Part 1

Screw Piles- Did you know? Part 1

Although screw piles have been in use for nearly 200 years many people are still unaware of the technology, its uses and its benefits. So below we provide 5 screw pile “Did you knows..” to help inform the curios. 1) Screwpiles are generally more environmentally...

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A Quick History of Screw Piles

A Quick History of Screw Piles

One day is 1832, Alexander Mitchel, a “blind” Irish civil engineer and brick maker, had a flash of inspiration, when due to a gust of wind his custom made boat sail screwed itself into sandy ground. His self designed sail had a broad flanged screw which worked in the...

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DIY screw pile | What to consider before using Screw piles?

DIY screw pile | What to consider before using Screw piles?

Before using a DIY screw pile we ALWAYS look at the following points When using DIY screw piles, it's important that you know certain key factors to decide which type or length of the screw piles you will need. What is the weight of the structure? The weight of the...

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