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Would you like a high quality extra living space in your garden? That’s exactly what the owners of the case study below wanted and they succeeded to a very high standard. One challenge people are faced with on such a project is what type of foundation to use. On this project the contractors opted for UKHelix’s DIY screw piles.

In the project below you will see a project executed to an exceptional standard in a back garden and in a situation where screw piles were key to overcoming the problem of restricted access on the site.

Could this case inspire you to achieve the same results?

See the video below:

This case study came courtesy of https://www.facebook.com/Foster-Builders-916921088328640/


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  1. Fraser Lloyd

    I’m considering your screw piles for a garden workshop. I notice that the screw piles are great for clay and silt, but there is no comments on what happens if you hit stones or rock.

    1. Robin Gamble

      Hi Fraser, thanks so much for your interest in our products.

      There are a range of options available when encountering obstructions under ground.

      The first step is finding out what you ground conditions are like. If your ground is full of obstructions across the entire site, for example old concrete footings or large flints throughout, you might have to reconsider using DIY piles. On the other hand if you only have the occasional obstruction you may still be able to use our DIY screw piles. Some options include: If the obstructions is at a shallow depth, dig it out and carry on screwing the pile. Drill through the obstruction using a power tool. Smash the obstruction with post digging equipment. Simply move the screw pile to a different location along foundation line.

      These options aside, I recommend sending us an email through the contact form or calling us so that we discuss your project and give you the best advice for the context of your build.



      p.s. Thank you for this great question, you’ve inspired us to write a blog post addressing obstructions and screw piling

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