Create Foundations The Quick & Easy
Way with UK Helix DIY Screw Piles

Whether it’s a garden room, a shed, a new fence or any other project that requires a sturdy and level base,
use helical DIY screw piles to create the ideal foundation.

What Are Helix Screw Piles And How Do They Work?

The screw pile is a fast and easy method for creating strong foundations, with a wide variety of construction applications. The Helix screw pile is a manually installed pile which uses a crow bar or installation kit. The most popular small-scale applications are terraces, fences, canopies, garden buildings, piers and landing stages For small buildings, the foundations can use hand-installable screw piles, which can be easily installed with a crowbar or other bar.

Garden Rooms

Screw piles are ideal for creating a sturdy and level base for your garden room without having to create an expensive and time-consuming concrete base.


Another common application for screw piles as an alternative for pouring concrete or relying on less secure methods of fixing fence panels in place.


If you haven’t got even ground or just want the added confidence of a solid foundation then screw piles are ideal for creating a decking area that will stand the test of time.

Solar Panels

If you want to add solar panels to your land without fixing them to a roof then a screw pile system might be the ideal solution.

Uneven Ground Foundations

Screw pile foundations are ideal for addressing different levels and creating an even base without requiring a complicated dig.


Whether it’s a traditional garden shed or a bigger, more adventurous version you won’t find a simpler way to create a level base. 

UK Helix Eco DIY Manual Install Screw Piles

The ECO series of screw piles are highly suitable as foundations for all garden structures. Available in three different lengths to suit your specific requirements, all with a 50 year guarantee.

How Many Screw Piles Do I Need For My Shed?

If you’re using 2×5 timbers the span between piles can be a minimum of 0.5m up to a maximum of 2m. Span may be increased by using bigger timbers or doubling up timbers. As an example, we would recommend a 6x4m garden house use 12 piles to provide a solid foundation, using 3 rows of 4 piles as per this diagram.

Calculate your Requirements

Simply enter the dimensions of the structure you’re planning, the soil type and the estimated load and our calculator will tell you what’s required. Click the button to get started.

Unsure About How To Proceed? We’re Ready To Help

Screw Pile Retail

You can buy screw piles direct from UK Helix by viewing our products and submitting an order using the form.

Screw Pile Design Service

If you’re unsure about the type of products you require or the quantities, we can advise and even help you design your project.

Equipment (Hire/Sale)

If you need any additional equipment to complete your project, we can help supply you with the best tools.

Why Choose Screw Piles Over a Standard Concrete Foundation?

When screw piles are cheaper, easier to install and friendlier to the environment than traditional methods of creating a foundation, the real question should be why you wouldn’t choose to use them, but here’s a more detailed breakdown to help with the decision making process.

Save money

Spend less on equipment.
Spend less on materials.
Spend less on labour.
No frost insulation or subsurface drainage.
Usually only requires one visit to the site.

Versatile Applications

New buildings and extensions, many kinds of lightweight and heavy structures.
Can be installed in a variety of weather conditions.
Various fittings allow effortless attachment to other structures.
Long-lasting method of foundation.
The hot-dip galvanized screw piles resist corrosion well.

Save Time

Spend less on equipment.
Spend less on materials.
Spend less on labour.
No frost insulation or subsurface drainage.
Usually only requires one visit to the site.

Reduce Envionmental Impact

No digging.
Less machinery.
No concrete.

Limited Access Sites Solution

The screw piles uk can be installed indoors and close to walls.
Suitable for confined spaces and locations with difficult traffic connections.
Also suitable as underwater foundations.

Why use UK Helix Screw Piles?

Highest Quality Steel

We make sure that material certificates are available if needed for the screw piles you purchase. This ensures that your piles are made from exactly the material indicated by the manufacturer and not, for example, from a weaker grade of steel.

Load and Measuring Guides

Reliable load tables should be available for the piles you intend to use, according to pile type. If necessary, the manufacturer must be able to provide guidance in measuring your screw pile requirements.

UK Made

There are Asian-made imported screw piles on the market, but the material and manufacturing quality of these products often does not come anywhere near the level of domestic screw piles we sell at UK Helix.

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