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A Guide to Helical Pile Installation

Written on January 4, 2018 at 12:03 pm, by

Helical piles are a type of structural foundation. In other words, they are designed to bear the weight of a building so that it does not sink into the soil. All properties are built upon a foundation, because it helps spread the heavy load evenly across the ground. There are many advantages to using helical  Continue Reading »

Are Helical Piles A Better Choice Than Concrete?

Written on February 17, 2017 at 11:50 am, by

Before you can determine which type of structural foundation is more beneficial, you must first have a clear understanding of what each of them do and then weigh up the various pros and cons. Concrete is used a great deal in construction because it is affordable, durable, flexible and strong. In addition, it is extremely  Continue Reading »

Are Helical Piles Environmentally Friendly?

Written on February 1, 2017 at 3:48 pm, by

There are several advantages to using a helical pile foundation to support your structure; they are quicker to install than typical concrete foundations, they have reduced overall costs and they are also more environmentally friendly than other options. Originally, helical piles were used around 200 years ago but as their benefits come to light, they  Continue Reading »

10 Benefits of Helical Pile Foundations

Written on December 15, 2016 at 4:39 pm, by

Helical pile foundations have a myriad of applications across both commercial and residential projects. Here is a clear explanation of the 10 benefits of these steel pile foundations, and the opportunities they offer compared to digging out concrete foundations. Quick installation – helical pile foundations are faster to install than standard concrete foundations, with no  Continue Reading »

Self-Builders Increasingly Use Helical Pile Foundations

Written on October 21, 2016 at 11:13 am, by

As self-building becomes more popular in the UK, people are looking for simpler ways to build and techniques that will let them reduce spend and even build on more difficult sites. The cost of a site can vary depending on a variety of factors, and if it seen as more troublesome due to a significant  Continue Reading »

ScrewFast Team assists student in gaining a 1st class dissertation!

Written on September 8, 2015 at 12:02 pm, by

ScrewFast were approached by an enthusiastic student, hoping to write a dissertation about The Benefits of Screw Piling. Mark Howe, who is also a Junior Engineer at Osborne Construction joined the ScrewFast Management Team for a day where he learned about the methods and benefits of screw piling.  The team provided a number of documents,  Continue Reading »

ScrewFast assists Osborne Junior Engineer to achieve top marks!

Written on November 20, 2014 at 1:54 pm, by

ScrewFast have assisted Mark Howe, a Junior Engineer from Osborne, a leading UK Civils contractor with his dissertation.  Mark spent time with ScrewFast researching the design, fabrication and installation of screwpiles and has been awarded a distinction for his efforts! ScrewFast are proud to assist with Mark’s achievement and will be closely watching his future  Continue Reading »

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Screw Piles

Written on November 12, 2014 at 1:57 pm, by

You already know that screw piling is a technique for building foundations in a variety of soil types.  Here are 5 facts about it that may surprise you… 1.  Screw Piles are perhaps the most underrated foundation engineering feat of the 19th century   Screw Piles enabled lighthouses to be built in shallow water under  Continue Reading »

Its Electrifying!

Written on April 3, 2014 at 5:04 pm, by

Spie ENS have appointed ScrewFast to assist them in the delivery of the Kirkby Orrell project, on behalf of Electricity North West to design, supply and install a combination of helical piles and Grip piles for 41no. wooden transmission line foundations and associated anchor stays, on the Kirkby to Orrell line. Our works commenced on  Continue Reading »

Foundations for the Olympics – Our Statistics

Written on April 3, 2014 at 5:01 pm, by

Lee Valley – 12,000 seats, 1067 piles to 8m. (8.5 kilometres of tube installed, uninstalled and recycled) Eton Dorney – 500 seats, 61 piles Hadleigh Farm – 500 seats, 190 piles BMX – 2000 seats, 118 piles Water Polo Venue – The building housed the pool and 5000 seats. 405 piles to average of 8.5m  Continue Reading »

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