The Lowdown on Grillages

August 31, 2016 10:33 am

Grillages are a versatile and environmentally friendly foundation technique which is often applied in situations where towers, road signs, gantries or overhead line electrification needs to be installed.

The term grillage comes from the French “greille” meaning grating of metal or steel bars.

Placed on a number of screwpiles, steel grillages support the overlying structure firmly and reliably whilst reducing installation time when compared to traditional support systems, to under an hour in some cases.

The superior technology and more sustainable methods and materials make grillages a desirable and cost effective solution in most cases.

Advantages of Grillages

  • High speed installation
  • Convenience
  • Cost effective – reducing expenditure and manpower
  • Versatile – suits a wide variety of applications

Types of Grillage

There are a number of standard grillage types which are adaptable to specific requirements.

  • Y- Shape
  • T-Shape
  • Cruciform
  • 6,8 and 10 pile grillages

Bespoke grillages are also available and the beauty of these foundations is that not only are they highly effective, they are also versatile and sustainable.

Choosing steel grillages is an option for many applications, including;

  • Telecommunication towers
  • Gantries
  • Signage
  • Overhead line electrification masts

Dispensing with the need for poured concrete and causing minimum disruption to surrounding infrastructure means that time and money are saved both in the short and long term.



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