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4 Benefits of Grillage Foundations

August 18, 2017 9:39 am

Grillages are a framework of either single or double tiered beams, used to secure the foundations of a building (such as screw piles) to the structure itself so that it can spread safely across the ground above. As a result, grillages contribute to the equal and reliable distribution of the weight of the construction. They are a flexible solution with many benefits, including the fact that they eliminate the need to use unsustainable concrete. We here at ScrewFast have many years’ experience both designing and installing grillages and we are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about them. In the meantime, here are the four main advantages. Simple, speedy installation Without the need to pour concrete...

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...

Designs for Grillage Applications

January 9, 2016 8:37 am

ScrewFast offers leading edge geotechnical engineering solutions that have been gradually developed to include a variety of standard and bespoke design applications.  This is especially true in the invention of the steel grillage. Grillages are a framework of single or double tiered beams, placed crosswise to support and secure a foundation.   This ridged framework joins the structures to the screwpiles through a group of bolts affixed to the top of each steel pile. Our standard size grillages can be adapted as each project requires, and include T-shape grillages, Y- shape grillages, cruciform grillages and 6, 8, and 10 pile grillages. Steel grillages are used wherever groups of piles are required, such as gantries, signage, overhead electrification masts and telecommunication towers....