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Shire Piles solve problems for DIY SOS Big Build

Spencer Caizley of Thor Helical Remedial and Nick Knowles - DIY SOS Dolls House
DIY SOS Dolls House
Driving Piles - DIY SOS Dolls House
Driving Piles 2 - DIY SOS Dolls House

Shire Piles, used as part of a Quickbase Foundation System helped overcome poor access and ground conditions on site to help provide DIY SOS with a new conservatory as part of a family home.A Quickbase Foundation was used to solve poor access and ground conditions for the DIY SOS Big Build in Littlehampton.

Working with Anglian Conservatories, the project for DIY SOS was a short notice request with only 1 weeks notice due to the filming timescales. On arriving on site we found 40 tonnes of rubble blocking the site.

 In order to complete the project in the 9 allotted days we had to design, manufacture and deliver the foundation solution to site, prior to having an understanding of the complex geotechnical issues. The first piles were driven on day 2.

 Piles were driven to approx 12 meters before we hit ground of sufficient bearing capacity. Once capacity was proven we started the base assembly, this was completed in 8 hours. Anglian started erecting the conservatory  within  minutes of the base installation being completed. At the same time the DIY SOS team were using the base as a work station for carpenters and plasterers.

 DIY SOS were stunned at the speed of installation and the impressive engineering behind the system.

Thor Helical Remedials sister Company Quickbase Foundations Ltd demonstrated their ability to install fully engineered foundations in the most difficult conditions in record breaking time.


7th January 2011, 12:09

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