Our Project,

Foundation Package at Helmshore, Rossendale

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We were initially contacted by a regular contractor who required a full foundation package from us; this consisted of excavating trenches for beam and the excavation of the slab to reduce the ground area to the correct level. The contractor also asked within the package to include piles and ring beam along with suppling and installing the suspended slab he would also require a full set of engineer’s calculations for both the piling and slab work. A site inspection was arranged and the client was given a start date that worked best to his schedule. The engineers design was for 5 piles and 10.5Lm of ground beam, the health and safety RAMs were sent to the client prior to the start date.

Day 1 (Thursday) – our team went on site to complete all the excavation works. All piles were driven to their required sets and we booked building control for the next day to sign off our work.

Day 2 (Friday) – our team went back to site and started by fabricating the steel cages that would form the ground beam. This was then installed to the excavated trenches and tied following our engineers design. Building control then came to inspect the site to ensure we had worked to the engineers design in which he said he was more than happy with the work that had been done. After lunch, the team poured the concrete and ensured the site was left clean for the contractor who had bricklayers booked in over the weekend.

Day 3 (Monday) – the contractor ensured site was ready for us to return to install reinforcements and form the suspended slab, which had already been designed by our engineer along with the pile and ground beam calculations. We had previously booked building control to come out on this day to inspect the site; again building control said he was happy with the work allowing our team to concrete that afternoon. The site was left clean and tidy so the contractor could finish his work to his schedule.

"Really appreciate the work this week, looking forward to seeing it slabbed. Thanks Again
Building Contractor


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