Our Project,

Piling and Shuttering for Single Story Extension at Prestwich

Project Date


The builder, who is a regular client of ours, contacted us for a quotation for some piling work for a single story extension that was part of an insurance job. We provided him with a quotation the same day and once he confirmed we waited to hear a start date for us. We had regular site visits so we could ensure the site was ready for us to start work to avoid any delays. Once we had a start date we sent the health and safety RAMs to the client.

A full written quotation was provided the same day allowing for the additional work that would be required to access the site this property had no side entrances and site could only be accessed by lifting all equipment required up over a 4ft wall as their client’s garden was raised from the access point by said wall.

Due to the demolition works of the previous structure and the ground preparation a date was confirmed however this was set for a few months later to allow time for all relevant preparation works to be completed.  Regular site visits took place to ensure the site was ready for us to start work and to avoid any unnecessary delays.

As we became closer to our start date, we sent the health and safety RAMs to the client, the method statement stating the exact measures that we would take to safely handle all equipment while dealing with the access issues of the raised wall.

Day 1 – Our guys arrived on site with all necessary lifting equipment to set up safely onsite, then work commenced to drive all the piles to their required depths. The steel cages were also fabricated and installed in the trenches.

Day 2 – The remaining cages were installed; shuttering works had also been agreed at an earlier stage due to the width of the beams that needed to be excavated in order to remove the original footings. On day 2 we also installed shuttering to all trenches in order to reduce the beams back to 450mm wide.

Day 3 – Once building control had been to site to sign off our work confirming everything had been completed to the engineer’s design. Concrete was then poured, and the site was left clean and tidy.

On completion our office sent the pile logs and insurance certificate for the works that had been completed.


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