We are expert in piled new foundations design and construction as well as contiguous piling for new basements and piled underpinning and traditional underpinning for existing buildings
Our Piling and New Foundations Division is headed by a chartered civil engineer who has specialised in piled foundations for new build and existing properties for over 35 years.
This specialist service is available to professional advisors and supervising officers, main contractors who wish to sub contract foundation design and construction, and also directly to home owners and self builders.
We have expert knowledge of designing new foundations where shrinkable clays, soft ground, landfill or tree root protection are issues. Our engineer will propose a bespoke solution for piles and ground beams or piles and raft slab foundations, depending on what best suits the site.
This is followed by the production of detailed engineering drawings and – where appropriate – submission for building regulations consent. The final design is then produced on site with minimum disruption.
We are happy to install new piled foundations, or just the piles if required, for multiple housing plots, commercial properties, domestic extensions or even a front porch or boundary wall.
Purkelly offer a range of auger bored piles from 100mm up to 350mm DIA dependent on the structure loadings using the open bored, temporary cased or hollow stem auger (CFA) techniques. We also offer steel cased driven piles of 150mm and 220mm diameters to complete the full pile range.
Once on site, our projects are led by an experienced manager and the same site foreman remains there for the duration. All staff are appropriately trained and qualified.
Purkelly site staff are fully aware of which aspects of the construction need to be inspected and work within strict programmes worked out with the professional advisor or main contractor to enable these inspections to be carried out effectively by Supervisory Officers and Local Authority inspectors without delaying the overall progress of the contract.
As members of ASUC, all Purkelly fulfilled contracts are fully covered by a 12 year latent defects insurance guarantee – so we have everything in place to ensure expertise, quality and reassurance for your projects.