Purkelly have been stabilising properties for more than 45 years. We are expert in piled underpinning and traditional underpinning for existing buildings as well as piled new foundations and also contiguous piling for new basements.
We will always offer unbiased advice where there are viable alternative methods suitable for a particular contract.
Our Piling Division is headed by a chartered civil engineer who has specialised in piled underpinning for over 35 years. Purkelly Offer:
advice and free estimates
solutions design and engineering drawings
building regulations consent
drainage and retaining wall construction
complete superstructure repair and redecoration service
Our engineer will provide a bespoke design for a pile and beam or piled raft solution which can then be produced on site with minimum disruption. All our piling rigs are suitable for working inside domestic properties in headrooms as low as 2.30m, and can fit through the front door if necessary.
Piling is often the solution In existing properties where conventional underpinning is not economical or practical. Piles are used with standard or cantilever RC needle beams or RC raft slabs.
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 process need to be inspected and work within strict programmes 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.