Our brief was to design and install our Housedeck system with part of the site within a Tree Root Protection Area.
The slab had to be suspended above the ground level with a clear ventilated void. Instead of our typical approach of using an engineered working surface, we used natural stones to form the working platform. This approach allowed for air flow and water passage to the roots after the works were completed.
To ensure the tree roots were not damaged during the piling phase all piles were manually pre-augered and a number of piles were relocated to avoid clashes with existing roots.
The site was also sloping, so some intricate profiling had to be introduced to the slab to suit the external ground levels, such as steps and downstands.
Treesafe was the ideal solution for this site because it minimised the amount of excavation needed, which was essential due to the close presence of the protected tree. By using a mini rig and hand augering before piling, we could ensure that no tree roots were damaged by the new foundations. Despite poor weather at the time of our works, we were able to continue working without delay.