This development by Bewley Homes was built on a greenfield site with variable ground conditions. The original scheme proposed by the client’s team tackled this by opting for a myriad of foundation types. Conlon approached us for a rationalised approach to the foundations to strengthen their bid.
Keeping it simple
The main complication with the ground conditions was a moderate ground dissolution risk (sinkholes) highlighted in the desk study. Through a detailed analysis of additional targeted testing, carried out in the areas of concern, we were able to downgrade the site risk and use our Housedeck solution. Allowing a cost-effective alternative for this site.
Making it safer
Not only did our scheme simplify what would have been a complex scheme we also increased site
safety. We achieved this by reducing trip and fall hazards associated with pile and ground beam and trench fill foundations by using Housedeck.
To facilitate our scheme, our in-house engineers engaged with the NHBC to gain the technical approval for the downgrading of the ground dissolution risk.
All works were completed within the programme, to a high standard and signed off by building control without any Refused Inspections (RI).
Abbey Pynford have been collaborative from the outset with design input and assistance with NHBC approvals. The cost-effectiveness of the Housedeck system has simplified the delivery and speed of foundations on our projects. We look forward to working with Abbey Pynford on future projects.
James Dupey, Managing Surveyor, Lovells
To sum up Abbey Pynford’s system: it’s efficient clean, cost effective and saved 4 weeks from our programme.
John Pope, Director, Octagon
Hugely impressed with the Housedeck system, its best described as a quick, mess free build process culminating in a tidy end product.