This project for Palatine Homes required foundations for two luxury detached properties in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire.
The focus of this site was working within the guidelines of the Tree Protection Order (TPO) on the trees adjacent to the property. As the root system came within the site boundary, we proposed our Treesafe system in these areas.
This involved hand augering to confirm there were no major roots in the proposed pile positions, and relocating the piles if required.
Traditional foundation systems require significant excavation for strip footings or piled beams. The Housedeck system reduces the level of excavation protecting the roots and minimising potential damage caused by the weight of the piling rig by using a concrete working surface in lieu of a thick granular piling mat; approved by the project Arboriculturist.
Using this foundation system allowed us to protect the surrounding trees without the client having to compromise the location, footprint or design of the homes.