Contractors & Developers

Save money in the ground with

cost-effective foundations.

 

Our patented piled raft foundations offer the most cost-effective piled schemes on the market. They also improve site safety and can increase project viability on Brownfield and marginal sites. 

Our design and build service covers residential (Housedeck) and commercial (Comdeck) developments. 

  • Cost

When piling is required, our engineered foundations offer the cheapest solution (on est. 90% of projects). As an alternative to traditional Pile and Beam foundations, we can offer our clients savings between £50-100per SQM.

This saving is primarily achieved by removing the need for groundbeams, substructure masonry and Beam & Block floors, which are replaced by our piled raft system. 

In addition to this, our systems require significantly less excavation than traditional foundations, creating savings in excavation and spoil removal costs.

Due to the raft design and our proprietary shutter system, the following features of a Pile and Beam foundations are not required; 

  • Thick piling mats (By using either our 50mm Concrete Working Surface or reduced piling mats, often up to -50% thickness).
  • Trench excavation. 
  • Construction of ground beams.
  • Pre-cast floors.
  • Substructure brickwork. 
  •  The associated cost of plant and management.

Our piled rafts systems are not only the go-to solution for piled foundations, they have also proven to be cost-effective against trench fill foundations. Similarly, this is achieved by reducing material requirements, excavation costs and doing away with pre-cast floors. 

By mitigating these traditional processes, we can reduce your costs in the ground and increase project viability. 

  • Brownfield and marginal sites 

As stated above, the reduced cost of our foundations allows our clients to build on marginal sites that would previously not be viable. Such sites include Greenfield plots with challenging ground conditions, as well as Brownfield land. 

  • Improved Health & Safety

By removing the traditional processes, we can make your site safer. Our systems require minimal manual handling, minimal trip hazards, no open excavations, no overhead cranes and reduced plant movement. 

All our foundation systems are BBA certified and warranty provider approved: NHBC, Premier Guarantee and LABC. All engineered solutions are also fully underwritten. 

  • A seamless & accountable service

With a focus on communication with all parties, we strive to create a seamless operation from enquiry to completion; offering an integrated approach to our services, including an in-house design team and a plant division, we provide a one-stop service for foundations.

As a design and build service, we also remove the traditional interface between Pilers and Groundworkers, mitigating any problems between design and installation. 

With over 30 years of experience working with Contractors, Developers and Groundworkers, we pride ourselves on maintaining relationships and securing repeat business with our clients.

Other services:

  • Treesafe

Increasingly frequently, our clients’ designs and/or planning permission require building in Root Protection Areas (RPA). To actualise these schemes, we offer our Treesafe approach on affected plots. This allows construction near trees (including ones under Tree Preservation Orders/ TPOs) without risk of damage to the tree roots. For more information, visit our Treesafe page. 

  • Underpinning

Although infrequent, new-build foundations can fail for various reasons. If you are faced with failing foundations, our highly experienced Special Works Team have the expertise to design and install the most cost-effective and efficient solution for your development. For more information, visit our Underpinning page. 

For more information on our raft systems, please see on the following pages: Hosuedeck and Comdeck. You can also contact one of our specialists here: Our specialists.

 

What our Clients say 

 

  • “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 

  • “Abbey Pynford’s Housedeck system allowed us to cost-effectively tackle the varying ground conditions on our sites with a one solution fits all.”

Oma Hamam, Development Director, Chalkdene

  • “Abbey Pynford’s common sense approach has allowed us to rationalise our approach to foundations in complex ground conditions, saving both time and money on our projects.” 

Michael Collins, Commercial Manager, Bellway

  • “By using the Housedeck system, we greatly simplified what would have been a complex and expensive approach to the foundations. We look forward to working with Abbey Pynford in the future.”

Andrew Crouch, Senior Project Manager, Engie 

  • “Abbey Pynford’s system is the complete package offering a straightforward fully designed solution, saving us money and 6 weeks from our original programme.”

Nick Jude, Construction Manager, Willmott Dixon 

  • “Abbey Pynfords worked fantastically well with us. Through solid communication and collaboration the construction has been a success. I would strongly recommend them for future projects.”

 Sam Kemp, Project Manager, Morgan Sindall  

  • “Hugely impressed with the Housedeck system, its best described as a quick, mess free build process culminating in a tidy end product.” 

Joss Orpin, Site Manager, Bellway

  • “I was very impressed with Abbey Pynford’s value engineered approach on this project and look forward to working with them in the future.”

Tom Devenish, Senior Groundworks Surveyor, Bloor Homes

  • “Abbey Pynford’s simple but technically insightful scheme helped us avoid an over-engineered design, saved us money and increased the project’s viability”

David Beech, Senior Infrastructure Manager, Taylor Wimpey

 

For examples of how Housedeck and Comdeck has helped other Contractors and Developers, please see the below case studies.

 

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