Treesafe is our patented foundation system that allows construction close to or within a tree Root Protection Area.
Treesafe is our patented foundation system that allows construction of residential or commercial structures close to, or within a tree Root Protection Area (RPA). Treesafe is approved by Arboriculturists and provides an opportunity to increase the density of your site.
Treesafe prevents damage to tree roots in a number of ways. In preparation for piling we use air spades and hand augering techniques to identify any roots that may conflict with the proposed pile locations. If roots are present our in-house design team review and adjusted the design to accommodate them. We use an open core working surface to support our custom lightweight piling rigs, minimising excavation that could cause damage to tree roots. Each pile position is also sleeved, and further precautions are taken when pouring the slab to prevent concrete leaching into the protected ground, that could cause harm to roots.
Treesafe can support a range of piling techniques, depending on ground conditions. We also offer alternative piling options, such as stone columns or reduced diameter piles.
Treesafe is a version of our Housedeck and Comdeck systems, both are LABC, NHBC, and Premier warranty approved. All designs and engineered solutions are fully underwritten.
For more information and standard drawing details please get in touch with one of our Treesafe specialists.
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.
Ben Wallace, Contracts Manager, Urban Reserve
A professional service from our initial enquiry to completion of the works.
Tim Mascall, Mascall Homes Ltd.
To sum up Abbey Pynford’s system: it’s efficient clean, cost effective and saved 4 weeks from our programme.
John Pope, Director, Octagon
Everyone involved has been very easy to work with, whilst producing high quality work. This sort of approach makes the job much more enjoyable.
Mike Laycock, General Manager, C. J. Gowing & Sons
Just a quick note to commend you and your teams hard work on the Wendover Woods project. From the beginning of the order process right through to design, construction and signing off the works it was a pleasure working alongside Abbey Pynford on this challenging project.
Michael Hayes, Senior Site Manager, Kier Construction