Table of Contents
Conventional Mass Concrete Underpinning
- 1.1 Pile And Beam Underpinning
- 1.2 Needle Beam Underpinning
- 1.3 Cantilever And Beam Underpinning
- 1.4 Mini Piled Underpinning
- 1.5 Internal Piled Raft Underpinning System
- 1.6 Pier And Beam Underpinning
- 1.7 Expanding Resin Injection
- 1.8 Brighton Builders Services
- 1.9 Structural Engineering Solutions
- 1.10 Why Choose Clifton Hill and Montpelier Builders & Construction?
- 1.11 Experienced And Reliable
- 1.12 Impartial Advice
- 1.13 Health And Safety
- 1.14 Party Wall Agreements
- 1.15 Building Codes
- 1.16 How Much Does The Underpinning Cost?
- 1.17 Get In Touch
- 1.18 FAQ’s
Our wide range of expert foundation services includes the installation of screw piles, base beams, concrete piles, and tailor-made pile foundation structures. Our clients include private individuals, building contractors, property developers, engineers, and architects. Our work is not only carried out professionally and at a high level, but also at competitive prices.
If you’re looking for underpinning services for your foundation in Brighton, Clifton Hill and Montpelier Builders & Construction is the company to call. Underpinning is a construction method with which faulty foundations can be repaired or their depth increased. Clifton Hill and Montpelier Builders & Construction Services is a local underpinning company specialist in Brighton, East Sussex.
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When Is Underpinning Required?
At Clifton Hill and Montpelier Builders & Construction, underpinning and foundation works are part of our core competencies. There are a number of reasons why your property may require underpinning.
Some examples of why underpinning might be necessary are:
- The original foundation is no longer suitable or strong enough.
- You need to add floors, either above or below ground, to the structure. As the new construction puts pressure on the structure, it is important that the foundation is strong enough to withstand this new load.
- The condition of the floor structure under the foundation may have suffered unwanted changes.
- Groundworks from neighbouring structures can endanger the foundations of your structure.
- When converting or renovating existing buildings, an underpinning may be required to stabilize and strengthen the foundations.
- Stabilisation of foundations that are affected by erosion, mining, and vibration damage.
At Clifton Hill and Montpelier Builders & Construction, our underpinning solutions help to manage and reduce foundation issues to the barest minimum.
Underpinning Services We Provide
Clifton Hill and Montpelier Builders & Construction offers homeowners in Brighton, East Sussex a full range of professional underpinning services. Our entire range of services includes:
Conventional Mass Concrete Underpinning
Because of its low cost and suitability for underpinnings with shallow depth and high foundation loads, this is the most common method of underpinning.
Pile And Beam Underpinning
The pile and beam method is a further development of the mass concrete method where a reinforced concrete beam is built either above, below or in place of the current foundation.
This foundation redirects the weight of the structure to several concrete masses placed at certain strategic positions, the placement and size depend on the soil conditions and the size of the property.
The advantages of underpinning with piles and beams are:
- Suitable for areas with restricted access;
- Faster than conventional underpinning;
- High resilience;
- Less disruption, less damage, and can be done quickly.
Needle Beam Underpinning
Needle beam underpinning stabilises existing foundations by installing concrete needle carriers that are supported by concrete mini piles. The design determines the distance between the needles and the mini pile’s diameter.
Concrete mini-piles can either be cast on-site (wet concrete with steel reinforcement is used here) or cast in advance (manufactured outside the construction site and supplied as a dry solid concrete component).
A small hole or pocket is dug underground and directly over the existing foundation. Concrete mini piles are then installed in the ground next to the newly built hole.
Cantilever And Beam Underpinning
Similar to piles and beams, this technique is used to lay the piles in the direction of pressure and tension. All work is carried out outside the property, which saves considerable costs in removing interior floors and fittings.This method can be carried out using conventional piles, and screw piles in combination with Helibeam masonry reinforcement.
Clifton Hill and Montpelier Builders & Construction offers a wide range of techniques for solving foundation and weight problems including cantilever and beams underpinning.
Thanks to our specialist knowledge and technical skills, we can offer you the most economical and suitable solution for your project.
Mini Piled Underpinning
With mini piled underpinning, the load of the structure and the foundation is transferred to stable ground at the depth of the floor. This depth usually exceeds 5 metres. The constructed piles are made of steel and have a diameter of 15 cm to 30 cm. The piles are driven into boreholes so that they rest on a stable surface. Some piles can be built to reach up to 15 meters underground.
Mini piled underpinning is a versatile method that is typically used when soil conditions are uncertain, access is restricted, and the environmental impact is significant.
Clifton Hill and Montpelier Builders & Construction offers various cost-effective solutions for mini piled underpinning. We provide a survey service, and our panel of professionally trained engineers can offer detailed, top-value permanent solutions.
Internal Piled Raft Underpinning System
Internal Piled Raft Underpinning System supports single room walls or entire buildings. Using low-vibration pile equipment, mini piles are mounted internally and the piles are integrated into a series of needles which are then set in a new floor slab of reinforced concrete to provide structural support to the building.
At Clifton Hill and Montpelier Builders & Constructions, we can design and implement an effective Internal Piled Raft Underpinning System for your Brighton property. Our raft underpinning solution is guaranteed to optimise the structural integrity of your building permanently.
Pier And Beam Underpinning
At Clifton Hill and Montpelier Builders & Construction, our pier and beam underpinning solutions are ideal for renovation work on buildings with a crawlspace and good outside access. This method was developed to cover the limitation of the slab concrete method. It is suitable for a relatively deep primer and is suitable for all soil conditions.
Our experienced and skilled engineers design economical pier and beam underpinning plans when the soil or site conditions consider this as an appropriate stabilisation method. Before proposing, developing, and estimating a practical and effective solution, Artista civil engineers will consider all aspects of foundation subsidence problem.
Expanding Resin Injection
The injection of expanding resin is a new and innovative method that increases the strength and stability of the floor. This is achieved by injecting a mixture of hardener resin into the ground or floor around and under the house. The mixture compacts the soil, which can effectively support the weight of the house.
Clifton Hill and Montpelier Builders & Construction offers a wide range of effective and economical solutions for all types of subsidence problems. We offer a range of primer and foundation repair systems, including injection of expanding resin, which requires very careful planning and execution.
Structural Engineering Solutions
If a building has been damaged by foundation movements and has to be underpinned, structural repairs or reinforcement work on the structure may also have to be carried out. Such work should be planned and carried out by a structural engineer or a specialist company that handles structural repairs.
At Clifton Hill and Montpelier Builders & Construction we have a team of experienced structural engineers who can repair your damaged structures.
Why Choose Clifton Hill and Montpelier Builders & Construction?
Experienced And Reliable
Clifton Hill and Montpelier Builders & Construction has many years of experience in the construction industry and can be relied on to provide top-notch underpinning solutions. The company is headquartered in Brighton, East Sussex, and primarily operates in Brighton and Hove.
Our team has an excellent reputation for providing a tailor-made service for homeowners, landlords, property owners, and contractors at an affordable price.
It is often difficult to get impartial, well-founded advice on soil condition analysis, foundational, and structural problems since not many companies have a practical approach or expertise to handle such projects. But at Clifton Hill and Montpelier Builders & Construction, we have the expertise and resources to handle a wide range of structural issues.
When you involve Clifton Hill and Montpelier Builders & Construction in your project, you can be sure of minimal risks, cost-effective underpinning solutions, and the best experts in the industry.
Health And Safety
At Clifton Hill and Montpelier Builders & Construction, we believe in fostering a safe and healthy work environment.
As part of our ongoing commitment to the highest standards in occupational health and safety, all our employees are trained in occupational health and safety.
Clifton Hill and Montpelier Builders & Constructions belongs to some of the top health and safety associations in the industry and have received a number of accreditations in recognition of our high work standards.
Party Wall Agreements
Often, a shared wall with the neighbours must be underpinned either for repair or for reinforcement. It is important that you and your neighbour have a party wall agreement before starting work.
Party wall agreements should make it clear to everyone how the work is carried out, which security measures are taken and how the individual objects will be affected. If no party-wall agreement is reached, substantial legal costs can result from an injunction and claims for damages. if you don’t know how to proceed with the party wall agreement, our in-house legal team at Artista can be of assistance.
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If you want to fully or partially support the foundations of your building, you may need to seek approval from the relevant authorities.
The regulations explicitly define this as “construction work” and appropriate measures must be taken to ensure that the foundation stabilizes the movement of the building. The homeowners are legally responsible for ensuring that all construction or remodelling work complies with building standards. You can delegate this responsibility to Clifton Hill and Montpelier Builders & Construction before we start working.
We make sure that your house meets all relevant building standards.Obtaining this approval typically involves creating a structural design for the foundation, including the process that must be performed during construction.
How Much Does The Underpinning Cost?
There are no standard costs for underpinning a house as each project is unique. Of course, if the problem is covered by your home insurance, the cost shouldn’t be something to worry about.
However, at Clifton Hill and Montpelier Builders & Construction, we can first evaluate the problem and then provide you with a free cost estimate. This estimate carries no obligation, and you can choose to work with us or not. However, we offer some of the most competitive prices in the industry, and we would really like for you to take advantage of our competitive pricing and top-notch workmanship.
Get In Touch
Regardless of the structural defects of your property, please contact our local office for a competitive estimate for underpinning projects.
If you would like to speak to a member of our team about what to do next, call us on 01273 257 224 or fill out our contact form to request an answer.
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Subsidence, however, is a completely different scenario. It is the downward movement of a building that sinks into the ground.
Other signs of subsistence are the wallpaper wrinkles on the wall, doors and windows that stick and frames that warp.
Shoring is intended to prevent collapse, while the shield is only intended to protect workers in the event of a collapse. Underpinning is the process of strengthening and stabilising the foundation of an existing building or other structure.
Although there are a number of different techniques that can be used to support foundations, the most common method is traditional bulk concrete underpinning. This is a simple technique in which a floor segment is dug out under the existing building foundation in controlled steps to a depth at which suitable soil conditions exist. The excavation is then filled with concrete and allowed to harden before the next set is excavated.
In many cases though, the inside floor has to be raised. In such a case, the property will have to be vacated so we can work.
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