We are a Leicester based, family run business with the aim to create home improvement solutions that don’t rely on the availability of local tradespeople, as (whether you are aware or not) they can be quite hard to come by these days.
We have had a solid foothold in the conservatory market for over 30 years, and have spent the past decade designing a package of products that allows full house extensions to be delivered in a kit format, so even as a DIY’er you can undertake previously daunting projects with ease under the support and guidance of our team.
The natural progression for us after mastering the construction of fully building reg approved extension assembly kits was to simplify the foundation process, as up until the creation of this business, any of our fitting teams had to spend hours digging out holes for concrete pads.
Instead of wasting time digging holes, now we use groundscrews, engineered to standards that mean they pass building regulations and are certificated as such. The results of our construction revolution are impressive, a 7 by 4 metre house extension that can be built from the ground up within one working week… seriously, 5 days.
Thankfully, as groundscrews are just modernised foundations, they are not reserved purely for house extensions, so, if you have something else in mind, garden rooms, verandas, solar farms or even a child’s swing set, we can help you with those too.
Obviously, if you’re looking for an extension this is the place to be, but that’s not the only way goundscrews can help simplify residential or commercial construction. Feel free to browse the website to see some of the applications we have highlighted for our foundations, or if you can’t see what you’re looking for, don’t give up hope, call us and we wil see what we can do to get your project off the ground.
Ground screws are more versatile than any other type of foundation.
No digging, less mess and less work, fitting ground screws by the dozen is still far more time effective than traditional footings or concrete pads.
A single screw can hold weights up to 3 tonnes with no give, quick does not mean compromise, a structure supported by a network of screws is just as stable as deep footings ever were.
The cost of filling a giant hole with concrete before any building can actually begin scares many people off.
You might be one of those people, or worse still, some of those people may be your clients.
The cost of a few screws isn’t sending anybody running (even if they are really big screws) and although the equipment used to get them in the ground fast does cost a small fortune, you don’t need to worry about it, because we already have the kit.
With traditional foundations it isn’t likely that a massive rock sunk 4 feet into the ground is going anywhere, but no one can guarantee it either.
We own all the tech you need to test each of our screws and prove that the combined array will support the weight of your structure without any slipping, cracking or deflection.
The ground beneath your feet is liable to be littered with rocks, roots and debris of all kind, most of which pose a problem when trying to excavate for foundations, thankfully you needn’t worry with ground screws.
A quick test drill can determine if any object that might obstruct a screw is beneath the ground where it is planned to be placed, if it is, it’s as simple as moving a step away and trying again.
In many cases, remains of older buildings (such as previous floors) can pose a problem by forming a hard surface that covers a lot of ground.
Under these circumstances a shorter screw can be used as a substitute, in conjunction with a handful of gravel that increases the friction between the ground and the screw enough to compensate for the shorter length.
Making sure a job is do-able before going to the expense of actually doing it is a lesson you tend to learn the hard way, (which we did) so we offer to survey the site of your installation before the final purchase of any goods.
One of our trained surveyors is sent to site with plans of the proposed building and the suggested method for ground-screwing, and proceeds to check: ground conditions, surface obstructions and to-scale sizes.
If for any reason the current plan isn’t going to work, we know, and you know before the big red button is pushed.