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Nationwide underpinning services

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Here at SAU we offer two underpinning methods; Traditional Underpinning & Piled Underpinning. Underpinning needs precise, conscientious planning, attention to detail and precisely following safety procedures are vital; imperfectly performed underpinning could eventually cause severe destruction to a building or even for it to collapse. That is why you must choose a specialist company like SAU, general builders and general contractors are not insured or qualified to carry underpinning works.

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Underpinning Experts

Approval of building regulations is typically required if you want to underpin a current foundation. A structural design for the underpinning, containing details of the construction procedure, will be required. SAU have our own in house design team who can take care of the whole process for you if required or if you already have your own design team in place we are happy to work alongside these. If you do choose SAU we can offer a full building control package where we take care of all paperwork and completion certificates on your behalf to make it a completely stress free process. Prior to any key underpinning or structural repair work you may need to carry out some investigation work, especially if this is for a insurance claim. SAU work with many market leading loss adjusters and insurance companies and we can offer a package which would hopefully make any insurance claim stress free.

What Is Underpinning?

When you hear the dreaded words subsidence or structural issues with your current property or a property you plan to buy these can cause sleepless nights and worry but here at SAU we can offer a full and cost effective solution at a fraction of the cost you might have thought initially. Once the repairs have taken place you will receive all the required paperwork to include a certificate of structural adequacy which will enable you to have no future issues selling refinancing or insuring the property in the future.

When Is Underpinning Required?

  • Stabilising foundations undergoing settlement.
  • Stabilising foundations that have moved as a result of land slip or unstable slopes.
  • Stabilising foundations supported on unconsolidated made ground.
  • Stabilising foundations affected by erosion.
  • Stabilising foundations affected by erosion.
  • Stabilising foundations affected by mine workings.
  • Stabilising foundations affected by vibration damage.
  • Strengthening foundations subject to an increase in load or alterations to existing load path.
  • To accommodate a new adjoining building structure, a new basement storey or deep sewer.
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Nationwide service

We are a nationwide company with offices in multiple cities throughout the UK