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    Underpinning & Foundation Specialists

    Underpinning is a method used to increase foundation depth or to repair faulty foundations, often used when planning add stories to an existing structure or when the foundation is damaged. Underpinning may be necessary for a variety of reasons including if it is found that the original foundation is not strong or stable enough, the usage of the structure has changed, the properties of the soil supporting the foundation has changed through subsidence, the construction of nearby structures necessitates the excavation of the soil supporting existing foundations, to support the addition of another storey to the building, or if earthquake, flood, drought, fire, explosion or other damage have caused the structure to move, requiring stabilisation of foundation.

    Underpinning Services

    Underpinning to strengthen and stabilise the foundation of an existing building involves increasing the depth of the foundations to a building being increased, normally done in phases by evacuating the existing soil and replacing it with concrete. Underpinning may be necessary for a variety of reason and maintenance on foundations generally does not require planning permission. However if you live in a listed building or designated conservation area, you should double check with your local planning authority before any work. Most companies offering underpinning services can do this on your behalf as they normally have their own architectural designer who can liaise with the council and keep you up to date with procedures and information.

    However, if you need to underpin the foundations of your building, Building Regulations will apply and appropriate measures must be carried out to ensure the underpinning stabilises the movement of the building, with particular given to any sewers and drains near the work. Underpinning specialists can provide a site survey, free quotation, engineering drawings using autocad and complete project management from planning to completion.

    Underpinning Cost

    Underpinning can be used to strengthen foundations for a number of reasons such as strengthening the foundations if you’re planning an extension above an existing room, if the building’s use has changed and there is more pressure being placed on the property, if there is movement or subsidence beneath your property, or if there’s a new development nearby which is having an effect on your property. Often people seek advice from builders and contractors when they see cracks appearing or walls bowing out, but before repairing a crack you need to know that the movement that caused it, has stopped, or the repair is a waste of money.

    Arresting movement often requires underpinning and it can cost between £8,000 and £16,000 to get a house underpinned. Stopping a wall bowing may require tying in on an older property or the replacement of wall ties in a newer property, this could cost an additional £5,000. In addition, price of underpinning a house to stop the movement in a wall does not usually include returning the wall to it’s original position, to do so will incur additional costs of around £5,000. Underpinning is labour intensive and therefore expensive work, the prices may be eye watering but there are no cheaper alternatives.

    Choosing a Company for Underpinning

    MyJobQuote provides a free service to gather quotes from reliable local builders near you which is recommended by many satisfied users. But before you employ a builder to carry out underpinning work on your foundations, you should ask the builder to take you to see work that they have recently finished and introduce you to previous customers, don't simply accept written references as these can easily be faked. Check builder qualifications and make sure your builder can demonstrate awareness of health and safety issues and note any trader scheme memberships.

    Always ask to see a copy of their insurance certificate and make sure there is cover for public liability insurance in case someone gets hurt on your site, cover in case there is damage to your property, plus cover in case the builder goes bust or has an accident and cannot finish the job. reputable builders will guarantee the work for a period of time in writing.

    Always create a contract detailing what work the builder is going do, the payment stages and what happens if there is any dispute. Finally never pay for all building work upfront, you should release money only when each stage of the work is finished to the specification in the contract and to your satisfaction.

    We are a building business covering a variety of trades including general maintenance, roofing and ground work. We have a great work ethic and will try our best to accommodate your needs.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Excellent work at clearing the garden good job"

    Garden Clearance
    By Ian on 3rd Jun 2021
    • Joined Jan 2020
    • Established 2019
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Manchester
    • ID checked

    Most recent homeowner review

    "satisfactory all work completed as agreed"

    External Painting - Wall
    By Peter on 6th Jun 2021
    • Joined Jul 2014
    • Established 1995
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Woolaton
    • ID checked

    D and S BUILDERS Formed in 2008, D+S Builders has many years of experience in the building contractors trade, and provides building services to clients throughout the region. The company is based in Nanpean (St. Austell). No job too small and free e...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Great service, garden clearance job completed with speed and efficiency, would use again. Thank you."

    Garden Clearance
    By Suzy on 7th May 2021

    D and S Builders reply: Was a plessure. We are glad you are happy Many thanks

    • Joined Aug 2015
    • Established 2008
    • Underpinning / Foundation in St. austell
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Florin did a first class job and was most professional. His creative ideas for our driveway and back garden has transformed our property and made our property the envy of the street. He has initiative and readily found sol..."

    Brick/Block Paving
    By Florence on 30th Jan 2021
    • Joined Aug 2017
    • Established 2003
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Cambridge
    • Public liability insurance

    We provide extremely high quality and cost-effective repairs, including maintenance and planned Improvements We carry out a full range of planned improvement works with the emphasis on multi-skilled work at various domestic properties within the Ash...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Darex is a polite lovely and professional guy. His work is neat and tidy. I highly recommend him."

    General Maintenance
    By Tj on 9th Apr 2021
    • Joined Jul 2018
    • Established 2006
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Ashford
    • Public liability insurance

    Iv been a plasterer and general builder since I was 16 and really enjoy my job, I have many returning happy customers over the years and all work is always finished to the highest standard.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Dave was fantastic, he came on a bank holiday Friday to quote (which was very reasonable) and then came on the bank holiday (Easter) Monday to complete the work. He gave plenty of advice for how to treat the wall prior to painting..."

    Plaster Skimming
    By Marge on 22nd Apr 2021
    • Joined Aug 2018
    • Established 2015
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Bristol
    • Public liability insurance

    Marl Bridge Services are based in Wallasey and cover the surrounding areas. Trading since 2000 and backed with a long list of great reviews. Some of the Trades covered: - Cellar & Basement Conversion - Chimney Building / Repair - Concrete Base...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Great communication could not make it on Day arranged, called me promptly to rearrange for next day . Job completed with no issues satisfied customer"

    Guttering and Rainwater Pipe
    By William on 10th Jun 2020
    • Joined Mar 2019
    • Established 2000
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Wallasey
    • Public liability insurance
    Most recent homeowner review

    "The work was carried out although I suspect I was overcharged. He also promised to send me photographs of the job before and after, but they have not materialised neither has the invoice he promised."

    Roof Repair
    By Kenneth on 3rd Jun 2021

    Tailor Made Roofing & Building reply: I do apologise Kenneth, I will have these sent over as soon as I consult with the roofing contractor about job location, Kind regards Director: Stewart Hendry

    • Joined Aug 2020
    • Established 2020
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Edinburgh
    • Public liability insurance

    Welcome to our page - GLA BUILDING we are a professional and reliable company who works to very high standards, these standards have helped us to build up an excellent reputation with regards to all work. We specialize in interior and exterior...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "I am very happy with GLA’s structural building work and the professional manner in which it was undertaken. When Graeme from GLA met the structural engineer he had already correctly calculated the rsj for the chimney support, th..."

    Kitchen Installation
    By Katrina on 28th Dec 2020
    • Joined Oct 2018
    • Established 2015
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Reigate
    • Public liability insurance

    Sevans Group Electrical Services are your local experts for all your Electrical, Heating & Plumbing requirements

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very pleased with the job Craig did, nice lad to deal with, reasonably priced and handled the covid side safely. Recommended."

    House Rewire
    By Paul on 25th Feb 2021
    • Joined Jan 2019
    • Established 2017
    • Underpinning / Foundation in London
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "To keep cost down I wanted to do alot of preparation work myself (remove ceilings and non supporting walls isolate electrics and move plumbing) Shaun was happy to quote for supplying steels installing them along with padstones. T..."

    Structural Steelwork
    By Andy on 15th Mar 2021
    • Joined Sep 2017
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Newton-le-willows
    • ID checked

    T L home improvements is a fully insured family run business and was established in 1995 so we can offer you over 25 years experience in the building trade we offer a wide range of services from drainage and driveways, conservatory’s, extensions smal...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Excellent service and very hard working. Would recommend to others"

    Tarmac
    By Alun on 6th Apr 2021
    • Joined Apr 2020
    • Established 1995
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Chester
    • Public liability insurance

    Handyman working on private properties like homes, condos and other rental units or even with companies. My responsibility may encompass some plumbing, electrical, carpentry, security, gardening or hauling. My duties include: Changing light bulb...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Ion was awesome. Got the job done quickly and with ease. Would not hesitate to recommend or use again for similar jobs."

    Flat Pack Furniture Assembly
    By Mark on 21st Feb 2020

    Construction international ltd reply: Mark is very friendly! Thanks for your time

    • Joined Jul 2018
    • Established 2016
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Surbiton
    • ID checked

    Property Management Company. -Free quotations -Friendly and Fast -Fair Rates -Work around whats good for you.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very informative and got the job done by mutual appointment. Moved any heavy items and cleaned up after themselves."

    Switches, Sockets & Fittings
    By Janice on 5th Apr 2021

    Remote Access reply: Thank you Janice, much appreciated

    • Joined Mar 2018
    • Established 2015
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Basildon
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very satisfied with the quality of craftsmanship"

    Garden Wall
    By Chris on 10th Aug 2020

    Mick's tidy up ltd reply: Many thanks Chris. Pleasure working for you on your property.

    • Joined Apr 2017
    • Established 2015
    • Underpinning / Foundation in London
    • ID checked

    Hi, been doing this for a long time now, I have substantial experience in all building work and joinery finishing work, will offer advice and vision to achieve the job you want and expect, regards, phil grant. Cscs gold card holder.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Reliable and efficient"

    Wooden Doors - External
    By David on 17th Nov 2020

    Grant joinery/building ltd reply: Thanks Dave,where have you been

    • Joined Jun 2019
    • Established 1981
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Newcastle upon tyne
    • Public liability insurance
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Did a really good job- and also helped me with my cracked tiles on the roof. Offered a good price for the work"

    Guttering and Rainwater Pipe
    By Knight on 2nd Jun 2021
    • Joined Oct 2017
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Peterborough
    • ID checked

    We are a family run business since 2005, Kevin and Matthew [ father and son ] out on the road and Julie [ mum ] in the office. We cover all types of building work, extensions, fencing, decking and driveways, but we do like to specialise in kitchen a...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Kevin spent a lot of time discussing the options available and then went on to advise and investigate other problems I was having with my flat. He was helpful and informative without being bossy or intimidating. Overall, I really..."

    Laminate Flooring
    By Phil on 20th Nov 2020
    • Joined Jan 2018
    • Established 2005
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Dartford
    • ID checked

    Hello and welcome to fascias direct roofline upgrades! We are a local specialist roofline upgrades company and we have a full portfolio and many happy customers that you can see to ensure peace of mind. We are fully insured and all work is fully gua...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Great job! clean and tidy plus told me I already had facia to the back of the house and I was spending money I didn't need to and knocked some money off the price"

    Fascias / Soffits / Cladding - uPVC
    By Emma on 22nd Mar 2021

    Fascias direct roofline upgrades reply: Thankyou Emma Thankyou for your kind feedback it means a lot 5 star customer

    • Joined Dec 2016
    • Established 1999
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Doncaster
    • ID checked

    I am an all round general builder with over 10years experience in the building trade. I'm a qualified brick layer/roofer but also cover all aspects of building. I'm friendly and professional and take pride in all my work completing all my j...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "A bit stop start due to weather but they got there in the end. A hard working team and a good result!"

    Hard Landscaping
    By Jean on 28th May 2021
    • Joined Mar 2017
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Colchester
    • ID checked
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