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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.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Excellent skill and very friendly."

    Sprinkler System
    By Rashang on 15th Jun 2020

    Z&H Plumbing Heating services. reply: Thank you you're very welcome. Zachary.

    • Joined Sep 2016
    • Established 1995
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Luton
    • Public liability insurance
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Florin completed my job very quickly. Kept us well informed, always arrived on time. Would highly recommend, I will be contacting Florin again when I require more work completing in the future."

    Concrete Base
    By Wyn on 29th May 2020
    • Joined Aug 2017
    • Established 2003
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Cambridge
    • 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

    "Despite problems with access (not of their making) I am delighted with the standard of work carried out, albeit in very wet conditions. I will certainly use them again."

    Underpinning / Foundation
    By Jan on 19th Jun 2020

    D and S Builders reply: Was a plessure to do your work Your neighbors however made life difficult to gain back entrance but we managed anyway

    • Joined Aug 2015
    • Established 2008
    • Underpinning / Foundation in St. austell
    • ID checked

    Most recent homeowner review

    "He did a very good job took a little longer only because during lockdown it was hard for him to get the materials"

    Fencing & Gates - Wooden
    By Emily on 1st Jul 2020
    • Joined Jul 2014
    • Established 1995
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Woolaton
    • ID checked

    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

    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

    "Sorted out the gutter, water drained away."

    General Maintenance
    By Keith on 6th Jul 2020
    • Joined Jan 2020
    • Established 2019
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Manchester
    • ID checked

    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

    "Great job thanks!"

    Concrete Base
    By Toby on 10th Apr 2020
    • Joined Jul 2018
    • Established 2006
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Ashford
    • 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
    • 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 re...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Really impressed with Graeme from initial contact through to the job completion. He was able to understand exactly what I wanted, then provided a professional quotation including the scope of work and schedule. The work started on..."

    Internal Walls
    By Richard on 26th Jun 2020
    • Joined Oct 2018
    • Established 2015
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Reigate
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "On time, on budget, clean job - and friendly folks. This wasnt a big one, but well executed. Thumbs up!"

    Bathroom Repair
    By Nicolas on 4th Mar 2020

    Mick's tidy up ltd reply: Thanks Nico. Keep in touch Mick

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

    "Arrived promptly and were extremely hard-working. Completed the job to our satisfaction. There was a delay in the arrival of their materials but they stayed on until the job was satisfactorily completed."

    Concrete Base
    By Colin on 11th Jun 2020
    • Joined Jan 2018
    • Established 2005
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Dartford
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Shaun and his team provided a service to remove an internal wall with some wiring, plastering and plumbing work to make the area good. We experienced a few issue along the way and the quote did increase along with a number of a..."

    Internal Walls
    By Stephen on 16th May 2020
    • Joined Sep 2017
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Newton-le-willows
    • 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

    "excellent service and great price, knowledgeable and trustworthy. Polite and friendly, would highly recommend"

    Wooden Doors - Internal
    By Ryan on 17th Jun 2020

    Grant joinery/building ltd reply: Thanks for the review ryan

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

    At BPM Property Maintenance we pride ourselves on giving customers great value for money and excellent customer service. We turn up on time, we are friendly, reliable and we are here to help you with all your property maintenance needs, we specialise...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very polite and professional. Clean and tidy. Excellent job. Will definitely use Ben in the future."

    Curtains & Rails
    By Patricia on 6th Mar 2018
    • Joined Nov 2017
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Halesowen
    • 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

    "Lee, kept in touch with myself advising of the date and time he would be arriving, very competitive price, arrived as arranged, explained fully what the job entailed, even when we hit a snag offered a workable solution, job comple..."

    Roof Repair
    By John on 7th May 2020
    • Joined Dec 2016
    • Established 1999
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Doncaster
    • ID checked

    Hello, my name is Bill from BRM Contractors. We cover all building, roofing and maintenance work to the highest standards. We are a business with over 13 years experience in the industry, our aim is to ensure that you get the best advice and affordab...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "I googled ‘I need a loft conversion’ and luckily BRM provided a quote and references! As a woman living alone I am delighted to say how pleased I am with the service, everything was done just how I wanted it and all the guys were..."

    Loft Conversion
    By Jacqueline on 29th Jun 2019
    • Joined Aug 2018
    • Established 2005
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Epping
    • ID checked

    LN Roofing and Building are here to help with all of your building and roofing problems. Having been working together since 2015 they have multiple staff members with many years of experience between them.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "He was brilliant, my instructions said 2 person job in 3 hours, he was on his own and did job in 1 hour. He arrived promptly & was great"

    Flat Pack Furniture Assembly
    By Maureen on 5th Jul 2020
    • Joined Aug 2019
    • Established 2015
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Derby
    • Public liability insurance

    Charnock Builders and Pavers work covering Chorley and the surrounding areas to help you with jobs in the following trades: - Bricklaying - Building work - Driveway Services - Gardener / Garden Designing - Handyman jobs - Painting / Decorating - Roo...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "They did the job but I was dissapointed with the clean up afterwards. They did leave a mess and seemed in a hurry to leave.I paid cash and wanted a receipt but he said he would E mail me one.I am still waiting.I didnt get an addre..."

    General Maintenance
    By Muriel on 18th Jun 2020

    Charnock Builders and Pavers reply: I wouldn't of left if you wasn't happy I'll send receipt later today been very busy

    • Joined Oct 2018
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Chorley
    • 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

    "all good and very quickly"

    Wooden Doors - External
    By Glenn on 6th Jun 2020
    • Joined Mar 2017
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Colchester
    • ID checked

    With over 25 years hands on experience transforming properties both inside and out! All of our work is completed to the highest possible standard and comes with a guarantee. We specialise in landscaping, building, plumbing and plastering

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Thanks for all your hard work Josh and Dan.Their were some minor issues regarding finish , but these we're quickly resolved and sorted with minimum fuss.Thanks again I'm very pleased with the work youve done."

    Porch / Canopy
    By Ed on 2nd Sep 2018
    • Joined Sep 2017
    • Established 2015
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Halifax
    • ID checked
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