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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.

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    "over all job weldone"

    Roof Repair
    By Parvez on 23rd Nov 2020
    • Joined Jan 2020
    • Established 2019
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Manchester
    • ID checked

    Most recent homeowner review

    "At first david was great.but he never finished the decking and he was paid for it.than he came back and took stuff away.without my permission.never finished my patio.very disappointed. Tried ringing and emailing never got nothing..."

    Wooden Decking
    By Julie on 19th Nov 2020

    Shire Builders reply: Thank you for your review, my solicitors will ne in touch for court action shortly,

    • Joined Jul 2014
    • Established 1995
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Woolaton
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "We did a full garden renovation(front and back of the house ), Florin and team did a great job, he is always communicate with us on each steps of the work, even he build nice garden shed which we going to use for half as a office..."

    Hard Landscaping
    By Thomas on 21st Oct 2020
    • Joined Aug 2017
    • Established 2003
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Cambridge
    • Public liability insurance

    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

    "exelent trade people,got on with job,and did extra work highly recomended the best"

    Roof Repair
    By Keith on 30th Jul 2020

    D and S Builders reply: Many thanks Was a plessure

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

    "Tenants left my new house after 5 years in a terrible condition, specially kitchen and bathroom. I tried to fix all mess myself but it was impossible due to my personal commitment so I decided to find a good DIY service via Myjobq..."

    Wall Tiling
    By Dharma on 11th Oct 2020
    • Joined Jul 2018
    • Established 2006
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Ashford
    • 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

    "Graeme and his team completed a full refurbishment of our flat so that we could rent it to tenants immediately. The standard of his work is excellent and he takes great pride in his work. The transformation of the flat is incredi..."

    Internal Walls
    By Sam on 16th Aug 2020
    • Joined Oct 2018
    • Established 2015
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Reigate
    • 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
    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

    "Shaun and his team did the job in an efficient amount of time and the quality of their work was excellent. As new homeowners its difficult to know which tradesman to choose but I can reccomend them."

    Internal Walls
    By Shaktee on 18th Sep 2020
    • Joined Sep 2017
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Newton-le-willows
    • 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

    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

    "David replied very promptly and quoted the same day as his appraisal and started and completed the job 6 days later. they were quick and efficient doing a first rate job and leaving the room clean and tidy. I will definitely be re..."

    Plaster Skimming
    By Sally on 15th Nov 2020
    • Joined Aug 2018
    • Established 2015
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Bristol
    • Public liability insurance

    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

    "Arrived on time. Did a thorough job and left it neat, clean and tidy afterwards. Can recommend this company."

    Guttering and Rainwater Pipe
    By Steven on 1st Sep 2020

    Fascias direct roofline upgrades reply: Thankyou very much Steven

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

    AshRoc property maintenance offer full reactive and home improvement services. Specialising in plumbing, electrical, carpentry and painting and decorating. We offer complete design and advise services to build a solution for you.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Really pleased with Vince, his work and attitude. Very polite, clean and tidy and left him to get on with the work - highly recommend Vince after some real horror stories! Will 100% use again and have booked more work!"

    Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing
    By Stuart on 23rd Nov 2020
    • Joined Nov 2019
    • Established 2018
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Harlow
    • ID checked

    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, 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

    "Just wanted an idea of price - was punctual, informative and gave good advice."

    Extension
    By Anita on 21st Oct 2020
    • 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

    "Whole backyard completely renovated to an excellent standard. Turned up on time and quality was beyond my expectations. No faults whatsoever"

    Brick / Block Paving
    By Mark on 25th Jul 2020
    • Joined Aug 2019
    • Established 2015
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Derby
    • 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

    "Good quote. Rapid response and fast efficient work. I will use Luke again soon for another job."

    Walls & Pillars
    By Richard on 18th Aug 2020
    • Joined Mar 2017
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Colchester
    • ID checked

    Offering only the finest home improvement products, we are dedicated to making your dreams a reality. With Stay Dry Roofing your design possibilities are virtually limitless. All of our staff have many years of experience to ensure the highest standa...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Friendly and efficient staff completed job on time and turned up on time too left no mess. Jacob"

    Guttering and Rainwater Pipe
    By Jacob on 12th Oct 2020
    • Joined Aug 2016
    • Established 2016
    • Underpinning / Foundation in Wembley
    • ID checked
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