Thirlestane Park Ltd
Lauder, Scottish Borders
Luxury Holiday Lodges
A holiday park development in stunning Scottish woodland
These beautiful 40ft luxury holiday lodges overlook the stunning 16th-century Thirlestane Castle. Due to the woodland location and the client's respect for the surrounding environment, ground screw pile foundations provided a low-carbon and efficient alternative to traditional concrete bases.
Each lodge's steel chassis needed a specific screw pile layout with bespoke pads to align accurately with jacking points on the underside. It was critical these were correctly specified and positioned, meeting both engineer's and manufacturer's requirements.
Screw piles with eyebolts were installed to provide the tethering points with adequate tensile capacity, securing the lodges in place and preventing any uplift from strong winds.
A turnkey solution for holiday lodges in the Scottish Borders
Site Survey & Load-Testing
Compiling a full report, we attended the site to complete pre-installation surveys, including axial, lateral and tensile load-testing, providing the empirical data required by the project engineers.
Bespoke Base System
We designed and manufactured bespoke foundations to interface between ground screws and each lodge, meeting the lodge's manufacturer and installer requirements.
Ground Screw Installation
Efficient installation was achieved with our range of powerful machines driving 1.2m and 2.0m RADIX PRO Ground Screws to their load-bearing capacities, including our hydraulic rig, REX.
Each lodge's foundations were completed within a day, allowing for swift installation of lodges to continue with minimum environmental impact.