Holiday Lodges in the Thirlestane Castle Estate

Holiday Lodges, Thirlestane Castle

We collaborated with the client, engineers and park home manufacturer to complete the bespoke design, manufacture and installation of robust ground screw pile foundations for holiday lodges at the beautiful Thirlestane Castle Estate.

Thirlestane Park Ltd

Lauder, Scottish Borders

Luxury Holiday Lodges

Site Survey and Load Testing, Base System Design, Ground Screw Installation

Plot One & Two – 32 no. RDX PRO RF140 76x2050 Ground Screw Piles and Bespoke Bases

Holiday Lodge Foundations in the Thirlestane Castle Estate Overview

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.

Ground 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.

Holiday Lodge Foundations in the Thirlestane Castle Estate Solution

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 with each lodge, meeting the manufacturer and installer requirements.

Ground Screw Installation

Efficient installation was achieved with our hydraulic rig "REX", completing each lodge's foundations within a day and allowing for swift installation of lodges with minimum impact on the environment.