Luxury Holiday Lodge in the Scottish Borders

Holiday Lodge, Scottish Borders

We worked alongside the architect and project engineers to carry out site surveys and design a robust ground foundation solution for the project, including fabricating bespoke fittings and completing the installation for the project.

Client:
Beech Joinery Ltd

Location:
West Linton, Scottish Borders

Project:
Luxury Holiday Lodge

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

Products:
66 no. RDX PRO RF140 76x2050 ground screws and bespoke brackets

Luxury Holiday Lodge in the Scottish Borders Overview
Overview

The beautiful 80sq/m luxury holiday lodge in West Linton overlooks a stunning man-made pond. Due to the proximity of the pond and the height of the water table, ground screw pile foundations needed to be specified correctly to meet engineers' specifications.

The cabin's unorthodox wedge-shaped design meant working closely with the architect and engineers to align foundations accurately with the structural timber sub-frame, utilising bespoke structural brackets fabricated for the project to allow fine adjustment.

With timing being a factor, a two-phase installation schedule first produced the main base for the holiday cabin, followed by foundations for the extended decking and external hot tub areas.

Luxury Holiday Lodge in the Scottish Borders Solution

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.

Ground Screw Installation

The project's first phase to install ground screw foundations for the main holiday cabin was completed to schedule, fitting bespoke structural brackets to accurately align the cabin's timber frame and allowing the build to progress without delay.

The second phase involved revisiting the site to complete the installation of ground screw foundations for the area of extended decking and a wood-burning hot tub.

A total of 66 RDX PRO RF140 76mm ground screws, 2050mm in length, support the beautiful holiday cabin and its surrounding decking and hot tub.

Finished project images are coming soon.

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