Beech Joinery Ltd
West Linton, Scottish Borders
Luxury Holiday Lodge
Site Survey and Load Testing, Base System Design, Ground Screw Installation
66 no. RDX PRO RF140 76x2050 ground screws and bespoke brackets
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.
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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