Off Grid Holiday Cabin and Lodge Foundations Scottish Borders

Off-Grid Cabins in the Scottish Borders

Supply and install ground screw pile foundations for two bespoke off-grid cabins at a remote location in the Scottish Borders.

Each hand-crafted cabin required solid foundations located over areas of soft ground while causing minimal impact to the surrounding environment.

Client:
Private

Location:
Scottish Borders

Project:
Off-Grid Cabins

Services:
Base System Design, Ground Screw Installation

Product:
Plot One – 29 no. RDX EXT 89mm ground screw piles and fittings
Plot Two – 24 no. RDX EXT 89mm ground screw piles and fittings

Off Grid Holiday Cabin and Lodge Foundations Scottish Borders Overview
Overview

Overcoming access issues with low-impact, portable equipment

This project sits within a remote location of the Scottish Borders. With access limited and over rough ground, all materials and installation equipment required transporting to each plot by hand.

Ground conditions were made of peat formations, resulting in ground screw installation to greater depths of between 3.1m and 4.1m across both the plots to achieve good load-bearing capacity and stability.

Off Grid Holiday Cabin and Lodge Foundations Scottish Borders Solutions
Solution

Achieving load-bearing depths with minimal impact

All ground screws were installed with the deployment of our portable handheld turning machines, offering the flexibility and capacity to install each cabin's foundations to the required depths in this remote location without disruption to the surrounding landscape.

  • Plot 1: 29 no. RDX EXT V3 89mm extendable ground screws were installed to a depth of 3.1m
  • Plot 2: 24 no. RDX EXT V3 89mm extendable ground screws were installed to a depth of 4.1m

The building of the bespoke off-grid cabins commenced immediately on the successful installation of the foundations, each plot completed in one day.

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