Off grid Cabin | Sustainable construction on screw pile foundations

Off-Grid Cabins, Foundations on Ground Screw Piles, Scotland

Supply and install ground screw pile foundations for two bespoke off-grid cabins at a remote location in the Scottish Borders. Each handcrafted cabin required solid foundations located over areas of soft ground while causing minimal impact on the surrounding environment.


Scottish Borders

Foundations for a Log Cabin

Leisure & Tourism



Ground screw piles | RADIX Ground Screw Company | UK


Overcoming access issues with low-impact, portable equipment

This project sits in a remote location in 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 extendable ground screw installations to greater depths of between 3.1m and 4.1m across both plots to achieve good load-bearing capacity and stability.

Screw piles | Off Grid Cabin foundations


Achieving load-bearing depths with minimal impact

All ground screws were installed with the deployment of our portable handheld ground screw 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 One: 29 no. RADIX 89mm Screw Piles were installed to a depth of 3.1m

Plot Two: 24 no. RADIX 89mm Screw Piles were installed to a depth of 4.1m

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