12 Sep 2023

Sustainable Foundations and Building a Low-Carbon Future

We have seen the demand for a sustainable foundation solution continue to increase throughout 2023, with customers making the switch to RADIX Ground Screws over concrete.

Last month alone, we dispatched over 4,500 screws from our UK-based warehouse to support projects in various sectors, including solar farms, log cabins, art installations, tourist attractions, house extensions, and more.

As a thank you to all our valued customers, and as part of our ongoing commitment to support a net-zero future, we have planted 45 trees with Trees for Life.

This brings the total number of trees we’ve planted to 408 in the last 12 months. Once mature, our trees will help protect our environment by absorbing over 4 tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere per year. *

Sustainability | Proud partner of Trees for Life | RADIX

We’re not stopping there, though! As we continue to grow, we are scaling up our sustainability promise and will double the number of trees we plant this month.

Our target is to plant 100 trees in September. 

We’ll let you know how we get on!

Why would you build with concrete when there is a low-carbon alternative with ground screw foundations?

embodied carbon of concrete vs steel


Based on a .216m3 block of concrete:

  • Contains 77.33kg of embodied carbon (CO2e)
  • Requires extensive excavations which damage land and natural habitats
  • Removal of spoils increases truck movements and carbon footprint
  • Compounds in cement compromise soil quality
  • Removal is labour-intensive, time-consuming, and costly
Ground Screw | 76x1550mm

RADIX Ground Screw

Based on 1x RADIX PRO 76mm x 1550mm ground screw:

  • Contains 24.05kg of embodied carbon (CO2e)
  • Installed without digging and impacting land, natural habitats or soil quality
  • Removed rapidly without damage or trace

Ready to make the switch to sustainable foundations?

There are significant time, cost, and environmental savings to be gained from switching to ground screw foundations.

If you want to start installing efficient, low-carbon ground screws in your business and avoid the environmental impact of concrete, there’s never been a better time. Learn more about the advantages of ground screws and screw piles. If you have a large commercial project, then our screw piling division can evaluate your project, generate a quote, and carry out the installation of your screw pile foundations.

With our UK-based warehouses maintaining high levels of stock ready for rapid dispatch and an expert team on hand to support you, RADIX is the partner you can trust. We can equip you with our industry-leading ground screws and an installation machine tailored to your business needs. Have a look at our ground screw starter kits, which will enable you to do your screw foundations.

Give our friendly team a call, and we’ll be happy to support you.

+44 (0)1382 819 458

For more information about our commitment to sustainability, visit https://radixgroup.co.uk/sustainability, or visit our growing grove at Trees for Life, https://treesforlife.org.uk/groves/radix/.

* Based on reserved figures, a mature tree will absorb around 9.97kg of carbon per year. Some sources say as much as 22kg!