02 Mar 2023

Our New Screw Piling Company is Laying the Foundations for a Net-zero Future

RADIX expands its size, locations, stock and supply of screw piles through the creation of a new screw piling company in the UK

The growing national demand for sustainable construction has prompted the creation of our new company, specialising in the installation of our efficient, low-carbon foundation solutions.

Screw Piling | RADIX Screw Pile Foundations Company

A ground screw company and screw pile company

Founded in 2019, RADIX has rapidly become the UK’s largest ground screw and screw pile foundations company. We design, manufacture, supply and install sustainable foundation solutions across the country and beyond, we are eradicating the need for heavy excavations and pouring carbon-heavy concrete, helping to reduce programme lengths by up to 70%.

The RADIX screw pile range provides an efficient, low-carbon alternative to concrete, the world’s most widely used construction material, responsible for 6–10% of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. By contrast, our screw pile foundations contain less than 50% of the embodied carbon (CO2e) of an equivalent concrete base.

Built on decades of engineering and manufacturing expertise, carefully considered design processes, and expert installation capabilities, RADIX Screw Piles offer a robust foundation solution that overcomes challenging ground conditions, makes accessing remote and off-grid areas possible, and, with the ability to be installed all year round and in any weather, avoids costly and untimely delays. They can also be removed as easily as installed, making them ideal for temporary structures.

We already have an impressive track record for delivering projects across various sectors, including agriculture, leisure and tourism, and residential. Our recent projects include bespoke foundations for a holiday lodge on a rocky cliff edge in Fife and the rapid installation of screw piles for several multi-unit holiday parks across rural Scotland, including Log Cabins in Cairngorms National Park. RADIX Screw Piles also now supports a 1.5-storey family eco-house in Dundee.

Foundations for log cabins |  ground screw foundations

As awareness grows around the benefits of screw pile foundations, their potential is realised for many other applications. Learn more about the advantages of ground screws and screw piles.

Screw Piling and the Renewable Energy Sector

With growing demand from the renewables sector, we have joined forces with Essex-based Red Leaf Group to create a new company, RADIX Screw Piling. By combining our experience, resources, and geographical coverage, our teams can offer unrivalled design, supply, and installation of specialist screw piles and bespoke base systems across the UK and further afield.

We have already taken massive strides in supporting the renewables sector, including Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) projects, where bespoke structural steel platforms can be designed, manufactured, and installed on screw piles for contractors to fit the battery, Power Conditioning Systems (PCS) and transformer units directly and immediately on top of. Crucially, this allows projects to energise faster and enables project funding to be released sooner.

Battery energy storage system | BESS | UK Green Energy

With unrivalled expertise and industry-leading installation equipment, our new partnership will achieve projects at greater capacities, with installations already completed for a 500kW solar array, located in a wind-exposed area in Dumfries and Galloway, and a 50MW Battery Energy Storage System in Suffolk, where the programme length was more than halved.

Ground mount solar panels | Solar Farms UK

To support this business growth and meet increasing industry demand for sustainable foundations, we are also quadrupling the storage capacity at our Dundee headquarters, with an additional, 8500 sq ft warehouse. Meanwhile, a new 4000 sq ft warehouse has been acquired at the South-based headquarters in Chelmsford. This will allow us to further increase our UK stock holding of screw pile foundations, installation equipment and solar racking systems ready for immediate supply.

The owners of the new company, Callum Milne and Christian Alexander, are confident that this is the next logical step for their business endeavours.

We founded our business on the belief that the future of construction must be efficient and sustainable and that low-carbon screw pile foundations should always be the first choice. By supporting the construction industry with our innovative solutions, we are helping them quite literally build a net-zero future. The launch of the new company increases our capacity as a Group, ensuring we can continue to meet our customers’ requirements and further improve our range of products and services.

Callum Milne Director, RADIX

Having made huge strides in sectors such as renewables, leisure and tourism and infrastructure, we are now building momentum across these markets and creating a faster installation turnaround through better product availability, greater capacity to meet project delivery deadlines, and enhanced customer services. Effectively, we’re establishing a one-stop shop with installation and production expertise under one roof. By offering offices in Scotland and the South East of England, we are better equipped to exceed customers’ requirements and those of our employees and site teams to meet the growing demands of the UK marketplace and overseas.

Christian Alexander Operations Director, RADIX