Piling Contractors in Reading

What We Offers:

Here at Southern Foundations & Piling Ltd,

We are catered towards the domestic and commercial clients, We have great teams of piling & Underpinning contractors who are all in house trained and employed by our company and do not source outside contractors to take on work under our name. Our teams cover all over the south of the Uk and we have a wide variety of piling machines to undertake almost any job. We can undertake all of the associated ground works which go with piling so we can do the ground beams or your Rc raft ready for the builder to build straight on. We can also undertake full designs with our structural design team or work with your structural engineer always with a cost effective and practical method in mind. We like to offer a transparent service with no hidden or nasty extras at the end of our service and pride ourselves on being fair and honest to all of our clients.

Please contact our team on the below contact form or call to discuss your project with our estimator Tom.

Office Address

Southern Foundations & Piling | Piling & Mini Piling Contractors UK

Working Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00-17:30 Saturday: 9:00-13:00 Sunday: Closed

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Piling Reading

Piles are the structural elements that transfer the loads of a building or structure to deeper, more stable layers of soil or rock. They are mainly used in the construction of industrial and commercial buildings and are generally used where the soil near the surface is too weak and not resilient enough to carry the loads of the structure.

Southern Foundations and Piling Ltd. is an expert piling company with a team of qualified engineers who can plan the most efficient way for your foundation needs and give you solutions to the most complex technical problems.

With an extensive range of equipment and techniques for piling in Reading, we can build customised diameters of foundations, access very restricted places, and construct piles according to your necessities.

Benefits of Piling

Driven to Any Depth

There is no specific criterion to determine the piles’ length. They can be driven to any required depth where subsurface soil is resilient enough to bear heavy building loads.

Saves Time

You can pre-order the piles for the foundation of your home by giving the exact measurements, which will save you much time.


Piles can be constructed according to the requirements and specifications that are needed to carry all the load of the building and transfer it to the soil.

Ideal for Wetlands

In a wetland, the most complex thing is creating a stable foundation; piling foundation can be the best option in such conditions.

Builds to Any Height

Structural piles that have incredible strength and load-bearing capacity have made it possible to construct a building to any desired height.

Types of Piles

Based on Their Working Principle

Friction piles: Friction piles employ a straightforward principle of friction between their surface area and soil to shift the structural loads to the soil. It is commonly used when the soil doesn’t have the capacity to hold larger forces.

End-bearing piles: They are installed where there is a strong rocky substratum present. Unlike friction piles, these piles do not transfer loads throughout their skin; rather, they transfer the structural loads directly to the soil through their bottom end. They are used in regions with a high water table.

Based on Their Installation Method

Driven Piles

They are driven into the soil using specialised equipment, compacting the soil around them and getting locked tightly. They are best for underwater construction and slimy soil.

Bored Piles

In bored piles, a hole is bored up to the required depth, and the pile is constructed in situ. They are suitable where strong subsurface soil is available to install end-bearing piles.

Take a look at Southern Foundations and Piling Ltd!

Our Services

 We provide a wide range of foundation and piling services like:

  • Contiguous Piling
  • Continuous Fight Auger/CFA Piling
  • Mini Piled Underpinning
  • Traditional Underpinning
  • Foundations
  • Groundwork Services

Southern Foundation and Piling Ltd

We are a civil engineering company and piling contractors in Reading. We have successfully completed numerous technical projects and left the clients completely satisfied. Our hallmarks include:

  • Our extensive experience
  • Certified professionals
  • Fast and specialised services
  • Safe and robust solutions

If you are looking for piling in Reading, look no further; we are here to help you. Contact us today!


If your current foundation is unstable and the water level is high, you may need piling.

These three methods are best known for checking a pile’s integrity:

  • Nuclear radiation
  • Short wave acoustic method
  • Long wave acoustic method

Different materials can be used in pile foundations, like concrete, steel, and timber.

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