Screw Piling Contractors

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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.

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Screw Piling Contractors

Screw piling or helical piling is the method of inserting steel shafts with attached helical on the outer side into the ground. The screw piles are then filled with grout or concrete to support the infrastructure above. A building’s integrity depends greatly on the foundation; therefore, choosing your screw piling contractors wisely is crucial. 

Southern Foundation Piling is a renowned screw piling company, efficiently handling the foundation of your building projects via cutting-edge technology. Our expert engineers design customised helical piles keyed to the unique requirements of each project.

For accurate installation and the highest quality service, reach out to certified helical piling contractors at Southern Foundation Piling to ensure the secure foundations for your building.

Reasons to Use Screw Piles

Fast Installation: Pre-fabricated screw piles are inserted into the ground in a single step, resulting in quick installation.

Minimal Ground Disturbance: Screw piles use the screw action to penetrate the ground; no thumbing or hammering is involved, reducing the noise.

No Need to Remove Soil: It is not necessary to remove dirt since helical piles automatically shift soil when their shafts pierce the earth.

Accessibility to Hard-to-Reach Areas: Screw piles can be set up in places with minimal headspace or width with the help of machinery. It uses versatile equipment for pile installation in restricted areas, which makes the process simple and hassle-free.

Earthquake Resistant: The tensile strength and ductile reaction of screw piles make them incredibly earthquake-resistant.

Affordable: One of their main advantages is that helical piles are inexpensive and won’t break the bank without sacrificing quality.

Screw Piles Applications

Domestic & Commercial

Screw piles have revolutionised residential and commercial construction by delivering a dependable and efficient foundation option.

They are widely used in solid foundations of:

  • Garden sheds
  • Decks
  • Patios
  • Light structures

Civil Engineering

Screw piles have gained significance in civil construction due to their outstanding load-bearing capacity and flexibility to various soil conditions.

They are often used in the construction of:

  • Bridges
  • Boardwalks
  • Retaining walls


Screw piles have been shown to be useful in utilities and infrastructure development.

They are used in:

  • Transmission towers
  • Wind turbines
  • Telecommunication masts

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Screw Piles Cost

The screw pile foundation’s cost is influenced by a number of factors. It covers the weight, size, and design of the structure as well as the state of the soil. To estimate the final cost, these factors should be taken into account:

Types: The kind of screw piles you select will affect cost. Screw piles commonly come in two varieties: square shaft and round shaft.

Installation Depth: More resources and time are required to drive screw piles at a deeper level. The deeper the piles, the higher the cost will be.

Soil Condition: If there is a high natural water table or soft soil in the affected area, then it will cost you more.

Required Number of Screw Piles: The number of piles required is determined by the structure type, weight, and the support it needs. As the number of piles increases, the cost will also increase.


Installing screw piles is a simple and quick process and is much faster than other foundation methods. Screw piling contractors take only 15-20 minutes at most to install a screw pile.

The lifespan of screw piles is affected by the soil condition and the moisture content it contains. On average, they can last around 75 years.

There is no defined depth limit at which screw piles should be inserted in the ground; however, generally, piles are best to keep at a depth of 14 meters.

A single screw pile can support up to 500 tonnes of weight, but when a number of piles collectively support a structure, the weight-holding strength becomes even higher.

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