What is Underpinning?

When it comes to the repairing the structural integrity of buildings, one essential technique stands out: underpinning. Sub-Tech Contracts, a prominent construction company in London, specializes in offering professional underpinning services. In this article, we delve into the world of underpinning, shedding light on its importance and how Sub-Tech Contracts excels in providing expert solutions.

Understanding Underpinning: Underpinning is a construction technique used to strengthen and stabilize the foundation of a building. It becomes necessary when a building’s existing foundation is either compromised or insufficient to support the structure adequately. Several factors can lead to the need for underpinning, including soil movement, subsidence, or changes in building usage that require additional support.

The Process of Underpinning: The underpinning process involves carefully excavating soil from beneath the existing foundation and replacing it with more stable materials. This effectively extends the foundation’s depth and provides greater support, preventing further settlement, cracking, and structural damage. Underpinning not only addresses existing foundation issues but also enhances the building’s overall stability and longevity.

Sub-Tech Contracts’ Expertise: Sub-Tech Contracts stands out as a leader in underpinning services in London. With a team of highly skilled engineers and construction experts, the company is equipped to handle even the most complex underpinning projects. Their comprehensive approach involves thorough assessment, meticulous planning, and precise execution, ensuring optimal results and minimizing disruption to the property.

Why Choose Sub-Tech Contracts:

  1. Experience and Expertise: With years of experience in the construction industry, Sub-Tech Contracts boasts a deep understanding of underpinning techniques and challenges. Their experts are well-versed in adapting solutions to various scenarios.
  2. Tailored Solutions: No two projects are the same. Sub-Tech Contracts recognizes this and offers tailored underpinning solutions that suit the unique requirements of each property. This approach ensures that the right techniques are applied for the best outcomes.
  3. Quality Assurance: Sub-Tech Contracts prioritizes quality at every stage. From material selection to execution, their commitment to excellence is unwavering, resulting in stable, secure foundations that stand the test of time.
  4. Minimal Disruption: Underpinning projects can be disruptive, but Sub-Tech Contracts strives to minimize inconveniences for property owners. Their efficient processes and professional team help keep disruptions to a minimum, making the underpinning process as smooth as possible.

Conclusion: As the backbone of structural stability, underpinning plays a pivotal role in maintaining the integrity of buildings. Sub-Tech Contracts’ expertise in underpinning services makes them a trusted partner for property owners in London. With their commitment to excellence, tailored solutions, and experienced team, Sub-Tech Contracts stands ready to ensure your building’s foundation remains strong and secure for years to come.

Sub-Tech give a new lease of life to The Icehouse at Park Crescent

Sub-tech are proud to have been a part of the restoration of the a historical structure ‘The Icehouse’ in Park crescent Regents park.

Originally built in the 18th century, this grade 1 listed structure had long been abandoned but was unearthed during the construction of a prestigious development.

The Icehouse was historically used to store ice brought by barge from Scandinavia, the ice would stay frozen year round and would be sold to local merchants and ice cream parlours. Sadly, it was filled with muck and bricks during the 1950s and has not been viewed since then.

Sub-Tech were the first call for a developer tasked with removing all the muck and bricks that had filled the icehouse since the 1950s. Working through a tiny 600 mm opening in the roof of the 10 metre structure.

Please take time to view our case study for more information on the project here