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Two technicians, one standing on the tracks of a rig, another operating a mini digger.
Concrete being poured into a hole.

Mass Concrete Underpinning

The mass concrete (or ‘traditional’) method of underpinning is an established technique, suitable for relatively shallow depths of underpinning. The method is often used for partial underpinning of sections of a building. This is probably the most common form of underpinning undertaken for residential properties.
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A technician using a smaller drill to create a beam base.

HSE Rig Guarding

The Health & Safety Executive requires piling rigs to have adequate guarding. If they find an unguarded rig being used in vertical piling then all parties will be subject to scrutiny. Anyone allowing the removal of a guard opens themselves to potential enforcement action up to and including prosecution.
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A stack of metal piles ready for use in underpinning.

Piled Raft Underpinning

Piled raft underpinning is a well established technique generally used for whole houses or buildings. It can deal with deep seated foundation problems and the technique is suitable for dealing with both subsidence and heave. 
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A long metal pile being moved into position.

Driven Piling

Driven piling is the formation of a displacement pile typically by driving a steel tube into the ground.The capacity of the pile is determined by driving the pile to a “set”. This is usually a function of the penetration of the pile into the ground measured against the number of blows of the driving hammer.
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A large machine drill prepared to dig a hole.

Bored Piling

Bored piling is the forming of a hole of the required diameter to the design depth of the proposed pile which is subsequently filled with concrete or grout
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A technician inside a large rig.

Working Platform Certificate

Working platforms must be designed, properly constructed, regularly inspected and maintained for the plant which will use them. The Working Platform Certificate confirms that the working platform has been properly designed, constructed in accordance with the design, and will be regularly inspected and adequately maintained to ensure the integrity of the platform is maintained.

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