Building materials supplier Southern Sheeting has launched ground screws which make light work of creating secure foundations for many construction jobs, ending the need for complex concrete slab laying.
Perfect for small to medium building projects, both permanent and temporary, ground screws do away with the need for extensive excavation, heavy-duty specialist construction machinery and are more environmentally friendly than concrete.
The system is also ideal for hard-to-access and sloping areas, where it’s not always possible to bring caterpillars and excavators on site.
Tony Hobbs, Managing Director, Southern Sheeting, said: “Ground screws are a fantastic option for professionals because they are easier, faster and more cost effective than traditional concrete slab foundations. They can also be installed by just one person, saving on labour.
“They appeal to the growing number of consumers who are asking their builders to find more sustainable materials. Green methods are becoming more important as construction companies seek to reduce waste and energy consumption. This system has become increasingly popular for its many advantages.”
Using ground screws can speed up the build process because unlike concrete foundations they can be installed in all weather and can support a load immediately – making it much easier to hit deadlines.
Ground screws tick today’s all-important environmentally friendly box, too.
They leave the soil’s eco-system intact and, where they are used to support temporary structures, they can be pulled up and reused. They can even be recycled.
Made of steel, they are much more durable than timber posts.
The carbon emissions created in the manufacture of ground screws is a fraction of that of concrete.
Bayo-S Ground Screws, extensions and fittings are available from Southern Sheeting in a wide range of sizes that are designed to suit different soil densities and support varying sizes of structure.
Typical uses include supporting small garden buildings, such as sheds, green houses and summer houses, as well as decking, fencing and pergolas. They’re also a safe option for children’s playground apparatus.
Hobbs added: “Ground screws are around 70 per cent faster to instal than traditional concrete foundations, which is a massive bonus to people in the trade, who are often up against tight schedules.”
For more information visit https://www.southernsheeting.co.uk/