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Please find below a selection of news articles.

 

What can BelowGround do for my commercial project?

Since our establishment, Below Ground has provided 420 commercial contractors with a range of high-quality piling and underpinning services across the whole of southern England and Wales.

Our specialist piling contractors use a variety of modern heavy rigs to meet our clients'…

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Foundations for house extensions

Foundations, despite being hidden when the project is complete, are essential elements of a building project. If you're considering building an extension on your property, foundations are one of the first things to plan for. Here, we go through a few factors to consider when planning your…

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A beginner's guide to housing foundations

Foundations can often be the most difficult aspect of a project and one of the most important elements in a completed building project.

Without proper management of building foundations, the completed project could end up demolished in the worst case. It’s essential therefore that the…

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5 reasons to choose Belowground for your piling and underpinning

When choosing the company who will be carrying out the piling and underpinning for your building project, whether it's for a commercial or residential build, there are lots of things to consider. At the start of these big projects you will…

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What's in the news : Are micro homes the answer to housing shortages?

According to new research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), which asked 2,000 homeowners across the UK on their opinions on the housing shortage, co-living developments and micro homes in urban areas are preferred solutions.

Popularity…

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What's in the news : Could the future be self-built housing?

Could the future for council housing be self-built?

Council houses have often been criticized in the past for their uniformity. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, local authorities built more than 40% of homes. Rows and blocks of houses were…

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Insulating Foundations

As the days get colder and the nights draw in, we start to think about how we can make our homes warmer through the chilly months.

Aside from the obvious installation of fireplaces, heaters and thick blankets, flooring foundations are a surprisingly prominent way of keeping your home warm.…

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Avoid these mistakes with your extension project

An extension project is one that many will undertake in order to gain much needed space, or to add value to a property.

There are many mistakes you can make during any project, but we're here to discuss ones specific to an extension project…

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Foundations for conservatory projects

Conservatories can be a great addition to any home. They are generally recognised as builds that have use translucent material to cover around 50% of the walls and 75% of the roof. Not only are they spaces in which you can relax as you enjoy looking out…

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Sustainable Building

Sustainability and what we can do to protect our planet are topics discussed globally in 2018.

'Sustainability' is the term used to describe the act of carrying out activities without having a harmful impact on the environment, and without exploiting resources.

Currently, the construction industry accounts for 45% of…

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