holiday cabin ground screw foundations on a cliff edge
Case Study

Bracken Treehouse, Fife

Low-impact foundations for a treehouse sitting on a south-facing cliff within 30 acres of mature woodland.


Fife, Scotland

Product Solutions
38 nr. RADIX PRO 76x1250/1550 Ground Screws
Bespoke resin-anchored fixings
Bespoke brackets and extensions

Install Team

No More Digging Scotland

holiday cabin ground screw foundations on a cliff edge


The location for this secluded holiday retreat not only sat 600m away from the parking site, but it is also perched on top of a south-facing cliff within 30 acres of mature woodland.

In addition to the rock face, the was a difference in ground levels of about 1.2m across the site.

As well as requiring a robust foundation solution that could overcome the challenging ground, the client wanted a low-impact, sustainable solution to build their new holiday home on.

holiday cabin ground screw foundations on a cliff edge


Initially completing a site survey in 2021, a plan was drawn up to overcome all challenges – the difficult access, sloping ground and rock face.

The team installed the majority of RADIX Ground Screws into the load-bearing stratum, negotiating the rocky conditions. A hybrid solution was created using resin-anchored fixings directly into the rock face.

Once all 38 ground screw foundations and bespoke fixings were installed, measurements were taken, and bespoke extensions were designed, manufactured, galvanised and installed to complete the foundations.

It was a tough install, but No More Digging worked hard to get in what they could into the ground and came up with a bespoke hybrid solution to tackle the areas of rock on the cliff. It was a pleasure working with No More Digging, and I highly recommend their ground screw foundations. I look forward to our next project together.
- Nick R.