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