Creating solid foundations for four glamping pods on a remote hillside, where the ground was sloping and inaccessible.
A case of finding an innovative solution, or not installing the glamping pods at all.
|Client:||Lune Valley Pods|
|Location:||Achiltibuie, Ullapool, Scotland|
|Product:||51 Nr. 1250mm Foundation Ground Screws|
The primary challenge was the location and massively uneven and sloping ground conditions. To have put a concrete pad down would have cost the customer five times the amount they had budgeted. With the hostel track a quarter of a mile from the main road, there was no way either a digger or concrete lorry would have made it onto the site.
No More Digging assessed the site and designed ground screw foundation layouts for four of Lune Valley’s glamping pods.
51 No. 1250mm long foundation ground screws were installed, providing a stable foundation to build the elevated sub-frames on, meeting all requirements, including leaving no mess or disruption to one of the most scenic landscapes in Scotland.
Without the ground screws, the project simply wouldn’t have worked. As well as the environmental benefits, we were amazed at the time and cost savings compared to traditional foundations. The system also avoids the need for heavy, noisy machinery, skip hire or extensive ground clearance – all of which were a ‘no-no’ at this site. I would say that we saved around £5-6,000 per pod by opting for ground screw foundations that are designed to last. Callum and his team were true professionals, and so accommodating. It all worked well we would definitely use them again, as they presented us with a solution to one of our most challenging sites.
Simon Maher, Lune Valley Pods