Underpinning

Underpinning

Underpinning is used in construction to strengthen foundations, which otherwise would be dangerous if no action was taken. Underpinning is often carried out to support an extension above an existing room, so the new weight can be supported.

There are plenty of reasons you could opt for underpinning, including:

  • Strengthening the foundations

This is extremely important to ensure the continued safety of your property, especially in older homes. If you’re planning an extension above an existing room it’ll be worthwhile hiring a professional to investigate the current underpinning.

  • The building’s use has changed

When there is more pressure being placed on the property, the underpinning will need to be improved. The use of the building could have changed, from a house to a shop for example.

  • Soil changes

The ground underneath your property can often change, especially if there has been movement or subsidence. This will put your safety at risk and underpinning will immediately strengthen the building.

  • New developments

The building of new homes can cause an effect on existing properties nearby. If there’s a new development it will be worth strengthening your underpinning to accommodate any changes.

  • Land price increases

As the cost of land and property rises, it could be a good idea to strengthen your existing underpinning with a view to improving your home. Adding an extension or even a whole new floor, would require improved underpinning.

Underpinning quotes

You and your family’s safety will always be priority number one and strengthening your underpinning will not only add protection to your home, but save you on maintenance costs later down the line.

If you’re interested in improving your home’s underpinning, just complete our quick form below and receive quotes from up to four vetted and reputable companies in your area.

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Local Underpinning Projects

1 Project: greenhouse aluminium or green time scale: less than one month please call to appoint
2 Project: are you the property owner: owner property type: terrace other forms: building maintenance agreed to receive quotes for selected products: yes please call to appoint
3 Project: are you the property owner: owner of the property other forms: building maintenance agreed to receive quotes for selected products: yes please call to appoint
4 Project: are you the property owner: owner of the property other forms: gas boiler replacement, building maintenance agreed to receive quotes for selected products: yes please call to appoint
5 Project: Posi floor joists and roof trusses for new builds at Osgodby market rasen lincolnshire
6 Project: i am looking for a roof truss installer. i have a design. roof will be covered with 18mm ply ready for a metal roof to be installed. it's a small roof about 79m2, but a complicated design, due to the ...
7 Project: 1. Maintenacne of rainwater goods which includes replacement of downpipe, provision of downpipe bracket and securing lose stop ends 2. Re-ponting of brick joints 3. strenthening works to the roof tr...
8 Project: are you the property owner: owner of the property is this for a residential or commerial building: domestic other forms: solar hot water, ground source heat pumps, building maintenance agreed to rece...
9 Project: are you the property owner: owner of the property other forms: building maintenance agreed to receive quotes for selected products: yes please call to appoint
10 Project: are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: semi detached how many bedrooms do you have: 3-4 rooms other forms: building maintenance agreed to receive quotes for selected product...
11 Project: small greenhouse supplied and installed, maybe some slabs for a base. time scale: 1-3 months please call to appoint
12 Project: we currently have a rsj but it doesn’t go all the way across the room, we would like this extending to the full width of the room, this is a through lounge / dining room and most of the wall has alr...
13 Project: Regular garden maintenance, tree and hedge shaping, shrub pruning and care, plant and flower identification and care, fruit and vegetable care, over 2 small raised beds and veg in greenhouse, weeding,...
14 Project: glass greenhouse with aluminium frame, *** ***x6ft. time scale: immediate please call to appoint
15 Project: i have 3 sheds that need new roofing felt fitted. if interested please give mea call. time scale: 1-3 months please call to appoint
16 Project: wooden roof trusses for new gable end extension, 4 meters x 6 meters time scale: less than one month please call to appoint
17 Project: Polythene greenho*** *** ideally.
18 Project: i am looking for an octagonal greenhouse 6'6 by 6'6 time scale: 1-3 months please call to appoint
19 Project: are you the property owner: owner of the property is this for a residential or commerial building: domestic other forms: ground source heat pumps, building maintenance agreed to receive quotes for se...
20 Project: i have ordered a greenhouse which i need erecting in my garden are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: detached garden type: back garden garden type: back garden, front garden...

Reviews of underpinning companies

By Miss Pauline R.
RAY LANDSCAPES
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Still waiting to make another appointment.
By Miss Kat N.
PR PROPERTY
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Phil was in touch immediately and was so helpful in discussing solutions to the problems I had resulting from a leak under kitchen floor, He even fixed my bi-fold door free of charge when he came round to quote! In the end my insurance company have taken over so I didn't need him for this job but plan to ask him back for various repairs at home and office. He seems very knowledgeable and is very helpful and friendly. Thanks Phil!
By Mr Barry S.
NORTH EAST ROOFLINES
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As I am disabled and retired the cost was more than I could afford so I am not able to progress with the pointing work needed at present
By - Ian C.
JR JOHNSTONE ROOFING & BUILDING
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well done
By Mr Chris F.
MF ROOFING
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Excellent all round from speed of contact,quote ,communication & final quality of work,highly recommended

Latest successful underpinning projects in July

By Miss Kat N.
It was helpful in that it put Phil in touch with me. However when I looked up services myself on your site I couldn't find any plumbers, decorators, builders at all in Sussex, or Phil for that matter! Search doesn't seem to work at all (which is frustrating and confusing) but the personal service/emails did so that was good
By Mr Barry S.
Very fast
By - Ian C.
good work
By - Christine P.
saved me from having to phone round and take time off work to meet builders