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: measuring up, making and fitting 3 strong shelves for my workroom
2 Project: Passive airvents (possibly 2) in bedroom. Please supply quote and images of vent to be used as well as what the finished product will look like.
3 Project: Survey roof and guttering for water ingress.
4 Project: Home Owner Chimey breast to be removed Please call to appoint *
5 Project: May req 8 roof trusses of attic room design for garage in Verwood which currently has a flat roof. Dimensions are 3.2mtr wide with a centre height of 1.2 mtr.
6 Project: Homeowner Please contact to appoint
7 Project: Repair to courtyard cobbled area. Please give me a call and I will explain....
8 Project: Ridge tiles need repointed Runner felt needs replaced Time scale: Less than one month Please call to appoint
9 Project: loft extension
10 Project: Adjoined to one house - by staircases although kitchen downstairs and bathroom upstairs are also adjoining. new build - brick and timber frame house. built only 6 years ago. Want to minimise noise ...
11 Project: Conservatory roof insulated inside. Total sqm = just over 9
12 Project: Pointing work side of house. A lot of Replaced brick work. Overhaul of chimney breast. Little above kitchen window and replace cracked bricks. Replace beading and rendering . Are you the property own...
13 Project: New build house needs screeding done. Need it done asap or flooring cant be put down Time scale: Immediate Please call to appoint
14 Project: Chimney pots sourced and installed, liner dropped for stove. Time scale: Immediate Please call to appoint
15 Project: Screeding floor 2.9m x 6.7m x 50mm Time scale: Less than one month Please call to appoint
16 Project: Rebuild a section of stone and concrete walling 6 feet long ,2 feet high, 1 foot thick. Time scale: Immediate Please call to appoint
17 Project: Homeowner Please contact to appoint
18 Project: Clearing the front garden and putting cement paviors down - 95 square metres Also knocking the present brick wall down and building a new wall 6.8m long and about ten bricks high.
19 Project: I have a broken chimney. Want the chimney take the chimney away.
20 Project: Roof trusses for new build - have engineers drawings when required

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 February

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