Methods Used By our Piling Contractors
Contiguous Piling, Grundomat Piling and much more in Lonodn – at your hand!


As a leading piling contractor in London, you’ll not be surprised to hear that Alexson Structural & Groundworks Ltd has a number of different piling methods that we can employ for the unique demands of each project we work on.

London top-soil, a clay-like substance, is not the best material to build strong foundations on. Subsidence and ground-movement are an epidemic in older buildings across the capital. Luckily, modern piling techniques can circumvent the issues of clay soil. You’ll find that contiguous piling in London is the most common. Also frequently employed are grundomat piling, sheet piling, mini piling systems.


When it comes to contiguous piling in London, we’re a leader in our industry. Alexson Structural and Groundworks Ltd. offers a wide range of piling services, working with clients to plan projects, and deliver results. Our sheet piling contractors are experienced and dedicated, and are some of the best piling contractors in London.

Using modern and trusted contiguous piling techniques, our experts are able to avoid the problems caused by topsoil, often found in older buildings in London. All our piling contractors are knowledgeable in why contiguous piling in London is the most common and most suggested method.

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Add to this our ability to deliver grundomat piling, sheet piling, and mini-piling in London, and you’ll understand why Alexon are trusted, and why clients are so continuously satisfied with the work and results of our experienced sheet contractors in London. Whatever you need, we’ll meet the unique demands of your project.


What Can Piling Do for Your Home?

As a trusted and experienced contiguous piling company in London, we are here to ensure that all your piling is done to the highest of standards. 
You have to think about foundations renovation if subsidence, whether from saturated soil, excavations beneath it or any other cause happend to your home, to prevent the building collapsing, which is where our piling contractors across London come in, as they are on hand to get the job done.
Underpinning is a traditional method that involves laboriously excavating the foundations section by section and laying extra concrete. 
As our piling contractors in London become busier than ever, it has become clear that, Increasingly, contiguous piling is taking the place of mass concrete underpinning in the construction world. In simple terms, contiguous piling in London has the advantage of being quicker and less disruptive, as it removes the need to dig under properties.
Combined with relatively small and compact machinery that can work in confined spaces, piling can be the ideal solution, something our piling contractors in London know well.

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Contiguous piling

When it comes to contiguous piling in London, Alexson has the experience to deliver your project. Our piling contractors in London work with clients, ensuring both safety and structures are delivered to the highest standard, and as customers demand.

Creating a foundation for a building is critical in construction, and whether it is contiguous piling for a London office building, or grundomat piling in London that is more advisable, our piling contractors will select the best approach for each project.

Our portfolio of projects shows that our contiguous piling in London provides peace of mind in terms of structural integrity.

Piling Contractors

Alexson is proud of not only our piling work across London, but the teams we deploy to deliver work to our clients.

From contiguous piling in London’s business districts, to grundomat piling across London, and even sheet piling contractors in London, we have dedicated professionals that build our reputation every time they build a foundation.

Whatever the size of your structure, of the nature of your project, our piling contractors in London are committed to cost-effective, and time sensitive working methods, ensuring clients are kept in the loop at at all times. Structural integrity from piling contractors that deliver results.

Grundomat Piling

Used mainly to support structures with some form of restricted access, Alexson offers grundomat piling in London, to ensure the safety of structures, as well as the accessibility of the premises.

When it comes to construction, grundomat piling in London premises can provide the sort of structural integrity that a building needs, acting as a critical element in the entire project.

From the use of high quality steel tubular bottom driven piles, welded together, to expert installation from start to finish, our piling contractors in London work to the highest industry standards, offering Alexson’s quality guarantee for all our work.

Origins of Contiguous Piling London
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The history of constructing buildings and contiguous piling in London is both long and fascinating, and dates as far back as ancient times when constructing foundations on weak peat soils near rivers needed adding piles, an elementary but still trusted method for contiguous piling across modern day London.

In years gone by, many settlements were located close to lakes and rivers due to ease of access and availability of water which, in turn, made contiguous piling, still used by piling contractors all across London, the best and most seamless way forward, with weak bearing ground could be reinforced by the use of timber piles that were either manually forced into the ground, or fixed in holes that were filled with stones and sand.

Right across the UK you can see visible and clear evidence of where the Romans used timber piles in bridge works. As ancient as that may be, piling contractors across London still use this trusted method for building today.

Furthermore, during mediaeval times, piles of oak and alder were used in the foundations of the great monasteries constructed in the fenlands of East Anglia, showing how early contiguous piling was done and helping us understand how and why piling contractors in London still work to this day.

In terms of contiguous piling in London, timber combines strength with lightness, offering sheet piling contractors in London both durability and ease of cutting and handling. Eventually, for contiguous piling work in London timber was replaced by steel and concrete, newer materials that piling contractors in London use to fabricate units capable of sustaining compressive, bending and tensile forces far beyond the capacity of a timber pile of like dimensions.

For work including grundomat piling and contiguous piling in London, steel has been used to an increasing extent, as it is easy to handle and can withstand hard driving.

Contiguous Pile Walls – Piling Contractors London

When it comes to contiguous piling in London, contiguous pile walls consist of piles arranged in a way that a gap remains between the piles. Where required, our piling contractors in London can stabilize the soil between the piles during excavation by installing timber lagging in front of the excavated soil or by building a reinforced shotcrete wall towards the excavated soil surface. Our contiguous piling work in London can involve injecting grouting in advance of the excavation in order to solidify the soil between the piles.

Contiguous Piling in London: Common Uses

  • Slope Stabilisation
  • Supporting Bulkheads
  • Support for Excavations

When our piling contractors in London start a contiguous piling project, it involves walls being retained by anchors or strutting systems, which are often supported by a waler beam to distribute the loads (and prevent anchors/struts from punching through the infill) and as a mitigation measure for the unlikely event of an anchor/strut not carrying the load. All our piling contractors in London are careful to follow and use trusted, tried, and ultimately safe processes.

With contiguous piling work in London, this waler beam can be constructed as a reinforced concrete beam cast towards the pile wall, or by using steel profiles fixed to the piles and anchors/strutting systems.

Advantages of Contiguous PIling in London Structures

  • Limited load from surrounding structures taken
  • Less vibration during construction

Quality Assurance
Our piling contractors in London always use the very latest, high end building technology, testing regimes and best practices protocols, with our contiguous piling processes in London having been developed over many years to ensure the position, verticality and structural integrity of our pile walls.

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Contiguous Piling London: Do I need Piling for my Construction Project?

As our piling contractors in London know, piling is required for many different construction project types. Our team of experienced and highly technical piling contractors across London works closely with each client to help determine what kind of foundation your project requires, ensuring that you get the best option.

Working with construction architects, site managers and engineers, we promise to keep you fully informed at all stages of your project.

Creating a Basement under an Existing Property

Underpinning, which involves contiguous piling at London premises, is the process of creating a basement underneath an existing property. With this particular technique used by professional piling contractors across London, the depth of the existing foundations is increased to create the space for the new basement.

Underpinning: Is it Safe?

Used by piling contractors on London sites to strengthen building foundations for basement conversions, underpinning is a common technique in construction. Every building is unique, so our piling contractors in London ensure safety measures on each project’s merit, and underpinning is generally safe for many building types, even those located close to neighbouring properties with limited space.