This piling project, completed in May 2023, was a very large, wrap-around home extension in the Ardwick area of Manchester.
Piling was required because of a large pipe running underneath the entire length of the extension’s 12.7m outer wall. The builder, who was referred to us by another contractor, booked a free site with Rhino Piling and we attended the next day.
After inspecting the site, Jonathan designed the piling scheme shown in the adjacent drawing. The scheme involved 23 x 150mmø bottom-driven mini-piles, the amount usually involved in a small new-build house. 12 were positioned conventionally, in the centre of the beam, with 11 making up multiple cross-sections across the pipe, protecting it and providing the necessary load capacity for the extension.