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Subsidence is a threat to all old buildings. At Peter Loe we are ready to fix it.

About Underpinning

Historic buildings will most often need underpinning because their foundations have moved over time as a result of soil movement (subsidence).

If you need to underpin all or part of the foundations of a historic or listed building, it is vital to use the correct methods to ensure that any underpinning stabilises the movement of the building.

During underpinning the depth of the foundations is increased by excavating the soil beneath the existing foundations and replacing it with foundation material, normally concrete, in phases. If not carried out properly, it can pose a very real danger, and could lead to damage or the collapse of the property in question.

Underpinning work requires very careful planning and execution. The exact method of underpinning used will depend on the historic property in question.

Clerk-of-works Service

Peter Loe Restorations Ltd also offers a consultancy service on an agreed fee basis to architectural conservation practices and private clients engaged in the refurbishment and conservation of listed and historic buildings, in which we undertake the on-site management of projects consisting of the following:

  • Advice on approach and method
  • Initial project costings
  • Full or partial on-site supervision of contractors and craftsmen by suitably qualified personnel
  • Cost and quality control

We welcome the opportunity to discuss your individual requirements.