Case Study

QuickBase Difficult Access

The Project

Most builders dread the call to install a foundation system where the only access is through the property or down a narrow passage.

Because of its unique design, the QuickBase system makes it simple. Excavation is kept to a minimum, with the spoil often being able to be backfilled between the QuickBase beams eliminating the need to barrow through the house which is time-consuming and potentially costly if damage occurs.

Because of its unique design, the QuickBase system makes it simple. Excavation is kept to a minimum, with the spoil often being able to be backfilled between the QuickBase beams eliminating the need to barrow through the house which is time-consuming and potentially costly if damage occurs.

QuickBase is the ideal solution for poor access properties and has been used extensively, particularly throughout London.

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