Shire
QuickBase

15M2 installed in 1 day

  • Fast installation time – 15m2 installed in 1 day
  • Combined floor, beam & pile solution
  • Unique patented design
  • Achieves U-values of 0.02 W/m2k
  • No need for mass concrete foundations
  • Reduces site excavation work
  • Minimises spoil to landfill

QuickBase is a multi-award-winning flooring, beam and pile system.  A totally unique lightweight foundation system for conservatories and lightweight structures, revolutionising conventional construction methods.

Lightweight Foundation System

This pioneering modular lightweight foundation system combines the highest quality construction with innovative, technical, environmental benefits as well as cost and time savings. QuickBase is based on helical screw piles, which support lightweight, part-recycled plastic ground beams connected via a series of push-fit joints to form a frame. The ground beam is then filled with a specially formulated non-shrink grout to give a high strength composite beam. The frame carries the load of the building through the piles to suitable bearing strata, uniquely removing the need for mass concrete foundations.

It is then fitted with a premanufactured damp-proof floor slab onto which the inner wall of the conservatory or extension is built.

QuickBase foundations are ideal for other single storey structures such as extensions or modular buildings. Critically, they more than meet the requirements of building control regulations.

Cost-Effective Foundation Solution

QuickBase is particularly cost-effective when working in confined spaces, where soil conditions would usually require deep excavation, where limited parking restricts the ability to remove the spoil associated with deep excavation and where trees are near the built site.

QuickBase systems don’t require wet trade finishing, so labour costs are cheaper and build time is faster. The foundations can be quickly laid by approved QuickBase installers, with full training available to those contractors looking to achieve approved installer status.

Unlike traditional foundations, QuickBase is ideal for less than perfect ground. The piles are generally driven to 4m depth (deeper if required), guaranteeing suitable load-bearing strata, and avoiding troublesome tree roots.

Fully Compliant with Building Regulations

QuickBase is fully compliant with Building Regulations and designed to meet Local Building Control scrutiny.

The QuickBase Design Engineers work in partnership with both local Authority and Private Building Control to ensure all required standards are delivered. QuickBase works with all roof wall and floor configurations.

Design software integrates with most leading conservatory, architecture and modular building design systems. QuickBase is the number one solution for guaranteed, high quality, noncorrosive foundations that give complete peace of mind to the homebuyer.

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QuickBase Sloping Sites

QuickBase Sloping Sites

Quickbase is particularly effective when working on sloping site areas, where stepped footings would traditionally be required.

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QuickBase Minimal Excavation

QuickBase Minimal Excavation

The Quickbase system radically reduces the need for site excavation and in most instances removes the need for skips and associated landfill.

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QuickBase Inspection Chambers and Drain Runs

QuickBase Inspection Chambers and Drain Runs

Where the relocation of drains proves cost prohibitive, or not acceptable Quickbase can save the day with easily integrated sealed covers. Quickbase raised and sealed covers can be embedded into screed floor coverings or direct to the finished floor slab.

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"Once again thank you for your assistance with this QuickBase project, my customer is over the moon. Look forward to future projects."

Darren Whitfield

North East Conservatory Solutions Ltd

"Just a message to you thanks for all sorting out all the piling and working with us throughout the delay. I wish I could find staff as trusting and who work as hard. Definitely will be using you in the future."

DJC Build

DJC Build

"I’m very pleased with the work carried out, they were very informative about what they were doing and it couldn’t have gone better."

Mr & Mrs H

Homeowner

"Operatives arrived on time, introduced themselves and proceeded to clear the site. Both drives were protected prior to the arrival of materials. The site was clean and tidy."

Mr Cs

Homeowner

"Thank you Very much for scheduling the appointment and doing a job well done. I feel reassured and safe in my home now that its complete."

Mrs D

Homeowner

"Service and job carried out, professionally and effectively as planned"

Mr S

Homeowner

"Worked non-stop to get the job done. They were a good team, worked well together & were cheerful and a pleasure to have around."

Mrs B

Homeowner

“I am very pleased. Very efficient, sincere & hard working. They explained every step within the works – well done to you all!”

Mr F

Homeowner, Kent

Even the neighbours were impressed by the site team’s cleanliness, one commented that she had never seen the site so clean. Jackie Robinson has been very helpful & supportive over the last 9 months”

Mr & Mrs D

Homeowner, Bristol

“We have relied on Shire to deliver ‘right-first-time’ design solutions for over a decade."

Chris Stratton

Head of Site Acquisition & Estate Management, MLL Telecom Ltd

“Shire’s methods saved Insurers £10m in 3 years alone"

Frank Russell

Operations & Development Manager for Lloyds Banking Group

“I am very pleased.  Very efficient, sincere & hard working.  They explained every step within the works – well done to you all!”

Mr F,

Homeowner, Kent

“No improvement needed, the two guys were working on a difficult site, however they just got on with it and were extremely efficient – thank you!”

Mr J

Homeowner, Peterborough

“Even the neighbours were impressed by the site team’s cleanliness, one commented that she had never seen the site so clean”

Mr & Mrs D, Homeowner

Homeowner, Bristol

“Shire’s ability to interpret our requirements and take full account of issues we had not even considered, means we expect to rely on them for years to come”

Chris Stratton

Head of Site Acquisition & Estate Management, MLL Telecom Ltd

“Shire’s methods saved Insurers £10m in 3 years alone”

Frank Russell

Operations & Development Manager for Lloyds Banking Group