Having worked on many major infrastructure projects across the UK, Such as Ports and Harbour installations in the Very north of Scotland, Queensferry crossing (Edinburgh), Mersey Gateway Bridge (Main Crossing temporary works 1100m Trestle bridge and 3 In River annulus Cofferdams), Highways England Smart Motorway installations Northern/ Central England, Numerous railway installations East/ West Coast Mainlines, Heathrow Terminals 5 & 2, alongside what some may consider minor temporary works, you can rest assured and be confident that we have the necessary in-house skills and experience for your project schemes, what ever the size, nature and complexity.
SPI Piling Ltd are also the ONLY UK specialist Steel Piling Contractor that has the benefit of a Parent Company (A E Yates Ltd), providing substantial benefits when it comes to UK/EU buying power. This bolstered with our extensive supply chain partners, ensures that you are getting the benefits of great buying power with a multiple of the major European and UK Steel Pile suppliers, meaning YOU are getting the best possible value for money.
Supply, Installation, and Extraction:
At SPI Piling Ltd, we offer a full supply, install, and extraction service for all types of steel and sheet piling using recognised suppliers or owned stock providing value for money to clients.
We also offer a ‘sale and buy-back’ option. Steel piles sold through either of these services are used in limited period scenarios. We carry a wide range of trench sheet, steel and sheet piles for customers and contractors to buy or hire. We use either our in group haulage or external partners to deliver nationwide. All are fully registered to FORS and CLOCS standards.
Sheet piles are suitable in many ground conditions and can be installed using vibratory, vibration-less or even percussive driving methods. Using our own specialist fleet of Telescopic Leader Rigs, Side Grip Technology, Silent Vibration-less and crane suspended equipment we offer installation and extraction in all sectors and applications for clients.
Leader Rig Installation:
SPI Piling Limited, own and operate a comprehensive fleet of modern Telescopic Leader Rigs, which can be fitted with a range of attachments to ensure that optimum performance and safety is achieved during sheet pile installation and extraction. The multi-functional Telescopic Leader Mast provides support for all attachments required for sheet pile driving, extracting, augering and static sheet pile pressing operations. This eliminates the requirement for traditional temporary works. In addition, the rigs have very short set up times (less than 30 mins from transport to operation configuration), and the tracked carrier system offers high mobility on all construction sites. State of the art VV Technology and variable moment hammers ensure that vibration oscillations are reduced to a minimum. Consequently a considerable reduction in vibration is achieved during pile installation and extraction.
Silent & Vibration Free Piling:
The TOSA silent vibration free pile press enables piles to be installed and extracted in sensitive locations. Compact in size they are also ideally suited to height restricted sites such as inside buildings or under bridges. They hydraulically press piles into most soil types although, depending on ground stiffness/density, pre-augering or water jetting is sometimes required. Following the installation of the first three piles from a reaction stand, the press travels along the installed piles using the reactionary force to press the next pile in (instead of using a hammering or vibratory action) creating very little noise or vibration. It is a self-travelling machine and does not need other machinery to assist it apart from a crane that lifts the pile into the chuck of the pile press. This installation methodology is common in densely built up areas where basement construction is part of the wider construction project. Hydraulic press attachments are also available for our Leader Rigs allowing greater outputs by installing piles in panels of four with no vibration.
Excavator Side Grip installation:
The Side Grip Hammer is attached to the end of the dipper arm of a 360º excavator (20te 38te dependent on the unit being used). These units can be rotated vertically and horizontally offering high speed versatility in the correct applications. The Side Grip hammer is able to grip each pile from the side and drive the pile into the ground meaning these machines can be ideal in height constrained situations. The hammer can also drive tubular piles and posts and also into embankments. The base machines can handle piles up to 12m long (longer piles may require additional plant in support or other considerations).The Side Grip vibratory hammers are available in a range of sizes to suit various sizes of excavators. Pile accuracy is monitored via electronic instrumentation in the drivers cab. Side Grip technology offers optimised operation producing higher productivity and significant savings.
Using various types of welding techniques our welders fabricate welded framing to support cofferdams, access jetties and other structures for both permanent and temporary requirements. SPI Piling Limited, encourage the re-use of steel, holding circa 1000 tonnes of steel section stock at our yard for projects requiring temporary steel propping sections with a ‘sale and buy-back’ option. Steel sections sold through these services are used in temporary scenarios and we carry a wide range of sections for customers and contractors to buy or hire. A Variety of bespoke temporary propping can be designed, fabricated and installed to any installation.
SPI Piling Ltd are renowned for their expertise, working adjacent, or over water, for Heavy Marine Installations, or for temporary works for large scale highways/ network rail infrastructure requiring conventional installations.
Conventional installation permits the installation of steel piles in areas with difficult land access, or where platforms cannot be provided directly adjacent to the position of the piles being installed. This method is adopted where all modern methods of plant and equipment are unable to service the installation, and involves careful planning and the use of large cranes, and crane suspended piling equipment.
Well equipped from our own stocks we are well placed in the Market to provide this offering to all our clients where required, providing all the temporary materials and propping to enable this type of installation.
SPI Piling Limited, employ a specialist in house design team of Civil Engineers and Designers who can help you and your project from conception through construction to completion ensuring each project meets your requirements. We use industry standard design software packages to complete your designs. We provide cost effective solutions for all steel piling requirements whilst always maintaining a clear focus on Health, Safety, Sustainability and Quality throughout the design process. In more specialised areas such as environmentally sensitive areas, areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONB), SSSI, Petrochemical, Rail, Highway and Marine/Coastal sectors we can provide designs to suit the criteria demanded by these projects. All designs are completed by experienced designers working to British Standards and EuroCodes.