About

Our story

Founded in 1999, as Steel Pile Installations Limited, SPI started out with their first ever ABI Telescopic Leader Rig “Zeppelin”. German built, the rig arrived in the UK and underwent a major overhaul to conform to UK construction industry requirements. It was delivered ready to work re-liveried in the colours we retain to this day.

This initial investment has continued ensuring that we maintain a modern and comprehensive fleet of driven piling plant and equipment. A E Yates Limited acquired SPI Piling in 2006 and enabled the company to grow. The acquisition of Appleton Piling in 2012 contributed to further sustainable growth. This all helped in establishing SPI Piling as a market leader in the steel piling sector.

Our staff and workforce are focused and experienced at all levels. Management and staff have a variety of civil engineering, geotechnical and specialist backgrounds and offer a completely customer focused approach with the ability to fully understand our clients needs and expectations from conception through to completion.

SPI McGrattan is the trading name for SPI Piling in Scotland.

Corporate Social Responsibility:

We are aware of our corporate and social responsibilities and are committed to delivering the greatest possible local social-economic benefit through each contract we undertake. Our strategy to deliver this commitment is set out in our policy document. The policy is interlinked with other company policies that encompass CSR, namely:

  • Sustainability Policy
  • Training Policy
  • Diversity & Equal Opportunities Policy

Sustainability – Just How Sustainable is Steel Piling?

Europe’s largest steel sheet pile manufacturers have highlighted that steel piles can be reused between two and ten times without loss of any of their properties. Piles can be extracted from the ground, once they have served their purpose on a project, and can be reused on another site. Should a steel sheet pile have come to the end of its life it is 100% recyclable in an electric arc furnace enabling the material to be transformed into steel products that are of the same or enhanced quality.

ArcelorMittal was the first steel manufacturer to conduct a Life Cycle Assessment of its steel sheet piling products and it has also published an Environmental Product Declaration highlighting how seriously it takes its environmental responsibilities. We are a regular user of ArcelorMittal piles.

Recycling Sheet Piles Through Hiring and Sale and Buy Back Facilities.

We encourage the re-use of steel piles through our holding of around 3000 tonnes of stock at our yard for projects requiring temporary sheet piles and ‘sale and buy-back’ options. Steel piles sold through either of these services are used in limited period scenarios. We carry a wide range of trench sheet, sheet piles and steel sections for sale or hire by customers and contractors.

Our inhouse designers make use of this facility to design projects using sections we hold wherever possible to offer the best economic benefit to clients. Piles and sections are delivered nationwide by either our in group haulage or external partners. We and our partners are fully registered to FORS and CLOCS standards.

Our Capability and Expertise

We offer a nationwide land and marine based service supported by a full design service for both temporary and permanent works. The involvement of design and operational staff produces the most cost effective solutions that are then installed efficiently by our trained and experienced workforce. This, and flexible working arrangements to suit clients, provides a best value service.