New plant just arrived from the US!
Growing more into the light commercial foundations we wanted to have the same systemised approach as our residential pier. Our engineers have begun an R&D project on a new connection system for our higher capacity screw piers. Part of the new system led us to the good old USA to get the machinery needed. The new swagging system will allow for quicker and easier installation of screw piers similar to our residential piers.
The Ideal Foundations team has just arrived at Wellington NSW. They are about to start installing 1200 screw piers for Modular Building Systems (MBS).
Ideal Corp has taken another step on their growth path with the purchase of an Adelaide business – Anchorpile. The local business operated by Bernie Holding for 15 years was ready to take on it’s next chapter. Bernie’s local knowledge and Ideal Corp’s systemised approach will give South Australian builders many advantages in dealing with some of the most reactive soils found in Australia. The next 6 months will focus on growing the team to promote the benefits of Anchorpile to Engineers and Builders in South Australia.
We were back at Aguip smelling the fresh country air of Gunnedah. It’s funny how quickly a year goes by and it’s our 5th year supporting the largest Agricultural show in Australia. We showcased our Geotechnical rigs and live screw pier installations across the three day event.
Today we’re launching our new cast helix to further enhance our off the shelf residential screw pier. Our R&D team and engineers have spent the last 12 months researching and testing the helix. The new helix has increased the capacity of the residential screw piers by more than 20% with a designed capacity of 85kN.
In May 2014 we began work on the amenities building for Australand Property Group who are redeveloping the Ashlar Golf Course in the Blacktown NSW. The development called Fairwater is planned to build approximately 1100 homes. Ideal Foundations worked with Australand to develop a fixed price solution for the project. With the project now under the new brand of Frasers Property Australiain we’re in full swing installing screw piers. To find out more visit http://www.frasersproperty.com.au/NSW/Fairwater.
In 2010 Ideal Corp assisted Spantec (one of the owners of Ideal Corp) in helping a family in Penrith NSW on the TV show Domestic Blitz. We completed a geotechnical investigation and supplied & installed screw piers to support an elevated Boxspan steel floor frame for a granny flat.
For those who remember the channel 9 show, it was hosted by Scott Cam and Shelly Craft. We think Scotty was pretty impressed with what we did on the show because he decided to get us to install our screw piers raised out of the ground to support a bearer and joist floor for his house in Mudgee – his new country escape.
Check out Scotty’s blog as he shares his building journey http://www.scottycam.com.au/blog/mudgee-build-part-3/ and on his facebook page https://www.facebook.com/scottycam.com.au