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Oran Park Savings

13 Nov 2017

Laying out helixes for the garage Ideal screw piers

Over the last few years so much work has gone into the development of the Oran Park precinct. Estates and house lots are tighter and with less space on site. Added to the limited space on site is the cost removing soil for house foundations.

Our team at Ideal Foundations recently assisted on a redesign of a 22 unit project in Oran Park for a large builder/developer. Their initial foundation design was to use concrete piers for the foundations but with 500 piers that meant a lot of soil needed to be removed from the site. By changing to Ideal screw piers the builder achieved a major cost saving with the reduction of soil having to be removed from the site. Work continued on site without any disturbance. The Ideal Foundations team installed the 500 piers in 5 days enabling the builder to pour his slabs well in front of his planned program.
A great combined effort.

1200 Steel Soldiers for Transportables

16 Jan 2017

Screw piers with adjustable caps ready to support transportable buildings

Ideal Foundations are half way through installing 1200 above ground screw piers supporting transportable admin buildings. The project is the construction of new admin buildings to support the building of a new Jail in Wellington NSW. The installation of the screw piers to support transportables above will take approximately three months Dec 2016 to Feb 2017. On average the screw piers are screwed down to 3.75m to accomodate the potential movement of the reactive soils on the site.

We’d like to thank Modular Building Systems (MBS) for the opportunity for our screw piers to support their transportable buildings. A project on this scale certainly makes our screw piers protruding from the ground look like soldiers marching – anyway we think so 🙂

It’s also a pleasure to work on a well planned construction – awesome work Hansen & Yunken!

Ideal take screw pier systems to a higher level

12 Dec 2016

Ideal Foundations new plant for higher capacity screw piersNew 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.

Wellington, we have arrived!

28 Nov 2016

Ideal Foundations install 1200 screw piers for Modular Building Systems (MBS)

The Ideal Foundations team has just arrived at Wellington NSW. They are about to start installing 1200 screw piers for Modular Building Systems (MBS).

We’ve anchored in South Australia

15 Sep 2016

Ideal Foundations grows with new Anchorpile purchase

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.

Getting down with a new helix!

10 Aug 2015

New Ideal Foundations screw pier helix

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.

1100 Residential Homes Home Project – Frasers Property

12 Dec 2014

Ideal foundations screw piers being installed on Fairwater Development for Fraser Property

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.

 

Nice Work Scotty!

02 Dec 2013

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

 

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