Having begun life as an underpinning and foundation specialist, Van Elle's roots were traditionally in house building and this sector has grown substantially for us over the years. With specialist products such as our Smartfoot® modular foundation system, rigs of all sizes and capabilities and a variety of ground engineering solutions, we can provide a one-stop solution for all of your ground stabilisation and foundation requirements.
Our Smartfoot® product is a completely unique, dry and bespoke foundation solution emphasising many of the benefits of such a system. Our fully automated IT package combines the three typical processes of producing a drawing, creating a design and completing a casting schedule meaning that, should the client require it, we can begin casting almost immediately and be on site lifting the beams into position 7 days later. Smartfoot® is a bespoke foundation system designed for each project’s individual requirements, therefore using only as much steel and concrete as the loads dictate making it one of the most sustainable and carbon controlled foundation solutions available today. Where ground conditions allow, Smartfoot® can also be post tensioned directly on the ground, further reducing time and costs.
Many of the UK's best known house builders take advantage of the benefits that Smartfoot® and working with Van Elle can bring, significantly reducing build time, up-front and overall costs, helping to improve safety on site and giving a single point of contact for the overall process up to DPC.
As the UK's largest independent geotechnical engineering contractor, the most successful specialist in the market, the ‘2013 Ground Engineering Specialist of the Year’ and the ‘2014 Construction News Awards’ Business Growth Champion’ we have developed a reputation for innovation and quality envied by our competitors. Working within so many diverse sectors, we are often able to use our experience from one type of project and implement it within another saving the clients time and money.
Repeatedly working for names such as Persimmon, Barratts, Bellway, Bovis, Taylor Wimpey and Countryside Properties, our expertise and professionalism at the design and construction phases give clients confidence that their project's foundations are in good hands.
Whether you are building a single plot or a large multi dwelling development, Van Elle can bring to you the same advantages that we deliver to all clients; a value engineered solution carried out by a multiple award winning ground engineering specialist.