Company Overview

Van Elle is the UK’s largest and most diverse geotechnical and ground engineering contractor.

Over the past 39 years, Van Elle has grown to have an unrivalled range of techniques and reputation for delivering high-quality foundation and ground engineering solutions.

The distinction is in the breadth of our expertise in all aspects of geotechnical engineering.

From underpinning housing and off-site modular precast solutions on highways to pile raft foundations in London.

Our in-house design services enable our expert engineering teams to develop technically excellent and cost-effective geotechnical solutions, regardless of project size, location, conditions and requirements, while maintaining a safe working environment.

We achieve this by working as a collaborative partner with our customers, their customers and supply chain.

Van Elle has a track record of developing innovative equipment, services and geotechnical solutions to improve the accuracy, quality and sustainability of projects across a wide number of sectors, from housing and infrastructure to general construction, benefitting customers, stakeholders and communities.

We typically invest more than 10% of our annual expenditure in advancing plant and equipment capabilities and other RDEC qualifying expenditure, which allows us to operate more efficiently and deliver projects more reliably. 

With expert support from Strata Geotechnics ground investigation, ScrewFast (the UK’s leading helical piling and steel modular foundations provider), piling specialist Rock and Alluvium, along with Van Elle Construction Training with its dedicated training and assessment centre, Van Elle offers unrivalled capabilities and support to the construction industry.

Our core markets

Offering end-to-end capabilities with over 20 specialist ground engineering techniques, we have the experience, people and assets to carry out your projectd across these key sectors.



Integrated piling and foundation systems for national and regional housebuilders, retirement and multi-storey residential.



Specialist ground engineering services to the rail, highways, coastal and flooding, energy and utility sectors



Full range of piling and ground improvement services to the commercial, industrial and residential sectors.

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Our accreditations