At Van Elle, we see it as our primary role and our responsibility to provide our clients with the best possible value engineered solution for their project regardless of the foundation/ground stabilisation requirement, location or the size of the scheme. Once the ground investigation report, loadings and layouts have been considered, we will identify the options before proposing the most cost effective, quality solution to the client. Wherever possible, we will try to reduce pile numbers, depths and/or diameters or will use our bespoke software packages to minimise the amount of grout used to consolidate redundant mine workings or to quickly design and manufacture our innovative precast modular foundation system; Smartfoot®.
When a client or their engineers request a particular solution we will, of course, quote as required, however, if our engineers can see a more cost effective alternative or have worked on a similar scheme in the past where a different product/method was used successfully then we will also offer this.
Our in-house design team have a wealth of knowledge and experience, within all sectors of the industry, to propose the very best value engineered solution providing the desired results whilst minimising costs and programme every time.
If we are appointed to undertake the ground investigation, then our 'fixed price guarantee' ensures clients of a 'lump sum' quote, comparable to competitors' 'remeasure quotes', for any follow-on ground engineering services that are required and we provide. Whether you require drilling and grouting services, piling or the design and installation of ground anchors, soil nails or our Smartfoot foundation system, you can be certain of your entire project costs prior to beginning the build and allowing you to budget accurately.
As the 2015 Ground Engineering Awards' 'Contractor of the Year', the 2015 Construction News Awards' 'Specialist Contractor of the Year' and winner of two 2015 Global Offshore Excellence Awards as well as many others, our clients and the industry as a whole are coming to recognise the value delivered in using one of the UK's largest, most experienced, most capable and the most successful ground engineering contractor for all foundation and stabilisation requirements.