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Housing and Residential

Time-pressured house builders, striving to keep up with increased demand, need easy access to a range of specialist products to help them meet their targets. 
 
Our experienced team with over 40 years of experience understands the challenges faced in improving build times without increasing overheads. From manhole covers and gully gratings to sustainable urban drainage systems and geosynthetics, our products work across the entire development. 

Housing and Residential

The positive impact of geosynthetics

Many of the common problems faced by housebuilders can be resolved through the intelligent adoption of geogrid solutions. Their use can save money on costly aggregates and earthworks and there is scope to increase the short-term load-bearing capacity, without increasing the thickness cross-section.

Geogrid solutions can maintain performance when designs need to be evolved due to much weaker soils found at the time of construction. The solutions can allow the use of marginal or recycled soils and aggregates, which can be a by-product of brownfield regeneration. Where brownfield sites are developed, geogrid-based solutions can mitigate differential stiffness and/or settlement, cap very weak deposits, or span voids to mitigate risk due to the potential collapse in the underlying soils.

Our geogrid solutions can reduce the thickness of a haul road, compound or working platform, typically by 50%, resulting in substantially reduced construction costs and time.

They improve site health and safety, accelerate construction timescales and reduce the project’s overall environmental impact. 

Early engagement means the geogrids can be manufactured to the exact width the contractor needs, suiting the site-specific requirements and creating an even more cost-effective grid.

Geoworks Geogrid installation
Sustainability

Building sustainability into everything we do

With the recently released IPCC report on climate change, there has never been a more critical time to be aware of our impact on the environment - and Geoworks and the wider civil engineering industry takes its responsibilities extremely seriously.

We are committed to working towards minimising the environmental impact of all our activities, from developing products that increase whole-of-life performance, to recycling and reducing waste and emissions wherever we can.

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A supportive team

We have developed a strong reputation in the civil engineering sector thanks to our wealth of experience and ease of use. We offer the best technical expertise with exceptional customer support. Our team works with asset owners, developers, main contractors, ground workers and local authorities throughout a construction scheme’s lifecycle.

Design support

By utilising our design support services, you can maximise your savings and save yourself time. Our handy design support forms will speed up the specification process.

Design support forms

Product specification

We provide fully open and transparent product data to all, simply browse our product specification data online.

Product specification data

Savings calculators

Cost savings and materials calculators to help you form informed choices when designing and specifying Geoworks solutions.

Savings calculators

Training, advice and site meetings

Book yourself on to a CPD course to gain valuable insight into Geoworks product solutions. We're also always on hand to provide advice and willing to attend site meetings.

CPDs
Contact us

Contact us

Whether you are looking for live project support or are in the initial stages of specification, we are always on hand and happy to help. Alternatively call us on 01543 440 480.

Related case studies

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Colchester Cemetery and Crematorium

When Colchester Cemetery and Crematorium needed to increase the space visitors had to park their cars, its options were limited. The only potential area it identified was within a copse of established oak and maple trees. The use of ProtectaWeb for this project enabled it to go ahead with minimal tree felling and maximum land use.

Colchester Borough Council
Colchester Borough Council
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Chelsea Garden Project

The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth in London is one of the UK’s largest independent charitable hospitals. This project involved a need to solve the design constraints for the relocation of a Chelsea Flower Show garden to a hospice, on part of the hospital site. We provided geosynthetics products, and our experts led on-site product installation supervision to devise innovative solutions.

Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth
Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth
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