Substructure brickwork involves the construction of brickwork below ground height at foundation level, and is a vital part of stabilising a building and giving the overall structure strength. It's this initial layer of brickwork that ultimately provides integral structural support and load bearing to the superstructure of the entire completed building. So just as foundations need to be excavated to precise widths and depths, substructure brickwork also needs to be completed to exacting and accurate standards.
At Mackoy substructure brickwork is a key aspect of the foundation infrastructure we help to create on large-scale development sites for our clients. Ensuring the vital first building blocks that go into making each of our clients' hi-spec new homes is safe, solid and constructed to strict quality controls, in line with NHBC standards and technical requirements.
Not only do our groundworks operatives undertake this process with the care and expertise it demands. Each member of our groundworks gangs is CSCS/CPCS accredited for their skill in completing substructure brickwork. Applying their extensive training and experience to ensure every brick is level and every mortar line airtight. Using only industry approved masonry and materials to guarantee the brickwork we create complies with industry regulations and can withstand environmental impact.
Foundations are the cornerstone of any manmade structure, grounding the building to the floor for stability and strength. Our foundation excavations follow technical specs to a T. Taking trenches to the correct depths and avoiding collapse and infill.
The first step in any new development, our earthworks prepare the ground for excavation. Stripping away the topsoil, clearing the site of vegetation, removing excess earth (muckaway) and levelling out any unevenness (cut & fill) to make way for groundbreaking to begin.
No new home would be complete without plumbing and wastewater disposal. So as part of our groundworks infrastructure we create the trenches for these essential services to sit in. Connecting homes to mainland sewers, and ensuring provisions are there for fresh running water.
Oversites create an airtight seal between a building's groundworks infrastructure, and what will eventually become the finished floor. Providing a smooth layer of solid poured concrete, or suspended beam and block, that forms the floor's final foundation.