Structural Engineers

Specify foundations with confidence.

  • Who we are

We are a design and build foundation contractor with piling capability and an in-house team of Chartered Civil, Structural, and Geotechnical Engineers. The unique combination of specialist Engineers and experienced construction operatives enables us to deliver buildable and cost-effective foundation solutions for even the most challenging sites.

  • How can we help?

The interpretation of site soil conditions for foundation design typically falls between the disciplines of Structural Engineering and Geotechnical Engineering.

As projects progress, complexities can arise that might not have been apparent at tender stage. Even the most experienced Structural Engineer can find themselves faced with geotechnical problems and design judgements outside of their training and expertise. We work collaboratively with Consulting Engineers to overcome such challenges for their clients.

Our foundation solutions are designed on a site-by-site basis. We use a number of proprietary items, unique to us. Although we promote our foundation solutions as ‘Housedeck’ (or Comdeck for non-domestic structures), it is a system reference, not a one-size-fits-all. So rest assured each foundation is designed to suit the specific challenges and loads on any given site; Housedeck, therefore, is as much a design philosophy as it is a product.

Please call our technical team for some no obligation advice on foundation technology for your project.

Should your consultation with our technical team confirm that one of our foundation systems would be an effective and cost-effective solution, simply specify the system on your drawings much like you would any other proprietary item.

As with other proprietary items, Abbey Pynford assumes full responsibility for the design of the foundation and would require only that a load-down from the superstructure be provided to enable the design.

  • How much will it cost my client?

We find that our systems are typically very cost-effective. The Housedeck system will typically include the floor construction integrally with the foundations, thus doing away with the mix of trades usually required to build up to DPC level.

On receipt of sufficient drawings and technical data, we will be happy to provide a detailed quotation to enable your client to make an informed decision on the foundation solution. Following many successful projects with small and national housebuilders, we are now the first port of call for many developers looking for innovative foundation solutions.

For information on our raft systems, please see on the following pages:

Contact one of our specialists here: Our specialists.


What our clients say


  • “The Housedeck system was a great fit for this project as it tackled all the site ground challenges in one go. Abbey Pynford’s design managed to circumvent the risks while reducing costs and programme. The client was very pleased with this solution as well as the minimal disturbance to their neighbours and a greener outcome for their project.” 

Stefan Abramian, Consulting Structural Engineer 

  • “Abbey Pynfords worked fantastically well with us. Through solid communication and collaboration, the construction has been a success. I would strongly recommend them for future projects. “

Sam Kemp, Project Manager, Morgan Sindall

  • “By using the Housedeck system, we greatly simplified what would have been a complex and expensive approach to the foundations. We look forward to working with Abbey Pynford in the future.”

Andrew Crouch, Senior Project Manager, Engie 

  • “Abbey Pynford have been collaborative from the outset with design input and assistance with NHBC approvals. The cost-effectiveness of the Housedeck system has simplified the delivery and speed of foundations on our projects. We look forward to working with Abbey Pynford on future projects.”

James Dupey, Managing Surveyor, Lovells 

  • “Abbey Pynford’s common sense approach has allowed us to rationalise our approach to foundations in complex ground conditions, saving both time and money on our projects.” 

Michael Collins, Commercial Manager, Bellway


For examples of how our foundations have helped our clients overcome site challenges, please see the below case studies.


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