Project Chichester, United Kingdom


Rapid deck system for a new build house

Sector: Buildings

Technical Specifications

Pile Type: SFA piling 

Number of Piles: 55 no.

Diameter: 300 mm

Depth: 14 m

The Challenge

We were asked by the client to provide a piled solution for a new build detached property in rural Bosham, Chichester. Franki Foundations looked at both pile and beam solution for the new boundary wall and swimming pool area and a piled raft slab solution for the main property. The client chose to go with the piled raft solution which was our preferred option using our Rapid Deck product and this project was delivered on a design and build basis for the client.

The project was delivered on time and within budget to the client’s satisfaction. Using this particular solution meant that the client could continue with other areas of work outside of the piled raft slab area including drainage and installing new services to assist with his programme of works. 

The Solution

Franki Foundations designed a bespoke engineered solution which involved supplying and installing 55 number 300mm diameter SFA piles using a Klemm 709 piling rig and a raft slab solution. SFA piles were installed to depths of around 14m. We also included for a pile and beam solution to the boundary wall and swimming pool area using a cantilever piled solution. This method also produced minimal spoil removal apart from pile arisings and reduced level excavation by the client and there would have been additional costs if a pile and beam solution was undertaken for the main property This project provided the client with a value engineered solution appropriate for the site and soil conditions present. 

The project was completed on site within 5 weeks. Using this particular solution also meant that all works were completed from the higher ground level which negated the need for using trench excavation which meant that the project was completed both safely and quickly.

Project details

Project name





Rapid Deck, Sectional Flight Auger (SFA) pile

Contract type



Chichester, United Kingdom


Harbour Contractors Ltd

Building Period

2020 - 2020

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