Trio of GDL projects will help deliver hundreds of homes

GDL new-build homes pre-construction underwayGround Developments Ltd (GDL) has secured three new contracts to deliver soil modification and earthworks packages that will facilitate new-build housing for three major housebuilders to construct their new homes across Scotland.

The firm has pioneered the use of soil modification techniques for use under new-build housing in Scotland over the last seven years and has projects underway in Aberdeen, Broomhouse in Glasgow and Peterhead.

Soil modification is used as a fill-drying technique to reduce the moisture content of site-won soil, and this allows the materials to be re-compacted in accordance with specified requirements.

By maximising the re-use of site-won materials, GDL can often eliminate the requirement for the off-site disposal of surplus excavated materials and imported aggregates. This not only often produces significant cost savings to developers, but it also offers significant environmental benefits which improves the overall sustainability of the development.

GDL new-build homes pre-construction underway 2Kevin Mackenzie, managing director for Ground Developments Ltd, said: “Soil modification is a real area of expertise for our team, and we aim to engage with clients and their designers as early as possible in their development process.

“Our early involvement means that we can use our expertise and wealth of knowledge to help our clients to value engineer their scheme. Going through this process ensures that pre-construction development works can get off to an efficient site start.

“Many soil modification projects require complex solutions. In fact two of the aforementioned projects are the result of working closely for over 12 months with our clients and their designs teams to create the best design solution and approach for their project.”

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