a cold rolled steel buildings built by Hamilton Steel
a cold rolled steel buildings built by Hamilton Steel


Laying a new foundation and other civil works

The Hamilton Steel team laying the new foundation for Volvo Truck and Bus Centre.

We were contracted by Teeside-based Volvo Truck & Bus Centre to carry out groundwork and civil engineering works on their site due to ground movement in the surrounding areas of the building’s footprint.

Steel staircase that was designed and installed by the Hamilton Steel team.

Ground movement can have a huge impact on a building’s foundations. This is because the movement causes the ground beneath the structure to sink, dragging the foundations down with it. The four main causes of ground movement are heave, landslip, settlement, and subsidence, and can all cause serious damage to a property if left untreated.

Volvo asked us to complete several works to repair and limit the impact of further ground movement on their site.

The first step was to remove the existing fire escape staircase on the site and provide a completely new foundation for the area to sit upon.

The Hamilton Steel team laying the new foundation for Volvo Truck and Bus Centre.

We completed a full ground investigation to determine the soil and rock composition and characteristics before gathering information on the ground conditions to create a design that would reduce the likelihood of damage.

We then designed and installed a new staircase and bespoke ramps for each exit of the building. They were designed to be adjusted should there be any additional movement to the existing ground. 

Our team provided the client with a solid foundation and a number of steel structures that were all expertly designed, functional and built to the highest of industry standards.

Golf club greens shed extension.

Every stage of our project with HamiltonSteel BuildingsLtd was conducted in a professional manner.

Planning, design, communication, and construction could not have been better. I am more than happy to recommend Chris and his company.

Roy Heathcote Facilities Manager Fairfield Golf Club

Would not hesitate to use Hamilton Steel

Would not hesitate to use Hamilton Steel Buildings again. Excellent quality. Good price. Found all concerned efficient, helpful and with good communication. Building delivered on-time. Guys erecting the building arrived when advised and on time every day – they also worked as a very efficient and tidy team.

Top Drawer Service and Build

Chris is one of the nicest and amenable contractors I have ever dealt with. He is thorough and all jobs are completed to an excellent standard. I couldn’t recommend this guy enough, Thanks Chris for the hard slog we have had to endure on this latest build!! Looking forward to the next one!!