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  • Underpinning Services
  • Commercial Complex Underpinning
  • Basement Engineering Specialists
  • Housedeck
  • Comdeck System
  • Rail Infrastructure Ground Engineering Services
  • Total Support
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Abbey Pynford Company Profile

Established since 1988, Abbey Pynford is a ground engineering company specialising in house and commercial foundations, underpinning, piling and ground engineering services.

The company was set up by partners Paul Kiss and Phil Jones, both civil engineers with more than 20 years experience in ground engineering and specialist underpinning.

The company employs a skilled team of engineers to deal with solutions within the industry and Abbey Pynford has become renowned for its expertise across the UK.


An expert team is sent out to every job to carry out underpinning where required. Underpinning helps transfer the weight of a building that is in distress. Typically underpinning is needed when a building is subsiding, has ground heave or if a basement construction is being installed and the foundations require lowering. The company is a member of The Association of Specialist Underpinning Contractors, which provides a 12 year guarantee of work undertaken.


The Company is able to undertake the construction of basement areas and has built a strong reputation for geo structural design and holds a successful record of projects. Clients include homeowners to architects, developers and consulting engineers. The company uses specialist piling equipment to install bored pile retaining walls with rigs, fully guarded in accordance with the Health and Safety Executive, which go through widths as slight as 800mm and working heights of 2.4 to 2.8m.

House Foundations

Abbey Pynford uses Housedeck, a proprietary house foundation system. The system offers the benefits of most other proprietary foundation systems, but the Housedeck system is far more eco-friendly enabling the company to keep the carbon footprint to a minimum.

Commercial Foundations

Using a system called Comdeck, the company also offers expertise in the area of commercial foundations. Comdeck is also a proprietary foundation system and offers reductions in carbon footprints compared to other similar products. The system easily replaces the need for traditionally excavated foundations or pile and beam.


The Company is committed to designing and developing the right solution for individual projects. It offers the largest range of piling rigs in the UK, with many developed to handle extremely heavy items.


Piled foundation solutions are offered for grouting, top driven tubular steel, duplex and odex drilling systems, bottom driven steel cased up to 220mm diameter, grundomat pneumatic up to 150mm diameter, secant piling for retaining walls, jacked piling and unique all-in-one piles.

Moving Buildings

The Company prides itself on moving any building while meeting specific budgets, timescales and with minimum impact to the environment. Past projects include Belle Tout Lighthouse at Beachy Head and also two buildings associated with the Channel Tunnel Rail Link; Bridge House, Mersham and the Waterpoint, St Pancras station. All projects are tailored to the client’s specific requirements.

Pynford Beams

Steel or reinforced concrete beams can be used to add more space or offer extra support to an existing room. The beams are used to create better space and are ideal for extensions to offer access between the new and the original building. Timber beams can also be replaced with ease and beams can also be used to help construct new lifts and stairs to help adhere to any new regulations.

Abbey Pynford’s basement works have been featured on the Discovery Channel and are to be featured in both the RIBA Annual London Review 2010 Publication and Interiors Publication 2010. As a Quality Management Systems registered company, the business offers the highest quality of products and workmanship.

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1st Floor,
West Wing
IMEX, 575-599 Maxted Road
Hemel Hempstead

Tel: 0870 085 8400

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