Esher 28 November 2017: Keltbray Piling, which is part of Keltbray Group; a leading UK specialist business that also offers engineering, construction, demolition, decommissioning, remediation, rail, reinforced concrete structures and environmental services, today announced the launch of its mini piling capability.

Mini piles are typically small diameter (300mm to 600mm) rotary bored or sectional flight auger piles, drilled to a maximum of 30 metres depth. They are predominantly utilised on sites where access is difficult or restricted, or where environmental sensitivity makes it a requirement. Keltbray launched the new service after seeing an increase in demand for this technique, which in the past the company would have outsourced.

Keltbray Piling has now invested significant resources to realise the potential for growth in this area. Keltbray Piling operations director, Lee Cain, will oversee this new service, which will be provided as a stand-alone service for clients, and as an integrated part of the Group’s service portfolio.

“We have invested in more than £600,000 in state of the art restricted access hydraulic drill rigs and associated equipment, including Klemm 702 & 709 drill rigs. These are compact and very lightweight (4 and 16 tonnes respectively) while still having great capacity and stability. They can be operated in very confined spaces and can access through openings no less than two metres in height and 750 millimetres in width.

“They also comply with the latest NRMM emission regulations having Tier IV final engines, are equipped with adjustable electronic RPM control units, which can be operated from either the control panel or from the driver stand and can be easily adjusted in uneven terrain and have the capability to drill at angles,” explained Lee.

Keltbray Piling was established nine years ago, and has since grown to generate in excess of £50 million turnover per annum and won numerous awards for its innovative use of technology and investment in the development of its now more than 140 people: “This new mini piling capability is quick and easy to deliver, and very much complements our existing piling portfolio. Given our piling expertise, it was a natural next step in the development of our ambitious plans for growth and expansion in the ground engineering arena. Our plan is now to establish this new service in the South East before widening our geographical reach.

“I’m pleased to say the team and both rigs are already occupied on two London contracts, including one in the City and one in the West End, as well as having several contracts already in the pipeline,” concluded Managing Director of Keltbray Piling, Stuart Norman.


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For more information, please contact Keltbray’s head of communications, Marit Meyer-Bell, on tel. 0786 765 3392 or by email to [email protected]

Keltbray Group
Keltbray Group is a UK leading specialist business, which offers engineering, construction, demolition, decommissioning, remediation, rail, environmental services and reinforced concrete frame solutions. The company dates back to 1976, employs more than 1,400 people, and is a key player in developing and maintaining Britain’s built environment. Keltbray provides services to meet the needs of diverse and complex projects, and its well qualified people take pride in delivering projects safely and efficiently, on time and to budget, and with care for the environment and our communities. Keltbray has contributed to a range of high profile construction projects including The Shard, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium, St Pancras International, Crossrail, Earls Court and Battersea Power Station.