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The past few years have been challenging for the construction industry. Many projects had to be halted during the worst period of lockdown, and just as we were returning to normal, the construction sector (along with the rest of the country) was hit by galloping...

We all depend on our homes to shelter us, keeping us warm and safe from the elements. Most of the time, your house will do just that — but elements of its structure suffer wear and tear over the years. Does your home need a...

You may have been advised, by a builder or surveyor, that you need to have your house underpinned. But what does that actually mean? What’s the process, and why should it be done? And are there any consequences of your house being underpinned? Why Would a...

If there’s one confident prediction we can make about 2023, it’s that we’re all going to be looking for ways to save money. With both prices and interest rates soaring, it’s gone from a preference to a necessity. This will certainly apply to any construction work...

A well-built house should ideally last for many years without anything but minor damage, but this doesn’t always happen. A range of environmental factors (most often involving the foundations) can compromise the building, causing structural damage. But how can you tell if your house has structural...

Underpinning your home is a major decision. Ignoring it when it’s needed can be far more costly than paying to have it done, but it’s still expensive, and you don’t want to be spending that money unnecessarily. So how do you tell whether underpinning is needed,...

Underpin & Makegood Ltd are a long-established foundation specialist covering Brighton and the whole of the South East.  We offer the full range of Piling construction services along with the follow-on ground beams, rc raft slabs, underpinning and retaining walls for all domestic, new build and...

What has changed most about U&M in the last 45 years? Underpin & Makegood was founded in 1977 with a vision of providing high-quality specialist construction & civil engineering services. The company started out solely carrying out underpinning works following the inclusion of subsidence as an insurance peril...

Overheating is a common occurrence in warm weather. When the temperature outside is 40C (104F), it can be challenging to maintain the body's optimal 37C temperature. Although Heatstroke is a medical emergency, heat exhaustion is typically not harmful if you can cool yourself down. Heat...

Traditionally, UK houses have tended to be built without a basement, but trends have changed recently. Space is at a premium, especially in cities, and homeowners are increasingly seeing extending that space as a cost-effective alternative to moving. That’s resulted in an explosion of basements...