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There are many reasons why your home may need to be underpinned. Protection against subsidence is the most common, but you may choose to underpin your home for other reasons. For example, you might want to add an extra storey to the building, in which...

Most 20th century homes built in the UK were designed without a basement, but adding one is steadily becoming more popular. So, whether you have an older home that already had a basement, or whether you're in the process of having one constructed, you have...

As a construction company, covering everything from underpinning to structural repair and refurbishment, U&M operate in what has traditionally been seen as a male-dominated industry. Of course, there's absolutely no reason in 2022 to perpetuate this myth, and we're doing our best to make our...

Underpinning means enhancing or deepening the foundation of an existing building or other structure, but what is it for? Why do we underpin?  Underpinning is a versatile process and there are several reasons why you might need it done to your home or business property.  Remedying Settlement...

Piling isn't a new concept. It's been used since at least Roman times, and many of the great cathedrals built in the mediaeval period are held up by piles. It's really come into its own in the modern era, however, and piling is now used...

If a message is worth giving, it's worth making shorter. We all know that the most successful brands are globally recognisable by just two or three words. Certainly, any great brand should be able to describe itself effectively in 140 characters — and this is...

Traditionally, UK homes have tended not to have basements, especially those built during the 20th century. In recent years, however, with space at a premium, basements have become more popular. Whether it's for new-builds, excavating basements for existing properties or converting small cellars, many people...

When furniture and domestic appliances have to be replaced, the old items have traditionally gone to landfills, wasting resources and creating large amounts of carbon emissions that contribute to climate change. At the same time, many people struggling to make ends meet find it hard...