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 October 2021 Since the start of this pandemic, some 20 months ago, the Underpin & Makegood Group have rigidly followed all UK Government and Public Health England guidance and have reopened sites in a controlled and safe manner, with due consideration for our clients, staff and...

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...

One of the most crucial things you can do to avoid heat illness in this heatwave is to drink enough fluids. Hydration can usually be achieved with just water.  Signs and symptoms of dehydration Extreme thirst Less frequent urination Dark-coloured urine Fatigue Dizziness Causes of dehydration Inadequate hydration,...

13.5 million working days are lost each year in the UK due to workplace-related stress and 1 in 3 construction workers avoid taking time off despite stress. What is Wellbeing? Wellbeing can be defined as ‘the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy’. However, it can mean...

The brickwork that makes up the walls of your home is constantly exposed to the elements, and this means it tends to get worn over time. Sometimes, this wearing is only surface deep, and there’s no reason why the wall shouldn’t continue doing its job...