As main contractor on Swan Homes’ Melton View development of three four-bedroom detached family homes, IMYCO has broken ground with an engineer designed raft foundation.

In unstable ground, many contractors would have considered the project too difficult or costly, but with careful design, IMYCO have produced a stable base while minimising impact on neighbouring homeowners.

Melton View raft

Commenting on the construction, Lee Haigh, Construction Director, noted:

“The obvious choice for this site was a piled foundation. This would have disturbed neighbours and risked damaging the impressive trees nearby. Working with Swan Homes’ engineers, we developed a raft foundation which has ensured a solid footing for these new family homes.”

While developing the engineered solution for the site, IMYCO also identified and rectified faults with pre-existing land drainage, ensuring that not only the eventual homeowners at Melton View, but also the nearby neighbours, will benefit from the works for many years to come.