PodLife offer high quality, fully finished, transportable units for living accommodation, office space and studios. After initial discussions with PodLife, we engaged our structural engineer, Michael Heather of AMX Structures to provide a standard groundscrew foundation design for the various sizes of PodLife pods.
This allows us to offer a nationwide installation service, streamlining the installation and delivery process for PodLife and making the whole thing quick, clean and simple for their end customer.
Our nationwide network of licensed building partners allows us to offer a reliable and professional service in all areas of NZ. Stop Digging were engaged by PodLife and Te Whanau a Maruhaeremuri Hapu Trust to install 12 pod foundations at Raukokore, Eastern Bay of Plenty. Our BOP region manager looked after the process from initial on-site pile testing, to set out and installation of the foundations. This project was for living accommodation for workers and managers within the Trust’ business interests - kiwi fruit and avocado orchards, along with cattle farming. Time was of the essence and with our fast Installation process we were able to keep the project on target.
At Podlife we are always looking at ways to improve the customer experience, Partnering with Stop Digging has helped us do just this. Stop Digging offer a cost effective system which is a no mess no fuss foundation solution that saves our clients both time and money, Not having to organise teams of Tradies who destroy our clients back yards in the process with diggers and concrete trucks is a huge win for both us and our clients. Customer service is number one on our list when choosing companies to partner with, we have been more than impressed with Stop Diggings level of service, it is a breath of fresh air to have someone else care about our clients as much as we do, these guys really do go the extra mile!
The team at Podlife would like to say a big thank you to the Stop Digging team
Groundscrews allow installation of a pile foundation in a fraction of the time it takes with other piling methods.
How do you use our Groundscrews?
Our CodeMark certification allows a simple design process for building consent.
They are an anchor pile to NZ3604. Standard subfloor design is all that is required. For projects outside of 3604, we have multiple design options for cantilever piles, and spot footings with load bearing capacity up to around 150kN, and larger by special order.
We provide a full specification and installation service, including site specific static pile testing, reports and CodeMark declaration for Building Consent.
For large scale developments, small one off houses and decks, or civil engineering projects, especially in areas with sensitive environmental considerations or limited access, the use of StopDigging! groundscrews will massively impact your construction timeline - for the better:
No spoil / mess to clear up.
No excavation inspections.
No weather delays.
Zero construction waste for foundations.
Lower carbon footprint than concrete.
Contact us for project specific information and advice!