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Swedish Invention Stops Digging

Last updated: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - Save & Share

A Swedish invention that is an alternative to concrete foundations for fencing and other applications could revolutionise the construction industry.

GTL Stop DiggingThe ‘Stop-Digging‘ ground screw has made a big impact on continental Europe and is ideal for constructing fencing, decking, garden rooms and extensions.

Now North East-based Gabel Toole Ltd (GTL) has become the first business in the UK to supply and install the innovation at installations around the country including self build projects in London, where space is at a premium.

The Stop-Digging mini pile screws offer a secure and stable alternative to concrete foundations and is especially useful in tight urban spaces.

GTL founding directors Andy Gabel and Peter Toole said: “This could represent an alternative future for building foundations and we’re delighted to be pioneers.  We currently have five teams installing the ground screws throughout the UK but envisage that growing to around 10 to 15 separate installation teams in the future.”

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