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Helifix Dixie piled foundations for new-build, modular and temporary structures

2 Dec 2016

A new brochure from Helifix provides details of how its versatile, high performance, Dixie micro-pile system can be used to provide reliable and economical structural support for new permanent and temporary buildings. Piled foundations are typically more cost-effective than traditional foundations requiring deep excavations, when load-bearing strata is at a deeper level.

Helifix circular hollow section piles are simply screwed vertically into the ground, to the required depth, and then topped with an engineered steel plate. This plate is then either cast into reinforced concrete pile caps / ground beams, for traditional new build construction, or connected directly to the base of modular or temporary steel structures. Once a temporary building is dismantled, the piles can be ‘unscrewed’ and removed from site.

A technically innovative proprietary system certified by the International Code Council (ICC), Helifix Dixie foundation piles are easy for engineers to specify, can be screwed into virtually any type of soil and facilitate rapid contract times with minimal disruption, noise or spoil removal.

This new brochure includes installation details and technical specifications. It complements an existing brochure on using Helifix micro-piles in remedial applications for stabilising subsiding foundations and an animation illustrating how the system works available at

For project-specific technical advice contact the Helifix team on 020 8735 5200 or go to for all Helifix literature, technical product datasheets and over 100 standard Repair Details for many common structural faults.


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