Archetech Issue 30 2017 - Page 16

Advanced foundation technology A very Green Company, why don’t you ask Kevin McCloud? Advanced Foundation Technology Limited (AFT) is the UK business of engineer and entrepreneur Olof Christensen. For many years Olof has been installing foundations in Sweden and Scandinavia and as recently as 2012 72% of homes built in Sweden and Scandinavia used a foundation system based on his product Groundshield Way more than just a foundation Groundshield is an ideal raft foundation system for houses but also buildings in general as can be seen across Sweden. It is simple to build typically taking about three days for two people to construct an average sized house foundation – including underfloor heating and the finished ground floor. AFT design each foundation on a case by case basis to ensure every foundation is specified to incorporate any load bearing and design requirements and also its own specific underfloor heating needs. Most builders choose underfloor heating but it is optional. The complete package of components, including the “L” shaped cement coated perimeter sections unique to Groundshield, are delivered to site together with a full design. With this delivery, basic construction skills and minimal training after three days you will have a foundation and prepared ground floor ready to receive finish the finish of your choice. Groundshield is probably the only turnkey foundation system in Europe to comply with every EU health, safety and environmental Directive and complies with all EU law. We know Brexit is happening, the Prime Minister keeps telling us it is, but Groundshield satisfies the requirements of all 28 states – so it’s safe and efficient and built to easily outlast the 21st century. Apart from offering a quick, simple and highly cost effective solution Groundshield also provides thermal efficiency on a scale usually only dreamt of. In three days you can build foundations and a prepared ground floor equipped with underfloor heating designed to keep S