Trio of projects will help to deliver new-build homes across Scotland

We have secured three new contracts to deliver soil modification and earthworks packages that will facilitate new-build homes for three major housebuilders.  This will allow the developers to construct their new homes across Scotland.

We have pioneered the use of soil modification techniques for use under new-build homes in Scotland over the last seven years.  As the market leaders in this sector, and with our approach approved by the NHBC, we are the contractor of choice for many of Scotland’s major developers.

GDL's pre-construction works on three new-build housing projects in Scotland gets underway.

GDL’s pre-construction works on three new-build housing projects in Scotland gets underway.


With projects now underway in Aberdeen, Broomhouse in Glasgow and Peterhead, our expertise continues to be highly sought-after by key players in the housebuilding industry.

Soil modification is used as a fill-drying technique to reduce the moisture content of site-won soil, and this allows the materials to be re-compacted in accordance with specified requirements.

By maximising the re-use of site-won materials, GDL can often eliminate the requirement for the off-site disposal of surplus excavated materials and imported aggregates. This not only often produces significant cost savings to developers, but it also offers significant environmental benefits which improves the overall sustainability of the development.

GDL's soil modification technique.

GDL’s soil modification technique.

Kevin Mackenzie, Managing Director explains:  “Soil modification is a real area of expertise for our team. We aim to engage with clients and their designers as early as possible in their development process.

“Our early involvement means that we can use our expertise and wealth of knowledge to help our clients to value engineer their scheme.  Going through this process ensures that pre-construction development works can get off to an efficient site start.

“Many soil modification projects require complex solutions.  In fact two of the aforementioned projects are the result of working closely for over 12 months with our clients and their designs teams to create the best design solution and approach for their project.”

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