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1st Foundations Ltd

Top quality service at all times

The Poplars Moor Lane, Ockbrook, Derby, DE72 3SA Directions

   Closed today Open Monday 08:30 - 17:00

Why Choose Us?

First Class Service
Professional Service
Many Years Experience

Here at 1st Foundations Ltd, we pride ourselves on our reputation

Business overview

Underpinning, pile driving & house foundation specialists and plant machinery sales in the East Midlands

Introducing you to First Foundations - piling and mini-piling specialists

Established in 2004, First Foundation is a structural engineering company based in Derby that uses highly specialised equipment to provide engineered solutions in piling, mini-piling, underpinning, house foundations, ground improvement and conservatory and extension bases, including all aspects of civil engineering

A professional service from a family-run company

As a family-run company we know the importance of treating each client as an individual. While we have worked on many projects of all sizes, we will always assess your requirements on their own merits.

We pride ourselves on offering a professional specialist service at a reasonable price but don't take our word for it - most of our work comes by way of recommendation or referral and we encourage you speak to our previous clients.


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Products & Services

Bottom steel driven cased

Top driven steel / pre-cast

Open Hole Auger

Sectional Flight Auger

Overburden Drilling

DTH Open Hole Drilling

Drill Bar Pile

Contiguous Piled Wall

King Post Piled Wall

In-Situ Ground Beams

Soil Nailing

Odex piles

Hollow stem

Piled underpinning slabs

Pile and Needle Underpinning

Traditional Mass Concrete Underpinning

Pile and In-situ Beam

Knuckle Pile

Pad & Base

Pin Piles

Reinforced Concrete Ground Beams and Slabs

Reinforced Concrete Pile Caps


Plant Machinery Sales

Mini Piling

In-House Desgin Service

Top driven steel/pre-cast



  • Fire Safety Awareness, Level 1 Award (Industry Qualifications)
  • Health and Safety at Work, Level 1 Award (Industry Qualifications)

Our Team

Mr Anthony Fitzhugh - Director

Anthony has been a Director of 1st Foundations since 2004. He is highly skilled in piling & underpinning works. He has a wealth of knowledge within the plant & machinery industry. He buys and sells all parts maintaining an excellent reputation as you can see from the feedback on our ebay store.

Mr Anthony Oliphant - Engineer

Anthony has been with 1st Foundations for several years. He has a degree in Engineering and his expertise lies in piling & underpinning work. He can create designs and come up with solutions to any problems. He provides attention to detail and nothing is too much trouble for him. He is well known throughout the Midlands with an excellent reputation securing many new jobs through word of mouth.

Mrs Caroline Hurst - Accounts Administrator

Joined in

Caroline has been with the company for just over a year. She is responsible for dealing with any account queries and keeping all our systems up to date. She also maintains a great relationship with all our customers and suppliers.

Mr Tony Denton - Plant Manager

Tony is based at our site in Ilkeston where he is responsible for buying & selling plant & machinery. He helps to keep our ebay account up to date, loading new products regularly. He has a wealth of knowledge & expertise. If you need any part or have any questions that need answering regarding our plant & machinery then Tony can help. He works with a team of people who support him ensuring success

Mr Jim Bland - Plant Manager

Jim is our Plant Manager based at our site in Whitwell. Again he has excellent knowledge in the plant & machinery industry. He is also responsible for keeping our ebay store up to date. He has been with the company just under a year and has taken on new staff to help assist him at our Whitwell site due to the continuing success.



Very professional from start to finish nothing to much trouble .tony was great had to have several meetings with him always on time very nice guy to deal with.many thanks on a brilliant job.many thanks mick k&m builders
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