ASUC General Meeting 2024

The Association of Specialist Underpinning Contractors is hosting the ASUC General Meeting on 20th June at the Mercure Thame Lambert Hotel An informal dinner will take place at the hotel on 19th June, and all members are welcome to join us. Please find below further information for the day, and booking options. Event schedule Wednesday [...]

ASUC at I Love Claims

  ASUC will be exhibiting at the I Love Claims Conference on the 07th March at the Manufacturing Technology Centre, Coventry We also have member, Ron Mace speaking at the event! See the agenda here Who is it for? Attending the event will be rich cross section of: • Insurers • Loss adjusters • Claims management […]

Exclusive Partnership Announcement: ASUC and London Belgravia Unite to Provide 10-Year Latent Defects Insurance

We are thrilled to unveil a strategic collaboration between the Association of Specialist Underpinning Contractors (ASUC) and London Belgravia, aimed at delivering an exclusive 10-year Latent Defects Insurance tailored specifically for ASUC members. This partnership is poised to offer comprehensive coverage for their contracted works. The accomplished team consist of Alex Lyons and Denise Williamson, […]

ASUC Annual General Meeting & Awards 2023: Celebrating Excellence

The 24th of November marked a momentous occasion for ASUC as we gathered at the illustrious Dilly Hotel in London for their Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Awards Ceremony. This pivotal event brought together esteemed members, key stakeholders, and industry leaders to delve into comprehensive updates on the strategic review and crucially, to elect the […]

Delta’s Jason Derry receives top award in PCA Best Practice Awards

  We are delighted to announce Delta’s General Manager, Jason Derry has been awarded “Employee of the Year” at the Property Care Association (“PCA”) Best Practice Awards. Jason is a CSSW qualified Waterproofing Design Specialist who works from Delta HQ, specialising in technical advice.  Jason is responsible for technical training.  He has significant experience in […]

ASUC Awards – Sponsorship Opportunities

ASUC are pleased to confirm that we will be hosting the 2023 Winter Annual General Meeting and Awards at the exclusive hotel The Dilly – Piccadilly London on the 24th November 2023. We have fantastic sponsorship opportunities in the following categories: Speaker Sponsor (£1,500) Drinks Reception Sponsor (£2,500) Contractor Assessment Scheme Award (£2,500) Emerging Talent Award (£2,500) […]

ASUC General & Social 2023

ASUC members met at The Oxfordshire Hotel for their general meeting on the 29th June 2023. Chair, Dominick Gallagher welcomed the meeting with enlightening comments. His opening address spoke about optimism of the future of ASUC, the importance of attracting new members and ensuring that current members are working towards ASUC’s auditing goals. Dominick emphasized […]

Why Use an ASUC Member

Ground Engineering Magazine – ‘What causes subsidence and what does an event year mean?’

The recent increase in subsidence claims triggered by last summer’s record-breaking heatwave has presented several challenges for underpinning contractors, says Association of Specialist Underpinning Contractors (Asuc) executive director Rob Withers. Read more of Rob Wither’s article for the June edition of  the Ground Engineering Magazine here: Click Here  

ASUC Awards Winners 2022

This year the ASUC Awards Lunch was held at Painters’ Hall. One of the great 12 Livery trade associations in the City of London. Established in the 12th century by groups of tradesmen, this was the perfect venue to host this year’s awards which combined unique art dating back to the 16th Century and valued heritage within […]

The ASUC Annual General Meeting 2021

On the 26th November, ASUC held it's annual general meeting and lunch at Jury's Inn Watford. The event was the first face to face event that ASUC has held since the COVID-19 pandemic and it was great to see such a positive turn out of attendees from ASUC members. The day started with Coffee and [...]

ASUC E-News Summer 2022

The Summer edition of the ASUC Bulletin is now available to read This edition of the bulletin includes: ASUC Awards 2022 Build UK UKRAINE and other RISING COST PRESSURES: A Conversation with…….. Rob Withers: Contractor Assessment Scheme To view the bulletin in full, please click here.


Competence, which by definition, is the combination of training, skills, experience and knowledge that a person has, and their ability to apply them to perform a task safely is a difficult thing to demonstrate. Today, ASUC launch their CONTRACTOR ASSESSMENT SCHEME, which is available to members and non-members. This is the culmination of 4 years’ worth of work and replaces [...]

ASUC Winter E-Bulletin November 2020

The Winter edition of the ASUC bulletin is now available to read!   This edition of the bulletin includes: ASUC AGM updates A tribute to Michael Ellis COVID-19 Update Member Articles ASUC Investigates – Property Collapse in Chelsea Contractor Assessment Scheme Online Training To view the bulletin in full, please use the button below.

ASUC: COVID-19 Journey

  ASUC: The COVID-19 Journey   Coronavirus (COVID-19) has dramatically impacted businesses across the construction industry. In response, ASUC has put together a short video demonstrating the journey both the association and it’s membership have been on, and how ASUC engaged with its membership, and the wider industry, to ensure the latest information and guidance […]

A tribute to Michael Ellis

 A Tribute to Michael Ellis It is with sadness that The Association has learned of the passing of Michael Ellis the founder of geotechnical contractor Van Elle and a co-founder of ASUC. Michael, a chartered engineer, founded Van Elle in 1984 and set out to make the company a market leader. Michael was the epitome […]

Property Collapse in Chelsea. Why let a good headline get in the way of the facts?

Property Collapse in Chelsea. Why let a good headline get in the way of the facts?   Many national newspapers and the construction press reported this week ( w/e 6th Nov 2020) the collapse of a building that took place overnight in Durham Place Chelsea with some of them stating the construction of a basement by […]

ASUC COVID-19 Update

Since the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the UK remains a rapidly changing and uncertain landscape. Coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted every avenue of our lives and altered the way we live. ASUC have strong business continuity measures in place and we are confident that as we adapt to the new norm, the service we provide members will […]

ASUC COVID-19 Statement

ASUC – Trade association statement in relation to COVID 19 and our Construction sites. 20th October 2020: The CLC Site Operating Procedures have been updated to version 6, which can be found here. The Site Operating Procedures have been updated to reflect recent changes in Government guidance. Whilst there are no significant changes to social […]

ASUC welcome John Patch as the newest honorary member

ASUC are delighted to announce the newest honorary member: John Patch! John is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and is degree-qualified with 47 years’ experience in the construction industry, predominantly in Contracting. As well as this, he is the founding Director of Construction and Estate Management Consultancy, Teampatch Ltd. Sales, Marketing and […]

ASUC Executive Committee Update – January 2020

At the Executive Committee Meeting held on the 16th January 2020, Dermot Rooney, our current Vice Chairman, confirmed that due to workload commitments at his own company, he would have to stand down as Vice Chair of the Association. As such, it was agreed at the meeting that Dominick Gallagher (Knightbuild) would step up from […]

ASUC Awards 2019

The 2019 ASUC Awards Lunch took place at One Moorgate Place, London on the 15th November 2019. Returning to the venue from last year, it was again beautifully decorated. Guests were welcomed with a prosecco drinks reception in the Main Reception room before settling down to enjoy a three-course meal in the Great Hall, where […]

ASUC Award Winners 2019

Huge congratulations are in order for the following companies for their success at the ASUC Awards Lunch which was held on the 15th November 2019. DEFECTS INSURANCE GUARANTEE AWARD – sponsored by MD Insurance Services Medium – UNDERPIN AND MAKEGOOD GROUP Large – FALCON STRUCTURAL REPAIRS LTD FOUNDATIONS INSURANCE GUARANTEE AWARD – sponsored by MD […]

ASUC E-NEWS Autumn 2019

The latest edition of ASUC’s E-news includes items on: The ASUC AGM + Awards Mental Health First Aid Training December course dates Confined Spaces course Subsidence Forum Training Day ASUC become a CITB ATO (approved training organisation) Executive committee nominations Events Calendar 2020. To view the latest edition click here

Subsidence Good Practice Guide for Underwriters

  The newly formed Society of Underwriting Professionals, who are part of the CII, have issued a new guide on Subsidence Good Practice for Underwriters. The guide is an insightful resource which is both useful for professional underwriters and everyday customers who are looking to understand subsidence. The guide looks at the following areas of […]

ASUC Launches Mental Health First Aid Training Course

We all know how important practicing good health and safety is in the construction industry. That’s why ASUC is launching a Mental Health Awareness Course.

Bookings now open for the 2019 ASUC AGM and Awards Lunch

ASUC is excited to announce that bookings for this year’s AGM and Awards Lunch are now open. Following the great success of the 2018 event, the event will be held in London.

Professional Indemnity Insurance: the ASUC Take

The PI market faces difficult conditions. Read the ASUC take on the benefits of latent defects insurance and PI in the current market from the ISWC Conference 2019.

Newton’s Unique Recycling Service Wins Big at The National Building Awards

Last week, ASUC member company Newton Waterproofing Systems took home the prestigious Innovation of the Year accolade from the National Building Awards.

Morrisroe Acquires ASUC member Geostructural Solutions Ltd

Martin Pedley (L) and Andy Parks (R) ASUC member company Geostructural Solutions Ltd has been acquired by Morrisroe,  signalling Morrisroe's move into the piling sector. Geostructural Solution Ltd's sister company, GSS Piling Ltd, has also been acquired. Morrisroe's Martin Pedley will take on the role of Managing Director of GSS Piling and Geostructural Solutions, whilst the [...]

M J Rooney Wins at the CN Specialist Awards 2019

At CN Specialist Awards 2019, ASUC member company M J Rooney were recognised for their excellence, winning the award for Digital Construction Excellence.

ASUC Members’ Brilliant Basements

A recent LABC Warranty article has highlighted some of the brilliant basements that some of our ASUC members have built. You can read all about these luxury London basements here.

ASUC E-NEWS Spring 2019

Read the latest news from ASUC in the Spring 2019 edition.

AGM and Awards Lunch 2019 Details Announced

ASUC is excited to announce that we will be returning to One Moorgate Place in London for this year’s AGM and Awards Lunch in December 2019 to celebrate another great year,

Engineered Foundations: First Choice for the Future?

Engineered foundations provide a far more sustainable and site-sensitive solution to the problem of the risks posed by trees located near to buildings.

ASUC Launches Basement Campaign

ASUC members specialse in retrofit basement construction. To celebrate their work, we have launched the #ASUCBestBasement campaign. Find out more!

Falcon Structural Repairs Feature on Restoring Britain’s Landmarks

Llwyn Celyn will feature on More4’s Restoring Britain’s Landmarks on 16th & 23rd January 2019, with the  two 1-hour programmes showing the various tradesmen and heritage-specific skills.

ASUC Launches New Case Study Page

ASUC’s members work on a wide range of projects in basements, subsidence and underpinning every day. To find out more, read our case studies here.

ASUC E-NEWS Winter 2018

Read the latest news from ASUC in the Winter 2018 edition.

ASUC Executive Committee Elected

At the ASUC AGM on 23rd November 2019, the new ASUC Executive Committee was elected, representing the best of the industry. Find out more here.

ASUC Awards Lunch 2018

The 2018 ASUC Awards Lunch took place at One Moorgate Place, London.

ASUC Award Winners 2018

Find out who won what at the ASUC Awards Lunch 2018

Ross King Elected as ASUC Chairman

At its recent AGM, Ross King, Managing Director of Falcon Structural Repairs Ltd, was elected Chairman of ASUC and will serve for the next two years.

ASUC Members and Innovative Solutions for Brownfield Sites

The government has set a target 300,000 new homes to be built each year for at least the next 12 years. ASUC members met to discuss this target and potential solutions.

Rob Withers joins Build UK’s CITB Reform Group

ASUC Executive Director, Rob Withers, has been invited to join Build UK’s Steering Group on CITB Reform.

Subsidence Insurance Claims up 50%

Is this a testing time for subsidence insurance? Read ASUC’s take on the fall-out of the 2018 major surge event here.

ASUC becomes a signatory to the 100% Hackitt Initiative

ASUC is proud to be a signatory to the 100% Hackitt initiative. We need to deliver a difference in the industry.

ASUC AGM and Awards Lunch 2018

If you haven’t already booked for the ASUC Awards Lunch and AGM – don’t delay as places are selling out fast!

Massive Waterproofing Project at Lillie Square

Newton Waterproofing provides product for large development in Earls Court, London.

ASUC enews Autumn 2018

Read the latest news from ASUC in the Autumn 2018 edition.

R&D Tax Relief

Could you reduce your tax bill by claiming R&D Tax Relief?

PCA Conference: Waterproofing Basements

Rob Withers recently updated PCA members on, amongst other items, ASUC’s Basement Guidelines.

New Delta Basement Pump & Drainage Brochure

Experts in the waterproofing industry, Delta Membranes, launch their new Basement Pump & Drainage Brochure.

Is 2018 set to be a Subsidence Year?

The long, hot, dry summer means insurance companies need to be prepared for a rise in claims.

Waterproofing of Contiguous Piles

Contiguous piles have many advantages in the formation of a retaining wall

Win for Women of Waterproofing at PCA Awards

Delta Membranes is delighted to announce Women of Waterproofing have won a PCA Special Award for Initiative.

ASUC Enews – Summer 2018

ASUC’s Summer 18 edition covers the Summer General Meeting.

ASUC eNEWS – Spring 2018

Read news from ASUC including: forthcoming events, new H&S Auditor and Payment Practice Update.

Calls for tighter basement control after house collapse

Shocking images of a London house collapse, during renovations, prompts calls for tighter basement control.


ASUC Chairman, Simon Haslam, welcomed members to the 2017 AGM held at the Cafe de Paris.

M J Rooney ‘Grand Designs’ a Basement

M J Rooney Construction help turn a nightmare basement project into a dream home.

Franki Foundations acquires the Martello Group

The Martello acquisition significantly contributes to the growth of Franki Foundations UK

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