foundations

1 INSTALLING THE FOOTINGS

1 INSTALLING THE FOOTINGS

Laid out the footings at the weekend. 1. dig a hole 2. insert membrane and grid 3. fill with gravel...

Estimating the cost of your build

Estimating the cost of your build

How much does it cost to build your own garden room? Those of you with a good memory may recall...

3 STRUCTURALLY INSULATED PANELS (SIPS)

3 STRUCTURALLY INSULATED PANELS (SIPS)

Structurally Insulated Panels – more than you wanted to know – Part I what is a SIP? A SIP is...

9 FOUNDATIONS PART V

9 FOUNDATIONS PART V

do mini plinths work? Given limits of time and intellect I have been forced to boil down the doubtless very...

8 FOUNDATIONS PART IV

8 FOUNDATIONS PART IV

The standard way to construct the footings for a modern house, is to dig down to suitable soil and to...

7 FOUNDATIONS PART III

7 FOUNDATIONS PART III

..or why we care about pressure. Why do buildings subside? Well the answer is, not surprisingly, that they are too...

6 FOUNDATIONS PART II

6 FOUNDATIONS PART II

It turns out that foundations and footings are not the same things – foundations are the base of the building...

5 FOUNDATIONS

5 FOUNDATIONS

There will follow multiple posts on foundations for a tiny wooden building <groan>.  It’s overkill, I know. The normal caveats...

4 PLANNING RULES

4 PLANNING RULES

planning regulations Planning permission in the UK governs the relationship of a building to its surroundings, including its external appearance,...