Conservatories can be a great addition to any home. They are generally recognised as builds that have use translucent material to cover around 50% of the walls and 75% of the roof. Not only are they spaces in which you can relax as you enjoy looking out onto your garden or outdoor space, they can also act as extensions to properties.
Conservatories might seem like simple. lightweight additions, but its structural stability is just as important as any house extension. Shallow foundations come with the risk of subsidence, so it’s important to contact the professionals to ensure that your conservatory foundations are reliable.
Before any work can begin, it’s good to gain an understanding of ground conditions so that you can best plan your project. Foundation depths will depend on surrounding areas. Factors such as trees, rivers and obstructions such as drains and train lines can all have an impact on the depth of a foundation required.
Soil conditions will also play a critical role in the foundations required for a conservatory. For example, clay soils can shrink and expand therefore will need to be concreted imminently.
Piled foundations are used in cases where the soil is loose and the ground is not substantial enough to bear loads. Driving piles into the ground reinforces the foundations using steel rods which help distribute the weight evenly- making the foundation stable and strong.
Deep strip foundations and trench fill foundations are regularly used for suitable soils and are generally cheaper to use.
At BelowGround, our services are tailored to the needs of our customers. We offer a full design construction service for new projects, so that you don’t need to hire additional personnel to produce designs.
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