In this episode, Northampton builder, Sege Rosella, discusses the ins-and-outs of the different types of building foundations – raft, trench, strip, and pile.
We touch on cost considerations, building regulations, modifying old houses, underpinning, and more.
00:21 – The different types of foundations and deciding the right type for your new-build or extension, taking into consideration the type of ground and soil, and whether a structural engineer will be needed
06:48 – Why you should always pay more for your architect or structural engineer to make a site assessment
08:12 – The different type of foundation in detail
13:41 – Some complete silliness, that I can only apologise for 🙂
18:22 – Cost considerations
19:11 – Foundations for houses that were built pre-building regulation changes
20:58 – Old houses are built with very shallow foundations – why is this? Did they simply used to build things better in the old days?
23:52 – When you need to underpin your foundations