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TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Groundworks

The groundworks to an oak framed building are in many ways similar to any other building. The foundations to the building are the underground structure which support the oak frame itself - either shallow or deep foundations depending on the ground conditions We would typically recommend Strip foundations, they are the most common and are used to support the walls that the oak frame sits on. The depth of the footing will depend on the load bearing ability of the ground. The BUILDING CONTROL OFFICER dealing with your job will agree the depth you have to go and may advise a different type of foundations if they feel it more appropriate. Building control may require a more substantial footing such as a Raft foundation or in the worst ground conditions, a piled foundation. A garage building would typically have an uninsulated floor and dwarf wall. The oak frame is then assembled on top of the dwarf wall.

Garden Rooms, Orangeries, Conservatories & Extensions

A habitable building would usually be insulated and you would need the floor to be insulated as well. Similar to the Un-Insulated Floor but with a layer of insulation above the concrete and then a sand and cement screed. On top of this goes the floor covering. Underfloor heating can also be incorporated within the screed layer.

Planning & Building

Regulations

Your project may require both planning permission and building regulation approval - we can organise this for you. The Building Regulations are developed by the Government and approved by Parliament. They are minimum standards for design, construction and alterations to nearly every building.   These regulations cover all aspects of construction including foundations, stability, damp-proofing, insulation, heating, ventilation, fire protection, means of escape and making sure there are adequate facilities for people with disabilities. Planning Permission (if required) Building Regulations (if required) Foundations (Groundworks) Oak frame assembly Roof tiling There are two ways of gaining building regulation approval - using the Local Authority Building Control, each local authority in England and Wales has a building control section, or by using an Approved independent Building Control inspector.

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© 2016

TECHNICAL

INFORMATION

Groundworks

The groundworks to an oak framed building are in many ways similar to any other building. The foundations to the building are the underground structure which support the oak frame itself - either shallow or deep foundations depending on the ground conditions We would typically recommend Strip foundations, they are the most common and are used to support the walls that the oak frame sits on. The depth of the footing will depend on the load bearing ability of the ground. The BUILDING CONTROL OFFICER dealing with your job will agree the depth you have to go and may advise a different type of foundations if they feel it more appropriate. Building control may require a more substantial footing such as a Raft foundation or in the worst ground conditions, a piled foundation. A garage building would typically have an uninsulated floor and dwarf wall. The oak frame is then assembled on top of the dwarf wall.

Garden Rooms,

Orangeries,

Conservatories &

Extensions

A habitable building would usually be insulated and you would need the floor to be insulated as well. Similar to the Un-Insulated Floor but with a layer of insulation above the concrete and then a sand and cement screed. On top of this goes the floor covering. Underfloor heating can also be incorporated within the screed layer.

Planning &

Building

Regulations

Your project may require both planning permission and building regulation approval - we can organise this for you. The Building Regulations are developed by the Government and approved by Parliament. They are minimum standards for design, construction and alterations to nearly every building.   These regulations cover all aspects of construction including foundations, stability, damp- proofing, insulation, heating, ventilation, fire protection, means of escape and making sure there are adequate facilities for people with disabilities. Planning Permission (if required) Building Regulations (if required) Foundations (Groundworks) Oak frame assembly Roof tiling There are two ways of gaining building regulation approval - using the Local Authority Building Control, each local authority in England and Wales has a building control section, or by using an Approved independent Building Control inspector.