Where to start?
Drawings and dimensions
Decide on your building method.
The heavier the load the bigger the pile the greater the depth, in some cases, so try and keep the building light. It will save you money.
- Steel frame ring beam. Steel lightweight floor joists. Steel frame walls and roof cladding with choice of brick SLIPs, timber or cement board.
- Steel frame ring beam. Timber Ibeam floor joist. SIP (Structural insulated Pannel) walls and roof cladding with choice of brick SLIPs, timber or cement board.
- Steel frame ring beam. Timber Ibeam floor. Timber frame walls and roof .
Cladding as describe above in 1 and 2.
- Footings 450x450 ring beam reinforced with steel bar
Poured c40 concrete
Concrete over site floor with standard masonry wall build.
- Footings 450x450 ring beam reinforced with steel bar poured c40 concrete
Block and beam concrete suspended floor with air space under floor 175mm.
Standard masonry build.
In most common cases building regulations will require anti heave products put underneath a concrete piled foundation (anti heave means if the ground swells up into the concrete the product will absorb this pressure and not affect your concrete) this will add to the digging out, in most cases 150mm extra digging!
To start the process of a pile base system you will need pile loadings.
These are the loads or weight of the building or structure that is being placed on each pile.
This has to be calculated by a qualified insured engineer.
He or she can work out the best pile placement and suitability.
We can then work from the engineer’s stipulations so your build is fully covered for insurance purposes .
The pile process can then be priced for.
We do recommend soil surveys to be carried out so we can ascertain pile depth or size of helix however this system of piling can be monitored during installation so a good knowledge of the area and average soil type maybe suitable.
Engineers details below: