Building Regulations

NHBC Standards – 4 4 Strip and trench fill foundations

Chapter 4.4 The Chapter gives guidance on meeting the Technical Requirements and recommendations for strip and trench fill foundations.
NHBC Standards do not cover aspects of health and safety relating to building operations and to the handling and use of certain building materials. Such matters are covered by statutory requirements.
This version of the Standards has been updated to include the Amendments to the Standards April 2004. Previous versions of the standards can be accessed in the Archive section (below).

Section 4.4 Contents

DESIGN

•        Design Standard

•        Statutory requirements

•        Requirement for foundations

•        Safe transmission of loads

•        Design by an Engineer

•        Site conditions

•        Foundation depth

•        Stepped foundations

•        Services and drainage

•        Movement joints

•        Provision of information

MATERIALS

•        Materials standards

•        Concrete

•        Reinforcement

•        Other materials

SITEWORK

•        Sitework standards

•        Setting out foundations

•        Excavations

•        Services and drainage

•        General construction

•        Strip and trench fill foundations

APPENDIX 4.4-A

•        Statutory references

APPENDIX 4.4-B

•        Dimensions of strip foundations

LIST OF CHAPTERS

INDEX

Archive

Chapter 4.4 (2003)

Amendments to the Standards (2003)

Source: NHBC Standards

            April 2004

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