Building Regulations

NHBC Standards – 4 5 Raft, pile, pier and beam foundations

Chapter 4.5 This Chapter gives guidance on meeting the Technical Requirements and recommendations for raft, pile, pier and beam 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 4.5 Contents

DESIGN

•        Design Standard

•        Statutory requirements and other standards

•        Hazardous ground

•        Notification

•        Supervision by an Engineer

•        Requirement for foundations

•        Site conditions

•        Differential settlement

•        Services, including drainage

•        Movement joints

•        Damp proofing

•        Safe transmission of loads

•        Provision of information

MATERIALS

•        Materials standards

•        Concrete

•        Reinforcement

•        Other materials

SITEWORK

•        Sitework standards

•        Setting out foundations

•        Excavations

•        Services and drainage

•        Reinforcement

•        Concreting

•        Raft foundations

•        Piled foundations

•        Pier and beam foundations

APPENDIX 4.5-A

•        Statutory references

APPENDIX 4.5-B

•        Guidance for the design of semi raft foundations on made ground

LIST OF CHAPTERS
INDEX

Archive

Chapter 4.5 (2003)

Amendments to the Standards (2003)

Source: NHBC Standards

            April 2004

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