Building Regulations

NHBC Standards – 5 2 Suspended ground floors

Summary

Chapter  5.2 This Chapter gives guidance on meeting the Technical Requirements and recommendations for suspended ground floors of in-situ and precast concrete and timber joists.

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 5.2 Contents

DESIGN - General

  • Design Standard
  • Statutory and other requirements
  • Resistance to ground contaminants

DESIGN - In-situ concrete

  • Structural stability
  • Resistance to moisture
  • Thermal insulation
  • Floor finishes and decking

DESIGN - Precast concrete

  • Structural stability
  • Resistance to moisture
  • Thermal insulation
  • Floor finishes and decking

DESIGN - Timber

  • Structure stability
  • Structural timber
  • Trimmers
  • Strutting
  • Joist hangers
  • Joist support at separating walls
  • Intermediate support
  • Floor decking
  • Damp-proofing
  • Thermal insulation

DESIGN - Information

  • Provision of information

MATERIALS

  • Materials standards
  • Concrete and reinforcement
  • Proprietary systems
  • Timber
  • Damp-proofing and thermal insulation materials

SITEWORK

  • Sitework standards
  • Ventilation and damp-proofing
  • Construction of floors
  • Thermal insulation
  • Floor finishes
  • Floor decking: general
  • Softwood boarding
  • Chipboard flooring
  • Oriented strand board flooring
  • Other floor decking

APPENDIX 5.2-A

  • Statutory references

LIST OF CHAPTERS

INDEX

Archive

  • Chapter 5.2 (2003)
  • Amendments to the Standards (2003)

Source: NHBC Standards
April 2004

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