Can I use 275mm trenchblocks in 450mm footing

Postby milesr » Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:11 pm

Hi everyone and apologies if this has been asked before however I have searched the forum but cannot find an answer to this.

Basically I have poured and completed the footings for my conservatory - 450mm wide and 650mm deep on very hard clay. The idea was to use 255mm trench blocks with a single skin facing bricks, 50mm cavity and normal concrete blocks sitting on top. This would give me 250mm, plus 100mm either side hence the 450mm wide trench.

Unfortunately, I cannot source 255mm foundation blocks, only 275mm, can I use 275mm and sit the bricks/blocks 10mm "in" front and back keeping the 50mm cavity - this will only give the trench blocks a 85mm overhang on the foundations, not 100mm I thought was required.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Simply Build It

Postby welsh brickie » Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:59 pm

yes you should be fine,
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Postby milesr » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:31 pm

Thanks Welsh Brickie. :D
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