Foundations for a Conservatory

Postby BuzzLee » Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:45 am

hi doctor, we have a bungelow & at the back has a concrete foundation which is approx 180mm thick solid just above ground level by 4m sq, we would like to put a low wall (timbered) with a upvc conservatory on top staying within the regs 3m x3m the ground is tough clay. will this be ok to bulid on top regards buzzlee
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Simply Build It

Postby Perry525 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:13 am

That will be fine.
May I suggest, that you consider the water that will accumulate on the existing base, does is run away? Does it pond?
You do not want water running into the conservatory under the walls.
I suggest that you kill two birds, why not cover the base of the conservatory with four inch thick polystyrene and top that with a three inch concrete pad, this will raise the floor, and provide some insulation for your feet
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Postby BuzzLee » Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:20 pm

to perry 525 sorry for the delay , thank you for your response it was most helpful :D
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