Garage base that needs to be changed


Postby LiamD » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:52 pm

Evening all,

Not the best at describing things but here goes.

I have large rectangle concrete floor with footings all around for a 2 leaf cavity wall which currently is 2 blocks above floor level. In otherwords the base of a garage with 2 rows of blocks up all round.

I want to put a 2 leaf cavity wall across the span of the floor to approx 7' high. I assume i'll have to cut the floor and dig to the level of the outside footings and lay footings for this new wall.

:?: Is it neccessary to join the new and old footings in some way or is it ok to pour to the same depth and height as the old footings, :?: do I need to use some steel as the span is 17', or is this necessary or is there some other way of doing it

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Postby Perry525 » Sat Dec 19, 2009 6:54 pm

You must have planning permission to change the design of your project.
Go back to the Council with your proposal and ask their advice.
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Postby elwood » Sat Dec 19, 2009 7:36 pm

hi

you don't need planning but you will need building control.

depends on the building inspector regarding wheather he will ask you to fix the old to new footings .

yes dig down to the existing level of the existing foundation and this should suffice.

Bye.
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Postby LiamD » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:35 pm

Thanks for the advice guy's


[quote="elwood"]hi

you don't need planning but you will need building control.

depends on the building inspector regarding wheather he will ask you to fix the old to new footings .

yes dig down to the existing level of the existing foundation and this should suffice.

Bye.[/quote]
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