I wonder if there is anyone here who could give me some help/advice regarding the construction of a rear single store extension which i will be starting on my own house in a few months.
Due to size of extension i don't need planning permission, and have already paid for building control to oversee the work.
I want to construct the extension with an timber frame inner skin and brick outer skin. With a timber suspended floor in the middle of it all. I figured i will save money this way as i can do the joinery work myself and will save money on materials and labour over the Brick, Block & Slab method.
My first question is:
What kind of construction preparation is needed before the timber frame and floor and be installed?
I was thinking of digging to clay and pouring concrete foundations and coming up with a few courses of brick & block and running floor joists between the block (above the DPC) And sitting the timber frame on top of the inner skin of the block.
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