We built our current garage a while back its a single skin breaze block rendered
wall. We have Building Control for this.
We are wating to convert this to a habitable room and are going to brick the
outside. Can I just lay the new foundations along side the old at the same depth
On Tuesday, September 11, 2012 8:36:21 PM UTC+1, Garry wrote:
I added an new internal skin to form a cavity wall as part of an extension. However, the new foundation was deeper the the one running alongside, and the BCO wanted me to "overpour" the old foundation, so I guess the two were effectively locked together. Only a few inches overpour was required. However my new foundation was a couple of feet lower !
So it might be a good idea to do something that locks the two together.
On Wednesday, 12 September 2012 11:40:54 UTC+1, David WE Roberts wrote:
Thanks for all the answers, I was thinking of sticking some 1/2 inch rebar into
the old foundation and then pouring the concrete in to a few inches above the
old concrete strip. Hopefully the rebar would look the concrete together.
What do you think.
[Default] On Tue, 11 Sep 2012 12:36:21 -0700 (PDT), a certain
Firstly, why do you need to? You can generally dry-line the inside
with a stud wall & insulation, and unless you are altering the
structure, you don't need to increase the foundations.
If you don't want to dry-line the inside (maybe you need the space),
then building an external leaf onto an existing wall to create a
cavity wall is a difficult way to go, irrespective of the foundations.
The foundations would need to be widened, usually by digging slightly
below & under the the existing. This would need to be done in
sections, similar to underpinning.
The new outer leaf would need to be tied to the inner leaf, with ties
screwed in, and insulation installed. Any door or window openings will
need lintels over, which may need to be changed.
How will the roof be altered? Is there enough overhang to encompass an
increase of ~200mm in the wall thickness?
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