My conservatory build starts today, and as we live in a boggy area, I
am having a "raft" built.
I know NOTHING about this kind of construction, so wonder if anyone
can tell me the key points of what I should be looking for, to be sure
that its done properly.
The builder mentioned something about the fact that it should be 750mm
deep, but as its only to support a dwarf wall and conservatory, he
only goes down to 500mm.
I have always been nervious about this, as, when I was house hunting,
I looked at another house on my estate where the conservatory was
clearly sinking (There was a 2" gap at the top of the dwarf wall). It
turns out that it was only built on standard 'footings' which wern't
up to the job considering the type of land we live on.
After seeing this, I am paranoid that the same thing could happen to
me. What should I be inspecting, just to make sure that its up to the
Any info would be apprecaited