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Building a timber base

Discussion in 'Building' started by speccy, 6 Aug 2021.

  1. speccy

    speccy

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    I would like o build a timber framed building in my garden. Which would be the base for a single story 4.5 x 6m timber building.

    Does anyone have any pointers in how i build the base ie calcs.

    The ground slopes about 30cm over 5metres so it will sit on vertical posts.

    The ground is well drained but beneath compost surface is clay.

    The building will be a typical style build with studwall construction,
    wall clad with external 9mm OSB and feather edge internal plasterboard + apex felt roof etc.

    Looking at 400 centers on the base for sheeting and rigidty With vertical posts spaced every metre.

    How far in the ground do they need to go and how many?!
     
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  3. Notch7

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    This is a good guide on how to do a base

    depth is based on how far down before you reach load bearing soil
    Distance apart depends on beam size, but typically 1200 apart Id guess

     
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  4. speccy

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    i really like this idea thankyou

    Its clay for about 2 metres maybe maybe more? Would that affect my piles (and im not talking about my haemorrhoids)

    Also Zinc rods hmm stainless would be better right? Ive seen Zinc weather easily however i could be wrong?
     
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