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Bungalow Foundations for an extra storey

Discussion in 'Building' started by Osteosingh, 14 Feb 2020.

  1. Osteosingh

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    A general question, Ive recently exchanged on a bungalow that was built in 2002. Is it safe to assume given its age that the foundations will be able to support a full upper story, looking to take the roof off and adding a full upper story on the existing structure

    Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated. This is just primary fact finding before I engage architects etc
     

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    Foundations are not deeper if a building is one, two or three storeys.
     
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    Thanks Woody would it be safe to assume that the foundations would be sufficient to take an extra story in that case?
     
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    Yes.

    In any case, even if plans exist, building control trend to require a trial pit to be dug to allow a visual inspection of foundation type and depth.
     
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