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Garden Office - existing foundations

Discussion in 'Building' started by CrawfW, 6 Jun 2018.

  1. CrawfW

    CrawfW

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    Hi,

    I want to replace a tired shed, measuring about 2.5 metres by 5 metres, with a larger garden office.

    The existing timber structure stands on a brick footing, itself on a concrete plinth. The plinth extends beyond the timber frame by about 0.5 metres, but doesn’t look terribly flat.

    For the replacement building, I am moving away from my original idea of timber to blocks – wanting something more substantial.

    Can I dig foundations for a new block building, and then pour additional concrete that covers the existing plinth? Or does the old plinth have to come out first?

    What would be the options for a timber-frame building, given the existing concrete?

    Cheers,
     
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