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Category: Foundations

NHBC Standards Chapter 4.2 – Building near trees

Chapter 4.2 of the NHBC Guidelines focuses on the complexities and essential considerations when building near trees, hedgerows, and shrubs, particularly in areas with shrinkable soils. It provides comprehensive guidance to ensure that structures are protected from the ground movement caused by the interaction between tree roots and cohesive soils […]

NHBC Standards Chapter 4.3 – Strip and trench fill foundations

The NHBC guidelines for strip and trench fill foundations provide the following key points: Compliance Strip and trench fill foundations must comply with the Technical Requirements and adequately support load-bearing elements. They should be designed by an engineer according to Technical Requirement R5 in certain situations. Provision of information Clear […]