[Strawbale] Concrete Base - foundations question??

Stewart at TSHargrave....uk Stewart at TSHargrave....uk
Tue Apr 3 16:52:33 CEST 2007

On 3 Apr 2007 at 14:59, Cummings, Simon wrote:

> So would this sound right?
> 1. Lay a concrete/limecrete foundation xx.xx mm deep.
> 2. Lay a course or two of blocks with at least a 100mm cavity between
> the blocks (rising quite a bit higher than the base!).
> 3. Lay timber frame on top of blocks (point 2.) for SB to be placed
> upon.
> 4. Place SB on frame and away we go

I'd reckon that's pretty good. A course of blocks should give you good clearance above 
the concrete, but I would advise some sort of damp proof course, as Kurt has 
suggested. Ideally, this would go about 150mm+ above ground level.

Stewart H.

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