Tackling your foundations

Solid foundations are the basis of a successful self-build project.

When it comes to a domestic building, the type of foundation required is often referred to as a ‘shallow’ foundation. Traditionally, this consists of a trench filled with concrete, usually around one metre into the earth. The house then rests on the concrete inserted into the earth and the weight of the walls and columns is transferred to the soil or bedrock.


If you are approaching a self-build project, it’s vital that before even beginning the first phase of construction work, you ensure you have done your research. Make

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