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Do you need footings for a conservatory?

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Answered by Martindale Windows and Developments Ltd

25th March 2019

Martindale Windows and Developments Ltd answered the question "Do you need footings for a conservatory?"

Conservatories need footings just as much as any extension does. Ground moves always and constantly - the weight pushing down onto it from a building actually has very little to do with the depth. The purpose of a correctly designed footing is to find solid ground first - that is basically accepted by building control as being a minimum of 1 metre in ordinary conditions. The problem with conservatory companies is that conservatories are exempt from building control. That is why they are cheaper than proper extensions - no one is watching. Hence little to no foundations.

Answered by DL Property Maintenance Services

13th March 2019

DL Property Maintenance Services answered the question "Do you need footings for a conservatory?"

You do need footings for a conservatory if you are having a dwarf wall type. These footings would need to be 900 deep. Then built up to damp and then your oversight or base can be poured. You also need to insulate the floor pad by installing cellutex or similar product under the concrete then cover over in visqueen this helps a lot with heat loss and is compliant with current regs.

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