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Good Afternoon All. I seem to be progressing on my new build and I should have the Building Regs documents back from Potton in a few weeks. I am going to put them with my own drainage layout and Bingo ..the lorries can roll (or so i thought) After a talk this morning with Potton it seems that the bit in the Order that says THEY do all the layouts and stuff, is only applicable if you pay the extra for them to do the planning permission and all such like ...(sigh) I am OK with the drainage layout as its a "funny one"as we are going through our parents land to connect to all services .. ..about 50m in all (thankfully most of it in their garden, so we can do the work ourselves) What has reared its head is the "foundation plan" ...or "foundation engineer report" ...I had never heard the words until today from Potton. So I called up the company doing the foundations and they tell me they quoted (and expect it to be) they HAVE visited the site and we have got a soil report ....so.........100cm x 60cm / Beam and Block ...which from what I can see is a standard. They have told me they have never been ASKED to make an engineer report for a foundation Potton said they will give the foundation company the "Slab setting out plan" and "line and point loads plan" ? ....but I don't think that is the same So I guess what I am asking is... a) will the council expect this ? b) is it basically a drawing I could do? b) does anyone have something i could look at to get an idea thanks in advance Eddie
Hello Everyone, I am progressing with some quotes for the foundations for my Potton home. I must admit, the prices have me a little daunted as they seem to be a lot MORE than I was told about 6 months ago. I am not suggesting I am getting "shafted" but I want to run it past you guys to see what you think. I am building a Potton Timber Frame and have been advised that Block and Beam would be the way to go ....easier and more friendly on the surroundings (i.e better received by planners) The house area from looking at the architects footprint and adding on roughly 50cm around (I just did this to be on the safe side for my working out ...I am not sure if it actually done) ..I am coming up with an area of 121.81 Sq Metres with a Perimeter of 49.82 Sq Metres. Now I have the first quote and it is over £23k, I know this company is trusted and has done many foundations for timber frames...But does this seem expensive? I have snipped the basics from the quote below ..so you can see what it entails ...hopefully someone on here will know what some of the specifics mean thanks