FOUNDATION PACKAGES

RB delivers a range of foundations and ground floor packages for both residential and commercial buildings

Residential
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Tee Beam
RB Square/
R Beam
RB
CombiSlab
Commercial

Residential

These buildings can be single storey, two-storey or multi-storey developments, e.g. flats and apartments. Other living accommodation such as nursing homes, student flats, sheltered housing, hotels and prisons can be catered for.

Both speculative house building and social housing can benefit from RB foundation and ground floor packages. The foundation elements of the packages can cater for all types of ground conditions, and both flat and sloping sites.

“The majority of major UK housebuilders choose the RB precast foundation system”
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RB Tee Beam

Foundations and floors for low rise housing (2-3 storeys) consisting of piles, precast or insitu caps, precast Tee and Tie beams and suspended precast or insitu floors (refer typical beam section RB2000).

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RB Square / Rectangular Beam

Foundations for more highly loaded three storey accommodation or more heavily loaded construction consisting of piles, precast or cast insitu caps, precast square beams and suspended precast or cast insitu floor (refer typical beam section RB2001).

“All precast concrete mixes are produced in compliance with BS EN 206 and meet the parameters of BRE Special Digest – Design Class 4.”

RB CombiSlab

An engineered raft foundation that can be constructed either with a void beneath, on piles or ground-bearing on virgin ground or ground that has been improved with either stone columns or dynamic compaction.

“RB provides a range of modular foundations packages for both residential and commercial developments.”

Commercial

Foundation and ground floor packages can be designed and constructed for all kinds of commercial building applications, most notably:-

  • Schools, Universities and Colleges
  • Hospitals and other Healthcare buildings, e.g. Clinics
  • Leisure facilities, e.g. swimming pools, sports halls
  • Attractions, e.g. theme parks, museums, art galleries
  • Vacational buildings, e.g. holiday chalets, lodges
  • Retail, single shops to retail parks including refurbs
  • Offices and other workplace buildings
  • Emergency service buildings, e.g. police, fire and ambulance stations

Commercial building foundations and ground floor packages will utilise the full range of products described in the Residential section above, with due design considerations being adopted for the increased loadings required.

“All sizes of development can be catered for; from single dwellings to multi-plot residential or commercial sites.”