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