Monthly Archives: May 2016

Pouring the insulated raft

Pouring and power floating the raft took a full day with plenty of hanging around waiting for the mix to go off.

By |May 25th, 2016|Self build timeline|0 Comments

Passive slab foundation

A passive slab foundation is a raft that is fully insulated from contact with the ground below eliminating any thermal bridging. Insulation forms the shuttering for a concrete pour, and layering of the insulation allows a ring beam to be formed around the perimeter and thickening under load bearing internal walls. Reinforcing steel is added […]

By |May 24th, 2016|Self build timeline|0 Comments