Once you have selected your location, secured your design/plans for the project and prepared your material, stage one – the foundations – follows. The construction of foundations must consider the factors determining their type and dimensions. The bigger your building the more respect must be paid to the site factors.
With tiny buildings of the garden woodshed type, foundations are practically no problem to think about. The main task is just evening out the base to prevent bending and moulding of the building. Light, single-storey wooden structures generate little load which does not have to be distributed through foundations. However, the bigger the designed building, the more structures in the flooring, walls and roofing it contains and, logically, the heavier it will be. An expert can advise you on the choice of appropriate foundations but a skilled layman with some experience is often capable of doing it himself. Usually it suffices to proceed on instinct and build the foundations in proportion to the remaining part of the building.
Other articles are dedicated primarily to surveying the foundations and the individual factors with direct impact on the dimensions and types thereof.
Types of foundations:
Masonry foundations are good solution for those, who are planning to build a small wooden structure as a garden sheds, vacation cabins, or tiny houses. If you are interested in detailed description on masonry foundations please continue HERE.
- Pillar in concrete
- Concrete foundation blocks
- Block in hard paperboard forms
- Ground screws
- Concrete foudnation slab
- Handi block
- Diamond pier
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