Often barn that are being converted require barn conversion underpinning due to the fact that they have no proper foundations. It is often a requirement of building control that proper foundations are installed to meet current standards.

This is done by traditional underpinning of the perimeter walls. A trial hole would initially be excavated to expose what foundations there are and a structural engineer would evaluate the trial hole and ground conditions. He would then calculate what size and depth the traditional mass concrete underpinning scheme would be required. This would depend on the loadings that are going to be imposed by the new barn conversion. These would include how many floors, what type of roof renovations works are going to be undertaken and is an extension etc to be added.

The structural engineers design scheme would include an underpinning sequence, this is where the underpinning is undertaken in sections to eliminate any movement of the barn conversion. Depending on ground conditions, access and the condition of the barn, these would normally be 1 metre in width. The ground conditions and building load will determine whether the traditional mass concrete underpinning requires steel reinforcement. Normally the underpinning sections are connected together with 16mm reinforced bars to give extra stability and strength.

Often crack stitching and lateral restraint work is required where the barn has moved over the years as a result of shallow foundations. The crack stitching would be undertaken at the same time as the mass concrete underpinning.

At structural repairs we have undertaken many barn conversion mass concrete underpinning schemes and would be delighted to discuss your project with you. We have a team of fully qualified structural engineers who can design your traditional mass concrete underpinning scheme to the required building control standard, so contact us today for further advice.

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We undertake mass concrete underpinning schemes in the following areas,

Traditional Barn Conversion Mass Concrete Underpinning Berkshire
Traditional Barn Conversion Mass Concrete Underpinning Bedfordshire
Traditional Barn Conversion Mass Concrete Underpinning Bristol
Traditional Barn Conversion Mass Concrete Underpinning Buckinghamshire
Traditional Barn Conversion Mass Concrete Underpinning Cambridgeshire
Traditional Barn Conversion Mass Concrete Underpinning Channel Islands
Traditional Barn Conversion Mass Concrete Underpinning Cheshire
Traditional Barn Conversion Mass Concrete Underpinning Cornwall
Traditional Barn Conversion Mass Concrete Underpinning County Durham
Traditional Barn Conversion Mass Concrete Underpinning Derbyshire
Traditional Barn Conversion Mass Concrete Underpinning Devon
Traditional Barn Conversion Mass Concrete Underpinning Dorset
Traditional Barn Conversion Mass Concrete Underpinning Edinburgh
Traditional Barn Conversion Mass Concrete Underpinning Essex
Traditional Barn Conversion Mass Concrete Underpinning Glasgow
Traditional Barn Conversion Mass Concrete Underpinning Gloucestershire
Traditional Barn Conversion Mass Concrete Underpinning Guernsey
Traditional Barn Conversion Mass Concrete Underpinning Hampshire
Traditional Barn Conversion Mass Concrete Underpinning Hertfordshire
Traditional Barn Conversion Mass Concrete Underpinning Isle Of Man
Traditional Barn Conversion Mass Concrete Underpinning Jersey
Traditional Barn Conversion Mass Concrete Underpinning Kent
Traditional Barn Conversion Mass Concrete Underpinning Lancashire
Traditional Barn Conversion Mass Concrete Underpinning Lincolnshire
Traditional Barn Conversion Mass Concrete Underpinning London
Traditional Barn Conversion Mass Concrete Underpinning Middlesex
Traditional Barn Conversion Mass Concrete Underpinning Norfolk
Traditional Barn Conversion Mass Concrete Underpinning Northamptonshire
Traditional Barn Conversion Mass Concrete Underpinning Northumberland
Traditional Barn Conversion Mass Concrete Underpinning Nottinghamshire
Traditional Barn Conversion Mass Concrete Underpinning Oxfordshire

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