To discuss your project give us a call on 01392 861763

Sustainable Building Forum

The place to share best practice advice about all things sustainable building. Use the search icon to find the topic you’re interested in or register as a member to comment on topics and ask your own questions.

Notifications
Clear all

What type of ground floor should you install in your extension?

 
Chris Brookman
(@chris)
Member Admin

Will it be:-

  • Suspended timber?
  • Suspended concrete (beam and block)?
  • Solid floor?

If you are well above ground level or if there are issues with water around you we would suggest a timber suspended floor or a beam and block suspended floor. Timber suspended floors would be the most sustainable option but do not carry the kind of loads that a solid floor can carry so if you have large open spaces, this may not be the best option. 

Solid floors are simple to install if the ground levels are correct but we would suggest you consider using more sustainable options such as foamglas for the insulation which can also mean you don’t need a concrete slab to build the floor off of.

Details for timber suspended floors - click here

Specification for suspended timber floors - click here

Quote
Topic starter Posted : 09/03/2021 5:57 pm
Share:

CPD Training

We offer CPD training for architects practices across Devon and Cornwall.

Software Modelling

We offer dynamic heat and moisture modelling as well as condensation risk analyses.

Building Plan Review

If you have some plans and would like our opinion on which materials would be the best for you, contact us.

Overview

Back to Earth is a natural building material supplier. We're not your typical builders'​ merchant though and instead work closely with our clients during the planning, designing and building phases of projects.

© 2018 Back to Earth