Just wondering what's better to build a house on Stumps or slab. Me and my fiance are looking at building a single story house???? What would you recommend?
Re: Stumps or Slab?2
May 30, 2005 11:37 am
I guess it would partially depend on the ground. If it is stable and isn't likely to move much I would go for a slab. Our house is on stumps because the land around here tends to have a bit of movement in it.
Slab or Stumps3
Jun 30, 2005 12:03 pm
RitJay, the reasons for using one system against another are numerous including designing for maximising on solar heat gain, the slope of the land, whether you are looking to include timber decked verandahs etc. Possibly the most important aspect is the 'style' of the home and whether it is suited to being 'in the ground' as with a slab or whether it will be presented better raised on stumps..
All new homes are required to have a soil test [geotechnical report] as part of the building application and the correct founding depth of the foundations whether slab or stumps will be designed according to the results to ensure the chosen system functions correctly on your particular site..
Peter Clarkson - AusDesign Australia
This information is intended to provide general information only.
It does not purport to be a comprehensive advice.
Re: Stumps or Slab?4
Jan 06, 2006 12:13 pm
also worth checking with local council
mine decreed my project is on a 1/100 flood site and therfore must be raised to allow for drainage...i had originally wanted a slab but may not have that option anymore
pylons and wood decking which i would then tile is a cost effective and attractive solution for me