New build construction of a residential dwelling for a private developer in East London.
Construction comprised of traditional methods with load bearing masonry walls supporting timber floor joists and duo pitched roof rafters.
The site conditions were such that an existing tree was present in close proximity. PSE obtained local geotechnical knowledge and worked with arboriculturist to determine the species of the tree. This enabled a cost effective design of the proposed foundations and ground floor structure against potential heaving of the clay strata, complying with NHBC guidelines.