How to do footings without concrete

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How to do footings without concrete

We're looking to build a shed and a workshop in our backyard highlighting sustainable approaches. The buildings will be one-storey, mainly timber, used for some woodworking equipment and general storage so light loadings.

We're in an area with reactive clay so the common building approach is to use concrete as footings.

Ideally, for site access and other reasons we would prefer to use minimal concrete.

But what else could we use for footings?

Ben Law has used stone.

http://www.theecologist.org/how_to_make_a_difference/culture_change/4047...

Are there other alternatives? We're still at the planning stage re how we do the framing

Regards

David

Asked by David Coote
Posted Fri, 11/09/2012 - 19:41

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