Concrete and Steel
Footings are required for most Portable Buildings to ensure they remain level and are structurally sound.
There are two major factors that will affect the choice of footings required for your Portable Building:
- Soil Compaction and Type – Ideally compacted soil that is naturally compacted (hasn’t been disturbed for at least 5 years) or has been properly compacted in layers to ensure solid compaction. This is essential before installing any footings.
- Size of your Portable Building – The larger the size of your Portable Building the more solid the footings must be to evenly distribute the weight and provide solid support for the structure.
Portable Buildings Over 14 Meters – Any Portable Buildings that are over 14 meters require prefabricated, steel footings that are concreted into the ground (Ideally installed 14 days prior to the delivery of your Portable Building to allow time for concrete to fully cure).
Portable Buildings Under 14 Meters – All Portable Buildings under 14 meters will only require concrete pads (Ideally installed 14 days prior to the delivery of your Portable Building to allow time for concrete to fully cure).
Footing Specifications And Engineering Drawings
At Nalla Portable Buildings, we supply you with FREE Professional Engineering Drawings, that detail all footing specifications required with every Portable Building order.
All our Engineering Drawings meet the standards set by the BCA (Building Code of Australia) and are compliant with Council regulations.
You can choose to install footings yourself, hire your own contractors or get Nalla Portable Buildings to do it for you.
Please Note: Before you select a final location for your Portable Building, it is important to check your chosen location to ensure there are no underground services.