How to Pour a Concrete Floor

Polished concrete floor in contemporary house
(Image credit: Lazenby)

If you have built an extension or new home, then there will come a point when you are ready to pour a concrete slab. In most cases this will be when the foundations have been laid and the walls have been built up to the damp-proof course.

Before this happens, there are several key preparation stages that need to be carried out:

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.