What are raft foundations and where are they used?

raft foundations
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Just what are raft foundations and is this something you will need to know about when building your own home or creating an extension?

The world of foundation systems can be a confusing one to get to grips with and certainly isn't one of the most glamorous aspects of self building, yet it is crucial to understand what kind of foundations will be needed where if you want your project to be a success. 

Ninian MacQueen


Ninian MacQueen is an ARB registered, and RIBA chartered, architect. He studied at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow, before completing his ‘Part 3’ at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London. He worked for four Stirling Prize winners – including Richard Rogers, Norman Foster and AHMM architects – as well as smaller firms, before starting his own private practice: Borderland Studio. His designs have contributed to super tall towers, city master plans, infrastructure projects, and many others in countries such as India, Russia, China, Nigeria, Canada and the UK.