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 Site User Degan@wellingtonltd.co.uk - 02/05/2019 10:32:20     Foundation Design Hi All, I have a two story house seperated by a party wall and I am working out the foundation sizes for the properties before they are built. I have a ground bearing strength of 100KN/m^2, so I have calculated the party wall to be taking a load of 60kN/m^2 on either side of the party wall. Does this mean I need to calculate the foundation as either (120kN/m^2 /100KN/m^2) = 1.2m wide foundation because the two houses share the same foundation or should I use 60KN/m^2 / 100KN/m^2 = 600mm standard strip foundation?

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