Things to consider

Preparing foundations
When you decide to start building a house, it is good to plan and properly prepare foundations. This should be done at the design stage as it will help you to avoid many unnecessary complications and additional costs at later stages of the building process.

The drawing of the foundation structure presented here shows the most common method of preparing foundations. This solution allows you to use several different building methods. Even if you decide to build an insulated solid wall, the foundation arrangement will allow you to add a brick façade long after building the house.

Furthermore, the outer layer of blocks protects the foundation wall and thermal insulation against the effects of soil pressure and groundwater.

Note, that this solution will involve a similar labour input and cost as other methods of preparing foundations but allows a choice of wall construction.