BU560 Pile foundations
The function of a foundation is to provide resistance to the vertical and horizontal loads acting on a building by transferring those forces to the ground. This bulletin explains the requirements of NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings for pile foundation systems and should be read in conjunction with that document.
This bulletin updates and replaces Bulletin 399 Timber pile foundations.
The bulletin covers:
- foundation systems
- pile foundations, including pile footings and concrete encasement, ordinary piles, driven timber piles, driven timber cantilevered piles, braced pile systems and anchor piles
- fixings and durability.
|Publication date||May 2013|