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Pre Site-buying

Finalising Design

Terraced & Detached Housing
Terrace Length
If variable settlement is likely to be a problem, it may be advisable to change the design from long terraces to semi-detached or detached houses. This would serve to limit the effect of differential movement.

 Diagram A9 - Terrace houses - Possible structural issues relating to variable settlement

Accounting For Site Conditions
The risk of cracking is reduced by use of semi-detached and detached houses instead of terraces.

 Diagram A10 - Semi-detached dwellings to reduce risk of cracking
Terraced Detached