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Good ground versus cleared ground - Build 174(2019)

Abbreviation
Good ground versus cleared ground
Valid from
01/10/2019

Information provider
BRANZ Limited
Information type
BUILD article
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Website, PDF

Description

There’s good ground and then there’s cleared ground. From time to time, the BRANZ helpline receives enquiries asking what the difference is, so here’s a quick recap.

The terms ‘good ground’ and ‘cleared ground level’ are defined in 1.3 Definitions of NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings:

  • Good ground is any soil or rock capable of permanently withstanding an ultimate bearing capacity of 300 kPa.
  • Cleared ground level (CGL) is the ground level after completion of site excavation and removal of harmful material but before excavation for foundations.

Scope

This article includes:

  • What does this mean?
  • Determining good ground
  • Testing ground bearing capacity
  • Testing depths
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Good ground versus cleared ground - Build 174(2019)

Description

There’s good ground and then there’s cleared ground. From time to time, the BRANZ helpline receives enquiries asking what the difference is, so here’s a quick recap.

The terms ‘good ground’ and ‘cleared ground level’ are defined in 1.3 Definitions of NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings:

  • Good ground is any soil or rock capable of permanently withstanding an ultimate bearing capacity of 300 kPa.
  • Cleared ground level (CGL) is the ground level after completion of site excavation and removal of harmful material but before excavation for foundations.

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Good ground versus cleared ground - Build 174(2019)
Description

There’s good ground and then there’s cleared ground. From time to time, the BRANZ helpline receives enquiries asking what the difference is, so here’s a quick recap.

The terms ‘good ground’ and ‘cleared ground level’ are defined in 1.3 Definitions of NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings:

  • Good ground is any soil or rock capable of permanently withstanding an ultimate bearing capacity of 300 kPa.
  • Cleared ground level (CGL) is the ground level after completion of site excavation and removal of harmful material but before excavation for foundations.
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