Table 314 Designated and standardized prescribed concrete for housing and other applications BS 85001 2002

Typical application Designated Standardized Consistence concrete prescribed class concrete

Foundations (Design Chemical Classl):

Blinding and mass concrete fill GEN 1 ST2 S3

Strip footings GEN 1 ST2 S3

Mass concrete foundations GEN 1 ST2 S3

Trench fill foundations GEN 1 ST2 S4

Fully buried reinforced foundations RC 35 S3

Foundations DC2-DC4:

Foundations (Design Chemical Class 2) FND 2 S3

Foundations (Design Chemical Class 3) FND 3 S3

Foundations (Design Chemical Class 4) FND 4 S3

Foundations (Design Chemical Class 4m) FND 4M S3

General applications:

Kerb bedding and backing GEN 0 ST1 S1

Drainage works (immediate support) GEN 1 ST2 S1

Drainage works (other) GEN 1 ST2 S3

Oversite below suspended slab GEN 1 ST2 S3


House floors with no embedded metal for screeding GEN 1 ST2 S2

House floors with no embedded metal - no finish GEN 2 ST3 S2

Garage floors with no embedded metal GEN 3 ST4 S2

Wearing surface - light foot and trolley traffic RC 30 ST4 S2

Wearing surface - general industrial RC 40 S2

Wearing surface - heavy industrial RC 50 S2


House drives, domestic parking and external paving PAV 1 S2

Heavy duty external paving for rubber tyre vehicles PAV 2 S2

Note: m refers to resistance to the higher magnesium levels in the various sulfate classes.

listed by the specifier. The specifier must clearly indicate the required use, curing conditions, exposure conditions, surface finish, maximum aggregate size and any excluded materials. In addition the compressive strength class, the maximum water/cement ratio, the minimum cement content, the consistence (slump) and permitted cement types should be quoted. Within these constraints, the producer is responsible for producing a concrete which conforms to the required properties and any additional stated characteristics.

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