Wood Base Instead of Concrete ??

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  1. crockett

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    I'm looking at building a base for my shed. Spoke to a mate who said that, instead of p*ss*ng about with mixing and pouring concrete, just use wood. Wondered if anyone else has used this method, and if there are any pro's / cons ??
     
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    perhaps he miss understood?

    the floor is wood but the base it stands on should be concrete

    you may get away with pressure treated joists, but i doubt it
     
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    No, he didn't misunderstand. I explained what I wanted to do, and asked to borrow the company mixer :) He said yeah, no probs. Then he said why not build it out of wood ? Hammer in some posts, cut them level 4" off the ground, build a frame round the posts, joists in between, board on top, shed on top of that..... jobs a good 'un....... apparently! :confused:

    In theory it sounds ok, and although I know that a concrete base is the tried and tested method (I have done one before), just wondered whether anyone has built one, and if it has been proven fit for purpose.
     
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    He's suggesting you build a decking style base, doable but if you have access to a mixer then it's a no brainer, the concrete option will be cheaper and last forever.
     
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    Wood base---
    Subject to Rot
    Could "bounce" with extra weight.
    Nice little hidy place for local vermin to make families underneath.

    Concrete base---
    Easy and quick to install
    Last forever
    Maintainence free.
     
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    Hi, All,
    I tend to agree on the concrete option, it ain't all that to do it, it's cheap, easy, best.
    On the mixer front, I'd buy one, and a couple of bandstands etc, they can be stored away and last forever unless you lend them out.
     
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    Thanks guys.......... after thinking about it, by the time I've knocked the framing up and p*ss*d about with everything else, I'd have knocked up the concrete and laid it !!

    Concrete it is then. Got a mixer to hand, just need to get the materials :D
     

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