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Wood Base Instead of Concrete ??


 
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crockett

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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 7:05 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 8:14 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 9:17 pm Reply with quote

No, he didn't misunderstand. I explained what I wanted to do, and asked to borrow the company mixer icon_smile.gif 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! icon_confused.gif

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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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 11:09 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 6:38 am Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 3:18 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 4:34 pm Reply with quote

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 icon_biggrin.gif
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