shed base

  1. P

    sub-base for plastic shed - sharp sand only or cement?

    Hi All, I bought a plastic 6x6 Keter shed that I intend placing in a corner of my lawn; for the base I bought a plastic grid from Pro-Base because it seemed the easier option for a non-experienced diy-er like myself. The instructions of the plastic base say to lay a layer of sharp sand to level...
  2. S

    Garden Office - but cannot set a permanent base...

    Any help would be great here... We're moving house and have a 10'x8' garden office (only 5 months old, on a flat, concrete base) that we want to take with us... No problem in moving it (fortunately my best friend owns a crane firm!) but, and it's a big but, the property we're moving to is...
  3. N

    Help me decide on a base for lean-to bike store

    I'm about to start building a lean-to bike store, but I can't decide what type of base I should use. The area was filled with gravel, which I previously thought was on soil, but after clearing out the area, it turns out there's concrete underneath. However, the concrete slopes away from the...
  4. B

    Best base to use for garden gym

    Hi guys, I’m building a garden gym and I am researching the best base to use. I was initially wanting to go with a concrete base and then I was thinking I would like to put insulation in the concrete but I’m not sure. People have told me about these new systems but they don’t sound substantial...
  5. S

    Unistrut for summer house base

    Hi all, I am planning to build a summerhouse ( 4m x 4m) It will be situated on a section of the garden that has paving on it. This paving isnt perfectly flat but is not so bad that I need to level it off. Most shed plans seem to show the wooden base just sitting on the slabs, but I would have...
  6. karlmanderson193

    What foundation for half timbered shed?

    I'm wanting to build a bit of an awkward shed and have had a lot of conflicting answers and trouble figuring out what foundations I need exactly The shed in question will be a traditional style 4x3m half timbered frame made from structural Oak then the panels infilled with single skin brick...
  7. ukmercenary

    Foundation for a Shed

    I need to build a foundation for a 11 X 8 Plastic shed. I don't plan to put anything particularly heavy in it. However I do plan to put a lawn mower and my bikes in there. I plan to concrete in place a ground archer for the bikes. The shed is in a closed if garden with 7 foot high fence which...
  8. D

    Summer house on concrete base... advice pls

    Hi all, having searched and searched for a clear answer I’m hoping some one can help. I’m going to try and build a 3m x 3m garden room over lockdown. There is already a concrete base down which I am going to put it on which was laid in 1950s I think, very flat and level. I planning 2” x 3”...
  9. Richskirich

    Concrete slab pouring

    Hi! I'm building a large shed/workshop (6x3.5m) at the top end of our garden. It might potentially have a car in it on occasion. I have read that 100mm should be deep enough. I have dug down to subsoil with a digger as it was on a slope. My question is 2 fold. Firstly, should I be using...
  10. Mike7898

    My garden office

    I am building a garden office at present and have laid a concrete base which will be just smaller than the finished shed size. My question is will I need to raise the shed or can I lay the floor directly on the concrete base?
  11. J

    Foundations For Large Shed/Summer House

    Hello, I am hoping to build a summer house/shed combo at the bottom of the garden. I am hoping to build it myself as I won't be able to find something off the shelf that will meet my requirements. It is going to be one big building with part of it serving as a shed and the other part a summer...
  12. DMH153

    Fixing shed base to decking

    Hi, am planning to build a 10x8 workshop/shed onto newly installed decking which levels out sloping ground. The decking frame is solidly built so should be ok but I am not clear as to how I should attach the bottom frame/joists to the decking, conscious of the potential for expansion or...
  13. LordFrederickIII

    Shed base

    Hi, I have an existing shed concreted base that is 12ftx8ft. I'm planning on putting on a new shed that is 14ftx8ft. There's four flags laid to make the base up to 14ft in length (see pic). The flagstone that I've marked in red isn't quite level where it butts with the concrete. It looks like...
  14. Shazad.m.

    Gravel sub base

    Hi All, currently trying to build a shed base/ paved area at rear of garden. Total area for the slabs is 5.4 sq m. I have dug down 11cm and started to now fill this with about 5cm coverage sub base which I made myself out of gravel ; bits of concrete and dry soil. However I have not got a hand...
  15. Ouch77

    Large shed base on sodden ground

    I'm having second thoughts on a base for a new shed. I'm planning on putting a large shed 3.5x8m (26x11.5ft in old money) at the top of my garden. The ground is mostly quite flat, but I've recently had to remove/grind out a large tree stump that would have been in the way. The ground in that...
  16. M

    Concrete base uneven for garden workshop

    Thank you for your help - Please save me! In just a few days a new pottery studio is arriving for my wife, but the concrete base has gone wrong :-( The Concrete base is 5.5m by 2.4m (18' by 8'), steel reinforced, hand poured by an amateur friend on top of 10cm of compacted mot type 1. The...
  17. G

    Concrete shed base with no DPM underneath

    Afternoon, I laid a concrete base for a shed a few months ago and forgot a DPM. I didn't realise they are good practice or essential. Anyway, what's done is done and I was wondering what my expectations should be? The slab was left to dry for 3-4 weeks before a shed was put on it (on a brick...
  18. G

    Garden Workshop Base

    Evening, I'm about to lay a concrete foundation for the above and wanted to run things past people who know more than me... My methodology is: Shutter the area with timber and stakes. Tramp soil down (its quite compact and I think clay). Lay thin layer of builders sand. Lay DPM (and upsides of...
  19. B

    Shed base

    I’m laying a 20x10ft slab shed base but I’m not sure what I need under the slabs. I’ve been told a few things, 1-just 4 inches of sand, 2- just 4 inches of type 1 mot, 3- 4 inches of type 1 and 2 inches of sand. I thought I’d come online and ask you guys. Can anyone offer advice?
  20. A

    Concerns about garden room wooden base - Cowboy builders.

    Hi Ive search in lots of places but cant find a definitive answer to reassure me. I have some concerns about the base of the new garden room I am having built by some builders. It seems a bit cowboyish to me. The new room sits where the old shed and patio is. So the wooden base half sits on a...
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