Adjustable Shed Base

25 Sep 2008
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United Kingdom

Hoping someone can help with regards to getting the base of my shed levelled. My property is built into a hillside and as such my back garden has 2 retaining walls at 90 degrees to one another. There is natural slate patio laid up to the retaining walls and I thought this would be an ideal place to build a shed. I now have a 10 x 8 shed ready to go and want to push it up into the corner where the 2 retaining walls meet. The problem I have is the patio falls away from this corner in 2 distinct directions to help with drainage, so when I lay the shed base on the ground I have a significant amount of rock back and forth. Also as the paving is natural stone each slab has lumps and bumps all over the place.

Do I just build the shed and let it naturally form to the shape of the patio, or is there an alternative whereby I could fit adjustable feet to the floor section cross members to compensate for any undulation, is that even a common practice?

Look forward to any advice.

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some packing? e.g. timber, paving slabs, roof tiles, concrete blocks, bricks etc.
the wood needs to be off the ground to prevent rot
start at the heighest point with say a bit off slate or slab and support the timbers every 16-24"

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