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Building a raised area in garden

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by angelboy, 15 Apr 2007.

  1. angelboy

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    I want to build a 2ft raised area in my garden, about 5m x 15m, which will have a barbeque area and an area fo seating.

    Do I have to hard fill this area or can I make concrete foundations build up with concrete blocks, floor joists and topped with some kind of paving (creating a hollow void underneath)

    What's the best way?
     
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    if you are going to pave it then it will need to be backfilled.

    if you want to deck it then you can leave a void.
     
  4. angelboy

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    So I can buy hardcore/ton and fill it in?

    Is that a cheaper way than using concrete blocks as the joists and filling in between with hardcore to get a level?

    (S'cuse my ignorance.....not bad at internal DIY but never played with a garden before!)
     
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