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

17 Jul 2021
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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 leasehold...

We have consent to put it up, but the ground (tarmacked) slopes slightly away from the house (perhaps 2 degrees) and we are not allowed to dig up and lay a concrete base...

Photo attached to show the tarmac, very small kerb (5mm approx) and bit of shingle) - we'd want the office to go about 6" from the wall...

So is there a way we can put a kind of surface mounted base down?!?!?

I've got everything crossed here so please let me know!



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Make a timber base, from floorboards, on joists, all spaced from the ground by bricks levelled up. Off the ground is important to avoid damp rotting the timber.
Then spikes into tarmac to stop things sliding downhill?
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2° is bugger all.
Either plastic or cement based shims under a level timber base.
There are also screw type legs that can be adjusted

It might be that the screw type give a higher point load ? Otherwise a full contact base might be more likely to sledge downhill?

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