Log cabin timber base

5 Dec 2012
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United Kingdom

I have just bought a small 2 bed terraced house with a garden big enough to put my log cabin in (for work).

Please see attached the photo of how the garden looks now. The raised section at the back is decking but it looks like it has been there a long time.

My log cabin footprint from Tuin is 2.3m x 3.3m.

I plan on the following:

1. Lift all decking and remove all posts.
2. Set out area where log cabin footprint will be.
3. Dig out squares at each corner and Infilll with hardcore then put a breeze block in with DPM on top
4. Cut some 6x6" timber posts to use as stumps to rest frame on
5. Use doubled up 6x2 timbers for the outer edges where weight will be. (How would you but then up at corners? Would you just screw through the side of the joist into the end of the joist at corners?
6. Does the frame literally just sit on the pads?
7. With the joists would you space 400mm centres?


I was going to remove the decking - will soil be under decking or is it likely to be concrete ?

Would you use a timber frame, concrete base etc?



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I would use concrete block to set frame on, timber will rot.


So would you literally put the breeze blocks on the level floor and just rest the timber frame on it in the corners and also middles?

If that's the case then great news as will probably be easier to level - won't need to dig holes either....

I assume DPM on top of sub base and then Breeze blocks on top supporting frame?

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