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Plastic Shed - recommendations regarding the base

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by Gene2013, 5 Jun 2013.

  1. Gene2013

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    As a complete novice on DIY I wonder if you could give me some advice please?

    I have a flat paved area where I would like to have a plastic shed. (No more staining!) The one I have found has a plastic floor.

    I am wondering:

    Is the plastic floor attached to the paving slabs directly by drilling into the slabs somehow or do I need to arrange for a wooden base to be built to enable the floor to be attached to that?

    Hope you can advise.

    Thank you
     
  2. ban-all-sheds

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    Thank you for replying.

    I am doing my research ahead of getting in touch with someone who can put the shed together when I have bought it.

    I want to be sure I have purchased everything needed to ensure the job can be completed with not hitches.

    The Keter shed look good however I need a 5 x 5. Buoyho will have this size soon after I emailed them to ask. If Keter did 5 x 5 I would probably have one from them.

    Interested that your Keter shed is not anchored. If I can be assured that a high wind will not blow it away that would suit me. Or if a drill can fix the base to the slabs that may be beneficial in high winds.

    Thank you again for replying.
     
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    Mine's 8x8 and I covered the floor with sheets of OSB to protect it in case I ever wanted to sell it, so that adds a bit of weight, and then all the stuff in the shed adds more.

    It's been in since Nov 2009 and is still in the same place.....
     
  5. Gene2013

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    Thank you for letting me know. You have helped me to be certain that I will proceed to buy a plastic shed and not worry about it moving.

    Like the idea of covering the floor too.

    Will do that.

    I saw a good tip on line somewhere, where someone suggested that the vent be covered inside with mesh as wasps may enter and make a nest. So will look at doing that too.

    Many thanks again
     
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    Like BAS, I have a Keter shed. I only put it up this summer and I haven't bothered to fasten it to the (paved) floor. With all the junk that's already found its way in there, I'm confident it isn't going to blow away. Anyway, it's in a corner surrounded by trees and bushes (which didn't help when I was putting it together) which act as a windbreak.

    You know, you can put the shed together. It's not difficult, although it might help to have two people for some parts of the construction such as the roof. The only other thing I found didn't help much was the presence of one or two mistakes in the instruction manual, and I'd also warn that there's likely to be some plastic flashing that needs removing in order for parts to fit properly!

    One important factor when constructing these sheds is that the base must be as level as possible.

    I agree about putting mesh over the vents as they're just the right size to entice wasps to enter! Having said that, I haven't seen any wasps yet this year. (Famous last words!)

    Edit: bearing in mind his expertise in this area, I'm surprised at BAS's username!
     
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    Many thanks for letting me know your experience of plastic sheds. I am now much more confident it is the way to go for me.

    Rain again today here, so I guess no wasps as yet. But will take notice of the tip to cover the vents I think.

    thank you again
     
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    I think you're a little behind the times, Focus was wound up in 2011. :confused:
     
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    Just a word of warning I bought and built an 8 x 7 metal shed at Easter. I didn't fix it to the ground as it needed to be moved into its final position and that night the winds which were pretty strong flipped it and carried it about 15m in my garden.

    Shed held together fine, but is now pretty dented, I was amazed the wind could have shifted it so far.

    So either fix it down or fill it with stuff once built.
     
  11. Gene2013

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    kingandy2nd

    thank you for your message

    I will certainly ensure that the new shed in anchored down

    I am grateful to you
     
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