Shed base for plastic shed

7 Nov 2011
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I am planning on buying this shed:

but I am unsure what shed base would be best suited.

Would ideally like to avoid concrete of any kind. The shed instructions say it should be built on either a concrete or wooden base - no mention of plastic bases, which I was leaning towards before reading this.

Anyone see any issues with a plastic base for this shed?

Cheers in advance.
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We bought a 6' x 6' similar one with double doors about 6 or 7 years ago for the same price of £350 Came with a built in plastic floor.
Have it on a base of flagstones and it's still dry inside. They may cost more than a same sized wooden shed but they are certainly waterproof with little or no maintenance.
Also have 2 smaller storage boxes, cost about £150 each, and they are still looking good after about 5 years.
Whatever base you put down you want to make it temporary.

Because a plastic shed won't last too long so you'll want to remove the base when you take the remnants of the shed to the tip :) :)

ON the other hand, Im sure you can get a wooden shed for £350 that will outlast the plastic one. :)
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We bought a similar (Keter) one 6' x 6' quite a few years ago (self assembly) and I put it up on an existing concrete base. A rotten old wooden shed had been there before.

I have to say that it is very solid, has stood up to everything the weather could throw at it with no leaks, no cracking or anything.

I don't know about wooden sheds outlasting this one, but I suppose that would depend on the quality of the timber and its treatment. I assume wooden sheds would also require more maintenance.
I, being a lazy bugger, have done nothing at all in the way of maintenance of our plastic one.
Ironically, in the adverts at the bottom of this thread, is an advert for a base kit that essentially looks like those geogrids/gravel grids and gravel for driveways with some permeable weed membrane underneath it all. Here is the link for you to use for the photographs only!

I think that if you were to go this route, you would be better off going to a local DIY store such as Toolstation for the Membrane and ordering the gravel grids individually from a builders merchant near you (or online?) and also the gravel in Handy Bags from a nearby merchant for a fraction of the price that this "kit" is available for. My view would be that, if the gravel grid system is rated for the weight of a car, i'm sure a shed wouldn't be a problem at all for it.
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