Shed Base...

11 Apr 2005
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United Kingdom
I've read various posts from here and elsewhere, just like to jot down what I'm doing to see if it sounds ok.
I am going to purchase a 12ft by 8ft shed but do not want to put down a concreate base in case we sell up in a few years. (plus I'm on a budget !)

I am going to dig out the 12ft x 8ft shape in the lawn, lay 50mm of sand and level, then lay cheap paving slabs down, not sure how many as I'm going to build a wooden frame on top of the slabs to put the shed onto to keep it off the slabs

I see some folk just put the shed directly onto the slabs without the wooden frame as a base, should I do that ?

Should I put some kind of weed sheet under the sand (I'd suggest this was a waste as weeds aint gonna come up with no lights)
Does a damp proof material go directly under the shed base between the concreate or wood frame.

Thanks for advice - my main concern is do I really need the wood frame.
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Just done the same, sand/cement on well compacted earth with some leftover slabs laid on top.

I built a base/floor for the shed. Made a 2x4 frame with fencing boards over the top, was going to use ply but it worked out cheaper to use boards.

I bought the shed second hand, was only a year old and the chipboard floor that was laid on top of some bits a 1"x 1" timber and was ruined, which I guess answers your question.

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