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Timber frame below ground level - issue?

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by markyyyyyy, 2 Feb 2020.

  1. markyyyyyy

    markyyyyyy

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    I'm building a log cabin base and i need to log cabin to be level with the current paved area, due to planning permission and not exceeding height.

    Therefore, i am excavating a bit of ground and installing a timber frame using 6x2 treated timber, so that the log cabin will sit on top of the joists, therefore being level with the concrete as is. This means that the timber will be below the ground level.

    Does this pose an issue? Would you put a Damp Proof Membrane on the ground underneath the joists, with gravel covering so to keep it in place? Also weed control underneath the DPM?

    cheers
     
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  3. foxhole

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    The ground level will be wherever you build from .Need more detail ?
     
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