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Timber Shed Base

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by garmcqui, 1 Apr 2019.

  1. garmcqui

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    Hi all,

    Having an 8x6 shed delivered next week, so suppose I’d better get a base built. I have ordered some lengths of 47 x 100 pressure treated timber (6x 1800mm, 2x 2400mm)

    The timber will be going straight onto the lawn, probably with metal (or wooden) spikes driven in for stability and levelling (there may be a little digging out needed to get it level at one end).

    Is the treated timber enough protection, or am I better painting the underside of the timber with something (bitumen paint?) for protection?

    Also, am I better off putting down some plastic sheeting underneath the base?

    Cheers
     
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    A few cheap slabs on the lawn will spread the load and help prevent it sinking into the lawn and allow you to level it .Even treated timber will rot quickly in direct contact with the grass.
     
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