Metal shed base options,shed garden room,free greenhouse plans wood - How to DIY

04.12.2014, admin  
Category: How To Build A Foundation For A Shed

Because metal sheds do not have floors these bases are not feasible as they do not come with a floor, they are utilised more as a drainage area, and a support for your building. The perfect base for metal sheds includes a firm and level concrete, tarmac or decking base and there are anchor kits which will add support to the metal sheds as it literally anchors the building to the base that you have constructed.
This image shows perfectly why the base would not work with metal sheds as there is not a floor to add over the top of the base. You may not think this would be a problem if you had a plastic or metal shed but you’d still suffer from not positioning it on a level, solid surface. Although our wooden sheds have a floor, it is still recommended they are built on a suitable, solid and level base in your garden. Concrete bases are probably best prepared by a professional, but they do offer a solid, level and permanent base for your shed. Your wooden shed can be placed on an existing patio, or you can lay a new one especially for it.
Specifically designed to provide a firm, durable and well-drained platform for garden buildings, the Ecobase is the ultimate base for your new shed.
If you choose the first option you need only decide which of the above type of garden shed base is suitable for you.

All these methods are suitable but buying a shed base kit from us is undoubtedly the easiest method of all. Metal sheds are slightly different to other garden buildings in that they do not come with floors. It may seem like unnecessary hard work and expense but it is vital to ensure you position your shed on a secure base. Damp from the ground will seep into a wooden shed and rot it far faster than it would do if it was positioned on a shed base. Bad weather can make the ground sodden and lead to a insecure and even unsafe shed – not the ideal feature to have in your garden. We offer a variety of shed base kits or alternatively you can attempt to create one yourself, or employ a workman to construct one by using slabs or concrete.
Buying a shed base kit is an easy, quick option that gives you a stable, secure foundation for your shed without any hassle.
This requires more work but it is preferable if you have plans to erect a large shed or garden building. If you put your shed directly on the ground it won’t be as safe or stable and it won’t last as long as it would if placed on a base.

Also all floorless metal and plastic sheds require a solid, level base so that they can be anchored to it. The Portabase features spikes on each corner, allowing it to be hammered into the ground for a sturdy base. Measure out the area your shed will need (allow overhang on all sides) and mark it out with string.
You’ll need to dig out the ground where the base is required and add some hardcore before creating a timber frame to slot into the space. Top tip: Lay plastic beneath your Portabase and fill with pea gravel to aid drainage and stop anything growing through and into your shed.

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