GARDEN SHED BASES
GARDEN WORKSHOP – LOG CABIN BASES
Having a suitable Soild Level Base reday prior to erecting you new Gardn Shed / Summer House or Log Cabin is very important .
We can supply and fit a base to suite any size or shape garden building- Free quotes
Treat it like the foundations of your House ! If the Foundations are not strong and solid you can not expect the building to stand up correctly .
It is simply not good enought to expect a Timber Building to sit directly on to Soil or Grass . As soon as it starts raining all that wet will be soaked up directly in to the Timber of Your Shed or Summer House , it will then dry out . When this starts happening on a regular basis it starts dry rot in the Timbers.
Very Important Note – Floor Bearer Direction
The floor Bearers on all our Buildings run the Length and NOT the Width of the building unless we have informed you or you request them to run the other direction in writing via a dated email if we need to return to site because of your mistake – there will be an additional charge.
There will a be a full drop down option on every product page on this site where you can either select this service or not .
You have a number of options to select from
- Flagged Base – Used reconditioned used paving flags
- Timber Framed Base – Made using pressure treated Timbers for small sheds
- Heavy Duty Timber Framed Base – Made using stronger , thicker presure treated timbers to take weigh of Interlocking Cabins
- Gravel Base – Ideal for a Grassed area where turf can be removed and replaced with Gravel
- Solid Concrete Base – The most expensive option requiring a lot more work and preparation.
Our prices quoted are only “Guest-a-metes” and may vary depending on your ground conditions, the prices quoted are for you have a reasonable level and solid area by this we mean with 25mm (1-inch ) Any more that this will require extra work and as such will increase the price .
There will be a minimum charge of £20 extra or 20% which ever is the greater , on top of the basic quote for any such additional work and simply depending up on how much extra levelling , moving of obstacles , what the ground conditions are this fee will need to negotiated directly with the lads on site as they are self employed and we are suck in the office here and they are on the ground so to speak it is they who know how much extra work will be involved in that particular job . We can NOT assit from the office unfortunitly
If you are NOT SURE send us a picture by email so we can get a better idea and offer you some advise. This will then be passed on to the fitters who will try where ever possable to give you a price for that extra work over phone . But it realy does come down to then getting on site and assessing the work involved .
Flagged Base with 8×6 shed floor on top
Basic Timber Frame Base
Large Flagged Base
Heavy Duty Raised Timber Base
Log Cabin Bases – Larger Buildings
Now you must realise generally Log Cabins / Garden Offices / Workshops are a much heavier structures compared with a general Garden Shed or Summer House . So as such , the supporting structure must be treated in a totally different way.
The shear weight of any building with cladding 22mm and over will cause a normal light weight base to possably move slightly under its weight. In most cases this is not realy a major isue and will simply have to be axcepeted under the conditions.
Without spending expensive time and materials on ensuring the sub base has been fully compacted beofre the fitting of any paving flags there may well be a likely hood of some movment / heaving / sliping or the likes , no of which will do any major harm to the building .The weight of the paving flags is usualy enought to compact the ground below it
It enevitably all boils down to how much effort and money you are prepared to put into your base . In this day and age where so many people are price oriented , prices and such quality are being forced down . the only true way to save money on servise or structure is to take somthing away from it . In the caes of a base these usually means spending less time preparing the the ground to take the base.
If you are looking for a 100% perfect job then you will need to folk out the money , it can not be done on the cheap .
We can offer you as much advise as you need if you intend to do this work your self and can offer you again a selection of options to suit your budget and the building concerned. Please take our advise it is FREE even if you do not use our services and you intend to do the base your self .
Don’t listen to the lads in Pub or Nabours or Ex Joiners who talk a good story but do not really know or have never actually provided a base for this sort of structure .
You will pay the price in the end if it collapses or sinks !