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Building a base for your Garden Building

Building a base for your Garden Building

It is essential that all garden buildings are assembled on a solid level base. This will ensure that the construction of your building goes smoothly and will deter any future issues such as doors / windows dropping out of alignment and becoming difficult to operate. It can also become a source of water leakage.

Assembling a garden building on an incorrect base is also likely to invalidate any warranty provided with your building.

Where to Place a Base for Your Building

When determining where to locate your garden building, there are a few areas you will need to pay attention to.

Boundary walls, fences and/or other buildings – Make sure to allow for any roof overhang your building may have as this may overhang the base. Furthermore you will need to be able to access all points of the building to apply wood treatments/preservatives.

Installing the base close to trees or large bushes could also cause problems from overhanging branches. If these are in the area you plan to use it may be worth removing or cutting these back prior to the assembly of your building. Furthermore when the garden building has been assembled, you will need to regularly check overhanging foliage regularly as any rubbing on the roofing material may cause damage, causing water leakage and voiding any guarantees.

When choosing the best location for your base, take into consideration what access is going to be required and what the building will be used for.

How to Construct a Base for your Garden Building

We recommend using a reputable local builder or handyman to complete the construction of your base, However, if you feel confident enough to complete the task, then it is relatively straightforward to construct your own base.

The following guide will help you to prepare and complete a base for your garden building using the suitable material of your choice.

Please note: It is strongly advised that you build your base slightly larger than the dimensions of the garden building (add approx. 30-40mm to each side).

Concrete Base Method

This method is strongly recommended for larger garden buildings.

Paving Slab Method

Timber Bearers Method

Need more information about the assembly of your garden building or base?

If you need further advice about constructing or installing your new garden building, please give us a call on 01777 802300 where one of our friendly team will be happy to assist.

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