shed bases

How can I make a good base? I am older and find lifting heavy things a problem.

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Dec 27, 2009
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North Construction Leeds
by: Concrete Base

Whatever you do, avoid dodgy Builders, such as the one I used. Ask for a written method statement and ignore any flashy websites they have and affiliations to the Federation of Master Builders. It will all mean nothing when your base isn't up to the job and you are faced with the prospect of having to go to the small claims court.

May 02, 2009
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shed bases
by: hannah

Hi John, Thank you so much for your comment. I have looked at Ecobases, they seem ideal. At 76 years and longing to make my own shed ,at last, my dream may come true. Thank you

Apr 27, 2009
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Lightweight shed base
by: John - Admin

Hi there,
The type of shed base that you use will depend on the size of your shed. As you are concerned about the weight of the foundation I would guess that you have a fairly small shed in mind. If this is the case then you may not need a foundation, just building the shed on an existing patio will be fine. (You did not say where in the world you are, if you are in a Hurricane zone you will need to have some tie downs, most of the time though the weight of the contents of the shed are sufficient in sheltered gardens.)

If you do not have a paved area for you shed then the lightest weight foundation is the plastic shed base. There are two main manufacturers of these in the UK they are; Ecobase and Hawklok. You can read more about this type of shed base on the plastic shed base page.

Failing that then the best option is most likely to get a local handyman to prepare the base for you.

Let me know how you get on.

All the best

John - Admin

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