All About The Base – FAQ’s

When it comes to preparing to install your new bespoke garden building, you need to think about the base for that building, irrespective of what size it is.

Essentially you have two options:

  1. Build it yourself or
  2. Ask us to build it for you

 If you’re thinking ‘how hard can it be? I’ll get Bob to do it for me, he’s a builder…’

Here are some frequently asked questions – and answers – which may help you (or Bob) get it right.

And you do have to get it right. Lack of planning and preparation in building your base can cause problems with the installation and later affect the building itself.

 So without further ado, let’s crack on…

How big does the base have to be?

If you have ordered a 10’ x 6’ shed the base has to be 9’10” x 5’10”, so whatever size building it has to be 2” or 50mm off each dimension

What is it made of? Concrete I assume?

We can offer a timber frame with a floor but depending on the site conditions we can lay a concrete base.  

This consists of 4” hardcore and 4” of concrete including a polythene damp proof membrane. 

I have trees in my garden, is that an issue?

We cannot be responsible for tree roots and if a tree is close or in the way of the building a tree surgeon will have to remove the tree and grind out the stump.  

If we lay a base on this ground or any ground that may be subject to movement we will include reinforcing mesh

Are there any restrictions on where I can put my building/base?

We advise you to contact your local council just to make sure but there shouldn’t be any restrictions

What will it cost?

All bases are priced individually and a site survey is normally needed

What access do you need to my garden?

We need a wheelbarrow access with no overhead restrictions

How long after building the base can you install the building?

We need approximately 2 weeks of dry weather after the base has been laid

We take a huge amount of pride in what we do, so please ask us if you have any questions about your base, your building, any accessories you might need.

You can call us on 01227 738 374 9-5.30pm Monday to Friday and 9-12.00pm on Saturdays email

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