It doesn’t matter what you’re building, all structures – permanent and temporary – need a flat, level and strong surface in order to survive, and a garden shed is no different. Although it might not seem important, dedicating a little extra time and care now, ensuring you choose a suitable shed base, will protect against deterioration and consequently prolong the life of your shed.
Before deciding on a base for your shed or garden building, you need to consider where you’re going to put it. The size and shape of your shed will dictate this, although our recommendation would be to avoid trees, rockeries, flowerbeds and shrubs etc. and aim for the flattest land possible – trust us, it’ll save some time and effort when preparing the ground.
What are my shed base choices?
To be honest, the world’s youroyster when it comes to choosing a shed base, because there are quite a few options out there. However, not all bases are suitable for every shed or garden, so there are a few things you might want to consider before you jump in and make a purchase.
The next thing to consider is the weather, if your shed base will have to deal with lots of water and/ or snow and ice, then this could impact the base you choose. So, onto the bases…
Concrete paving slabs
Once you’ve levelled the ground you can start laying your slabs. Two huge mistakes a lot of people make is only laying a slab for each corner of the shed and not setting the slabs properly. It’s essential to ensure the entire of the bottom of your shed has a sturdy base, not just the corners. It’s also important to set the slabs properly to avoid any movement, we’d recommend a cement and sand mixture.
Cost effective – not only is this type of shed base inexpensive to buy and easy to put together, but also extremely low-maintenance, which practically eliminates any ongoing cost. With a plastic shed base, there’s no need to worry about weatherproofing and varnishing etc. because it’s just not necessary
Temporary – should you decide to move house or alter the position of your shed, moving a plastic shed base is quick and easy
Easy to install – this type of shed base is exceptionally strong but despite that, each panel is remarkably light and can be fixed in place in just a few seconds
So that’s it, they’re your shed base options. Hopefully we’ve made deciding on the most appropriate much easier for you.