Installing a shed or outdoor room can be a major addition to your home.
But how to start of your build?
You need to have a secure foundation so that your shed will be useful and secure in to the future.
There are a few options for shed bases such as concrete, paving, timber, gravel and permeable plastic grids.
Cons of wooden base
A wooden base requires maintenance to stop wood rotting over time
Wood can be prone to pests as well as rot
Wood itself has natural variations, that can cause weaknesses
Cons of concrete
Difficult to lay – expensive
Negative environmental impacts
Not easily removed if you want to change the garden
Cons of paving
Impermeable – environmental effects
Cons of gravel
Movement of gravel
Difficult to level.
Cons of Plastic Grid
Can be expensive than other methods like wood.
Pro’s for plastic paving grid as a shed base
Easily lifted and can be reused
Easy to fit
EcoGrid creates an even and secure base for your shed or outdoor room.
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Installing a permeable plastic paving grid as a shed base
- Check with local authority about permissions for shed/outdoor room height and size
- Plan size and position of your shed then mark out
- Remove and stones, plants, grass etc
- Dig out depending on shed size this should be enough so that when plastic grid is laid it is level with ground level
- Ensure you have a compacted and primed sub base that is level
- Add geotextile membrane LINK
- Lay the plastic paving on top of the membrane
- If you want extra load bearing you can then fill the grids with gravel.
- Trim geotextile and possibly gravel around the shed base for a finishing touch.
Grids can be laid directly on the ground if needed and do not have to be filled so you can make your own choices with your garden situation.
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