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I have been clearing an area which is going to have a large concrete base for a shed and greenhouse to be sited on and have a walkway in between them.
The total area is about 250 SqFt (11' x 23').
The area has fence panels around it with concrete posts and those small concrete panels below the wooden panel.
I have cleared the aread and dug down -I just need to know how deep the concrete needs to be and if I will need harcore or is it ok to pour the concrete onto compacted soil?
I will probably get someone in to do the concreting but I'm trying to save money by doing as much as the preparation as possible.
Thanks in advance for any advice
Thanks for the quick responses B J D BUILDING/ROOFING & tm property services
Just out of interest what would I have to pay for someone to complete this for me - It's all dug out - just would need the hardcore & Cement pouring
- Yfzbucks 2nd May, 2011 Garages & Sheds
- Yjennyb_41 9th Jan, 2012 Garages & Sheds
I have a breeze block built workshop that has aslo been rendered and plastered internally with insulated platerboard and the ceiling is also insulated. The door and windows are double glazed. Most of the boxes in there feel soft as if it's sucked in moisture, there is no heating in the shed - how do I keep the building dry would I have to heat it even when it's not being used?
- Yastondrive 17th Feb, 2011 Garages & Sheds
How much ballast and Sharp sand would I need for a 6ft by 7ft slabbed shed base? Thank you
- Ybelle_44 6th Apr, 2011 Garages & Sheds
not bothered about what materials are used,just looking for cheapest option as we currently have an asbestos concrete garage we want removing.
- Yrobin83 5th Jan, 2012 Garages & Sheds
I have a concrete garage with a pre fabricated apex roof which is in pretty poor condition,I would like the roof replacing and I was wondering roughly how much this would cost. the garage is approximately 21"x 9"6'
Having seen new pre fab garages I would like to have the roof fitted on to a wooden surround with infill pieces in place to make the structure weather tight.
Thanks for any advice given.
- Yandysp 9th Apr, 2011 Garages & Sheds
I will need the job done soon, its like a town house detached with a garage on ground floor built in the house at front not on the side, was wondering if I would need permission to make a window and a normal door, so we can access the house through there, and might turn it into a lounge or leave it as storage space, would appreciate if someone can help on how and what type of permission is required or can I just change it. in the process of buying the house so wanted to make sure. thanks
- Yshaz_63 18th Sep, 2012 Garages & Sheds
I'm building a garage which is mainly to be used as a gym, I keep getting conflicting advice for the base, ie, depth and contents, plus membrane?
Garage is to built with rendered blockwork.
So 150mm concrete will be enough for like running machine etc?
- Ysparky2504 28th Aug, 2011 Garages & Sheds
- Yyvonneandrew 2nd Oct, 2011 Garages & Sheds
I have got a couple of quotes recently from replacing my battered old garage door with a new ABS or GRP one. My main criteria is that the new door should be virtually maintenance-free. Company A has given a competitive quote and said that they'll install a new wooden frame which they will then clad in PVC.
Company B who've given a much higher quote have tried to justify the extra cost by 'rubbishing' the quality & history of Company A and also by questioning their practices. In particular, the Company B sales rep advised that Company A would be wrong to install PVC cladding over a new timber frame as this will merely speed up the rotting process of the wood as it will not be allowed to 'breathe'. This seems a valid comment, but given that Company A specialise in the provision of garage doors and have been trading for over 25 years, I'd be surprised if they'd use such a method if it were so flawed.
Expert advice would be very much appreciated. Thanks
- Ydaisyd 19th Aug, 2011 Garages & Sheds
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