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Shed base construction

I am currently waiting to move into a bungalow in the Consett area, with a rear garden and would like to have a shed situated in the garden. It would be approx. 8'x12'. I have a shed currently in my garden which sits on a base of 12"x12" paving slabs. I have had no problem with the said shed to date. My question would be, would it be as efficient to have another flag-stone base or perhaps a screed filled with liquid concrete as a base. I am wondering what is the best method of having a firm base to situate the shed on?


4 Answers from MyBuilder Groundworkers

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A concrete base always works best in my opinion


Answered 12th Sep 2020

Guys it’s all about preference and budget if paving slabs have worked for you in the past and your budget doesn’t stretch to a concrete base then stick with the slabs , always work within the budget !!


Answered 28th Sep 2020

Slabs can work equally as well as concrete, as long as they are laid on a sand cement bed with a well compacted sub-base ie type1 stone.
If you already have the slabs and wish to utilise them, then it’s more than likely going to be the most cost effective route.


Answered 17th Sep 2020

Hi,as Trader saying slabs are the most efficient way to use as a base,however the 100mm thickness concrete base with a187 steel mesh is the way to go.


Answered 5th Oct 2020

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