We provide three types of bases – Platform, Heavy Duty Timber, and Concrete. We can also supply Bearers for raising a building up in wet areas.
Warning The area for all bases must be clear and free from all obstructions such as trees and bushes. There should also be no drains, pipes or electrics which could prevent the base being laid. If you have any doubts about your garden building base, a free site visit service is available.
Pressure-treated timber bearers are highly recommended. These will improve the air flow under your building and will extend the life of your building if erected in damp or wet areas. Bearers do not rectify base problems.
Pressure-treated platform bases are constructed from 100mm x 50mm timber with bracing in each corner. When installed these are staked out and levelled with timber and/or metal legs where necessary to ensure a perfect level. These can be installed on uneven areas with no more than a 100mm (4 inch) fall, and will elevate your building. Once installed, this base guarantees your building installation.
Heavy Duty Timber Bases
These are ideal for uneven ground (no more than 30cm out of level) and constructed from pressure treated 150mm x 50mm timber. When installed, recycled plastic legs are concreted in the ground and are used across the whole base to support where necessary. The ground must be solid, and not have more than a 12-inch fall across the whole area. Once installed, this base guarantees your building installation.
Concrete bases are laid on a damp proof membrane with a minimum thickness of 100mm and fibreglass fibres for extra re-enforcement. Concrete bases will last a lifetime and are recommended for ALL buildings. The prices shown are an estimate, and are subject to a perfectly level ground with good access to the site. Additional costs will be incurred if extra materials or labour is required. The area for all bases must be clear, free from obstructions with no drains, pipes, or electrics obstructing the site. We do not offer groundworks and digging out, this is the customers responsibility but we are happy to offer a free site survey on request. Once installed, this base guarantees your building installation.
Here are prices for some of the most common base sizes.
|Platform Bases||Heavy Bases||Concrete Bases|
|Larger sizes, prices on request|