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Groundworks and Base for your building
All our timber buildings require a prepared base which needs to be flat and level.
For a base built specifically for the building purchased from us, the size of the base should be no less than 25mm (1") smaller than the building in both length and width. This is to prevent excess water sitting on the base and also the splash back effect of the rain falling from the roof. For example:
An 8' x 6' building would require a base minimum base of 7'11" x 5'11".
The ground must be prepared correctly for each of the base types below. Particular care is needed with ground that retains water, or is often flooded in wet weather. Drainage may need to be sorted out before a base is built. Don't forget that access to your building may cross wet or waterlooged ground, again this needs to be addressed before a base is built. A specialist groundworks contractor may be required for the initial work.
Failure with the groundworks can lead to an unstable and unsupported timber building, putting strain on the panels, floor and roof.
Recommended base types:
Alternative base types:
Note: This information is to be used as a guide. Heritage Garden Buildings Ltd will not be liable for any issue due to inappropriate ground preparation.
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