How to choose a base for your shed
Once you have chosen your steel shed and decided where it will go in your garden, you need to prepare a solid and level site if not already in place. It is crucial that you provide a level and dry foundation. If your shed base is not level, or subsides over time, the screw holes connecting the wall panels will not line up. The structural integrity of your metal garden shed will suffer. Slowly, but surely you will find leaks at the base frame, panels breaking, and doors sticking.
So choosing a base for your Steel Shed is very important.
Two of the main types of base suitable for a metal garden shed are:
- A Concrete Base
- A Paving Slab Base
Whichever method you decide to choose, we advise you allow a 2-inch (5 cm) lip around the base of your garden shed. To calculate the size of base required for the particular shed you wish to build, add 4 inch to the overall base dimensions to ensure an adequate base size. All of our shed dimensions can be found on the “Shed Specifications” tab of each product.
The Concrete Base Method:
Click the title above to see how to download a 4 Step guide on how to lay a concrete base. In the link you’ll also find a list of the tools you need.
The Slab Base Method:
If you’re setting a Slab Base, click the title above to download our guide and see how to best go about doing so.
For our heavy duty cladded sheds and garages we recommend that you fit them on a rebate slab.
Instructions for laying a rebated slab base for a Cladded Shed & Garages are linked below
Rebated Slab Guidelines for Cladded Sheds