Perfect for sheds and all kinds of garden budlings, our garden shed bases for sale will let you do away with the hassle of laying slabs and creating a concrete shed base. Choosing an interlocking plastic shed base kit means you have a solution that is quick and simple to build. These eco-friendly durable shed bases require minimal DIY skills and take a fraction of the time it would normally take to lay most alternative shed foundations like paving slabs, or concrete.
Shed bases are used to keep garden sheds level, sturdy and raised slightly above the ground, which not only prevents the building from developing faults due to movement but also helps to avoid water damage caused by flooding. Our shed base kits come in a range of sizes to suit your shed or garden building size.
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These are concrete, wooden, and plastic shed bases. We’ll discuss the merits of each below, starting with the modern solution but all-round champion, plastic.
For most, the first thing that springs to mind when laying a shed foundation is concrete slabs. We’ll come back to concrete, but the more modern approach is to opt for a plastic shed base kit, which is the option we recommend and sell on this page.
Plastic shed bases provide an easy, low-cost, and effective way to provide a stable and durable foundation for your shed. These kits consist of lightweight but strong interlocking grid-like plastic panels, which are designed to be laid on the ground and connected to each other to form the base of a shed. Supplied as shed foundation kits which come in a wide range of sizes, the panels have a series of interlocking pieces that help to lock them together and secure them in place.
Plastic shed bases can be laid on any flat surface, (but not grass). A base of compacted soil, gravel, or concrete would work fine. The structure of these plastic shed bases has been designed in such a way that they can be filled with 10m pea gravel to provide a more solid base and help with drainage.
To assist with drainage even more, you can now choose a “French Drain with Free Anchor Blocks” as an optional accessory on all of our plastic shed base kits. Helping to prevent rot caused by water splashback, these French Drain blocks fit nicely around the perimeter of the shed, with the Anchor Blocks attached to the building using bolts and screws to keep it secure.
Not available from us, but a popular base type is concrete. This usually requires a skilled trade professional but creates a strong and durable foundation for your shed.
Concrete bases require heavy lifting, hard work and planning, but the end result is a firm and long-lasting foundation.
A concrete base should have a damp-proof membrane and should be constructed with either a group of solid, closely fitted concrete slabs or a frame filled with concrete. The concrete base should also be supported by a layer of hardcore and sharp sand for drainage.
Another sturdy foundation for your new garden shed is a wooden shed base. Made from pressure-treated timber boards, they provide a level, solid surface for a shed. The base should also be raised off the ground and supported by posts to allow for proper drainage and airflow. Once the base is complete, it should be covered with a waterproof membrane, to protect it from the weather. After the membrane is in place, the shed can be installed.
Our top choice for your shed or garden building foundation is plastic. You can buy plastic shed base kits from Buy Sheds Direct in a variety of sizes to suit any building no matter how small or large.
One of the great advantages of a shed base kit is that the panels can be easily connected to build a base of any size. Whether you’re looking for a small base for a 6x4 shed, a more standard-sized base for an 8x6 storage shed, or a large base for a 12x10 workshop, we’ll have a kit to suit your needs. In fact, our kits range from 5x4 all the way up to 23x13.
They are easy to install and are often used in areas where a concrete foundation cannot be laid. With the large variety of sizes we have available, you just need to make sure you buy a shed base that is compatible with the size of the shed or building you are buying.
This page offers a selection of plastic shed bases for sale but if you would like to purchase a wooden base, some of our garden sheds have this as an option in the accessory menu. Alternatively, Buy Sheds Direct on some sheds can install this for you. The 7x7 Forest overlap pressure treated wooden shed as an example, offers both options.
Ground preparation is critical when installing a garden shed base onto grass. A gravel shed foundation is constructed by first levelling the ground surface, then laying down a layer of gravel, then a layer of crushed stone, followed by a layer of sand, and finally a layer of brick, concrete, or paving stones. All layers should be secured down firmly and evenly.
As an alternative option, our garden shed bases can be installed without a gravel filling, but we recommend a 10m pea gravel for an extra solid foundation. The gravel can be easily added and is especially important for larger garden buildings.
We don’t provide an installation service for any of our plastic shed bases for sale, but that’s mainly because they are so easy to install, perhaps even easier than a jigsaw. If you need additional help or support when choosing a shed base or tips on how to assemble your plastic base, please read through our shed-related blog articles below:
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