Due to site improvements our show site at Sutton Green Garden Centre may be closed for viewing over the next few days due to new paths and tarmac being laid. Please call ahead before visiting on (01483) 237550 to ensure that we are open for viewing. Our apologies for this but it will be a great improvement improving all year round access.

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How to Build a Base

Bases & Sub Frames
Bases & Sub Frames

Let us build your Shed, Summerhouse or Garden Workshop Base

Sheds, Workshops and Summerbuildings Bases

It is always nice to get a new timber shed, garden workshop, playhouse, solar potting shed or summer building in your garden but you do need a solid base for them to sit on to ensure you get the best life out of the building. The normal options are concrete, paving slabs, timber decking, timber joists or ProBases Which ever one you use you need to make the best job you can do because your new building will rely on your base. If it's not correct it may affect the life of your new garden building and, in the worse case scenario, it might not be possible to build your new building causing inconvenience and extra expense.

You may decide that you will get someone in to do this for you and if so, we can help. We can recommend Viking Services to supply, build and level pressure treated and fully tanalised base for you. If you decide on this type of base Viking will bring all the require materials along, they will construct the base and then ensure that the base is 100% solid and level to take your new building. They will make this base using pressure treated timbers and your building will sit on top of this base ensuring that your new building is well protected from any dampness coming up from the ground. This will help to ensure that your floor and garden building will last a very LONG time. All you need is a reasonably level piece of ground. However, it is possible to build even on uneven ground but you would need a special quote for this.

Base construction

The option of this base construction service is the real big news and it is something that should be considered by everyone. It is vital to the longevity of your new shed, summerhouse or home office that it sits on a good solid foundation. Without this the life of the building will be severely reduced and you may find the building listing to one side, the floor bouncy and rotting, doors and windows sticking and the roof leaking.

Timber subframe base on sloping ground Timber subframe base for garden workshop

There are various methods of creating a suitable base ranging from concrete, through paving slabs to the latest innovation: the ProBase recycled interlocking tile system. For a super solid job though we recommend the timber sub frame method. First a hefty outer timber frame is constructed to the exact size of your new garden building using maintenance-free Tanalised timber. This frame is then spanned with a generous number of cross joists and then squared and leveled to suit your ground. It is completely self supporting and the vertical supports which are driven way down into the ground ensure that this system works perfectly even on a slope.

If you are interested in this service then you need to contact Viking Services direct on (07792) 060216 to arrange a suitable date for you. Although Viking Services is a separate company to 1st Choice and your dealing and questions should be directed to them we have use their services for over 15 years. In fact the majority of our show buildings are built on top of these subframe bases and these take far more use than a normal garden building in the normal garden.




Cost To Supply, Build & Level Pressure Treated SubFrame
Not Corner Buildings
Green Areas 5 per Square Foot
Orange Areas 5 per Square Foot (Minimum 400 Charge)
Blue Areas 7 per Square Foot (Minimum 700 Charge)
Red Areas - Sorry Unable to Deliver

Cost To Supply, Build and Level Pressure Treated SubFrame
For Corner Buildings 6x6 - 7x7 - 8x8 - 9x9
Green Areas 250 - 325 _ 400 - 450
Orange Areas 400 - 450 - 500 - 550
Blue Areas 500 - 550 - 600 - 650
Red Areas - Sorry Unable to Deliver
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Cost To Supply, Build & Level Pressure Treated SubFrame Not Corner Buildings
Green Areas 5 per Square Foot
Orange Areas 5 per Square Foot (Minimum 400 Charge)
Blue Areas 7 per Square Foot (Minimum 700 Charge)
Red Areas - Sorry Unable to Deliver

Cost To Supply, Build and Level Pressure Treated SubFrame For Corner Buildings 6x6 - 7x7 - 8x8 - 9x9
Green Areas 250 - 325 _ 400 - 450
Orange 400 - 450 - 500 - 550
Blue Areas 500 - 550 - 600 - 650
Red Areas - Sorry Unable to Deliver

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Garden Buildings Buying Advice

How To and How Often to Treat Your Shed or Garden Building.


You may feel you want to put it off but your garden shed does need treating from time to time to give it a long life. If you follow our advice you wont need to do this more than every 2 or 3 years. This will ensure your garden shed and out buildings can be protected against everything the weather can throw at it.

Treating a garden shed can be a messy affair, certainly if I am doing it, so the advice is to wear old clothes which can be thrown away if too badly stained. Always bear in mind that many treatments can irrigate the skin due to the chemicals in them which help to preserve the wood. But always take your time and try not to splash the treatment. If you do get any treatment on your hands, face or skin ensure you wash this off straight away. - Continue reading --


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Woking Garden Buildings Display Site Sutton Green Garden Centre,
Whitmoor Lane, Sutton Green,
Woking near Guildford, Surrey. UK. GU4 7QA

Phone (01483) 237550
Our display site is normally manned and open for viewing 9.00am to 5.00pm every day
The garden centre is visible from A320 main road between Woking and Guildford.

Currently on display at Sutton Green: are Platinum, Sapphire, & Diamond Timber Buildings, Trentan Log Cabins, SafeStore, Trimetals, GrandChoice Metal Sheds; Lidget Concrete Garages & Secure storage concrete sheds. Please see this page for a full list.


Phone (01932) 880864 or (0333) 800 8880 - Fax (0333) 8008810
(0333) numbers are charged as LOCAL Rate on both mobiles and landlines - saving you money.

Email to 1clb@leisurebuildings.com
1st Choice Leisure Buildings Established in 1979 for All Garden Buildings. Sheds, Workshops, Log Cabins on Display for viewing near Guildford, Surrey.