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.
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.
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.
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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 won’t 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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