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    • Apjs87
    • By Apjs87 19th May 19, 6:49 PM
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    What to lay my shed base on?
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    • 19th May 19, 6:49 PM
    What to lay my shed base on? 19th May 19 at 6:49 PM
    Hi all

    I’m looking to purchase a shed in the coming weeks and the space I want to erect it on has Cotswold chippings on the ground.

    Would you advise sitting it directly on the clippings or does anyone else have any other ideas?

    Thank you for your help
    Last edited by Apjs87; 19-05-2019 at 9:03 PM.
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    • Murmansk
    • By Murmansk 19th May 19, 7:56 PM
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    • 19th May 19, 7:56 PM
    I'm assuming you mean chippings rather than clippings - my shed was placed on a similar surface, - I put small paving stones on the chippings in strategic places to line up with the supports on the base of the shed.
    The chippings made it much easier to lay the paving stones exactly level than would have been the case with soil.
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    • By Davesnave 20th May 19, 5:13 AM
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    • 20th May 19, 5:13 AM
    I would add good quality, treated bearers under the shed to raise it a little and avoid rot from rain splash and lack of ventilation.
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    • Keith99
    • By Keith99 20th May 19, 5:52 AM
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    • 20th May 19, 5:52 AM
    I put mine on something below with gravel


    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Plastic-Paving-Driveway-Protector-Drainage/dp/B00P010MU2
    • mchale
    • By mchale 21st May 19, 12:45 PM
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    • 21st May 19, 12:45 PM
    Got a 12 x 8 shed laid on 3 x 2 timber's placed on top of concrete blocks laid on their side's and are sunken into the ground, never sunk/moved in 15yrs
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    • Toby09
    • By Toby09 21st May 19, 2:49 PM
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    • 21st May 19, 2:49 PM
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    • 21st May 19, 2:49 PM
    Got a 12 x 8 shed laid on 3 x 2 timber's placed on top of concrete blocks laid on their side's and are sunken into the ground, never sunk/moved in 15yrs
    Originally posted by mchale
    Are the 3x2 timbers you have used treated or not?

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    • mchale
    • By mchale 21st May 19, 3:51 PM
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    • 21st May 19, 3:51 PM
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    • 21st May 19, 3:51 PM
    Are the 3x2 timbers you have used treated or not?

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    Originally posted by Toby09

    I think they were, but between the block and the timber i put some 2/3mm plastic spacers so that the timber is not sitting on a damp block all the time
    ANURADHA KOIRALA ??? go on throw it in google.
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