Here at Timberdise Garden Buildings not only do we specialise in the construction of your new wooden garden building but we also offer very important extras should you need them such as a base for your new building to stand on.
The first thing is not to get confused between the base and the floor. All of the buildings supplied by Timberdise Garden Buildings come with floors regardless of whether you buy a base from us or not. The base is what your new wooden garden building will need if you do not have a suitable surface for it to go on.
Timberdise Garden Buildings will ask you to sign a disclaimer against premature rotting and cracking if we feel you do not have a suitable base and opt not to take out a base with ourselves when we arrive to complete your installation.
What is an unsuitable base?
- Uneven ground
- Soft Ground (such as a mud or grass area)
To explain further, if you have a patio area and the patio area is uneven we would deem that unfit to place one of our wooden garden buildings on. Another example would be if you wanted to install the new building on a grassy area or on muddy ground this would also be unfit for one of our wooden garden buildings.
So what does a Timberdise Base do?
- Timberdise Garden Buildings construct the base out of wooden timbers, typically 4×2 inch pressure treated timbers. We then attach legs to these timbers which are typically 3×3 inch pressure treated timbers which lift the base off the ground and allow us to adjust to make the base level (if you buy one of our self construct bases these legs are replaced with spikes which you stick into the ground).
- If the above is constructed onto hard ground such as concrete or patio area then the legs will stand on top of that ground. If it is to be constructed over soft ground such as mud or grass then we will dig slightly down into the ground. This is normally no further than 12 inch and then we compact gravel into this hole for the legs to stand on. The reason we use gravel is that once it is compacted it is extremely solid and also also for a more natural water run off which is important to prolong the life of the wood, as the water does not pool at the bottom of the wooden leg and therefor does not cause premature rotting.
- The base makes the building level and also lifts the building above the 2 inch recommended distance from ground level to bottom of your new wooden building. Again this is to prevent premature rotting and give you the longest life possible.
If you have any questions about this please feel free to contact us for more information.