Base Preparation Service
It is essential that all garden buildings are assembled on a firm and level base constructed from an appropriate and durable material. Without the correct base buildings may be very difficult to assemble and in many cases may be assembled incorrectly leading to future deterioration of the product such as doors dropping out of square and becoming difficult to open/close or water leakage. Assembling a garden building on an incorrect base is also likely to invalidate any guarantee that your product may carry.
When deciding where to place your garden building, you need to take a few things into consideration.
Firstly, please remember not to place it too close to any walls or fences as there may be a slight overhang on the roof of the garden building. Secondly, placing the base next to trees or large bushes could also cause problems from overhanging branches especially if these are likely to grow and come into contact with the building in the future.
Furthermore, when deciding the optimum location for your base and garden building please consider access – for example access around each side of the garden building in order to apply wood treatments or preservative. Try to visualise what the garden building will look like in the position selected – you may not want to carry large or heavy objects right down to the end of your garden. You may also want to consider where the building is most likely to receive natural light or a have nice view, especially for buildings such summerhouses or log cabins. Finally, if you intend to fit an electricity or water supply to your garden building, you may need to consider where would be most appropriate to cater for this (i.e. Distance to mains electricity/water supply).
We remove any vegetation from the area where you have chosen to construct your base and excavate the ground in the marked out area to around 2.5″ (63.5mm) deep.
Within the excavated area, we lay approximately 1.5″ (40mm) mix of one part cement to eight parts building sand. This will create a dry sand and cement mix.
Starting from a corner we lay the paving slabs and tap down with a rubber mallet. The surface of the paving slabs will be slightly higher than the surrounding ground to encourage rain water drainage. Use a spirit level we make sure all the slabs are square, level and firmly butted together.
Once all the slabs are in place we brush off any excess sand and cement mix and the base is now ready for the installation of your new shed.
With a 10 year guarantee, Just Sheds will repair or refelt your garden shed or garden office, giving you peace of mind that your tools or valuable office equipment willl be safe from the elements.
Just Sheds provide a nationwide service. All materials removed from site and environmentally disposed where possible. Our services include the removal of asbestos material. Our paints are lead free but high quality ensuring a lasting finish.
With over 24 years experience, Just Sheds are on hand to help with these jobs you just don’t want to do. No job for Just Sheds is too BIG or small, so give us a call.
Testimonials available on request or on out testimonials page. Discounts also available, all work fully guaranteed for 10 years. You are entitled to a 7 day cooling off period.
We will remove your existing/old shed and dispose of the materials in the most environmental way possible.
All sheds must be emptied of all goods before the date your new shed is to be delivered, if it is not the erection team reserve the right to abort the removal of the old shed and the delivery and erection of the new shed and charge may be made for a return visit to remove the old shed and then erect the new shed.
Bespoke Design Service
Although we supply over 100 different types of buildings from our standard ranges our customers often require buildings of differing specifications or a quality that is superior than perhaps the buildings that are massed produced. We manufacture our own range of buildings to extremely high standard.
We use a 5th Grade red wood pine from sustainable sources and can prove this with a chain of custody certificate if required. These buildings are all hand made from start to finish in our factory in Bootle, Merseyside. We specialise in bespoke buildings and are regularly commissioned by not only the public but by Government agencies and a diverse range of businesses to create custom buildings for various uses.
If you would like to discuss your particular requirements then please get in touch, we have tremendously experienced staff and they are always on hand to offer advise when required.