Shed base/ slabs on soil

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Shed base/ slabs on soil
« on: October 22, 2018, 09:18 »

I just started a new allotment. I've cleared an area suitable for a shed/ water butt's to go. (Haven got a shed as yet)

If I lay slabs on levelled soil will this be sufficient as a base ?

I believe cement is not allowed on site.




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Re: Shed base/ slabs on soil
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2018, 09:31 »
Here we find that sheds blow over unless they are really well fixed down.
We put the shed bases on rows of bricks to keep them off the damp, and then drive some angle iron into the soil at the corners and bolt the shed to the iron. Or use short lengths of scaffold pipe at the corners and fix the shed to that with metal strapping/thick galvanised wire.
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Re: Shed base/ slabs on soil
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2018, 11:10 »
Both of mine are just on slabs & are fine, itís not on windy site though.
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Re: Shed base/ slabs on soil
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2018, 12:40 »
Our site also suffers from blown-over sheds, even when they are apparently well weighted down with contents, and the driven -in angle iron, then bolting the shed frame to these, works very well, and saves heartbreak in bad weather.

The slabs on soil will keep the damp out. If they are those huge ex-council pavement slabs you could  bolt the shed to these with heavyweight rigth angle brackets I would think
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