Foundation for timber shed construction

It's all about the base


One question we get asked all the time –

Is the base suitable for my new timber building?

Like so many things in life, there is of course no one simple answer. One question demands many other questions:

How level is your site?

What type of ground surface do you have?​

What type of floor would you like – concrete or wooden?

What are you planning to put in your building?

Are there any services under the proposed site?

All these points need to be considered, but the good news is, there are simple solutions in most situations!

The existing base may be of sufficient quality to support a timber building, but there are lots of things that can be done for other scenarios.

Avoiding unsightly gaps, making sure that the structural integrity is supported correctly and that the building is level are all key factors in the longevity and aesthetics of your timber building.

As part of our service we will discuss your needs and base options. Don't worry, Shields Buildings prices include the installation of concrete blocks for all buildings with a timber floor. We will also provide you with base plans for your garage, or building with a concrete floor.


Planning permission
When does a timber building need planning permission? Many buildings will not need permission, but you are always advised to check first.
Read our tips and advice to get your project started.

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