Laying the foundation for your garden building.
Introduction

Timber Building Bases and Flooring

All Shields Buildings timber buildings require a base of some kind. If the site is not level it may require some excavating. Always make the site larger than the building to provide airflow around the sides of the building.

Buildings with a Timber Floor

These buildings will require a level site. This may be of earth, stone, concrete or tarmac. Generally, only purpose built concrete pads will be perfectly level.

Larger buildings should have a stone or block base.

Buildings without a Timber Floor

Garages, workshops and stores which need to withstand a heavy load do not have a timber floor and will be bolted to a concrete base. These buildings will require a level concrete pad.

For buildings such as Timber Frame Carports and Garages with Powered roller doors please ask for information.

Do not overlook the need for both roof water and surface water drainage. The common solution for this is to provide soak-aways.

If you are doing your own base then please request a base plan from us before starting your base.

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Practical Interiors
Practical Interiors
It's good to think early on what you'll be using your space for. Where would you like to have the windows and at what size? Will you require an electical pack for a heater, lighting and wall sockets? What internal finish would you like? We work with you to create your perfect building.
Internal Walls
Internal Walls
A timber building needs quality internal wall lining, we have several options for you to choose from. Standard 12mm MDF board, but if you want something a little more sophisticated there's 'Neatmatch' or pine tongue and groove, the choice is yours.
Beautiful Interiors
Beautiful Interiors
From initial designs through to installation, we work with you to make the most of the interior of your building. We consider your requirements for its use so that we can make the most of the space without taking away the attention to detail required to provide a beautiful finish.
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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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