Basics To Watch Out For When Building Your Own Timber Shed Base

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A shed is something that is required for running a house that has a yard or a garden. All the tools and knickknacks required for maintaining your land needs to be stored away properly. Although the garage is a viable option, it tends to be cluttered with the unwanted items from the house more often than not. So the best option for your storage problems would be building the shed to keep the excess items or important and frequently used items. A timber base is the most solid of ones that you can use, but sometimes it can be the most susceptible to damage. If you take the steps required then the timber base will hold on even after you are gone.

Type of base

There are four types of ideal shed bases that stop water from collecting at the floor and the ground around it. A base of timber (aka portabase), paved area base, a concrete slab base and a base made of plastic. For the paved base and the concrete slab base, a sub base is required as it cannot be laid onto the ground right away. Then again, a formwork (frame for the concrete to set in) is required for the concrete slab base.

Material and equipment required

You will need the vital items of the timber frame shed base (which can be bought separately or comes in a shed and fixing pack), and a 2mm drill bit and Phillips screw bit.

For the equipment, you need a combi drill, club hammer, builder’s square, pencil, wooden block and rigger gloves. For the electricity, you will need the material from an alpha wire distributor.

Getting started

Grab the timbers that come with the base and place them where the shed will be located. Then get your pencil and mark two spots on the two longest beams of the frame where the screws will go. The markings should align with the center of the shorter beams that will be adjoining the larger ones. The markings should be made on the shorter beams as well to correspond with the larger beams and other shorter beams. If you plan on adding electricity to the shed then you will need to analyze the frame and mark up the areas for the materials from cable wires seller.

Using the flat wood bit, drill into all the eight marks in a depth roughly of the screw head. Then replace that drill bit with a thinner one and then line up the adjoining beams and drill a pilot hole through the center (going from the larger beam into the shorter one). Do this for the rest of the short beams as well. Once the initial pilot holes are drilled through the wood, use the screws that come with the shed kit and drill them into the pilot holes to assemble the frame.

Make sure that you are building the shed where it is supposed to be located at exactly. Keep in mind that you will not be able to move this once it has been built.