About Our Garden Base Kits
With each kit you will receive the following:
- 16 garden base panels manufactured from recycled plastic covering approximately 4ft x 4ft (16ft²),
- A 2m x 1.35m membrane which is laid under the base to prevent weeds from growing up and through the foundation whilst still allowing rain and nutrients to reach the ground below,
- 5 U-pins used to secure the membrane into the ground.
You can use the 4ft x 4ft kit alone or combine multiple kits together to create larger base sizes.
Our eco-friendly bases are manufactured in the UK from 100% recycled plastic. Owing to their unique formulation, the flexible but incredibly strong blend of recycled plastic makes every foundation both UV and weather resistant. Its resilience against the sun, heat and rain means that your plastic shed base will not break down or rot away over time which may be the case with more traditional foundations such as concrete or wood. With a specially designed cell structure too, our bases have a large load-bearing capacity (up to 420 tonnes) as well as being fully permeable which means that rain and other liquids will drain naturally away from your garden structure, reducing the likelihood of surface water being absorbed and potentially rotting your shed or hot tub.
As well as the previously mentioned benefits, our hot tub base panels are incredibly simple to install due to their lightweight frame and slot and peg connection system which allows a full foundation to be laid in no time at all. You also have a choice on how to finish your garden base installation, you can fill the panels with decorative gravel for a french drain system finish, fill with soil and seed to create a grass effect or simply leave unfilled!
Will My Garden Building Or Hot Tub Be Compatible With Your Base Kit?
Simply, yes. Our bases can be used as a solid foundation for almost any garden building or hot tub regardless of their size, shape or purpose. They will support sheds, hot tubs, summerhouses, greenhouses, log cabins and much more – as long as the base is the correct size!
Our versatile base kit is suitable for use under:
- Hot Tubs
- Swim Spas
- Log Cabins
For information on how to correctly install your base, take a look at our Installation Guide which will help you through the process of laying your own garden building foundation. If you cannot find the correct sized plastic base for your garden structure or have any questions regarding our base or other products then please do not hesitate to contact us, you can call us, live chat to a member of our staff now or leave us a message.
What is included in garden base kits?
In each garden base kit you will receive a set number of plastic garden base panels, a 2m x 1.35m membrane sheet and 5 steel u-pins.
What are your garden bases suitable for?
Our plastic shed bases can hold up to 420 tonnes per square meter. They are a suitable foundation for almost all greenhouses, log cabins, summerhouses, wendy houses and even sheds with heavy equipment inside. Please contact us on live chat if you are unsure.
Can I use your base panels instead of concrete?
Yes, our base panels are a fantastic alternative to concrete thanks to being UV & weatherproof so will not break down or rot away. The specially designed curved cell structure is also one of the main reasons for its fantastic permeability and load-bearing capacity of 420 tonnes.
Can Garden Bases be installed on to concrete slabs/pads?
Yes, they can be installed onto concrete slabs or pads. The base allows airflow under the garden structure and elevates it out of any potential surface water.
Should I use a damp proof membrane between by base and my garden structure?
No, we do not recommend this as although it will keep damp from rising to your structure, any dampness that leaves your structure will then sit on top of the membrane directly under your structure.
How much aggregate/gravel should I use?
8kg of aggregate/gravel per panel or 72kg per m2
What size gravel/shingle/pea shingle should I use?
We recommend using anything up to 20mm.
Does the shed base need to be filled with gravel or is it strong enough without it?
The shed base is strong enough without gravel. The gravel can be used to compact and enforce even more and for decorative use.
Can I cut the shed base panels?
Yes they can be cut and we recommend using a fine tooth saw.
Do I need pegs to secure my base?
Only areas which have a gradient over 12% will require pegs.
How do I know which side of the panel to put down?
The bottom of the base has ‘X-grid’ written on it, indicating the face you put on the ground.
Can the base panels be stacked on top of each other?
No, the bases were not designed for to be stacked when installed.
Can I be guaranteed the same colour all throughout my product?
Our products are new generation manufactured entirely from post-consumer recycled plastic; this means you may occasionally find very slightly different shades of colour.
Where can I find installation instructions?
Install guides can be found on the ‘downloads’ tab. In addition, more information on installations can be found through our blogs and YouTube videos.
What sub-base do I need under my shed base?
We recommend you prepare the ground below your base with approximately 100mm of a compact hard base (type 1 or type 3), a weed-suppressing membrane and sand to level.
What is the difference between compact hard base type 1 or type 3?
Compact hard base, type 1 is much finer and can occasionally dust while the compact hard base, type 3 is larger and more permeable.
Will the shed base allow grass to grow in its cells?
Yes, grass can grow in the panels cells when filled with soil and seed.
Can I put the base straight onto grass or soil?
We recommend not installing directly onto grass or soil but instead install onto a compact hard base or similar as it creates a sturdy, even base. Soil or grass can and most likely will absorb water leading to sinking and creating an uneven sub-base for your shed base.
How much is delivery?
Delivery is £10 for any quantity of grids, bases, mats, tiles and accessories.
How quick is shipping?
We typically endeavour your product to be delivered within 3-5 working days but the expected delivery time of your purchase will be displayed clearly at checkout.
How are the products packaged?
We take great care when packaging your order to ensure that our products reach you in the best possible condition. In addition, we are always trying to be more sustainably friendly therefore try to minimize the amount of plastic packaging we use around our products and use recycled packaging.
How will my order be sent?
Our plastic base panels are 33cm x 33cm. For ease, speed, and efficiency of shipping, we pack your 16 panels in a box with membrane sheet and pegs and send through courier network.
To help our customers pick the right product and learn more about how our products can be used, we have compiled blogs which can be read by clicking the button below.
The Easy Installation & Benefits Of A Plastic Greenhouse Base
When buying a greenhouse there is a large selection of structures to choose from but when it comes to a base there is only one choice...read more ❯
14ft x 8ft Plastic Summerhouse Base Installation
Having ordered himself a new Norland Newark 3 Summerhouse from Simply Log Cabins, Lewis was in need of a suitable foundation on which to install his new garden... read more ❯
Plastic Shed Base Installation By Renovation Bay-Bee
Our latest case study comes from Renovation Bay-Bee who used our 12ft x 10ft Plastic Shed Base as the foundation to her new Waltons Garden Shed. In this... read more ❯
Black and Green X-Grid® Used To Create A Driveway & Shed Base
A dual case study from Richard who created a driveway and shed base using green X-Grid and black X-Gridread more ❯
6ft x 4ft Plastic Shed Base Installed Under A Fearnwood Products Shed
This case study comes from Peter who purchased a 6ft x 4ft Shed from Fearnwood Products who are based in Benfleet. His new shed was going to be... read more ❯
12ft x 6ft Smiths Sectional Summerhouse And Plastic Base Installation
This case study comes from Mark who was searching for a suitable foundation for his new 12ft x 6ft Summerhouse by Smiths Sectional. After having a summerhouse made... read more ❯
A B&Q Wooden Shed Installed On A 10ft x 8ft Plastic Shed Base
This case study comes to us from Jeanette and her husband who were looking to install a wooden shed for storage at their school on behalf of Friends Of... read more ❯
A Shedlands Wooden Shed Installed On An 8ft x 6ft Plastic Shed Base
This case study comes from Yvette and Andrew who were looking to replace their old rotting shed with a new one. As the old one had become worn,... read more ❯
An 8ft x 6ft Plastic Base Under A Greenhouse Stores' Greenhouse
Our next case study comes from Rosie who had recently ordered an 8ft x 6ft Halls Popular Greenhouse. After placing her order it was recommended that she should... read more ❯
6ft x 6ft Hot Tub Base Under Combined Shipping Ltd Hot Tub
A case study from Jon, who chose to use one of our plastic hot tub bases as the foundation for his brand new hot tubread more ❯