About Our Shed Bases
Our environmentally-friendly shed bases are manufactured in the UK from 100% recycled plastic. Owing to our unique formulation, our flexible but incredibly strong blend of recycled plastic makes every foundation both weather and UV resistant. Its resilience against the sun, heat and rain means that your shed base will not break down or rot over time which may be the case with more traditional foundations such as wood or concrete. With a specially designed cell structure, our bases have a very large load-bearing capacity and are fully permeable which means that rain and other liquids will drain naturally away from your garden building, reducing the chances of surface water being absorbed and possibly rotting your shed.
On top of the previously mentioned benefits, our base panels are incredibly simple to install thanks to their lightweight frame and slot and peg connection system that allows a full foundation to be laid in no time at all. You also have a choice on how to finish your shed base installation, you can either fill the panels with decorative gravel for a french drain system or use soil and seed to create a grass effect or just leave unfilled!
Will My Garden Building Be Compatible With Your Base?
Simply, yes. Our bases can be used as a solid foundation for almost any garden building regardless of its shape, size or purpose. They will support sheds, greenhouses, summerhouses, log cabins and so much more – as long as the base is the correct size! If you cannot find the correct 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 leave us a message or live chat to a member of our staff.
The shed base product is suitable for:
- Log Cabins
Our shed base is suitable for use under sheds, greenhouses, log cabins & summerhouses measuring up to 6x6ft. They are a perfect alternative to a concrete base
For more information on how to correctly install your own shed base, take a look at our Installation Guide which will help you through the process of laying your own garden building foundation.
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 Shed Bases be installed on to concrete slabs/pads?
Yes, they can be installed onto concrete slabs or pads. The base allows airflow under the shed and elevates it out of any potential surface water.
Should I use a damp proof membrane between by base and my shed?
No, we do not recommend this as although it will keep damp from rising to your shed, any dampness that leaves your shed will then sit on top of the membrane directly under your shed.
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 a maximum of 24 panels in boxes and send through courier network up to 180 panels. Orders with a greater quantity of 180 panels will be delivered through the Palletways 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.
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 ❯
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 ❯
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 ❯