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Last updated: 21.11.19

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Base Work

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Base work

By Martin Baker

Let us take the strain of installing the foundations for your summer house or garden office. We offer two base type options, including our popular inventive steel and timber frame option.

The foundations of your timber buildings are as important as the foundations of your house, and a comprehensive, firm and level base is required for all of our summer houses and garden offices.

If you wish, we can take the hard work away and install the base for you. We offer two different types of base installation. The most popular and cost-effective option is our innovative steel and timber frame base option, or we can install a traditional concrete base.

We offer a free site survey to look at your requirements and come up with the perfect solution.

Steel and timber frame base

Approximately 90% of all our summer house or garden office bases are now our steel and timber frame option.

This is a great alternative to traditional concrete base for many reasons. If your ground is not level, you don't need to mass fill it with concrete – instead we can suspend the timber frame off the steel. We then clad the sides to give you a great looking stylish base.

Other great benefits of this base are that we do not need to traipse concrete through your garden as the steel and timber frame base is essentially a dry install and can be completed in nearly any weather conditions. This option is also great for the environment, as all the timber is PEFC or FSC accredited, and if required we could remove the base back to its original state. This structurally calculated base has many benefits and has been commended by a number of councils as it is tree root friendly.

Concrete base

In certain situations, particularly for garages and workshops, a concrete base is the right solution for your foundations. Our standard concrete base is 150mm deep and we can remove all spoil from site and reinforce if required.

See this short video for information on our steel bases.



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