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 Grangefield School. After purchasing a 10ft x 8ft shed from B&Q they began searching for a suitable foundation that could be installed and be put to use immediately but without compromising on strength and other benefits.
The Project & Choosing A Plastic Shed Base
After a little browsing online, they came across our website and our fully recycled plastic shed bases. Reading up on our bases benefits, they discovered that they can hold up to 420 tonnes per sqm, are fully permeable, easy to install, UV & weather resistant and garden buildings can be installed as soon as the base is completed.
The mentioned benefits helped Jeanette decide to purchase a 10ft x 8ft plastic shed base. Her order was dispatched on the Monday and arrived at her home on the Wednesday in four easy to manage parcels.
Installing The Base & Shed
Jeanette and her husband began the installation as soon as possible. You can follow the steps of the installation with the photos in this blog.
To start they measured out a 10ft x 8ft area in the designated area of the school (next to the bike shelter) and marked it out. From here, a layer of grass and soil was dug out leaving an exposed 10ft x 8ft soil base.
On to the soil a layer of small gravel was used to replace the removed material and create a sub-base. This gravel was then levelled and compacted as well as possible using a long plank of wood to ensure the base was to be stood on a strong and flat surface.
With the sub-base compact and level, the 10ft x 8ft plastic shed base could be installed. Starting in one corner, Jeanette laid 4 panels at time (as this is how our bases are mainly shipped) and connected any neighbouring panels together using the specially designed slot and peg system. This process was repeated until the entire base had been laid and connected, it was a simple process that did not take much time at all.
Next, Jeanette and her husband filled the now installed base with the same gravel that was used as a sub-base, this again did not take much time. Around 8kg of gravel is needed to fill each panel so you can roughly work out how much gravel you will need to complete your foundation.
Finally, all that was left to do was to have the shed delivered and installed before beginning to use it!
Jeanette is very pleased with her new B&Q wooden shed and its fully recycled plastic base! It looks fantastic and will provide a great storage room for years to come!
A big thank you to Jeanette and her husband for choosing to use our plastic shed base and then for sharing the images and information to allow us to create this case study. If you have any photos of your installation or have any questions regarding our bases then please do not hesitate to contact us.