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Friday, 16 November 2007


Ok chaps, I'd like the benefit of you experience please. Should I make my shed floor 4", 5" or 6" thick? Vote above please to cure my confusion!

Well today I made good progress with levelling the site. Although there is hardcore over most of the area, the front right corner is, for some reason, a little bit soggy and although there are loads of rocks, they're a bit far down so I scooped all the top soil off and now have a firm base upon which I can pile stones, rocks, rubble etc to bring it up to the same height as the rest. My next move was to start chopping bits of wood up for the shuttering. I'm a tad embarrassed to say that I didn't buy enough in the first place, 'cos I'm having to use two lots of 4" as they didn't have any 8 or 9" boards, and I forgot about the ones that will go across the middle (so that I can lay the slab in sections). Not ideal but needs must. Also not ideal is the fact that when I have the sandy ballast delivered, the driver will probably want to dump it at the top gate, some 50 or 60 yards from the site, as last time they delivered, their truck got stuck at the bottom of the drive. Come on, get voting, how thick should I make the floor?


John said...

When ur all done with urs, any chance of you popping down to edinburgh and help me with mine lol ???? u'll be an expert by then I reckon .......

Another great read BC ......

Anonymous said...

Aye-ba-gum Lassie
Put about three/four inch of six to one down and screed level, fix the shed on this base then either a DPC of visqueen 1000 gauge or one inch polystyrene sheet as insulation then two inch of four to one on the top,
'ow-zat wee lassie :o)

now about the free copy of that mag we discussed !!!!!!!!!!!

Gorgeous Biker Chick said...

Get outta here John! You don't really want the front of your garage sticking up in the air....thats the only way I can build em lol

BJ...I didn't understand a word o' Thanks anyway ;-)


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