Concrete Bases & Access

“Shanette recommends a concrete base for all our units with two options depending on your site and soil conditions. Please discuss this with one of the sales team on order.”

Whichever base you decide to put down please keep outer base measurements 200mm out from a boundary wall or fence.

We will supply you with a fully-detailed base drawing for the shed you order-please ask the sales team. This base drawing is essential in order to have the base the correct size for your shed or we have a subcontractor that can do all the base preparation for you.

Concrete Base Drying Information

A concrete surface may look dry, but the slab can still contain sufficient moisture to cause problems when covered. The amount of concrete moisture can be considerable. In practical terms, several pounds of water must evaporate from every square foot of concrete for the slab to be considered adequately dry for floor finishes.

The industrial rule of thumb for estimating the drying time necessary for concrete floors to reach acceptable moisture content is 1 month of drying for each inch of concrete thickness (1mm per day). So to help the drying time in your new unit you should take the following steps:

  • Leave the door (s) or a window (if fitted) open for extra ventilation or
  • Use a de-humidifier to speed up the process.

Silver & Gold Ranges:

These units have to be adequately heated to achieve ideal storage conditions for some products.

Concrete Base - Option 1

Overhang Method

This concrete base is created from one pour of concrete with a damp proof course underneath it to prevent raising damp. This base type suits soft or newly filled ground. With this method you do not require a raised inner floor thus reducing the cost of installing a base for your shed.The base cannot be flush with the ground to allow the shed to overhang the base by 40mm. All sheds are bolted to the concrete to secure them.

The base drawing is essential in order to have the base the correct size for your shed. The base must be 100% square to ensure the shed fits down over the base for an overhang base, there is no margin for error!
We will supply the base drawings required please ask one of the sales team. We also have base contractors that our customers have used to great success and will carry out all the base preparation for you.

Contact Bomag Ltd 087-1776835 or
Anthony Lynch 085-1223982 full details below.

Shanette are not responsible for the actions or works carried out by independent contractors.

Concrete Overhang Base - Step by Step

Area Preparation
Dig out, set frame, gravel and level
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Damp Proof
Rolling out the damp proof lining
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Concrete Fill
The height for the overhang
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Bolt Down
Bolting to the base
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Solid Foundation
Solid, level and damp proof
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Exterior
Overhang and raised base
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Concrete Base - Option 2

Rebated Method

The rebated base has an inner floor which is 50mm higher on the inside than the outside, this ensures the floor is fully secured and sealed against wind and rain.

We will supply you with a fully detailed base drawing for your shed on order- please ask the sales team. All sheds are bolted to the concrete to secure them in place.

The base drawing is essential in order to have the base the correct size for your shed or we have a subcontractor we recommend that can do all the base preparation for you.

Contact Bomag Ltd 087-1776835 or
Anthony Lynch 085-1223982 full details below.

Shanette are not responsible for the actions or works carried out by independent contractors.

Rebated Method Step by Step video

Concrete Rebated Base - Step by step

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

The Rebate Cross Section

Base Contractors

PDF file downloads

Step by Step Overhang Concrete Base

A step by step guide to preparing and making the concrete base.

Step by Step Rebated Concrete Base

A step by step guide to preparing and making the concrete base.

Delivery

Site Access

Please discuss site access with one of our sales team as some of our units will require crane access.

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