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By Cara Mackay on 05 May 2018

What is the best base for a Summerhouse?

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Summerhouses require a slabbed base as standard. And by this we mean a properly formed slabbed base. Not just a couple of slabs chucked on the lawn. The preferred formation would be to; dig down to firm ground, compact Type 1 Hardcore, level sharp sand and then lay the slabs for the full size of the summerhouse. I.E. a 10′ x 8′ Rannoch summerhouse needs a 10′ x 8′ slabbed base.

It is important to make sure that the base is NOT bigger than the summerhouse. The base must be within the summerhouse size to ensure that the water runs off the roof and away from the Summerhouse. If the slabbed base bigger than the summerhouse, the water runs off the roof and splashes back up on to the walls of the summerhouse. This can cause damp and timber rot. 

If you are in any doubt about laying a slabbed base please either give us a call for directed help or call in the professionals to do it for you!

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