|It is vital to the performance and long life of your garden building for it to be erected on a firm, level and square base which sits approximately 80mm (3") above ground level. The site should be clear of overhanging branches or obstructions.|
|An ideal base consists of concrete slabs laid on a firm foundation built to exactly the measurement of the floor of your building. This discourages damp from rising up from the ground and allows any excess rain water coming from the roof to drain onto your garden rather than splashing back at the sides of the building.|
|As an alternative, timber bearers may be used. These should be laid in the opposite direction to the floor joists of the building and whenever possible should be pressure treated before use.|
Always treat your timber building with a good quality timber preservative immediately after installation.