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6 hours ago, Pato said:

The only faff will be if you're doing it alone, keeping things upright and level while you do the assembly. Assume you've got a spirit level, drill, some clamps?

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6 hours ago, Melanius Mullarkey said:

I managed to build by 8x6 panel shed by myself so not impossible. Once you get the first two panels joined together its a piece of piss.

Lifting the roof panels on was a bit of a challenge but its still standing. 

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Don't bother with the membrane, all you end up with is grass, weeds etc growing on top of the membrane. Extra pebbles should keep weeds at bay.

This was advice given to me and at last place membrane did exactly as above.

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On 01/03/2021 at 16:17, Hedgecutter said:

Just noticed that for yet another year, much of my 'lawn' closest to the house is yet again nothing but moss. 

It's a north facing garden partially in the shadow of the house so it's not a massive surprise, but the annual deep scarification (leaving a bare garden to be reseeded) is my least favourite job of the year, and one that's beyond tedious.  Any suggestions how to keep the moss away in the future (preferably one that doesn't involve knocking the house down)?

No Rake Mosskiller. Might need 2 treatments, if heavy moss.

You can get grass seed for shaded areas.

Aerate the lawn throughout the year.

Improve drainage.

Artificial lawn?

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Morning. 

I'm putting in quite a big shed. The ground it's going on is full of clay underneath so I was just going to whack the ground level and use a dry sand and cement mix (also whacked when screeded) to lay the slabs on. 

Anyone done anything similar or would offer contrary advice? 

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5 minutes ago, Ebanda's Handyman Services said:

Morning. 

I'm putting in quite a big shed. The ground it's going on is full of clay underneath so I was just going to whack the ground level and use a dry sand and cement mix (also whacked when screeded) to lay the slabs on. 

Anyone done anything similar or would offer contrary advice? 

That should do the trick lovely. 
 

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10 minutes ago, Ebanda's Handyman Services said:

Thought about using type 1 but read that clay filled ground probably won't need it. 

Does that seem right enough? 

Yeah. I’d use type 1 if it was soil you were going into but should be if it’s clay it should be solid enough. Type 1 is probably excessive for a garden shed even in poor ground IMO but I’m a bit of a cowboy. 

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Morning. 
I'm putting in quite a big shed. The ground it's going on is full of clay underneath so I was just going to whack the ground level and use a dry sand and cement mix (also whacked when screeded) to lay the slabs on. 
Anyone done anything similar or would offer contrary advice? 
Funnily enough I did this last week. I just fired down some sharp sand and some ballast and that's done the trick.

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4 hours ago, Ron Aldo said:
8 hours ago, Ebanda said:
Morning. 
I'm putting in quite a big shed. The ground it's going on is full of clay underneath so I was just going to whack the ground level and use a dry sand and cement mix (also whacked when screeded) to lay the slabs on. 
Anyone done anything similar or would offer contrary advice? 

Funnily enough I did this last week. I just fired down some sharp sand and some ballast and that's done the trick.

Did you mix in some cement? 

Solid enough, aye? 

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Did you mix in some cement? 
Solid enough, aye? 
Nah. It depends what size of slabs you're laying I suppose, but I was putting down 600mm x 600mm and they were heavy enough that once they're down I'm confident they won't move. Especially with the weight of the shed on top as well.

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Just now, Ron Aldo said:
46 minutes ago, Ebanda said:
Did you mix in some cement? 
Solid enough, aye? 

Nah. It depends what size of slabs you're laying I suppose, but I was putting down 600mm x 600mm and they were heavy enough that once they're down I'm confident they won't move. Especially with the weight of the shed on top as well.

I call it a shed but it's a 21ftx15ft summer house. 

The only reason I'm a bit weary is that I'm afraid that even a slight bit of movement will crack the windows or something like that. 

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Assuming it's a kit would it be expensive to swap the glass for polycarbonate?

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9 hours ago, Ebanda's Handyman Services said:

Morning. 

I'm putting in quite a big shed. The ground it's going on is full of clay underneath so I was just going to whack the ground level and use a dry sand and cement mix (also whacked when screeded) to lay the slabs on. 

Anyone done anything similar or would offer contrary advice? 

Should be okay. Depends on what is going in shed, weight wise.  Would put in visqueen sheet below shed  floor level.

Belts and braces, would be to put in timber edge 4-6 inch, same m2 as shed and infill with concrete and screed level for shed base.

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28 minutes ago, Pato said:

Assuming it's a kit would it be expensive to swap the glass for polycarbonate?

Not sure. My father in law is a glazer so I'll ask him about that. 

17 minutes ago, Father Ted said:

Should be okay. Depends on what is going in shed, weight wise.  Would put in visqueen sheet below shed  floor level.

Belts and braces, would be to put in timber edge 4-6 inch, same m2 as shed and infill with concrete and screed level for shed base.

Turning it into a bar. Pool table, dart board, that kind of carry on. 

Most of the time it'll be emptier than my old 8x6. It's when we have a wheen of folk around that it'll get tested. 

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If it’s on a cement:sand mix on 600mm slabs it will be fine. It’s not the Burj Khalkha. It’s a small lightweight timber summer house.

Get it fucking built and let us see it.

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Just now, Ebanda's Handyman Services said:

Not sure. My father in law is a glazer so I'll ask him about that. 

Turning it into a bar. Pool table, dart board, that kind of carry on. 

Most of the time it'll be emptier than my old 8x6. It's when we have a wheen of folk around that it'll get tested. 

Personally I would go for concrete base., but base you mentioned should be adequate, if its well compacted.

Definitely put in damproof membrane at base, however you tend to go. if you don't damp will eat it to bits over the years.

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15 minutes ago, Melanius Mullarkey said:

If it’s on a cement:sand mix on 600mm slabs it will be fine. It’s not the Burj Khalkha. It’s a small lightweight timber summer house.

Get it fucking built and let us see it.

It's going up in June. I'll post as it progresses. 

Thank you for the advice, all. 👍🏻

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