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21/09/2017
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Preparation for Support Joist Base


Preparation:
Mark out where you want to place the building, Clear the entire top layer of vegetation and compress the existing ground so that there will be no movement once the joists have been laid.

The ground should then be levelled, if one side is too high, remove a little earth at a time until you arrive at the correct level. If too low, pull more earth from the higher areas until it reaches the correct level. Lay a weed suppressant membrane.
Tip: An additional border of approximately 6" (150mm) around the edge of the base will allow you to fill with pea shingle or a decorative stone preventing the possibility of 'splash-back' as rain drips to floor. This can be prepared before of after the base has been laid.

Example
Shed Base = 8' Long x 6' Wide would need 5 x 6' joists laid in 5 rows across the width of the building Shed Base = 10' Long x 8' Wide would need 8 x 8' joists laid in 8 rows across the width of the building including a double row in the centre.


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