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    What flooring do I need to have for summer house / room

    Gardeners

    I have concrete slabs as my garden flooring do they need to be removed to build a summer house/ room.

    Asked by David on 28th Jul 2021
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    Leaf it out garden services

    "Paving slabs are best suited for smaller garden buildings and are not recommended for larger summer houses. Having them raised slightly above ground level will help water to run off. So when installing them, the slabs should be evenly laid, and firmly butted together. However, 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."

    Answered on 3rd Aug 2021 - Member since Jul 2021 - report
    TAG Housing Maintenance

    "No need to remove slabs, if they are flat, you can use them as a base and build on top, that’s what I did.
    But, at the same time, it does matter what size of summer house you intend to build.
    If it’s large (more than 12 feet in length) then it's best to remove slabs and put in a new foundation."

    Answered on 3rd Aug 2021 - Member since Jul 2021 - report
    iqbal

    "Yes, they will need to be removed for a good strong foundation."

    Answered on 20th Aug 2021 - Member since Jul 2021 - report
    Total property maintenance

    "You would need either a concrete base of a paving slabs base but would but concrete base would be best for this job."

    Answered on 24th Aug 2021 - Member since Aug 2021 - report
    Garden Aspects

    "As long as slabs are not loose and level you will be fine putting summer house on it."

    Answered on 25th Aug 2021 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    Bhg ltd

    "Personally I would remove the slabs assuming they are patio slabs. Either use the foundation to start your guild of its level and sound or build upon this area to create a sound level foundation to place you summer house on top."

    Answered on 12th Aug 2021 - Member since Aug 2021 - report
    Edwalton Garden Maintenance

    "Ive just put 9mm plywood in my own summer house. I got the ash plywood as it was lighter effect. But you can get any and put tiles or lino on top."

    Answered on 5th Aug 2021 - Member since Jul 2021 - report

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