I disagree. Few people are born with an innate ability to plan projects
and use tools. This might be a very good excuse for the OP - for
example, to buy an angle grinder and learn how to use it safely.
reply-to address is (intended to be) valid
The last car boot sale that I visited the initial prices quoted for
tools was that close to that wanted by Toolsatan/Screwfix for new items.
I blame certain TV programs for raising peoples expectations on what
they can get for their crap. Add a TV camera, a celebrity or two,
pretend its for a good cause and/or get an "EXPERT" to value what has
been purchased and suddenly you have junk worth 10 times what it cost new.
Don’t get that here much with garage sales.
Did see it a bit at what we call clearing sales where the entire
house contents are put up for auction of individual items with
clapped out power tools when I was building the house in the
very early 70s, but don’t see that much anymore.
Don’t see that with what Toolsatan/Screwfix flogs.
It depends so much on what the patio is made of, and what the shed uses for
a floor as well.
I've seen them on shuttered concrete so the level is, um level, but also
some using bricks and cement. the latter tend to crack due to frost and
The main thing though is to decide if the concrete or slabs are firm and
what you want to use the shed for.
There really is not enough info about the base in existence or the shed to
This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from...
Just get some galvanised spurs used to support pergola posts
and use and SD drill to drill through the patio at the four
corners of the shed base and bed them on some mortar so that
they are all level and exactly square then build your shed
I doubt if the average shed base can be only supported on the corners so
a frame to support the shed base would be required. Depending on the
size of the shed additional supports for the frame may be needed mid
point and/or under the interior of the shed.
It doesn't. (I think)
OP said "can anyone tell me the best way to build a shed on a sloping patio"
I'm no expert, but I'm not sure that slope is enough to change the
techniques very much. Shuttering all round, then pour concrete?
(after suitable preparation, hardcore, etc)
That was my thought and make additional bearers to match the ground.
Another thought was to make his own bearers going 90degs to the ones on
the shed floor, again tapered according to ground level.
I'm not sure why anyone would need an angle grinder?
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