I'm shortly going to be ripping down two crappy old rotten sheds, and
replacing them with a 10' x 13' metal one. The base is patio-type slabs
in concrete; I don't know what's underneath but it's build up 8 or ten
inches above the grass so it's fairly substantial. The surveyor when I
bought the house described it as "sound", while also picking holes in
lots of other things, so I think it's ok. The shed has no floor, and
will fastened directly to the base.
This all seemed fine, but having read some other posts here I'm
wondering if there's likely to be a problem of damp and condensation. It
seems unlikely that the base would include a damp course. I don't need
the shed to feel like my front room, but I do intend to store quite a
lot of stuff down there (I don't have a garage, and the loft hatch is
very small) and I wouldn't want it to be damaged by damp.
Do you think I'm likely to have problems? If so, what can I do about it,
either when building the shed or if I find I have a problem later. I
don't want to spend more than I have to - I wasn't planning to replace
the sheds at all for a while, but I've just discovered quite how rotten
they are and it won't really wait.
- posted 12 years ago