LJP Landscaping Ltd
At LJP Landscaping we provide competitive prices.
We have completed numerous domestic and commercial contracts in constructing and laying bases for sheds, garages and garden offices. We can build a base to most specifications. If you know the size and type of base you would like, then complete our form on the contact us page for an approximate cost of works.
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Some information on concrete bases:
Bases can be constructed in many sizes to take different weight loads. There are 2 main ways we can reinforce the concrete base, by using metal mesh, known as reinforcement grids and by adding fibres into the concrete mix. Reinforcement in concrete is used to ensure that the cracking which always occurs does not threaten the structural integrity of the concrete.
The way we work the concrete is with a shovel and a strong rake to roughly level out the wet concrete, and then a straight-edged timber can be used to tamp down the concrete to the correct level. Tamping helps eliminate air pockets being trapped in the body of the concrete and also helps to push the hard aggregate into the concrete, bringing sufficient of the matrix to the surface to make smoothing (floating) easier.
Concrete paths should be 75-100mm thick, whereas drives, garage bases or hard standings should be at least 100mm thick. For heavier use, such as large vans, use a 150-200mm thick concrete slab. Concrete slabs intended for exceptional loads, such as commercial yards, lorry parks etc., will be at least 200mm thick and should be specifically designed as they will probably require a sub-base of at least 100mm thickness, and steel reinforcing mesh or a fibre-reinforced concrete.
The edges of the proposed slab will need to be contained. This can be achieved by means of:-
- Use of existing walls
- Construction of permanent wall, edging or kerb
- Erection of temporary form work or shuttering
It is essential that this containment is in place before we start placing the concrete
The standard concrete bases have the area levelled, formwork created and concrete poured to 95mm. This is more than adequate for most sheds and summer houses.
Shed/Summerhouse Slab Base
Slab bases have site levelled and slabs laid on mortar bed. Dry grout is brushed in for a neat finish.
Garden Office Concrete Base
The Garden Office concrete base we level the area, formwork created, sub base stone laid and compacted and concrete poured to 95mm. This higher spec offers greater longevity and stability to protect your investment.
Simple and environmentally friendly alternative to concrete bases. Our Timber frame Bases can be constructed almost anywhere, including gardens with a slope or even water logged gardens, and prevent the need to carry out expensive groundwork. To protect the base against rot all our timber bases are pressure treated. Larger buildings should have a stone or block base. To have a timber frame the stone should be of 40mm scalpings, blocks should be 100mm thick laid on the flat side. A purpose made concrete pad could also be considered.
We do offer a slab base service too. We are more than happy to lay a complete slab bed already for the structure to sit on. Another option is to have a concrete base and we can slab up to the base giving the same effect.
Our slab bases are laid on sub base stone that is compacted, DPC sheet and a mortar bed. Then brush in grout is applied to give the desired finished.
We cover the following areas:
Surrey, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Middlesex
Richmond, Kingston upon thames, Epsom, Surbiton, Sunbury, Hounslow, Staines, Hayes, Ruslip, Stanmore, Uxbridge, Beaconsfield, High Wycombe, Maidenhead, Marlow, Amersham, Reading, Twyford, Bracknell, Wokingham, Ascot, Sunningdale, Windsor, Slough, Camberley, Woking, Feltham, Hampton, Molesley, Weybridge, Walton on Thames, Chobham, Addlestone, Esher, Chertsey, Winkfield, Stoke Poges, Gerrads Cross, Chalfont St Peter, Denham, Rickmansworth, Harefield, Hazlemere, Harrow, Burham, Iver, Iver Heath, Egham, Thorpe, Wentworth, Farnham Royal, Eton, St Georges Weybridge, Wrasbury, Cookham, West Drayton.