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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:52 am 
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Hey Everyone,

I have a sloping patio and want to put an 8x10ft shed on it. Whats the best way to build the shed level? Do i make the patio level or is there a way to build the shed base to make the shed level on the sloping patio. The patio has a 7inch drop over the course of 16ft. Any help appreciated.

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In terms of building the shed itself it is far easier to start on a more or less level surface. But that in turn makes a lot of groundwork necessary. Building a shed on a sloping surface (or worse one sloping in two directions) is awkward and messy IMHO, plus you potentially end up with a shed where everything rolls to one side or corner

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You'll have to start at the highest point of course and work from that. I always like to put a shed up on bricks to keep a decent airflow under it. The highest point would be one brick and you place other pillars or supports to coincide with the joists of the shed but keeping the tops level with your first brick. It can be a bit fiddly doing that so another alternative would be to cut a firing strip , basically a big wedge to sit under your shed with the narrowest point at the highest point of the patio .


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It's simple enough to level up the shed - the problem is that the floors supplied with sheds are not going to be able to bear much weight as they're intended to be flat on the shed base.

As soon as you raise the sides of the shed you'll need to introduce extensive packing for the floor.

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