We offer a Groundwork and Site Clearance service to customers who buy one of our garages, sheds, summerhouses or greenhouses – any mess or debris from before or after construction will be cleared away. GSG ensures your outdoor area is suitable for construction to start, and that there is no waste left after the project’s completion.
It is essential to carry out the correct groundwork before a build begins, ensuring the surface will carry your structure and provide a firm foundation for many years to come.
One common misconception is that a concrete garage can be placed directly on to a paved or tarmacked surface. However, a concrete raft base is needed to ensure essential structural stability.
Laying proper foundations is the best way to ensure a long life for any garden building. We recommend a minimum depth of 100mm for the entire base area for any concrete structure. This should be thicker around the edges and have a depth which suits local soil conditions.
Our experienced staff will take care of groundwork for the build, using the best quality materials and providing the right foundations for the structure, whether it is a bespoke concrete garage or a pre-fabricated wooden shed.
GSG offers to clear and prepare your site before construction begins.
We dispose of any waste prior to starting the project, be that undergrowth, trees, rotting shed, derelict garage or any other material. After completion, we make it a priority to ensure that the space is cleared and left in a tidy and usable state.
Doing it yourself
Should you choose not to use GSG Buildings Ltd for the construction of your project after buying from us, we recommend contacting a local garden centre – many of which now operate a construction service that provides a guarantee and peace-of-mind that a product has been correctly assembled.
Many greenhouses are laid on solid foundations. However if it is to be built on soil or grass, the following should be noted:
Persistent weight on the door sill (or ‘doorstep’) can cause damage over time. This is due to the sill trying to follow the natural contour of the ground below.
A hard support, such as flags, should always be fitted underneath the sill. Alternatively, a soft-soil support can be used which allows the door to run in the track.
Laying a level flagged area below a structure is the most common option for providing a suitable surface for construction to take place.
Flags which are used below an outdoor garden building should be a few inches bigger in length and width than the structure itself, this allows for easy maintenance and cleaning.
Want to know more?
If you have any questions about Site Clearance or Groundwork, our consultants will be more than happy to provide the answers and discuss your options in detail.
You can call us on 01772 824953 or send us an email here.