Groundwork

Timber Garages

Concrete Pad & Single Brick Course
150mm compact hardcore: DPM: 100mm concrete: Single course of semi-engineering bricks

Please allow 50mm additional concrete in addition to the size of your garage. 
Your groundwork plan is issued when your order is placed and your final design is confirmed.
We allow a 5mm tolerance for the brick course - please use a laser level when setting the bricks.

In most cases the base is too large to dig by hand, hence a local contractor will be required to do the groundwork for you.

You start by digging out the ground down to a depth of 10 inches, with any spoil either removed by skip off site, or dispersed somewhere else on site.
Secondly the land / mains drains will be put in place, and soak aways will be constructed. The soak away will be a deep pit, about 1m x 1m x 2m deep and filled with gravel, with the drainage piped into the top of it. This is mainly to take the rainwater from the guttering.

Once the drains are prepared, the hardcore is put in to a depth of 150mm and compacted down. Once compacted, the shuttering around the edge is put in place.
The concrete is to a depth of 100mm, and should be a c35 mix, or a mix with fibres. For example a 6m x 6m square base will need 6m x 6m x 0.1m = 3.6 square metres of concrete. A tamped finish is sufficient, although a floated finish will be smoother. Timescale for this should be a single day.

Once the concrete has been laid for a couple of days the brick course can be fitted. This should take about half a day for the 6m x 6m base.

Garden Rooms & Offices

Concrete Pad or Paving Slab Base
150mm compact hardcore: DPM: 100mm concrete: or
750mm compact hardcore: 50mm paving slabs on cement sub base

Garden rooms and offices require a flat & level pad of either concrete or paving slabs.
The base will need to be at least the same size as the building you are looking to have, and you
will require 400mm clearance to objects such as fences, trees or other buildings.
We can work within a 10mm tolerance (which a competent builder can easily achieve).

We understand that many people want to deal with one company and have a turnkey operation to simply add their furniture at the end, hence we are able to offer a groundwork option for customers within 30 miles of CV47 (subject to a site survey). The prices for doing the base include an initial site visit, and assume the site is flat and level within a fall of 100mm. The size of the base will be the same size as the building and it includes a dig out of 150mm depth - filled with 75mm compacted type 1 hardcore and cemented slabs. The soil will be removed from site via a skip - which will be included (providing it can be located off a road) It does not include items such as removing tree roots, or the provision of retaining walls.

Wooden Stables

Concrete Pad & Single Brick Course
150mm compact hardcore: DPM: 100mm concrete: Single course of semi-engineering bricks

Please allow 50mm additional concrete in addition to the size of your garage. 
Your groundwork plan is issued when your order is placed and your final design is confirmed.
We allow a 5mm tolerance for the brick course - please use a laser level when setting the bricks.

The link below has groundwork contractors that have provided bases for Warwick Buildings

 

 

Groundwork Companies