Installation - Base Guidelines

How do I qualify for a Free Fitting Service?
Nordic Timber Buildings do request that the following guidelines are met upon delivery for you to qualify for the free installation service please find as follows:

- Solid Level Base

- Clear Unrestricted Access to Base

- No Height Restrictions - Clearance Height of 8ft High

Please Note: We do not lift over Fences, Garden Walls and Garages, nor do we carry through customers premises due to insurance regulations. If these guidelines are not met upon ordering we will reserve the right to drop off the goods without Installation of the Building / Fence and collect any outstanding balance. Failure to pay any outstanding balance Nordic Timber Buildings Team will return the goods back to our premises.


Why build a base?
It is essential that all garden buildings are assembled on a firm and level base constructed from an appropriate and durable material. Without the correct base buildings may be very difficult to assemble and in many cases may be assembled incorrectly leading to future deterioration of the product such as doors dropping out of square and becoming difficult to open/close or water leakage. Assembling a garden building on an incorrect base is also likely to invalidate any guarantee that your product may carry.

Where to build a base?
When deciding where to place your garden building, you need to take a few things into consideration.

Firstly, please remember not to place the base too close to any walls or fences as there may be a slight overhang on the roof of the garden building. Secondly, placing the base next to trees or large bushes could also cause problems from overhanging branches especially if these are likely to grow and come into contact with the building in the future. In this case, please cut these branches in advance. Once the garden building has been assembled, please check overhanging foliage regularly as any rubbing on the roofing felt may lead to your garden building becoming susceptible to rain and extreme weather conditions.

Furthermore, when deciding the optimum location for your base and garden building please consider access – for example access around each side of the garden building in order to apply wood treatments or preservative. Try to visualise what the garden building will look like in the position selected – you may not want to carry large or heavy objects right down to the end of your garden. You may also want to consider where the building is most likely to receive natural light or a have nice view, especially for buildings such summerhouses or log cabins. Finally, if you intend to fit an electricity or water supply to your garden building, you may need to consider where would be most appropriate to cater for this (i.e. Distance to mains electricity/water supply).

What Materials should we use to build the correct base?

We highly recommend the following bases to support the weight of your shed and to help assist with its shelf life.

- Concrete Pad
- Concrete Posts
- Timber Framed Base
- Slabs

Please Note: Nordic do not assemble our buildings onto Eco Friendly Plastic Bases, from our experience we have found they are not strong enough to take the weight of our building and sadly do not prevent water ingress.

How to build a Base?
To construct a professional base we would recommend using a reputable local builder or handyman however if you feel comfortable with the task then it is relatively straightforward to construct your own base;

Please Note: It is strongly advised that you build your base either to the exact size of the shed  or made slightly larger than the dimensions of the garden building


We ask upon purchasing goods from Nordic Timber Buildings that you have full knowledge and accept the following:

Information On The Process Of Tanalising
Your product has been manufactured in pressure treated softwood (Scandinavian Redwood). This process is often referred to as tanalising. Tanalising involves impregnation with Tanalith E (environmentally friendly) wood preservative under controlled conditions in a vacuum pressure timber impregnation plant. When impregnated into the timber the chemicals become fixed into the timber and cannot be removed. At times the treatment leaves a green residue on the surface which will normally wear off with use. This is a feature that occurs but is not considered a blemish, the residue is not harmful.

The treatment described above gives softwood the qualities of a long service life and long term protection from fungal and insect attack.

The Process of Tantalising and Pressure Treatment does not mean that your building will be water proof. Timber is a Natural Product and although we guarantee that your product is resistant from Rot, Fungus and Damp, we would highly recommend that you apply an oil based waterproofing treatment to make the timber watertight ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING FITTING ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES inside the structure. We are conscience during the construction and assembly of your structure that it is also important for us to help prevent water entering the building i.e. using 40kg roofing felt, silicon beading and facias although this doesn’t make the build water proof so again we reiterate whist yes expect the timber to be rot resistant but not water proof so we strongly recommend you invest in an waterproofing treatment.



Nordic Timber Buildings do request that the following guidelines are met upon delivery for you to Qualify for the Free Installation Service

- Solid level base
- Clear unrestricted access to base
- No height restrictions - Clearance height of 8ft High

Please Note: We do not lift over Fences, Garden Walls and Garages, nor do we carry through customers premises due to insurance regulations. If these guidelines are not met upon ordering we will reserve the right to drop off the goods without Installation of the Building / Fence and collect any outstanding balance. Failure to pay any outstanding balance Nordic Timber Buildings Team will return the goods back to our premises.