Building a base for your Access shed

Building an Asgard shed base

Once you have decided to order your new Access Garden shed, you are well on your way to keeping your garden equipment and accessories safe and secure in this unit.

However, before your unit arrives, you will need to check that the location and foundation that you will place the Access Garden Shed is suitable for installation.

To help you prepare the base correctly, we have put together a checklist to help you create a base.

1) Is your chosen location suitable? - Leave a 100mm gap between the unit and the fence/wall.

The first thing to consider is where you will be installing the new garden shed. Obviously this will depend on the space you have available and the size of the unit. Check to see that you have enough space to access the garden shed easily and conveniently. The Access Unit is unique inthat it has a wide double door opening as well as a lift-up top lid for easy access.

It is important to remember when placing this shed up against a fence, wall, or the sideof a house, ensure that you leave 100mm gap between the wall and the unit sothat the top lid can be lifted up.

There should be no plants or bushes surrounding the garden shed as this will cause excessive moisture to enter the unit through the vents and cause dampness.

2) Is the foundation firm and suitable?- Make sure there are no plants/bushes close to the unit.

As the metal garden shed is made from galvanised steel panels andweighs over 100kg, it needs to be fixed on a solid base to prevent it moving around after installation. We recommend using a concrete or tarmac foundation which is at least 100mm deep and is wider than the base of the unit.  Please note that the base of the Access unit measures 7ft 1" (2200mm) x 3ft 7" (1150mm)

Alternatively, you can use paving slabs or flagstones which arestable, solid and fixed to the ground (i.e. not sitting on top of gravel).

Ensure that concrete foundation is completely drybefore installing the unit on top.

3) Do you have a level base?- Prepare a solid foundation for the unit to sit on.

The Access metal garden shed has a lift-up top lid which can only be opened and closed if the unit is completely level. If the unit is on a slight slope or uneven surface, the lid will not shut or lock so a level surface is vital.  

4) To check your base is level, use a spirit level to check the base is completely flat and level.- Ensure the unit is on a firm level surface.

Need to check the Asgard unit base-size? Refer to our shed base sizes table here.

5) Ensure that there is sufficient room around the shed for ventilation.

Leave room around your shed for proper shed ventilation and to help circulate airflow.

Congratulations! You are now ready for your unit to be delivered from Asgard.

Building a shed base case study

Assembly of the Asgard Units

Most of the storage units from Asgard are self assembly, and acopy of easy-to-follow illustrated instructions with all the necessary fixtures and fittings are provided with the storage units. Shed Assembly instructions for your Asgard shed canalso be downloaded from the Asgard website.

Installation Service

If you prefer not to build the unit yourself, we do also offeran Assembly Service for Asgard sheds -please contact us for more details.