Advice on levelling ground for a childs playhouse.


C

Cokey

Hello group,

I am soon to undertake the building of a 8' x 8' childs playhouse. The
ground area it is to be built on has a very slight slope, from left to
right. I will be placing the playhouse on pressure-treated floor
bearers (fence posts) on top of a gravel base (as instructed in the
plans I have purchased). Can someone please advise on the best way to
level the ground, ready for the gravel base to go down? Is it possible
to use the gravel to level it?

Im a newbie at this so all and any advice is welcomed.

Thanks
Marc
 
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Stuart Noble

Cokey said:
Hello group,

I am soon to undertake the building of a 8' x 8' childs playhouse. The
ground area it is to be built on has a very slight slope, from left to
right. I will be placing the playhouse on pressure-treated floor
bearers (fence posts) on top of a gravel base (as instructed in the
plans I have purchased). Can someone please advise on the best way to
level the ground, ready for the gravel base to go down? Is it possible
to use the gravel to level it?

Im a newbie at this so all and any advice is welcomed.

Thanks
Marc
Why not just stand it on 8 bricks? 64 square feet of gravel (to a depth
of 4"?) seems like a lot of work for no real benefit. Your posts will
rot without a good circulation of air
 
L

Lurch

Why not just stand it on 8 bricks? 64 square feet of gravel (to a depth
of 4"?) seems like a lot of work for no real benefit. Your posts will
rot without a good circulation of air
Also gravel is a nightmare to walk on if it's more than a couple of
inches deep.

Personally, after having gravel in a few spots round the back garden,
I wouldn't ever use gravel again if kids are around. They all love it,
but it ends up everywhere, and not just a few bits here and there,
buckets full of the stuff in the grass, across the patio, everywhere.
 
T

The Natural Philosopher

Lurch said:
Also gravel is a nightmare to walk on if it's more than a couple of
inches deep.

Personally, after having gravel in a few spots round the back garden,
I wouldn't ever use gravel again if kids are around. They all love it,
but it ends up everywhere, and not just a few bits here and there,
buckets full of the stuff in the grass, across the patio, everywhere.
I agree, Get some cheap concrete paving slabs or concrte blocks and dig
them in to 'level'

Thats what I did..its been fine.
 
R

Rick

Why not just stand it on 8 bricks? 64 square feet of gravel (to a depth
of 4"?) seems like a lot of work for no real benefit. Your posts will
rot without a good circulation of air- Hide quoted text -

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Thats the way I'd go, and then use slates (or frame packers) to pack
up the gaps and make all nice and level. I might put the pricks on
some large thick paving slabe if the ground was soft.
 
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Cokey

Thats the way I'd go, and then use slates (or frame packers) to pack
up the gaps and make all nice and level. I might put the pricks on
some large thick paving slabe if the ground was soft.- Hide quoted text -

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Right, I think I will go for the brick solution. Luckily I have a pile
new bricks to hand. I will report back with the result, for future
reference, when done.

Thanks to all who replied.
Marc
 
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