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    Default Garden shed slab

    I am doing a small garden shed 3.1 x 1.3 what would be the best floor for this. I am looking at either a concrete slab (which we would have to probably mix by hand) or laying 400x400 pavers and concreting the gaps only to prevent grass growing and water entering.

    Would the pavers be solid enough or is it better to go with the cement slab. Do I need any reo in such a small slab. The shed will only be used to store garden tools/mower etc.

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    I would go with the slab and put reo in it.

    Pavers just won't give you the same solid, homogenous base, as concrete.
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    I agree with Vernon.... Pavers will move but make sure pad is not over an easement or sewerline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussieorchid View Post
    I am doing a small garden shed 3.1 x 1.3 what would be the best floor for this. I am looking at either a concrete slab (which we would have to probably mix by hand) or laying 400x400 pavers and concreting the gaps only to prevent grass growing and water entering.

    Would the pavers be solid enough or is it better to go with the cement slab. Do I need any reo in such a small slab. The shed will only be used to store garden tools/mower etc.
    at 100mm thick a little under .5m3 of concrete, take very little time to mix it with a cement mixer.Reo, yes, f52 would be fine, you should be able to buy a 1/2 sheet (3m x 2.4m)

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    We had the large concrete pavers in a garden shed at a rental property and had no issues with them at all.....just a different view to those slab huggers
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    I'd go for a slab.

    The shed at my house was laid with pavers (1foot square buggers), put down terribly at that. Come the wet months, it gets shockingly damp in the shed, to the extent that I wrap up my more precious tools to protect them from rust.

    At some point I intend to re-lay them neatly with some black plastic underneath, and then in the future when I can build my dream shed, hopefully the council will allow a concrete slab (Edge of the shed is about half a metre from an easement, bugger!)

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    i'm going with majority and the slab plus reo on a good base - better chance of keeping it level as well


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