I am soon to be moving into a new house with a blank canvas of a garden. I enjoy woodworking and have been looking at buying a workshop shed, approximately 12ft x 10ft, to go in the garden so I don't make as much of a mess in the garden.
I know that the best option for a shed foundation would be to have a sturdy patio laid and put the shed on top of that. However, I haven't yet been able to see the garden fully in order to create a ground plan for how I may want a patio to be shaped in order to hold a shed and any other garden furniture.
Would it be possible/advisable to place a large workshop shed atop of a plastic shed base that is filled in with gravel, and then building a patio around this in future? See below for example diagram.
I have seen that many sheds on the internet that are built atop a patio require ramps to get wheeled tools in and out. Would going the plastic base route allow me to sink the shed the ramp height down such that it's level with the ground/patio around? This is where the gravel would act as a 'French drain'?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.