Does my shed need a base?
Your shed includes a timber floor boarded with tongued and grooved matching. It needs a firm level base to be sited on.The floor needs to sit on either concrete, slabs or floor bearers to ensure air can circulate under it.Prices for us to supply and construct a base are on the price list.For small garden sheds which are used to simply store garden tools and light items – floor bearers are adequate. For larger sheds or where heavy items are to be stored – a slab base is better.
Why are your sheds constructed with tongued and grooved loglap?
We only use tongued and grooved boarding as the inter locking profile ensures the timber does not pull apart. Timber is a natural product and shrinks and swells with temperature and moisture fluctuations. Overlap boarding can easily pull apart creating gaps, whereas tongued and grooved boarding will not pull apart completely.
What sort of preservative do you use?
We use a spirit based preservative as standard on all our buildings. In our opinion this gives much better protection as it soaks into the timber rather than just coating the surface.
Is there a choice of colours for my building?
Yes – our standard colours in spirit based preservative are light or dark brown and clear. Many other colours can be used but are usually only available in water based products.
When will my building need re treating?
Your shed will have had one coat of treatment during manufacture. As with all timber products it will benefit from regular re-treatment.
Where do you deliver to?
We offer free delivery to areas within the shaded area on the map below, but we often travel further for minimal extra cost.
Placing an order
On placing an order with us you will receive a copy of the order form, either by email if you order over the phone or a photocopy if you order in person. These are the details we will use to make your building, it is your responsibility to check the order form is correct. If you wish to amend the order anytime before we start manufacturing, we will amend the order form and email you the new copy for you to approve.
We can only accept, cash, cheque or a bank transfer as payment. The deposit must be paid no more than one week from order date to secure the agreed delivery date. The balance must be paid in full before goods leave our workshop. Please allow time for cheques to clear.
All our prices include Vat, delivery and installation.
Our lead time varies through the year, usually around 6 – 8 weeks.
When placing an order, you will be given a delivery week, we will contact you the week before to organise a convenient day and time to deliver and install your building. We do everything we can to keep to these dates but somethings are out of our control, for instance adverse weather conditions. If we can’t make the agreed date, we will be in touch to re-organise.
The customer must ensure that the proposed building location is both firm and level, of a concrete or paved base construction and must be no less than the size of the proposed building. A solid foundation will not only give great support to your garden building but will also increase its life span. For smaller timber buildings, the use of 3″x 2″ (75 x 50mm) pressure treated timber floor bearers at 18″ to 2’ centres on a solid and level ground may be suitable. Please speak to us if you have any doubts.
The proposed position of your garden building should be free from any obstructions and impediments such as tree branches and plants. Most sections will be too big to pass through a front door or garage, we ask that your location has good and unrestricted access to allow the easy transfer of these larger building sections. We need a minimum height of 7’6” and a width of 2’. It is the responsibility of the customers to make sure full access is available for all building sections as this may result in failed delivery and installation charges. If you have any access worries or concerns, please contact us before you place your order for some advice.
It is the customer’s responsibility to arrange an appropriate base for the building. If the base is unprepared or inadequate for your purchased building and if installation has not been cancelled prior to delivery, the building will be left with the customer for self-assembly.
It is possible to arrange a re-installation for a later date; however, an extra charge will be imposed.
We can only accept cancellations on standard building up until 3 weeks prior to delivery and will always incur a £50 charge.
On larger and custom buildings please contact us at the earliest convenience, a refund will depend on materials bought for your building.
Wood is a
natural material and carries unique characteristics. This results in no two
pieces being the same in appearance.
Whilst we endeavour to make sure all sections are as equal to one another as possible, it’s inevitable there may be misalignment from time to time. This is normally caused by thermal expansion/contraction and with the panels made in different batches, this cannot be remedied. In action to this, we supply cover strips which take the eye away from cladding that doesn’t match perfectly.
Door adjustments are the responsibility of the customer and may be required during time to time. This is simply due to the expansion and contraction of the material during seasons however over time this will settle.
We use a 20kg polyester roofing felt, this has a life expectancy of 10-15yrs but is not guaranteed. The life of the felt will be affected by, but not limited to, weather conditions and animal damage.
To prolong the life of your shed you should give it a coat of spirit based preservative each year.