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Do I need planning permission?

Under new regulations that come into effect on 1 October 2008, outbuildings are considered to be permitted development, not needing permission, but are subject to limits and conditions.  Click on the link to see full report.

We always advise talking to the local council authority to clarify you requirements as some authorities differ.

Can I lay my own base?

Yes you can lay your own base, alternatively we can arrange for it to be laid for you.

It is essential that the base laying is done correctly as a badly laid base will only lead to problems when it comes to erecting the building.  Click on the link to see full report

Will you still erect the garage if the base is not level?

Unfortunately this depends on the base and how bad the levels are.  If  the levels are unworkable then you will have to re-level the base.  This means we will have to return at a later date to erect the garage which will incur a cost of £180.00. Click on the link to see full report

Can I use an existing base?

We recommend a site survey to establish viability of the old base, which must be level. This will also highlight any problems concerning the size, strength and condition of the base.  Click on the link to see full report

Do you dismantle old garages & sheds?

Yes we can arrange for your old building to be dismantled and removed from the site.
Some old buildings have asbestos in the roof sheets these can only be removed under license . We can arrange for this to be dealt with promptly, efficiently. Click on link for Asbestos

When will I get my Garage?

We generally deliver and erect on the same day.  This makes the whole process simple and less disruptive for our customers.
Arrangements for delivery and erection are organized on a 3 to 4 week timetable but if a customer wants to fast track his order this can be accommodated.

How long will it take to erect my garage?

This depends on the size of the garage but in the majority of cases between 4 to 8 hours.

What is a fillet?

This is a mixture of 4 parts sand to 1 part cement placed on the inside of the garage at the base of the panels 2 inches up the panel and 2 inches out. This is used to weatherproof the junction between two areas

What is an infill?

If the garage you purchase has a smaller up and over garage door than width of the garage it will require an infill.
An infill consists of concrete panels place to fill the gap on one side or the other of the up and over door.

How do I prevent damp coming up through the floor?

When you are casting the base put in a damp proof membrane.  100g plastic sheeting is normally recommended.  If you’re not sure ask a local builder for advice.


When you place your order we ask you to send a deposit of 10%.
This secures the price for your garages.
The balance of your payment will be required on the day of delivery and erection of the garage.

Don’t forget we are always here to help, call our office and speak to our friendly staff.

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I was impressed by the excellent organisation - peoples timing and punctuality was impressive as was their workmanship. It was the first time I had dealt with anyone from the internet also with someone completely unknown - I usually use people as recommended by others. Your personal kindness and helpfulness was much appreciated, you even went the extra mile by contacting you ‘technical adviser' to overcome the problem with the Council's Building Warrant Officer, who delayed matters, so putting me one week behind schedule. When my warrant was granted you efficiently arranged for the erection of the garage. You have an excellent and hard-working team which is so rare these days. Locals have wondered why I dealt with people from so far away - they were disbelieving when I recounted events as they unfolded but most impressed when they realised it was true!

- Elaine Parker, Abelour
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