What kind of base do I need for my building? A flat, solid, level base is required. There are several different options - concrete pad, slab base, timber framed base, decking, sleepers, Eco base. The base ideally should be at least 50mm above the existing ground level. We would recommend base’s to be the same size as the building.
Do I need planning permission? We would always advice to check with you local planning office. This will be dependent on the placement and overall size of the timber building. In general, the following rules apply for planning:
· If the building is situated within 2.00m of your boundary, it cannot be no higher than 2.50m
· If the building is situated with a 2.00m gap to the boundary it can be no higher than 4.00m for an Apex, or 3.00m for a mono pitch
· If the property Is listed or in an Area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB site)
· If the building is situated forward of the principal elevation of the property
· In a Conservation area – If the building is situated forward of the principal elevation or the side elevations of the property
· The building cannot take up more than half area of the original curtilage of the property
For more information please refer to Planning Portal link (https://www.planningportal.co.uk/info/200130/common_projects/43/outbuildings). we do offer an in-house planning application preparation and submission -POA, please note we cannot guarantee approval by the local authority
Do I need building regulations? Many Timber buildings do not need building regulations. This will be dependent on the overall size of your building. Please refer to Planning Portal link (https://www.planningportal.co.uk/info/200130/common_projects/43/outbuildings/2). If in doubt check with your local authority.
What is the difference between planning permission and building regs? Planning Permission deals with the appearance of the proposal and the effect it will have on neighbouring properties and the general environment while Building Control deals with the technical and construction details of the building works.
How are the buildings delivered? Our buildings are delivered on a 3.5T flatbed truck with a 5.00m long trailer. Please make sure appropriate parking is allocated at the address of delivery on the day.
What services do you offer?
We offer a full Delivery and Installation service Nationwide. We can go further afield if required. We also offer a full groundwork service for our buildings in Norfolk.
Do you have a show site where I can view your products? Yes, you can view a wide variety of are products at our show site in Norwich, where we have over 40 buildings on display from Garden Sheds to Mobile homes to a Commercial office. Please click the link for details https://scottsheds.com/contact
Can I design a building to suit my own individual needs? Yes. Our buildings are made to order to ensure you receive a unique product that meets your own specifications and requirements.
What type of timber are your products made from? Our timber buildings a made from Scandinavian or Russian softwood, using a variety of species. We can also offer a variety of cladding options – Western Red Cedar, Composite or Fibre Cement. It is important to remember that timber is a natural product, you may get some warping, expansion, shrinkage or shake due to different weather conditions. All our suppliers are FSC or PEFC Certified. FSC certification (Forest Stewardship Council) is considered the ‘gold standard’ designation for wood harvested for forests that are responsibly managed, socially beneficial, environmentally conscious and economically viable.
PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification), is a leading global alliance of national forest certification systems. As an international non-profit, non-governmental organization, we are dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management through independent third-party certification.