Woodstock Timber Buildings

Frequently Asked Questions...

How long is the delivery time?

We aim to deliver & install within 8-10 weeks following a confirmed order, but this can increase to 12-14 weeks during our busy seasons. Contact us for our current lead times. 


We give exact delivery dates upon ordering so you can prepare your area and make any other necessary arrangements.


Do I have to treat my building?

Our timber is pressure treated, so it isn’t essential to treat right away but we do recommend a water repellent initially 

and annual treatment to get the most out of your timber.


Barrettine Wood Protective Treatment is a great choice as it is ideal for pre-treated buildings. It provides non-biocidal protection, nourishing the wood and repelling water ingress that can cause decay.


How should I treat my building?

We recommend a water repellent & wood protective treatment is applied after installation. There are many types on the market. 


Barrettine Wood Protective Treatment is a great choice as it is ideal for pre-treated buildings. It provides non-biocidal protection, nourishing the wood and repelling water ingress that can cause decay. 


Is my building waterproof?

We roof all our sheds with a range of high quality roof coverings to make them watertight, we also seal all the corners with a high quality sealant to reduce any possible water ingress but wooden buildings are not, by their nature, 100% waterproof. In heavy rain fall, ingress may occur through the timber itself and through the corners of the shed. 


We strongly recommend an application of water repellent treatment is applied after installation.


Can I use my building all year round?

There is no reason why you cannot use your building throughout the year without insulation. You will need a heat source whether you have insulation or not, but the heat will be lost quicker without any insulation at all. For buildings that are being used for offices, salons etc... we recommend insulation and lining to help retain the heat and save the cost of energy.


Do you offer electrical services?

Currently, we don't offer electrical services but we can recommend a reliable and reasonable company who we work along side on a regular basis. Alternatively, we are happy to discuss any requirements with an electrician of your choice. 


If you are installing electrics in an insulated building we often ensure there is enough time to allow the electrician to conceal the electrics in the walls and ceilings, if required.


Another option is to surface mount electrics which give you the flexibility to easily change the positioning of your fixings in the future.


Can you install to grass?

No, we cannot install to any soft or uneven ground. You need a solid, level area such as paving flags or concrete. (indian stone paving is not recommended due to the variation in the stone which can hold water)


We offer base frames which are made from treated timber and staked into the ground to create a level area for us to install to. These are more cost effective than a concrete base and allow an airflow beneath the building which can reduce the chance of the floor rotting.


Do you lay concrete bases?

We don't offer a concrete service but we can install a base frame to any ground with no more than a 12" fall. They are made from treated timber and staked into the ground to create a level area for us to install to. Pressure treated timber has been proven to last up to 40 years in the ground!


Our base frames are more cost effective than a concrete base and allow an airflow beneath the building which can reduce the chance of the floor rotting. They are virtually mess free with no need for digging out or messy concrete ruining your garden. 


What is Pressure treated timber?

Pressure treatment is a method of preserving timber to increase the life of the timber by protecting it against rot and insect infestation. 


The treatment used is usually a combination of organic and copper biocide ingredients which protects the timber from being penetrated with water and insects such as wood worm or weevils. This treatment is pressured into the timber in large tanks to sink deep into the timber for optimal protection throughout. 


The copper gives the timber a slight green colour, this does not last and is usually golden brown within a few weeks. If you notice some green on your timber, it is likely to be the treatment and not worrisome mould.


Help! I have mould in my building!

If you are certain the mould is not the treatment as described under WHAT IS PRESSURE TREATED TIMBER? It is likely that the airflow is very low in your building which is not allowing trapped moisture to release. 


Step 1. 

Open doors and windows where possible. 

Step 2. 

Wipe the affected area with a diluted bleach solution

Step 3. 

Ensure you open the doors as often as possible to keep the air circulating.


To avoid this happening, don't store items tight up to the walls, keeping a distance between boxes and other times to reduce trapped moisture. Do not store wet items in your garden building. Apply a water repellent to the exterior walls and/or line your building with a breathable membrane. You can also install vents to help airflow but this can be achieved by opening doors and/or windows regularly.


Can I insulate my building myself?

You can insulate yourself no problem and we are happy to offer advice where needed.


We recommend using a 25mm foil insulation and line however you would like, we choose a TGV clad, but many use plywood or similar.


Don't forget to line your building before insulation with a breathable membrane. This is an essential step to dramatically reduce the possibility of trapped moisture between your walls. 


Do you offer flat pack?

Unfortunately, we don't offer flat packed buildings. 


All our prices given include professional installation. 


Do you have a show room?

Currently we don't have a show room, but we are due to install show buildings by the end of 2021. 


In the meantime, we welcome customers to visit our yard to discuss your requirements, see the materials we use and design a building suitable for your needs!


Contact us to arrange an appointment - we'd love to meet you!


Do you dismantle and remove old buildings?

We don't offer a removal service, however we can assist with dismantle if the building is to be disposed of. If the old building is in good enough condition to be used again we recommend posting an advert to a selling site such as facebook market or gumtree, buyer to dismantle. This has worked very well for customer in the past.


How do I order?

You can either order by email, over the phone or in person. 


Contact us with your requirements and our knowledgeable and friendly team will be happy to help!


Do you require a deposit?

Yes, we take a 30% deposit to place your order and secure your install date. The remaining balance is due two working days before the scheduled delivery date. More information on our payment terms can be found on our Terms & Conditions


Do you accept card payments?

Yes, we accept cash, card and bank transfer payment. We currently don't accept cheque.


Do you offer finance?

No, we don't offer finance but we do accept most major credit cards.


What area do you cover?

We cover approx. 100 miles from WF7 6EQ. Our prices on our website include delivery and installation within 50 miles. If you are within the 50-100 miles distance, please get in touch for a delivery quote.


Do you make custom sizes?

Yes! We make all our own products which allows us to make to measure and to change layouts of doors and windows to suit the customers requirements.

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