ALBANY SHED CO

Manufacturers of Timber Garden Buildings

Est. 1984

Tel: 01536 762085

FAQ

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Do you sell direct to the public?

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No, see the Where to Buy section to easily locate a nearby retailer.

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Why are there no prices on your website?

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Please contact your local retailer for prices and more information.

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What are your sheds treated with?

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Where treatment is specified, we apply a base coat of water based Albany Brown treatment.

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Why aren't your sheds tanalised?

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We believe tanalised or pressure treated sheds are frequently misrepresented as being maintenance-free, whereas in our experience the best and only proper way to keep a shed in good condition is a regular coat of treatment. Pressure treatment is necessary for timber that has to go in the ground, but although it sounds like a good 'selling point', many in the shed industry agree that it can lead to more shrinkage and cracking than would otherwise occur. If left untreated, any tanalised shed would soon become an eyesore as it begins to look grey and unmaintained; it would also be more likely to leak in wet conditions.

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Do you use chipboard on floors and roofs?

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No, we use tongue & groove boards, except on the Cottage where we use solid close-boarded timber.

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How long will delivery take?

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Delivery time varies depending on the time of year so please order in plenty of time. Please allow longer during Spring and Summer - your retailer will advise the approximate lead time.

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Will my shed come with felt?

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Yes, where necessary we supply felt, glass, fixings, trims - all the required components.

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Can you assemble my shed?

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Most retailers offer an assembly service or can recommend someone.

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What do I need to put the shed on to?

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You need a solid, flat, level base to support the shed floor - see the base requirements page for more information.

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How often do I have to treat my shed?

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If the shed has been factory treated we recommend to re-treat it within 6 months and from then on annually. If it is untreated it must be treated straight away. The hardwood doors and windows supplied on some models should be treated as soon as possible with a high quality treatment such as a Sadolin product.

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What should I use to treat my shed?

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As mentioned above, Sadolin offer some high quality products that we recommend on hardwood doors and windows, but can also be used for the whole shed. For standard treatment, 'Albany Brown' is stocked by some retailers in 5L tubs. Other products in a range of colours can be purchased from your local DIY store. We do not recommend clear treatment.

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Can you make a shed to my requirements?

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Some models can be altered. We have included details of available options on each product page but if you can't see what you are looking for then check with your retailer. Unfortunately we are not able to offer made-to-order special shaped buildings.

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Are the cladding and framing sizes quoted the finished size after machining?

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Yes, some sellers quote sizes before machining so it's important to check.

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Which way will the floor joists run on my shed?

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It varies depending on the size and model. Floor plans are provided on this website but if crucial please check and then specify on order that they must adhere to the stated direction as they can be subject to change.

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Do you use Redwood or Whitewood?

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Both, but we only buy timber of a certain grade and from sustainable sources.

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Will I need planning permission?

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Planning permission may be required on larger / taller buildings depending on size and location – please check with your local council if unsure. We may be able to make certain buildings lower to avoid planning permission if necessary. It is the customer’s responsibility to check if planning is required.