Frequently Asked Questions
How do I order?
Reach out to use via phone or email so we can have a talk about what you want from your new garden shed. If needed, you can visit us at our production unit where we can show you the superior materials that we use. Once you are happy a deposit can be taken by card, bank transfer or in cash. The remainder of the balance will be payable on delivery.
Do you deliver?
Yes. We deliver our garden buildings all over South Wales. Our free delivery and installation service on garden buildings covers a 20 mile driving distance from our manufacturing facility in Ammanford. Any deliveries further afield will incur a small delivery charge.
What’s included in the price?
The price quoted includes –
- The garden building you have ordered
- Any extras you may have added
- Delivery and installation
Where do you build your sheds?
Each and every one of our garden buildings are built by local carpenters at our Swansea workshop.
How are your sheds constructed? What type of wood do you use?
Our sheds are all made to measure and are hand built to order by our experienced workforce.
For our cladding we only use pressure treated joinery grade 20mm thick Redwood tongue and groove. This hard-wearing type of timber is perfect for sheds and the pressure treatment process will ensure that wood decay will not be a problem for many many years.
For our framing timbers we use structurally graded & pressure treated C16 timber. We use three different sizes dependent on the footprint of the building we are creating – 2”x2”, 3”x2” CLS or 4″x2″ CLS. This is the same timber used in timber frame manufacture. If its good enough for houses its good enough for our garden buildings.
Our roofs and floors are constructed from marine grade “Q Mark” certified marine hardwood plywood sheets.
Each roof is then coated with a high quality 40kg heavy duty mineral felt. Many of our customers opt for our rubber roof upgrade due to its fit and forget properties.
What is Pressure Treatment and how does it prolong the lifespan of our sheds ?
Wood is a great building material. It is strong, lightweight, easily worked with tools and relatively inexpensive. The only problem with wood is that many varieties of bacteria, fungi and insects find it appetizing. When wood is in contact with the ground or moisture for any period of time, these organisms attack the wood. Untreated wood like pine will only last a year or two if it is touching moist ground or exposed to heavy rainfall such as we have in the UK.
Pressure-treated lumber is wood that has been immersed in a liquid preservative and placed in a pressure chamber. The chamber forces the chemical deep into the wood fibers and makes the wood much less appealing to the bacteria, fungi and insects.
Most other shed manufacturers in South Wales simply paint on a preservative layer to the outside of the shed. This gives a small amount of protection but what about all of the exposed timber inside and underneath the shed that can easily be exposed to moist conditions ?
At Superior Sheds Swansea we pressure treat every piece of wood that goes in to our sheds, from the runners underneath to the joist in the roof. There are currently no other manufacturers offering this service in South Wales due to the increased costs in production. We are happy to make a little bit less on each shed whilst knowing that we are providing our customers with a quality treated product that will last the test of time.
Do you build custom made sheds ?
Of course. Building to the customers special specifications is where we excel. Simply let us know what you require and we will give you a price if we aren’t too busy on our core range of products.
Do I need a base?
All customers are required to provide a firm and level base in preparation for installation. A base can be constructed from concrete, wood, patio slabs or any other hard-wearing material that can be worked to a level surface. We can arrange fr our friendly and reliable builder Mark to carry out any groundworks needed prior to your shed being delivered.
How long will delivery take?
Usually between 4 – 8 weeks. Our lead time fluctuates throughout the year. We will always inform you of our current lead time before you make a purchase.
Do I need to treat my shed/summer house/garden building?
Yes. It is vital that two to 3 coats of a good quality oil based preservative is applied to your shed as quickly as possible after delivery is made. You should then apply one coat every year, preferably in the middle to end of summer in preparation for the winter rains. (click here for more info on shed maintanance)
We stock tins of Premier Q Wood Preservative at our showroom and will happily offer a discount when buying with one of our garden sheds.