FAQ's

YES… We require a hardstanding for all our quality buildings, What do we mean by this, well we don’t ask for a Concrete base but it must be solid, So Concrete, Tarmac, Gravel or flags REASONABLY LEVEL NO MORE THAN 4″ OUT OF LEVEL

Simply your guarantee is totally NULL AND VOID , Our buildings are really heavy, quality buildings, you are wasting your money if you want us to put your building on soil or grass.

BY A MILLION MILES A GRAVEL BASE IS THE CHEAPEST AND BEST BASE YOU COULD POSSIBLY HAVE PUT DOWN FOR A BUILDING, ITS SIMPLE REALLY MAKE A FRAME OUT OF SOMETHING LIKE 3″ X 2″ TAN TIMBER A WHOLE 12″ BIGGER ALL ROUND THAN THE SIZE OF YOUR BUILDING try as best as possible to get it level, THEN FILL IT WITH GRAVEL AND COMPACT IT BY HITTING IT WITH A SPADE OR HIRE IN A HAND HELD COMPACTOR ,  NEVER EVER DIG A HOLE AND FILL, IF THE GRAVEL BASE IS HIGHER THAN THE SURROUNDING GROUND WATER WILL DISPERSE AND YOUR BASE WILL ALWAYS BE DRY!! AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE WE HAVE ADDED SOME PHOTOS OF BASES

NO NEVER, EVERY BUILDING WE ASSEMBLE IS LIFTED OFF THE GROUND ON TREATED TIMBER , WE CALL THEM UNDER BUILDING BEARERS, ONCE LEVEL WE LAY YOUR FLOOR ON TOP OF THE TREATED TIMBER  AND ASSEMBLE YOUR BUILDING

WHAT WE WOULD DO IS MAKE A SITE VISIT, AS A RULE OF THUMB ON THESE OCCASIONS WE WOULD MAKE A TIMBER BASE ( A BIT LIKE A DECKING BASE ) OF COURSE IT IS EXTRA COST BUT ITS MUCH, MUCH BETTER THAN HAVING MUD ALL OVER YOU GARDEN,  

WELL EVERYTHING IS DOABLE , WE HAVE SEEN SOME REALLY BAD SITES OVER THE YEARS PROBABLY THE WORST ONE WAS ABOUT SIX FEET OUT OF LEVEL  BUT OUR BUILDING IS STILL STANDING 12 YEARS LATER —  WE CAN DO IT ( WHAT YOU CANNOT DO IS NOTHING, LET US TURN UP WITH YOUR BUILDING AND EXPECT OUR JOINERS TO SORT IT ) WORK LIKE THIS HAS TO BE DONE A COUPLE OF WEEKS BEFORE WE TURN UP WITH YOUR BUILDING. ITS COMMON SENCE REALLY!!!   

SORRY NO, WE ARE JOINERS NOT GROUND PEOPLE WE NEVER DIG, WE BUILD, OUR JOINERS WORK ON CLEAN BUILDINGS, CLEAN SITES etc , THEY ARE HERE TO BUILD YOU SMART BUILDINGS NOT DO GROUNDWORK.

YES OF COURSE, WE ALWAYS KNOW RELIABLE PEOPLE WHO CAN LAY YOUR BASE FOR YOU, WE CANNOT QUOTE YOU, WE HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH EACH INDIVIDUAL MAY OR MAY NOT CHARGE,  AGAIN ITS SIMPLE THERE ARE A LOT OF RELIABLE FOLK WHO COULD LAY A BASE FOR A BUILDING ANYONE WHO CAN LAY FLAGS CAN LAY YOU A GRAVEL BASE ! 

WELL WHY WASTE MONEY ON A FLAG OR CONCRETE BASE ?  GRAVEL IS EASY TO LEVEL AND ITS CHEAP TO LAY, SOME YEARS AGO A CUSTOMER WAS QUOTED £5,000 FOR A VERY LARGE CONCRETE BASE FOR A LARGE WORKSHOP, AND SHE RUNG FOR ADVISE WE SAID WE WOULD GO OVER THAT EVENING, WHEN WE GOT THERE SHED HAD A BRILLIANT CRUSH AND RUN HARDSTANDING…. SHE DID NOT NEED TO SPEND A PENNY !!!   THE CONCRETE GUY WAS ASKED TO QUOTE FOR A CONCRETE BASE AND HE WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE THAN HAPPY TO LAY ONE THE FACT IS THE BASE THIS CUSTOMER ALREADY HAD WAS PERFECT !!!  PLEASE DO NOT WASTE MONEY…..

A SIMPLE NON LINED AND INSULATED SUMMERHOUSE WE ALWAYS BE DONE IN A DAY,  A FULLY LINED AND INSULATED BUILDING WILL SOMETIMES TAKE TWO DAYS AND A LARGE SUMMERHOUSE THAT IS LINED AND INSULATED MAY TAKE UP TO THREE DAYS, ON ODD OCCASIONS IN REALLY BAD WEATHER PAINTED BUILDING REQUIRE US TO POP BACK ON A DRY DAY TO FINISH OFF, ON SUMMERHOUSES THAT ARE ‘FILLED AND PAINTED FINISH’ THERE ARE TIMES WHEN WE SIMPLY CANNOT FINISH THE PAINTWORK SO WE WILL POP BACK ON A DRY DAY TO DO THAT.

WE HOLD YOUR DEPOSIT IN OUR BUSINESS ‘DEPOSIT ACCOUNT’ IF FOR ANY REASON YOU DECIDE YOU WANT TO CANCEL YOUR BUILDING YOU CAN DO SO UP TO FOUR WEEKS BEFORE WE ARE DUE TO DELIVER YOUR BUILDING, ONCE WE HAVE STARTED YOUR BUILDING I AM SORRY YOUR DEPOSIT IS THEN NON REFUNDABLE.

WE TAKE A DEPOSIT WHEN YOU ORDER YOUR BUILDING THEN FULL PAYMENT IS DUE 7 DAYS BEFORE DELIVERY AND FUNDS MUST BE CLEARED 3 DAYS BEFORE DELIVERY

AT ANY ONE TIME WE CAN BE WORKING ON UP TO A DOZEN BUILDINGS GETTING THEM READY FOR DELIVERY / ASSEMBLY SO WE ARE STRICT ON OUR TERMS ARE – ITS CLEARED FUNDS BEFORE YOUR BUILDING LEAVES OUR PREMISES-  YOU CAN BE COMPLETELY ASSURED OUR STAFF WILL BRING AND ASSEMBLE YOUR BUILDING ON THE DAY WE HAVE ARRANGED WITH YOU AND IT WILL BE ASSEMBLED IN A GOOD AND TIMELY MANOR BY OUR JOINERS THAT HAVE ACTUALLY MADE YOUR BUILDING. THEY WILL CLEAN UP AND LEAVE YOUR HOME LOOKING LIKE THEY HAVE NEVER BEEN THERE, WE HAVE BEEN DOING THIS NOW FOR OVER 40 YEARS WE DO NOT LET OUR CUSTOMERS DOWN WE HAVE AN ENVIABLE REPUTATION FOR A GOOD REASON WE CARE ABOUT OUR CUSTOMERS AND WE CARE ABOUT OUR HAND MADE BUILDINGS !!!

Lancashire Summerhouses is a trading name for WORKGREAT LTD a same family owned company for over 40 years, Workgreat ltd does more than Garden buildings we have a side that sells Garden Timber and Fencing along with Firewood in builders bags and nets for local delivery, this is called THE FENCING AND FIREWOOD FACTORY but it is still Workgreat Ltd  We have recently opened a small TIMBER MERCHANTS on our site ( as two large timber merchants have shut in our town )  Again this belongs to Workgreat Ltd  We also have in the past couple of years opened a shop online to sell CONTEMPORARY FENCE PANELS AND assorted products.  Workgreat ltd was started by MR P R and Mrs V Margerison who have now passed this Company on to our son Lewis,   ( we still work  just to keep active )  We love what we do and we think that shows in our products and everything we do here.

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THIS IS A BASE ON CRUSH AND RUN FOR AN OFFICE WE BUILT IN LONDON IT WAS JUST SLIGHTLY OUT OF LEVEL BUT THE CUSTOMER HAD SUPPLIED US WITH SOME FLAGS TO MAKE A SUPERB SOLID BASE

THIS IS A PHOTO OF A TARMAC BASE FOR A SUMMERHOUSE
this is a photo of a timber building base

THIS IS A FINISHED 30' BASE ON A SLOPING SITE

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