To ensure your building lasts it is essential you treat your building with a suitable paint or stain. We recommend using Teknos paints to achieve the best results
Teknos Aquatop is a high build microporous paint which can be used on garden buildings. It has 40% solids which is important in building the coating film up and providing protection. It allows the timber to breate which is important in controlling moisture. Aquatop is also elastic enough when natural movement occurs in the timber. Flexibility in the paint is important for durability. We recommend a 3 part application as below for best results.
The base is probably the most important consideration when purchasing a building. It must be done correctly to ensure the fitting of the building is done to the highest standards. Any return to site due to an unsuitable base will incur a charge of £200 to return and install the building at a later date.
Examples of suitable bases.
CONCRETE BASE FLOATED LEVEL AND SMOOTH
FLAG BASE ON CONCRETE BED
DECKING BASE SUPPORTS EVERY METRE SQUARE
Examples of UNSUITABLE bases
|UNSTABLE FLAG BASE
||UNEVEN FLAG BASE
Please follow the guidance below when considering the placement of the base in relation to surrounding objects. This makes the installation and maintenance of the building much easier. Access all around the building is required in order to install the building.
The hinge is a simple two part ball joint. The lower part is screwed securely into the frame and not movable as seen below.
The top half is screwed straight into the window and sat on the ball joint on the lower half, the top half is adjustable. This is the same for windows and doors when adjusting. Complete hinge shown below. They are easily adjusted if there is any movement to allow them to open and close smoothly.
To adjust the top part of the hinge it needs to be spun either clockwise or anti-clockwise until the door or window fits snug. Time and patience is the key to adjusting doors and windows.
Cabins and summerhouses are based on a floating system, i.e the boards will move with the atmospheric conditions. If gaps appear in your building something is holding the boards and stopping them from floating and dropping into position. This could be a screw, nail, cable, picture frame, shelf, paint, varnish or other. Simply remove the fixing and tap the boards down. Some force may be needed to get the boards into position but this is normal.
We can send a joiner to take out the screw or cut away paint etc but this will incur a call out charge of £100. This is a simple procedure for the customer to carry out.
Please feel free to call us or send in a picture and we will gladly talk you through the process to save you the cost.
Examples of board movement
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