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Protect

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 breath 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.

  • Apply preservative
  • Apply primer, this includes a knot suppressant ( does not stop leakage )
  • Apply 3 coats of the topcoat to the outside, 2 inside

Base Construction

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 £250 to return and install the building at a later date.

Examples of suitable bases.

CONCRETE BASE FLOATED LEVEL AND SMOOTH

Concrete

FLAG BASE ON CONCRETE BED

Patio

DECKING BASE SUPPORTS EVERY METRE SQUARE

Cabin

Cabin

 

Examples of UNSUITABLE bases

UNSTABLE FLAG BASE

Old Patio

 

GRAVEL BASE

Gravel

UNEVEN FLAG BASE

Flat Base

 

 

Base Location

Please follow the guidance below when considering the placement of the base in relation to surrounding objects. This make the installation and maintenance of the building much easier. Access all around the building is required in order to install the building.

  • Min 500mm from a boundary
  • Base must be at least 100mm bigger than building floor all round

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Hinge Adjustment

The hinge is a simple two part ball joint. The lower part is screwed securely into the frame and not movable as seen below.

Hinge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The top half is screwed straight into the window and site 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.

Hinge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To adjust the top part of the hinge 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.

Board Movement

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 crew, 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

Board Boards Boards
Tablet

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