faqs - bolton buildings
Q) Do I need planning permission for my timber framed building?
A) In certain cases it may not be required - but we would always recommend checking with your local authority. A good point of reference use “www.planningportal.gov.uk/permission/house”.
Q) Is the timber framed system manufactured in oak?
A) No. Our system is manufactured from Pinus Sylvestrus which, with its mechanical fixing system, provides an extremely strong structure. This has been tested to prove it stronger than an equivalent oak frame constructed using traditional methods.
Q) Does the timber framed system come ready to erect?
A) Yes - if you purchase from us. We prepare each building to suit the required design, including supply of fixing kits and plinth sets.
Q) Do we have to have standard sizes?
A) No, we can manufacture to suit your requirements – within the design parameters of the system. If you can provide us with a basic sketch of your requirements we will design the timber framed system to suit.
Q) Are we restricted to certain roof coverings?
A) No, the timber framed system is designed to suit most roof tiles, slates etc, including Ruberoid felt shingles, cedar shingles, slates, concrete or clay tiles.
Q) Which areas of the country do you work?
A) We cover the entire mainland UK on both a supply only and supply and erection basis.
Q) Is the timber framed system suitable for first floor room over the garage?
A) Yes. The structure has been designed to take first floor loadings subject to minor alterations.
Q) Does the timber framed system carry any certification?
A) Extensive testing has been carried out at Brighton University and the Building Research Establishment (BRE). These tests including racking, wind loads and fire resistance. Structural calculations are available for a range of buildings.
Q) What are the delivery periods for my building?
A) If you require supply only we can normally accommodate you within 4-6 weeks of order and deposit. If you require our erection service too then we generally work to a six week lead-in from order/deposit.
Q) What are your payment terms?
A) For all projects we require a 50% deposit with your order – once design and prices have been agreed. If we are purely supplying then the balance would be due seven days prior to dispatch. If the building is on supply and erect basis then the balance of the monies would be due on completion with larger projects involving stage payments during the build process.
Q) Can I specify the external cladding?
A) You can use almost any material to infill the sides of you building including timber, render, and brickwork. You will probably be more restricted by planning approvals
Q) Can you carry out the complete project for me including planning and building regulation applications?
A) Yes, we can offer a full project management service to include preparation of drawings, submissions for approvals, all on-site works, providing you with a finished building on completion.
Q) What do we need to do now to start things moving?
A) If you can provide us with a rough sketch of the design you require,with sizes, and tell us what you would like us to do, we will provide a detailed, no obligation, quotation for the works. Planning and building approvals can then be addressed, either by you or us, prior to an order being placed and works being commenced.
Q) Do you have any buildings that we can look at?
A) Yes. We have a selected number of completed projects that can be viewed by prior arrangement. Please contact us for further details.