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Workgreat Ltd

WE ALSO OWN THE WEBSITE

www.lancashiresummerhouses.co.uk

 

Our Son also runs The Fencing and Firewood Factory and supplies Quality Pressure treated fencing  and dry firewood ready to burn.


Registered office
  Peel Street
Blackburn BB2 2QF

 

Contact details
Tel: 01254 583980
E-mail: rvm3@icloud.com
Fax:  

 

 

The small print  - PLEASE READ
The owners of Workgreat have worked in the timber industry for over 45 years and we firmly believe in the perpetuation of the forestry industry. To this end we only purchase our timber from reputable companies who can prove that the timber we buy is from sustainable ‘managed forests’. The United Kingdom have the largest man made softwood forests in Europe, when a softwood tree reaches maturity about 40 years it gives out only half of the oxygen that it does when it is growing, to this end the felling of full grown trees and replanting is absolutely vital to our very well being. Similarly we firmly believe that the wholesale slaughter of the worlds hardwood forests is perhaps one of the worst acts of violence mankind is inflicting on this fragile small planet, moreover to burn an area the size of the U.K. every year simply has to be wrong. Timber is a natural product, when you buy a timber product please look after it, treat it and protect it from the elements.  
SHED BASES 

We require a solid base of flags, tarmac, concrete or even gravel. If you want your building to be assembled on grass or soil you must provide us with some bricks or even broken flags so that your bearers do not sit directly on a soft surface.  If you ask us to site your building directly on grass or soil without bricks or some flag we will not guarantee your building . We can lay you a gravel base if you require one -


WE ALSO SUPPLY TREATED BEARERS IF WE ASSEMBLE YOUR BUILDING  TO GIVE EXTRA LIFE ON YOUR BUILDING.

( STANDARD ON LARGE BUILDINGS )


DELIVERY AND BAD ACCESS
We ask you the customer to look at your garden and inform us if you have any problems like steps, fences or walls that your building has to go up or over. Our assembly prices assume that  you have a normal garden NOT MOUNT EVEREST, if our fitters require extra help then we have two alternatives. 1/ The customer helps. 2/ Our fitters require extra help and your assembly price will double. We also ask that a responsible adult be present to show us where you want your building sited, should we have to make a second visit due to a customer not being present we will charge for a ‘re visit’


PAYMENT
Payment is due in full less your deposit seven days before delivery so that we can process your FUNDS.

 

 

SORRY WE NO LONGER ACCEPT PERSONAL CHEQUES.


 PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT LEAVE BUILDINGS WITHOUT PAYMENT.

 

                  **Deposits are non refundable **


MAINTENANCE   
    Your building comes pre treated however we recommend the use of a quality hand painted treatment like Sikkens, Sodolin extra or Johnsons varnish at your earliest convenience.

WE CANNOT STRESS ENOUGH THAT TREATING YOUR BUILDING WITH QUALITY TREATMENT IS SIMPLY ESSENTIAL!

 

FAILURE TO TREAT YOUR BUILDING WILL MEAN IT WILL DISCOLOUR AND EVENTUALLY ROT

OUR DRY GUARANTEE IS NULL AND VOID IF YOU FAIL TO TREAT YOUR BUILDING YEARLY

WITH SIKKENS, SADOLIN EXTRA OR JOHNSONS VARNISH!

 

A Garden building will go black inside and out if you do not treat your building, this is the customers job, timber is expensive..... look after it and it will last for years and years.

 

TANALISED TIMBER.
 Tanalised timber is guaranteed by the manufacturer against rot. Workgreat make no claim as to the validity of tanalised timber, we have no long term test for this product and rely only on the manufacturers information and testing. Workgreat will not be responsible if the tanalising does not ‘live up to expectations’ as we believe timber should be treated every couple of years regardless.  
TIMBER SIZES
All sizes are shown for ease in imperial however timber sizes have been metric for a couple of decades now so when we say your building is a 6’ x 4’ it will actually be about 70” x 46”  ( metric size  )   also the actual timber we use is purchased in metric sizes i.e 25mm x 125mm tongue and groove timber actually arrives at our door at about 22mm x 118mm. As timber sizes can be confusing please ask for samples and we will be only to pleased to supply with a sample of all our timber sizes.


  PLANNING PERMISSION
As a rule normal garden sheds do not require planning permission however larger building that approach or exceed garage size probably do require permission, garages require permission so if you want a big building please seek advice from your local authority.  We can only give you general advise. 

MUST CHECK WITH THE LOCAL COUNCIL .

 

OUR ADVISE IS SIMPLE, NEVER EVER SPEND MONEY ON A LARGE BUILDING WITHOUT FIRST MAKING SURE YOUR LOCAL AUTHORITY WON'T ASK YOU TO TAKE IT DOWN!


GUARANTEE

Workgreat guarantee Our Sheds, Workshops and Summerhouses  to be dry inside from rain provided we assemble it..

and you the customer treat it each year as above.

 

 

Single skin buildings form condensation in winter without any form of heat. The roof of a single skin building can go black if it is not insulated due to condensation.

 Please do not put cushions in your building as the cold night air will make them damp or moldy. 

  We manufacture to the highest standards but please remember that timber is a natural product it will shrink and expand this is not a fault it is the natural movement of timber, timber is seldom straight and sometimes has a mind of its own, please remember a few weeks ago IT WAS A TREE !!

We also do not guarantee that the odd knot will not fall out. TO THIS END WE BUY BETTER SLOW GROWN TIMBER WITHOUT A MILLION KNOT HOLES

Kiln dried timber takes a couple of years to settle down to our climate so our advise is simple - water your shed in very hot weather and treat your shed each Autumn.  Do not grow plants or put animals in a shed without vents as the oxygen given off will make the inside of your building go black. Single skin buildings can form condensation when it is cold.   
Roofing felt is prone to ripple, if we pull it too tight then in winter it cracks on the corners so we stick to a happy medium, please do not be alarmed if your felt ripples it will not leak in it is simply expanding and contracting.
YOUR GUARANTEE IS NULL AND VIOD IF YOU PUNCTURE ( SCREW OR NAIL ) THROUGH THE TONGUE AND GROOVE  even drawing pins in the exterior wall will do immense damage long term as they open up the grain to let water in !!!

ALWAYS FASTEN TO THE FRAME !!!!!

NEVER EVER PUT ANY NAILS OR PINS IN THE CEILING !!!!

ELECTRICIANS CAN DO MORE DAMAGE TO YOUR BUILDING THAN ANYONE ALWAYS USE A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN 

 

 

THE PAYMENT OF A DEPOST IS REQUIRED .......
 
WE BUILD A LOT OF SPECIALIST BESPOKE BUILDINGS ON THESE BUILDINGS OUR TERMS ARE :-
 
Whilst we do not ask for full payment upfront please note.......
 
On Buildings with a value of £1,000 or more
 PAYMENT IS REQUIRED 7 DAYS PRIOR TO DELIVERY
 
PLEASE NOTE CARD PAYMENTS OR CHEQUES MUST BE CLEARED PRIOR TO DELIVERY
PLEASE NOTE THE GOODS SUPPLIED ALWAYS REMAIN THE PROPERTY OF WORKGREAT LIMITED UNTIL PAYMENT IS MADE IN FULL.
 
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE MAKE INDIVIDUAL BUILDINGS SO YOUR DEPOST IS NON REFUNDABLE ONCE WE HAVE ORDERED THE PARTS FOR YOUR BUILDING.
 
 
SITE ASSEMBLY.
 
Polite reminder.
Please, please clear away any Dog Poo !!!
Our guys have to kneel down on your site to level your bearers and getting covered in poo is not a nice way to start our day !!!
 
We always ask for a responsible adult to be on site to show us where to site your building, when the floor is laid we ask is this correct ? if it is we assemble your building, as our Summerhouses are often lined , insulated with electrics, Arcs and Skirts it takes a full day for our joiners to assemble your building,. often these buildings have a glued on Firestone rubber roof, it is impossible to just simply 'MOVE THE BUILDING' at this stage the cost of moving a lined and insulated building with a glued one piece roof 
                             IS CONSIDERABLE  
the electrics have to be ripped out the membrane replaced and a lot of internal and external trim has to be replaced just moving the building a few feet will take at least a full day with the cost being well over £1000 for Labour and materials.
WE NEVER EVER ASSEMBLE A LINED INSULATED BUILDING WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT ON ITS POSITION.
 
CLEARED LEVEL SITE.  
It is the customers responsibility to ensure our joiners have a clear solid site so that our joiners can assemble your building.
We always do our utmost to assemble your building on the day we arrive, if for any reason the site is not clear and our joiners cannot do the job we have sent them to do we will have to charge i.e if we have to stop  your job. We can either stack your building at your site and charge you 20% for a re visit or we can put the building in safe storage at an extra £35 per week charge.
We have no extra space at our own premises for buildings 
 
Our Site assembly is done by our experienced staff, we work in all weather, Hot, Cold, Wet, Hail or sometimes Snow, our buildings are designed to 'live outside' and they come to no harm even if it is bad weather when we install them.
Unfortunately 
as we all know our seasons are changing with a lot more rain in Summer. Once we have agreed a date we DO NOT POSTPONE JOBS FOR RAIN 
If we have loaded your building and you postpone your building we will charge 20% of the total cost of your building and if required storage costs if we have no where to put the building
Safestore costs are  £35 per week .
If you postpone your building after it is made but not loaded we we store it for one week fee then just charge safe storage £35 per week. 
 
 
 
The owners have worked in the timber industry for over 38 years, being a family owned company ... we care.
BASES
 
We ask for a reasonably level SOLID SITE, OUR PRICE THAT INCLUDES ASSEMBLY REQUIRES A LEVEL SOLID BASE
 not MOUNT EVEREST!
REASONABLE BASES WOULD BE...
FLAGS
TARMAC
GRAVEL
CONCRETE
OR DECKING
WE CAN LAY YOU A GRAVEL BASE PRICES DIFFER DEPENDING ON SIZE REQUIRED.
PLEASE NOTE A GRAVEL BASE should ONLY BE LAID ON A FAIRLY LEVEL solid SITE.
 Workgreat Ltd  give no warranty whatsoever  to what is  your chosen site, long term what is actually under your building may move, what we mean by this is rainwater or ice can lift flags, concrete , tarmac or gravel, We ensure that when we leave your building it is solid , however sub ground can change, this sub ground is the customers site and the customers choice for ourselves to site a building in a given place. We can only advise that the better the base the longer
your building will stay in one position.
 
WE DO NOT GUARANTEE YOUR BUILDING AT ALL IF YOU INSIST WE SITE IT ON SOIL OR GRASS 
CUSTOMERS WHO INSIST THAT WE SITE A BUILDING ON SOIL OR GRASS MUST BE ASSURED THAT WORKGREAT'S GUARANTEE IS NULL AND VOID. 
 
You will find plastic bases in the internet these are NOT STRONG ENOUGH FOR OUR HEAVY BUILDINGS
 
 
We ask you the customer to 'look at your site' before you order your building after all a good base = a good building.
If your base is more that 4" or 100mm out of level or simply soft soil we cannot guarantee our excellence of work.
Our buildings are heavy... so a good base is essential.
 
After  you have ordered if you are unsure just take a photograph of your site and send it to us, if we think you need a site visit to look at the site we can send out one of our staff to give you some advise. 
 
GUARANTEE.
 
PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT COVER OUR BUILDINGS FOR STORM DAMAGE -  THAT IS AN 'ACT OF GOD'
 
OUR GUARANTEE APPLIES TO BUILDINGS ASSEMBLED BY OUR TRAINED STAFF
 
10 YEAR GUARANTEE TO THE 'STRUCTURE' ***
*** Providing we have a solid base for your building, ***
****we give no guarantee AT ALL for a building without a base, 
i.e sited on mud or grass ***
**** Providing the building has been treated, stained buildings require treating within three months 2 coats of quality treatment like Sikkens or Sadolin and two coats every two years. Treated in accordance with the suppliers methods. ie all treatments differ.
We give no guarantee to any building that has had the airflow under the building by after fit rear skirts. ( Workgreat do not fit rear skirts.)
1 YEAR GUARANTEE TO TRIMS AND WEAR AND TARE ITEMS
  • Corner trim
  • Roof trim
  • Skirts
  • Timber Doors
  • Timber Windows
  • The step
  • Locks
  • Handles
  • Bolts
  • Window and Door fittings/hinges and screws.
  • Any External electric fittings
Wear and tare items require extra care i.e locks and hinges require Wd 40 every now and then, steps require more treatment that a non walk area might require,  We ourselves quite like Vaseline for things like hinges and screw heads , We only use Stainless steel wood screws on soft Cedar, on normal timber we use galv or similar , this is because stainless steel screws are extremely soft and if they ever need to come out they just 'round off '  what we say is pop a bit of Vaseline on the screw heads for protection.
Please note sadly almost all wood screws are made in China and they will rust. Even when they say made in the U.K - No they are probably boxed in the U.K !! They are often still Chinese 
Even though we cannot guarantee hinges we will always send you a set free of charge if they do not live up to expectations.
3 YEAR TO PAINTED BUILDINGS excluding wear and tare items like opening windows, doors and cills these have 12 months
1 YEAR GUARANTEE TO THE ROOF FELT
2 YEAR TO SEALANTS  ( If it freezes badly this can effect the length of time any external sealants  work )
5 YEAR GUARANTEE TO THE GLASS normal use ( we do not cover shooting glass with an air riffle )
5 YEAR GUARANTEE TO THE ASSEMBLY WORK
10 YEAR GUARANTEE TO FELT SHINGLES FIT OVER A MEMBRANE
10 YEAR GUARANTEE TO A GLUED EDPM ONE PIECE RUBBER ROOF
WE ARE FIRESTONE TRAINED APPROVED FIRESTONE FITTERS
Please note rubber will move or ripple in extreme heat this is not a fault it is simply the glue going soft it will return to normal when the weather goes cold , your building will not leak.
 
Although we purchase German nails which we believe are the very best we cannot give a guarantee to our nails as we do not make them. However you can be assured they are a world away from cheap Chinese that rust in days.
 
WE GUARANTEE SOME TIMBER WILL WARP, TWIST OR SWELL IN HOT OR WET WEATHER. DOORS ARE MOST PRONE TO MOVEMENT THIS IS NOT A FAULT IT IS JUST NATURAL MOVEMENT OF TIMBER. 
PLEASE TREAT THE END GRAINS WITH A TIMBER SEALANT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER DELIVERY. And repeat  yearly for best results.
WE STRIVE TO PLANE ANY SWOLLEN DOOR AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.
PLEASE NOTE IF A BUILDING IS STAINED THIS IS SIMPLY
 'PRE TREATED' AND REQUIRE TREATING AS SOON AS PRACTICAL
WE LIKE SADOLIN EXTRA OR SIKKENS. BUT WE GIVE NO GUARANTEE ON THESE PRODUCTS.
 
IF YOU TREAT YOUR BUILDING EVERY COUPLE OF YEARS WITH SIKKENS  SADOLIN or OSMO or SIMILAR 
YOU could DOUBLE ITS expected LIFESPAN.
 
A lot of CHEAP so called treatment is just merely 'Colour in a can' with no or little water resistance whatsoever In our opinion.
 However it is great for fencing but not for buildings that need to be dry inside.  One great test is if you can rub it off with a wet finger its no good, or has not been applied properly.
 
OUR DRY GUARANTEE IS NULL AND VOID IF YOU PUNCTURE THE TONGUE AND GROOVE
After fit Electricians must not puncture the building with wire clips, always make sure  that an Electrician brings the feed in through the floor not the wall or your building will leak.
After fit Electricians should always face fix electrics on a board 
if you allow them to drill loads of holes in the structure of your building we cannot then guarantee your building structurally.
A good Electrician is worth every penny a bad Electrician can
ruin your building!!!
 
Over the years we have designed a method of fitting 'hidden electrics without drilling your framing' when we line and insulate a building thus keeping the structural strength of your building.
This is offered at extra cost.
 
 
 
( i.e always screw or nail to the framing not the 
tongue and groove )
 
All Summerhouses, Workshops and sheds manufactured by ourselves and assembled by ourselves are guaranteed dry inside from rain ,
 
 
 
WE ARE NOW ABLE TO OFFER AN OPAQUE PAINT FINISH AT EXTRA COST.
 
WHEN POSSIBLE WE BUY BRITISH QUALITY FITMENTS
 
BRITISH FELT
BRITISH HINGES
BRITISH WOODSCREWS
BRITISH TOUGH GLASS
BRITISH FRAMING
BRITISH WINDOW FRAMES
BRITISH STAINLESS STEEL NAILS FOR CEDAR PRODUCTS
 
WHEN WE CAN'T BUY BRITISH OUR MOTO IS SIMPLE LOCATE THE BEST
GERMAN NAILS 
KETAPAL SWEDISH FELT TILES
CANADIAN WESTERN RED CEDAR TIMBER
FIRESTONE EDPM RUBBER MEMBRANE
 
ACCESS
We ask you to 'look at you garden' to make sure we can get the sections to where you want, typically sections can be 7' tall OR MORE !
 
IF YOU WOULD LIKE A SITE SURVEY WE PROVIDE THIS FREE OF CHARGE ONCE YOU HAVE ORDERED YOUR BUILDING.

Contact Us

workgreat sheds


Peel Street
Blackburn
BB2 2QF

Tel: 01254 583980 01254 583980
E-mail:

rvm3@icloud.com

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