Are you looking for answers about your SIP or Timber frame Garden building Kit? Our FAQs page at Garden Build UK has got you covered with all the information you need. We’re here to provide clear and direct answers to your questions, so you can make your project a success hassle-free. Let us help you get started today.

Below are some of our customers’ most frequently asked questions. Click the arrows to view the answers; contact us if you don’t see what you need. 

Yes. Instructions and drawings are provided – see an example below

Yes. These are varied, but, groundscrews, slab and strip foundations are all accepted.

Our kits are supplied palletised and delivered on suitable vehicles.

Below are some of the most common reasons why you may need planning:

If you live in a flat, apartment or maisonette – Unfortunately these types of properties do not hold the same permitted development rights as houses so will require a full planning application.

If you live in an area defined as designated land, i.e. areas of outstanding natural beauty, national parks, the Broads and conservation areas (although the rule is generally looser in conservation areas, it is easy to check with your local council. Normally if the building cannot be seen from the road and conforms to permitted development regulations it should be fine).

If you are planning on building forward of the principal elevation of the house, which is generally classed as the elevation containing the front door.

If you plan to build a building over the permitted development regulation heights of:

2.5m if within 2m of any boundary (flat roof)

3m if further than 2m from any boundary (flat roof)

4m if further than 2m from any boundary (pitched roof)

If you live in a listed building

If your planned building takes the total area of land occupied by buildings to over half of the land then planning will be required.

If you or anyone else is planning to live in the new building planning permission will be required.

Our kits will not require any maintenance. Our experienced technical advisors will be able to assist you with deciding on a low or maintenance free cladding solution.

Yes. There will be building control regulations that you will need to comply with.

Our kits are manufactured from Structurally insulated panels or Timber frame that are supplied by our group manufacturing site, these are market leading and award winning facilities and we are extremely proud of them. Thermal and fire performance will meet UK building regulations

The full Structural shell, including , walls, floor and roof, along with EPDM membrane, VCL and associated fixings

Our system is lightweight and can be carried through a building if required

All of our Kits are thermally efficient and can be used all year.

Standard kits……….

Bespoke kits………..

Take this information from our suppliers

Yes, this would have to be allowed for in our cost

Yes, Our group specialise in the supply of bespoke housing, educational buildings and commercial spaces so we have the expertise.

Yes , but the loadings would need to be calculated for the roof structure.

This will be part of the installation package, however, if you are self building, then you will need to engage contractors to do this.