Your Site Preparation Checklist

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Before Chart can come to your home and erect a timber garage, there needs to be a certain amount of site preparation completed first – assuming you have also received a successful planning permission application.

Level Base Of Foundation

If there isn’t a stable and flat foundation for the garage to be erected on, we can’t put it up. A suitable foundation can be concrete, gravel, timber decking or paving slabs, but the ground must be level. There are also various temporary timber foundation solutions that certain companies provide, but essentially you need a flat level of land at least the dimension of the garage you intend to put up. We can’t erect a garage on sloped land or directly onto grass/earth.

Remove Old Structures/Debris

As a rule, we do not remove any old material from previous buildings that have previously been erected on the intended land. This is your responsibility to remove before our arrival. If the land is not clear before Chart’s arrival, this can seriously delay the erection of your garage. If there is a significant amount of waste material to move we advise you to contact a local company or ask your groundwork builder for a quote for its removal.

Clear Access Pathway

In order for our staff to carry out an efficient construction of your new timber garage, we need easy access to your site. Chart garages are delivered on large lorries that will ideally unload onto your driveway or only a short walk from your house. This minimises the carrying distance for our build team. If you are concerned about access to your site, whether it is overhead restrictions, or narrow access, please mention this during the consultation process and we can plan accordingly.

Free Consultation

If you are interested in purchasing a timber garage from Chart but are worried about the suitability of your land, please talk to us. We have over 25 years experience in designing, delivering and building timber buildings and have seen it all. We can provide advice on the proper procedures needed before you commit and help you out every step of the way.

To view a range of timber garages we have build for existing customers, or for an idea of price based on dimensions and features please download a brochure today using the link in the top right hand corner of this page. Or for more information visit the timber garage overview page for specification details about our the timber, fixtures and upgrades available.