Can I line the inside of my Workshop with insulation?
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes you can. You can use mineral wool, polystyrene, Celotex or Kingspan insulation. For the walls, you should place the insulation between and over the wall studs depending on the level of insulation you want. However it is important to prevent moisture vapour getting into the insulation so you must first cover it with vapour control plastic sheeting before fixing the inner lining. Inner linings can be plasterboard, plywood, OSB board or timber boarding.
Insulating the roof requires a different approach. Because the EPDM outer layer is not vapour permeable, you must ensure that there is ventilation between the underside of the OSB board in the roof and the insulation layer, in order to prevent the build up of moisture on the rafters and OSB. To do this, you must drill 20mm holes at about 450mm centres along the rafters and through to the outside in order to provide cross-ventilation. Use an insect mesh on the outside holes to keep insects out. For the underside of the roof, you must not put insulation between the rafters but instead fix it to the underside of the rafters, then cover it with vapour control plastic sheeting before fixing the inner lining.
For the floor, you can lay a rigid insulation such as polystyrene over the floor, then the vapour control plastic sheeting and then the floor boarding.
You should also fix a brush type draft stripping to the door opening. (Drafts cause the greatest amount of heat loss)
Can I put tiles on the roof of my Workshop?
Yes you can, but use lightweight tiles such as cedar shingles, plastic tiles, coated metal tiles or synthetic slates. The roof pitch is 25º. You will need to fix counter battens along the pitch of the roof with tiling battens across.
Can I paint my Workshop myself?
Of course you can. Any external quality paint will do, but you must remember to repaint according to the manufacturer's recommendations in order to prolong the life of the the Workshop.
Can I extend my Workshop?
Yes you can. You can do it using extra wall, floor and roof panels from us, or you can DIY.
How do I dismantle my Workshop?
The Workshop is easily dismantled because it is bolted together. You should make notes of the diss-assembly proces to help you put it back together.
You first need to get up on the roof and cut along the middle of the covering strips to separate the roof panels. Don't try to remove the cover strips from the roof sheeting as they are very firmly adhered. Then unbolt the roof panels from inside the Workshop and lift them off. After that, it is simply a matter of unbolting each of the wall panels. The doors are removed by unscrewing the track runner and cover strip from the upper panel, and then lifting the door out of the bottom guide rail. The floor panels are best done by unscrewing the centre panel and them pulling the other floor panels apart, keeping them attached to their floor joists.
Putting the Workshop back together is the reversal of this process. Make sure that the breather membrane is lapped fully behind the panel joints to keep out the rain. After you have refixed the roof panels, you will need to apply a new cover strip over the joints between the roof panels. Contact us for these and the adhesive.
You can pay by debit card or by credit card (do not accept American Express), by cheque payable to LiberHouse Ltd and by BACS.
How long does delivery take?
Delivery lead times vary throughout the year depending on demand, and lead times can be between 8 to 20 weeks from the date of order. As soon as reasonably possible we will contact you to agree a delivery date or period. If the delivery date is later than 20 weeks from the date of your order you may terminate the contract and you will receive a refund for any products you have paid for but not received.
Can I cancel if I change my mind?
If you change your mind, you can cancel your order at any time up to 14 days after the date of order by e-mailing or writing to us.
If you want to terminate the contract before the products are delivered and installed, we will refund any sums paid by you for products not provided but we may deduct from that refund reasonable compensation for the net costs we will incur as a result of your terminating the contract.
If you want to terminate the contract after products have been dispatched to you or when you have received them, you must return them to us or allow us to collect them from you. Will refund any money you have paid for products we have provided but we will deduct reasonable compensation for the net costs we will incur as a result of your terminating the contract.
What happens when my Workshop is delivered?
We will deliver the goods to the premises you specify on your order. You must be available to accept delivery of your order, which is between 7:30am and 6:00pm Monday to Friday. We require the person whose name appears on the order to be present on completion of the installation as part of our sign-off procedure.
If no one is available at your address to take delivery we will leave you a note informing you of how to rearrange delivery. This will be subject to additional costs.
You are responsible for the provision of a suitable base for our products, which must be solid, of the correct size and within 6mm of level across the whole base. The base must be at least 300mm away from any obstructions such as fences, hedges, etc. Access must be a clear, walkable route at least 700mm wide. The base must not be more than a reasonable distance from our delivery vehicle so that our product can be carried to the site of installation.
Any height restrictions on the access route must be notified at the time of the order and confirmed by us on the order confirmation sent out to you. Where access to the site of installation is through your property, it is your responsibility to appropriately protect the floors and walls of your property. We will take all reasonable care when delivering the product but not accept any damage or loss to your property caused during delivery.
Any parking restrictions or permits required must be obtained by you before our arrival and you must have in place all that is necessary to ensure legal and safe parking of our delivery vehicle immediately upon our arrival.
If our installers, on arrival to your premises, deem the premises, (including the access route or site of base) to carry features or be in a state that may carry risk to them or the product, we reserve the right not to deliver the product
How long is the guarantee?
Our products carry a 2 year guarantee and the EPDM roof covering carries a manufacturer’s 10 year material warranty. Our guarantee provides you with protection against product failure through normal use but does not cover fair wear and tear or third party damage. If a product develops a fault within the guarantee period then we will arrange for it to be repaired including any parts and labour required.
Our guarantee does not cover any product that is re-located and/or any product that is installed on a base that does not meet our delivery criteria (all bases must be solid, of the correct size and within 6mm of level across the whole base).
Can I have a Power Pack installed after I have bought my Workshop?
Yes you can. We will need access to the roof of your workshop and you will need to provide space inside the wokshop for the battery enclosure.
Can I have a Power Pack installed on a shed I already own?
Yes you can. We will need the dimensions of the roof of your shed to ensure that we can fit approriately sized photovoltaic panels. We will need access to the roof of your shed and you will need to provide space inside the shed for the battery enclosure.