Assembly

Assembly

In order to deliver a quality timber building we believe it needs the same level of expertise to install it as it did to design and build it. That's why all our timber buildings are delivered to your site and assembled by the same team who manufactured it in our Teesside workshop.

Our normal construction method is to build sections of the building off site in our workshop, and assemble at your location when ready, minimising the amount of time we need to spend at your site.

Where required we use pressure treated floor bearers which will ensure that your finished product is supported, elvated and level, affording protection from the weather at the ground where it is needed most.

cladding

Materials & construction

It doesn't matter what you're doing if you put quality in you get quality out, assuming whoever handles it knows what they're doing! (See our section on assembly). We take this philosophy into all our timber buildings and the materials we choose to go into them.

Wood & timber supplies

We only use graded imported red / white wood. All our timber is selected prior to use, minimising shakes and knots. Where appropriate we use tanelised wood which provides protection against adverse conditions.

Framework

We use either 50x38mm or 75x50mm eased edge and PSE (Planed sides and edge) timber. Joists are set equally on all walls ensuring they don't exceed 600mm centres. Compare this to other manufacturers, it may use more wood but we believe it is necessary for much greater strength for your building.

Floors

All buildings which include floors are fitted with either 25x125mm or 25x150mm tongue and grove flooring, floor joist centres do not exceed 400mm resulting in a very sturdy floor.

Roofing

You can choose between either an Apex or Pent roof construction, (All Apex designs are constructed using 'A' frame trusses for maximum strength). Our roofs are clad using PTGV boards and finished in either Felt or attractive Asphalt High Density Shingles which have a 25 year life expectancy.

Occasionally we have enquiries for cedar roof shingles, which can also be supplied, however there is an additional cost for this type of material. If you have thought about a material that hasn't been covered here please get in touch, we are always happy to work with customer suggestions to achieve new and inspiring designs. A copper roof maybe?

Guttering can also be fitted ask for details.

External cladding

External Cladding

You may want a summer house or garden building to be a prominent feature in your garden, where as a shed or utility building might be better merging into the background. The size, profile and orientation of your cladding, along with it's finish will effect how your building fits into your garden.

Below are some of the options we currently offer however if you want something different we are able to source almost any type of wood or profile including waney edged boards.

Build 1/2" weatherboard 5/8" weatherboard 3/4" weatherboard 3/4" vertical v-joint
Sheds / Workshops standard standard standard option
Animal shelters standard standard option option
Summer houses n/a standard option option
Garden rooms n/a standard option option

Examples of cladding used on Apex Timber Builds

Fixtures & fittings

Fixtures & fittings

All the fixtures and fittings chosen for our buildings is done so with strength and longevity it mind.

Doors & windows

A choice of doors and windows are available according to taste and budget. We have our range of workshop built doors and windows which are strong, serviceable designs fitted with a choice of toughened glass or double glazed units.

UPVC doble glazed units can also be specified with all the usual choice of colours although this is an additional option and priced based on specifications.

Bi folding and tri folding doors can also be specified by customers, please contact us for full details.

Furniture and fixings

All nails screws and fixings are Galvanised to prevent rust. We use a range of different door furniture dependent on the particular building. Galvanised T-hinges, brass butt hinges, quality rim-dead locks and 5 lever mortice locks. All are supplied with either brass door handles or wood effect door knobs