FAQ Page

All our Frequently Asked Questions can be viewed below, please contact us if you require any further information.

Frequently Asked Questions

I want to order a building, what is the next step?
Just pick up the phone and give us a call on 01977 695111 to order, get a site survey or a free quotation.

What colours and finishes are your buildings available in?
There are 17 standard colours to choose from, some of our popular colours are Black, Brown, Olive Green, Goosewing Grey, Merlin Grey, white and Mushroom. We can also produce units in in a golden oak or rosewood effect finish.

Do I require planning permission?
Any Planning Consent is the customer’s sole responsibility and not that of Hanson Shanette Steel Buildings.

Do I need a concrete base?
Yes, all of our units require a strong concrete base to mount the garage on. We then bolt the building down to this base. Details and base drawing are available for all of our units at our sales area or by post or email. We do not provide bases ourselves but we have many contacts that we use regularly who can do this for you.

Can I build the base myself?
Yes, with the help of your drawings a competent DIY person can install a shed base.

Can plumbing fixtures be installed?
Yes, you can fit toilets, sinks, washing machines etc in our buildings, but do remember for frost protection you should consider an insulated unit.

Can electric fixtures be installed?
Yes, you can fit lights, plugs, alarms etc in buildings .This can be done on site by your electrician, you should made provisions for this when you install you base.

Can you divide a building into different sections?
Yes we can build partitions to divide your unit into sections. This can have a door in the partition or an external door can be added.

Do you provide custom made buildings?
All of our buildings are made to order so yes they are fully custom made to our client’s exact specifications.

Do you offer supply only?
Yes we can cater for supply only however we will not guarantee the building if it is not installed by Hanson Shanette Steel Buildings.

Is there a delivery charge?
Our prices include delivery, installation and VAT.

Can you fit a side pedestrian door on a garage?
Yes we can fit a 32’’ (812mm) pedestrian door on your garage. This door is fully lockable and can be positioned practically anywhere on the building. An Insulated steel pedestrian door with 10pt locking system or a double glazed PVC door with 4 point locking can also be fitted, if required at an additional cost.

How long will it take to build my shed on site?
All of our buildings are off-site manufactured so installation on site takes a very short time compared to on-site manufacturing. A garden shed and most garages can be installed within 1 day however large industrial units may several days depending on the size.

What access is required to install the unit?
This depends on the size of the unit you intend to install. Please enquire in the office before you install a base or book a site survey.

Are you a experienced and established company?
Hanson Garages UK and Shanette Sheds IRE have been established in the building industry combined for over 65 years.

Frequently Asked Questions about Bases

Do I need a concrete base?
Yes, all of our units require a strong concrete base to mount the garage on. We then bolt the building down to this base. Details and base drawing are available for all of our units at our sales area or by post or email. We do not provide bases ourselves but we have many contacts that we use regularly who can do this for you.

Can I build the base myself?
Yes, with the help of your drawings a competent DIY person can install a shed base.

Can plumbing fixtures be installed?
Yes, you can fit toilets, sinks, washing machines etc in our buildings, but do remember for frost protection you should consider an insulated unit.

Can electric fixtures be installed?
Yes, you can fit lights, plugs, alarms etc in buildings .This can be done on site by your electrician, you should made provisions for this when you install you base.

Frequently Asked Questions about Building Codes

What building codes do you build to?
Our buildings are built to withstand high winds and snow loads on the structure. We build in accordance to the following building codes:

BS EN 1991-1-4:2005 Actions and loadings on structures
Wind Actions + UK National Annex
BS EN 1991-1-3:2003 Actions and loadings on structures
Snow load + Irish National Annex
BS EN 1991-1-3:2003 Actions and loadings on structures
Snow load + UK National Annex – incorporating Ireland in snow region

 

What other building codes do you build to?
Our structures are designed to support their own self weight, uniform snow loading and wind loading. Eurocode 3 applies to the design of buildings and other civil engineering works in steel. Eurocode 3 is concerned with requirements for resistance, serviceability, and durability of steel structures.

Our buildings are built in accordance the following building EUROCODES:

BS EN 1993-1-1:2005 Eurocode 3
General Rules and Rules for Buildings Steel design for hot rolled sections and cold formed sections using design capacities from “Shanette” commissioned structural testing results
IS EN 1993-1-3:2005 Eurocode 3
Supplementary rules for cold formed members and sheeting reference for calculation of cold section properties and panel construction
IS EN 1993-1-5:2005 Eurocode 3
Plated structural elements. Reference for calculation of cold section properties

Frequently Asked Questions about Guarantees

What guarantee do you offer on the framework?
We offer a 10 year structural guarantee.

What guarantee do you offer on the metal cladding?
Our PVC coated cladding offers a 10 year exterior finish guarantee.