Frequently Asked Questions

Please find below the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. If you can't find the answer you're looking for, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on 01785 252277.

Can I paint my garden building?

Yes, but because our buildings (excluding log cabins) are tanalised treated, you will need to allow approximately 4 weeks from delivery before painting your shed. This will give the timber chance to dry.

Is it possible to hinge the door on either side?

Yes. As standard we hinge all doors on the right but if you would prefer your door hinged on the left, please ask and we can do that for you.

Are the windows glass or plastic?

We use standard horticultural glass in all of our sheds. We use styrene (plastic) in all of our playhouses. We use toughened glass in all of our summerhouses and home offices.

What do I need to build my garden building onto?

You must have a firm level base built to the size of the garden building and 6” away from any fences or trees etc. Please see base preparation for more information.

Why might I need timber bearers?

If your concrete base is bigger than the shed, then the timber bearers are advisable to help with water drainage. If your base isn't build yet, we would advise you to build it slightly under size (i.e 14' less 2" and 8' less 2") and then you won't need bearers as the shed will overhang the base slightly, draining all water away.

Do I need to treat my garden building?

Yes, we recommend that you treat your garden building to fully waterproof it. Although all of our timber is tanalised treated as standard, this treatment is to protect the timber from fungul rot and decay, but does not waterproof it.

How do I construct the external corner joints?

Here's a drawing to explain how the external corner joints are fitted together.

Viking Apex Shed External Corners