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Lidget Compton FAQ's
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Lidget Compton are the largest and leading manufacturer of sectional concrete garages and sheds in the UK. Our concrete panels are the thickest in the industry making our buildings incredibly robust. We also only use the finest materials to ensure we construct the best concrete garage and as the UK’s largest supplier we have the resources and infrastructure in place to respond quickly and effectively in the unlikely event you have a problem with your building.
Yes, every Lidget Compton is supplied with a 10 year structural warranty for peace of mind.
Delivery times on new garages can vary. The usual lead time is 3-4 weeks from time of order, but during busy periods this can be extended.
Lidget Compton local approved agents can provide a wide range of services. They are usually your first point of contact following an enquiry. Many of them have disaply sites with our latest show models on display. They can provide advice on our range of buildings and provide quotes on any of our buildings. They will also be able to conduct a site survey at your property and advise on the best building to suit your space/need. They also offer a range of services such as planning advice, the removal of old buildings, concrete base laying and in most cases can arrange getting electrical supply to your garage or arrange insulating and lining out. Our handy Agent Finder will help you find your closest approved local Lidget Compton agent.
Yes, Lidget Compton garages can be customised. We have the widest range of Customisation Options and optional extras available in the UK. Choose from different door and window options, different wall finishes and colours, different roof styles and colours and much more!
The ordering process is quite simple and can be completed either by your local approved Lidget Compton agent or by our sales office. Your local approved agent/our sales office can fill out the order form for you, they will then take a deposit usually 25% of the order value. Once we receive the order form and deposit payment the building will be provisionally scheduled for delivery and you will be given a week commencing date along with order acknowledgement and forms to be completed and returned to us. Once we receive the relevant forms back and the final balance is paid we will give a firm date usually supplied the week prior to the week commencing date.
General Garage FAQ's
In most cases you will need someone to come and dismantle/remove the building for you. Especially if it has an asbestos roof. There are many companies who offer these kinds of services. In many cases our approved local agents can provide this garage removal service for you. If they cant they will be able to recommend someone that can.
In short, yes. Concrete garages are very heavy, the average single garage will weigh in excess of 2.5 tonnes, therefore we need a solid concrete garage base to build on. We cannot build on paving slabs, block paving or tarmac.
You would not normally need building regulations approval for a concrete garage but as regulations vary across the country we always recommend checking with your local authority first.
We recommend the minimum thickness of a concrete base to be 4″ with a minimum of 8″ thickness around the edge.
Recent studies have shown that a single garage could add as much as £11,000 to the value of your home, while a double garages could increase its value by up to £20,000
Concrete garages are quite straightforward to insulate. We can supply lining clips that enable you to safely fix timber battens to the concrete panels. Insulating material can then be affixed to the wall with plywood boards then fixed over the top and to the timber battens. Why not read our blog post on lining and insulating concrete garages to find out more
Generally speaking a garage should not cover more than a third of your overall property, however as regulations vary across the country we always recommend checking with your local planning office first.
Concrete garages are a very cost effective method of increasing your storage space. Prices vary considerably depending on the style and size of building but generally a concrete garage will be a third of the price of a brick built alternative
On the whole concrete garages are classed as temporary structures and as such do not normally require planning permission. However, there are exceptions to this. The general rule is if the overall height (ridge height) of the building is above 2.5 metres planning would be required. Overall size and location of the garage can also trigger a need for planning so we always recommend checking with your local planning authority first.
Concrete garages are very long lasting. The concrete panels should last over 40 years.
Historically the average size of a single garage was around 16’3″ long and 8’6″ wide. More recently the trend has been more towards slightly larger garages at least 16’3″ long and 9’6″ wide. Our Help and Resource Centre has more details on the technical side of your buildings.
Concrete garages are quite simple to maintain. A standard building with timber fascias and timber framed window will need to be treated annually to keep them in tip top condition. On maintenance free buildings such as the Deluxe range, the only real maintenance required is to wipe down the pvc features and door(s) with warm soapy water. Full Care and Maintenance instructions can be found in our Download Resource Centre