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Frequently Asked Questions

Below you can find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. However, if you have any additional questions which haven’t been answered in our FAQ’s below, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

What methods of payment do you accept?

Payment can be made either by credit/debit card, bank transfer or cash.

Why are your garages better than you competitors?

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.

Do Lidget Compton provide a structural guarantee?

Yes, every Lidget Compton is supplied with a 10 year structural warranty for peace of mind.

How long is the delivery time for a garage?

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.

What will an approved local Lidget Compton agent do?

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. Our agents 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.

Can Lidget Compton buildings be customised?

Yes, Lidget Compton garages can be customised. We have the widest range ofCustomisation 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!

What is the ordering process?

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.

How do I get a quote for a garage?

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

How do you dispose of an old garage?

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.

Do you need a solid concrete base for a garage?

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.

Do you need building regulations for a garage?

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.

What is the minimum thickness for a concrete garage?

We recommend the minimum thickness of a concrete base to be 4″ with a minimum of 8″ thickness around the edge.

How much value does a garage add to your home?

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

How do you insulate a concrete garage?

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.

How big can a garage be without planning permission?

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.

How much does it cost to build a garage?

Concrete garages are a very cost effective method of increasing your storage space. Prices vary considerably depending on the style and size of building. Generally a concrete garage will be a third of the price of a brick built alternative.

Do you need planning permission for a garage?

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.

How long do concrete garages last?

Concrete garages are very long lasting. The concrete panels should last well in excess of 40 years.

What is the average size of a garage?

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.

How often does my garage require maintenance?

Concrete garages are quite simple to maintain. A standard building with timber fascias & window will need to be treated annually to keep them in good order. Maintenance free buildings such as the Deluxe range are different. 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

Lidget Compton Tip

Surveys show that most people would have a larger building than they originally specified once its installed – a wider and/or longer building costs less if chosen when you first select – although possible to extend buildings later is possible, but much more expensive.