All our sheds and summerhouses are locally manufactured in Essex and come in a wide variety of designs and sizes that include shiplap or weatherboard. If you require a custom shed or summerhouse; no problem, you can arrange for us to come out and measure up for a bespoke design to meet all your needs.
Chelmsford Fencing & Landscaping are the exclusive installer of EcoFeet shed and greenhouse bases in Essex.
Scroll down to see a range of sheds and at the bottom of the page for important planning information that you need to be aware of 👇
Outbuildings such as garden sheds and summerhouses are considered to be permitted developments and do not require planning permission. There are a number of conditions that need to be met of which the most relevant are:
For more detailed information, please visit Planning Portal.
For local independent planning advice in Essex, we recommend Smart Planning.
If you need to run utilities to your garden building (e.g. electricity, water or gas) trenching can be prepared that meets installation guidelines for qualified engineers to commission the service. Additionally, we are able to insulate your shed or summerhouse so you can enjoy the use even in the colder months or just have the flexibility to use as a working space.
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A good quality shed base is essential preparation for a long lasting shed, summerhouse, hot tub or anything else that requires a solid foundation.
Concrete bases are constructed in the following way:
Concrete bases are quoted separately from shed supply and installation.
We always recommend a concrete base over slabs for any sized installation..
Sheds tend to fill up quickly, so go for the biggest size you can afford or comfortably accommodate.
As a brief guide:
A concrete base is recommended for even the smallest sized sheds.
Locating your shed should take in some of the following considerations:
Providing there is access via a side gate there are normally no issues. The following obstacles need consideration although are not necessarily prohibitive:
If there are any doubts, please let us know and we will do our best to find a solution.
All wooden sheds are constructed with pressure treated wood so there is no need for treatment as the process completely penetrates the timber.
Uncoloured, the wood will have a green tint caused by the copper element of the preservative.
It is then possible to have the timber treated in a colour of your choice.
Western Red Cedar has a high natural resistance to decay and goes by the name of Thuja plicata.
In its natural state, it has an attractive colouring which ranges from a light straw shade all the way through to a dark reddish brown at its centre.
It is free from pitch, has a smooth finish to the touch and holds stains and paints excellently.
Its expansion coefficient is minimal meaning that the timber is more resistant to bending and warping.
It is also blessed with excellent insulation qualities and its aromatic odour acts as a natural repellent to insects and moths.
It is a premium wood at a premium price, but it is an all-round superior product.