Made to Measure Timber Buildings

With over 35 years of hands-on manufacturing experience, City Centre Sheds Liverpool knows this trade inside out.

Our experience in manufacturing  Custom made sectional timber garden and commercial buildings are vast.

No matter what your ideas are large or small and within the bounds of Practicability, we will make what you need – Obviously as long as you have the money to pay for it as well !!!

Your budget

Will always play a major part in having a custom-made building produced, as it simply takes more time setting out / cutting and manufacturing a none standard building.

Certain things like door and window positions with standard sections are not what we would class as custom made and as such would not attract any surcharge.

The first thing we ask any client who is looking for a bespoke / custom-made Timber Garden Building is – What is Your Budget?

Just an idea will do, for now, we don’t need to know the finer details at this stage. We ask this question for one very simple reason.

The Internet? This one thing alone has caused so much confusion in most trades nowadays, eBay and other discounts online selling sites advertising items at less than cost most of the time, which end up being a scam.

What happens is a certain element of clients see these silly prices then expect every product to be the same price – they are not. DO NOT judge a building on price alone, you need to compare components and how its made.

  • Can you go and see most of these so-called cheap products?  
  • DO they only advertise a mobile phone number?
  • You have to learn the hard way sometimes.

City Sheds Custom Made Buildings

What Is Your Budget For A Custom Timber Building?

It is a simple fact that to have a Building made to your requirements will cost more than a stock building.

Even if the building is smaller by a few inches it will usually cost around 20% more to have those alterations made due to the amount of labour it takes resetting Jigs and cutting Timber to the new size. Time is money as well all know!

We have recently completed a number of very unusual Shaped Custom Timber Buildings when the front half was traditionally square but then the back half went into a sharp corner.

This took us over twice as long to make as the same sized completely square Building. The floor had to be made first then set on to a flat area in our workshop so we could individually make each wall one by one so they meet up correctly at the joints.

Once this was completed the roof then had to be measured and tailored to suit, very time-consuming. But a really nice building, in the end, check out the images on our Timber Buildings Gallery

The next step selecting your custom timber building

Simply send us as much detail as you can and include a photo of the area you intend to site the building so we can get a better idea of your needs ! as we may well have a better solution for you?

Remember all our Custom Timber Buildings are made in a selection of Timber Thickness and Qualities so and the idea of your overall budget will help us to speed up the process, as it is no good us prices for some all singing and dancing Bespoke Building at say £3000 when you only have £1000 to spend.

General price guide for custom timber buildings

As a very general guide you can expect to pay at least 20% and more for a custom timber Building that the nearest equivalent sized basic Building, but a lot simply depends on the complexity of the overall structure and the quality of the Doors and Windows you will require in that building as well as the timber thicknesses

The Process Of Building a Custom Timber Building

If you have always wanted your own log cabin in the woods, workshop at the end of your Garden or basically any timber building your dream is closer than you may realize. With the help of this article, you can learn more about the process of having your own custom timber building.

Before long, you can have your own retreat where you can go to relax and get away from it all or may it’s just a place to store your “Stuff “ The word “Stuff ” just sends shivers down most people’s backs as we all seem to gather more Stuff, most of which we will never ever use again, but can not bear to part with it. In fact, there was a TV program recently about one of these new Storage places we see popping up in every town. 

The manager being interviewed made a statement that 70% of people who use these facilities just pay to store their “Stuff ” and they never use and forget they are paying for storage. 

Residential Buildings Made To Measure 

The first step in the process of designing your timber building is to do a thorough on-site analysis of your land.

This lets us get a feel for the space that is available. They can talk with you about your preferences and make recommendations about which site would be best. Then you will need to talk with your local planning officer and chat through your ideas with them. There is no real point in going any further, getting prices and designs with getting some sort of feedback as to whether or not you will be allowed to have a residential building. 

It all may sound a little complicated and a bit like the “Chicken or Egg” which came first! Residential Log Cabins 

You Need to Talk with Local Planners

 Without a good idea of how your land is laid out, and how the wind, sun, rain, and other factors affect your land, it can be very hard to come up with a realistic design for a custom timber building.It is also hard to develop a realistic budget.Without good on-site analysis, your project is going to have a hard time moving forward. 

Once the analysis is complete, the next step is to begin sketching out a preliminary plan of the building itself.This involves laying out a rough floor plan and decided where the various rooms should be located.It should be emphasized that this is only a preliminary step and that any decisions made at this point can still be changed later on. 

By working with a good design team, you can start to bring your dream home to life. The designers can work with you to turn your ideas into reality.

While their goal is to help you do so, you should remember that you have hired these people for their expertise. If they make suggestions about changes to the design, it is a good idea to pay attention to them.

After all, they are the ones who have designed dozens of custom timber buildings in the past. Once the preliminary design has been established, it is time to buckle down to work and start refining this design until it is detailed enough to begin construction.

This process can involve a lot of back-and-forth exchange of plans and ideas which all cost money These days, computers can easily be used to construct interactive 3-D plans of a building. In many cases, this can make it a lot easier to envision what a building will look like once it has been constructed. However, if you prefer to work with 2-D plans, the design team will gladly do so. Our design team finalizes the plans, then begins the task of turning these plans into detailed construction documents.

These are the documents that will be used to guide the actual construction of the home, so they need to be prepared to the highest level of accuracy. At this point, detailed cost analysis and budget will also be prepared. This will break down the total cost of the project into detailed subsections so that you can know exactly what you are paying for. 

  1. Building Cost
  2. Cost of erecting
  3. Cost of a Base
  4. Electrics / Water supplies
  5. Other items

The next step is to actually begin the construction of the home. During this phase, you can be as involved or uninvolved as you wish.

If you want to be a hands-on client who monitors every step of the process, that is perfectly all right. If, on the other hand, you just want to back off and let the construction proceed apace, this is also acceptable. 

The goal is to build a custom timber building that suits your needs and will last for many years.   If you want to increase or decrease your involvement in the construction process, you can easily do so at any time.

Just let us know what you want to do and to what extent. Once your building is finished, it is time to settle in. Before you officially take possession of the building, it is important to do a final inspection to make sure that it is as planned. Custom timber buildings make great retreats from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

You may think that you could never afford such a structure, but this is far from the truth. By hiring a good company, you can easily build a timber building that will last you for many years.

When you are requesting a quote for a bespoke – made to measure buildings you will need to provide the following .

Important Notes :

  • Detailed drawing / Sketch of your ideas
  • Detailed sizes , including all dimensions that are important to you . Height / Width / Length / Door / Window Sizes / Roof Coverings
  • Photos / Images and if possible a video of the area you intend to site the building .
  • Are there any obstructions /overhanging Trees / Narrow or Low Door ways / Restricted acsess
  • Also any other access issue to get the building to its final location.
This is required so we can quote for delivery included in our price.