Why do you use 1.2mm Thick steel when the plastic coated ones are 0.5mm

The thicker the steel the stronger it is its pointless designing a secure unit without maximising its thickness of steel, we chose 1.2mm as this is the heaviest a single man can handle when forming on a machine its thickness also means it cant be cut with hand tools like tin snips and when bolted together its very rigid needing no concrete base. The downside is its more expensive to buy and to fabricate but as we don’t pay any shareholders it still compares favourably to the plastic coated ones.

Do we deliver fully built, No we assemble on site free of charge

Units are panel construction which means that they can be taken down and relocated should your circumstances change, For rear gardens with limited access if you can get a bike in we can get a unit in, there fixed together using high tensile nuts and bolts not self tappers or worse riveted so can be taken down as many times as you like.

How long does it take? What is a lead time?

This all depends on how busy the Workshop is, usually less than 3 to 4 weeks made and delivered (this extends at peak season) . Once you place an order (pay no money until we start the fabrication) you go onto the fabrication waiting list these are orders that have been placed before yours, no one jumps the que but customers can add to their units without losing their position this is one of the reasons we cant give exact time frames as its constantly being updated.

Please also bear in mind if we quote 5 weeks approx lead time upon this estimated date your unit is not 5 weeks late.

If your unit is time sensitive we are not the right company, you need to look for a company who supplies off the shelf they will be best able to meet your needs.

Know this is not ideal but we make Bespoke and assemble it’s the whole reason the business exists there are other companies that sell out of the box.

We enjoy making units and especially enjoy delivering and assembling and look forward to delivering yours.

 

Can I have one over 6ft tall

 

 Yes we can fabricate up to 2000mm high thats 6ft 6 3/4″ There is a suplemt charge as anything over 6ft poses extra handling problems

Please also bear in mind if we quote 5 weeks approx lead time upon this estimated date your unit is not 5 weeks late.

Whats Galvanising

Created a page that goes into detail http://armadilloboxes.co.uk/galvanise/

I already have a ground anchor

No problem we can cut metal floor and wood subfloor (free of charge)  to enable unit to sit over the top so you can use any ground anchor you wish concrete it in and we will accommodate it, we do need notice so we bring the right tools.

Do we take credit card payment

We can arrange this facility as it helps our customers spread the cost, We do prefer cash or payment direct to bank as these carry no bank charges and are fraud free. We do not take card payments via our website so carry no risk of data being hacked.

Can they be bolted down?

Yes every box has a galvanised steel floor that can be screwed through to secure (Wooden floor units still have the steel base please see wooden floor page) However when you consider the standard M/C units are substantial and weigh in at around 34 stone without the wooden floor motorcycle or scooter its not going to be moved. Update we recently moved a competitors shed and was shocked at just how light these are no wonder these need bolting down they weigh about the same as our door. Because our units are substantial in their own right we do not provide a fixing down service this needs a different set of tools and a pre assembly visit to examine substrate so better done by local trade person or yourself if you still think its necersary.

Can they be painted?

Yes we recommend Hammerite smooth goes on easily with a roller one coat usually does it Painting is only for looks not necessary for weather protection the boxes look impressive best to just let them alone

Do we paint them?

 No it’s much better done on site anything done through the workshop has the overheads of the workshop on plus we may scratch it and you will paint over bolt heads.

How far does the door open?

Full half circle 180 degrees

Can we put in ventilation?

all units have vent panels to promote air circulation the units are not airtight there is a gap top and bottom of the door this is why we don’t fit seals to the door however guttering on front deflects water away from the door and wood floor has a seal kick strip draining water away.

How do I pay?

We take your details and the box details we then email or post an invoice which also acts as a receipt so you can confirm details.  We then need a deposit by cheque or direct to bank to take it as a confirmed order and book into our workshop, remainder is payable cash on delivery or direct to bank or credit card.

Does the standing need to be level and consistent?

 All our boxes are very rigid and all have pressed galvanised metal floors if your standing is uneven we make structural wooden floors that bolt in to make the floor so strong it can stand on gravel and grass no other box is capable of this.