We want to make it as easy as possible if you are considering Cedar & Oak for a shepherd hut, garden building or spec ial project..
Below are a few questions and answers we commonly get asked.
WILL I NEED PLANNING PERMISSION?
Will i need planning permission?
Due to the nature of shepherd huts being on wheels making them moveable you usually will not need planning permission. However, it is always advisable to check with your local planning department first.
If you would like to rent your hut out or change the use of the land you will need to obtain planning permission. We can supply CAD drawings for this when required, please get in touch to discuss this further.
DO I NEED A CONCRETE BASE?
Do i need a concrete base?
No, you do not need a concrete base. If you would like your hut to sit on grass, it will be fine as long as it is generally quite hard and free draining.
If however, your grass gets soft easily we would suggest laying either four paving slabs, treated timber sleepers or small concrete pads to go under each wheel.
If you have a flagged, pebble or tarmac area already that you would like to place your hut onto that will be fine as well.
CAN YOU MOVE A SHEPHERD HUT ?
Can you move a shepherds hut?
Our huts are built on a strong a chassis with a removable drawbar allowing you to move your hut if required. All you would need to do reattach the drawbar and use a 4x4 or tractor to move the hut to its new location.
If you need to move the hut a little further, such as if you're moving house, this is not a problem either, as all our huts are robust and built to last. We can assist with moving your hut if this is required, please get in touch.
ARE THEY WARM ENOUGH TO USE IN WINTER?
Are they warm enough to use in winter?
Our huts are built to be used all year around. The walls, roof and floor are all insulated using quality insulation and we use thermally efficient doors and windows. These elements along with our strong timber framework combine to make our huts very similar in specification to a modern timber frame house. This makes our huts cool in the summer sun and cosy in the winter snow. We can also fit log burning stoves, electric stoves or electric wall heaters to keep our huts super snug.
DO YOU BUILD SHEPHERD HUTS WITH KITCHENS
Do you build shepherd huts with kitchens and bathrooms?
We love to design and build shepherd huts to your exact specifications and are happy to incorporate a kitchen or bathroom or both in your hut.
We work together to get a design that works for you and has all the features you require.
DO I NEED
Do i need drainage?
If you would like a shepherd hut with a shower, bath, flushing toilet or sink you will need it connecting to either a mains drain or septic tank. We would suggest that you contact a local groundworks company and ask for their advice on how to achieve this.
We are happy to work with you and your appointed groundworks company to make the process as smooth as possible.
IS IT SAFE TO HAVE A LOG BURNER IN A SHEPHERD HUT?
Is it safe to have a log burner in a shepherd hut?
The simple answer is yes, all stoves we use are fitted to comply with British standards with the correct clearances, air gaps and heat shielding.
We supply all stoves with the manufacturer’s instructions and registration for the warranty.
ELECTRICS INSIDE A SHEPHERD HUT?
Electrics inside a shepherds hut?
Our huts are generally supplied with both internal and external power sockets as well as interior and exterior light all connected to a dedicated fuse box fitted inside the hut. This fuse box is then connected to an external 240 volt supply plug sited under the hut ready to be connected to the mains supply.
All electrical elements inside a Cedar & Oak hut are checked and signed off by a registered electrician prior to delivery for your peace of mind.
WHAT FLOORING OPTIONS ARE THERE?
What flooring options are there?
We generally use high quality oiled engineered oak flooring to make a very hard-wearing and attractive floor for all year around use. But as all our huts are bespoke we can fit any flooring choice you would like such as laminate, solid wood, carpet or tiles.
Please speak to us to discuss the best option for you.
DO YOU SUPPLY SELF BUILD KITS?
Do you supply self build kits?
This is something we have been looking into and wish to offer customers.
If you are interested in a self-build kit please contact us as we would be happy to discuss this.
DO YOU BUILD SOLAR
Do you build solar powered huts?
We are more than happy to use the sun to power our shepherd huts as this way your hut can be completely off-grid and friendly to mother nature.
We can fit a solar panel to the roof of the hut that feeds a hidden battery inside the hut supplying power to internal LED lights and one power socket.
WHAT GUARANTEE DO YOU OFFER?
What guarantee do you offer?
All our huts are handcrafted using quality materials and we expect them to last for 40+ years with very little maintenance. We offer a ten-year guarantee on our chassis including metalwork, framework, exterior cladding and roof.
Wear and tear, acts of God and vandal damage are not covered under the guarantee. In the unlikely case that you do have a problem please contact us straight away and we will be happy to help as we love all our huts as well.
DO YOU DELIVER?
CAN I COLLECT?
Do you deliver + Can i collect?
We offer both services so it's up to you.
If you would like us to deliver your hut there will be a delivery charge for this, the cost is worked out on request. We would usually visit you to check access and the location for the hut and talk through the process.
If you have complicated access I'm sure we can help so please ask.
DO YOU SUPPLY
THAN THE UK?
Do you supply huts further than the UK?
Yes, we are happy to design and build a hut and work with you to deliver it anywhere.
Please contact us to discuss.
WHAT ARE YOUR PAYMENT TERMS?
What are your payment terms?
Once you have had your design and quotation and are happy with everything and would like to go ahead the next step is to book a manufacturing slot date with a 25% deposit.
Once the manufacturing slot date is upon us we require a further 50% to start the build. Finally, once you're hut is delivered or collected and you are happy with everything the remaining 25% balance will be due.