Shed Information

Base Information

Your shed will require a level solid concrete base. Sheds cannot be go onto grass or soil! We recommend that it is a recess base as shown in the picture below. The small step then provides a slash back of water, so it cannot go into the internal of the shed.
We can provide all measurements for the base needed for your shed and will give you the best possible advice on preparing for the installation of your shed.

All our sheds and garages must be erected on a level solid base.  Faulkner sheds recommend that a concrete base, with our sheds being so robust and heavy we really cannot in good faith recommend any other type of base for your unit.  Faulkner Sheds will gladly give exact measurements of the base requirements for the size of unit you have on order with us.

Faulkner Sheds do not take responsibility for bases/ concrete slabs that is off level on time of installation of unit.

We recommend a recess base; this means that the internal of the base is higher than the external area of the base. About 50 mil is plenty of an internal step for concrete bases, this will stop moisture coming int the internal area of the unit.

Shed Temperature Control

Before buying a new steel shed it is essential to consider if you require it to be made with single skin steel cladding or insulated panels, depending on what you are going to store in your shed. No steel shed is temperature controlled so condensation is unavoidable. But with the right cladding to suit your unit and some general upkeep there should be no problems. Our standard single skin sheds come with anti-con non-drip membrane on the roof, this absorbs some of the condensation and then the build-up of water in the membrane will come out at the lowest level of the cladding which is out of the shed. But in the cold frosty days and nights, the air is damp and there will be condensation in any outdoor shed. So for storage items that are not able to withstand this then an insulated shed with an insulated floor and a heating source may need to be considered.

Tips To Minimize Condensation

Although there is no way to fully prevent condensation there is a few ways to lower the levels of condensation in your shed. Allowing adequate air circulation/ ventilation into your shed.  Our sheds come with air vents as part of their design, but also opening the door/s or window/s (if fitted) is recommended every so often this will encourage airflow throughout your shed. Ensuring a level base has been installed to prevent any moister coming from the external ground outside the shed. A damp proof membrane fitting while the base is being installed is also recommended.

Drying of the concrete base – It is essential that you allow adequate drying time for the concrete. New concrete may look dry on the surface area but the concrete throughout the slab takes a lot longer to dry.  When a wet concrete base is covered too early it will condensate a lot more.  This means exposing condensation sensitive items to an area without thoroughly dry concrete it will have a higher chance of being affected by moisture. The amount of time needed to dry out concrete slabs may be considerable depending on its size and thickness, there is 7 liters of water in every 100mm deep by 1 meter square of concrete that must evaporate before the it can be considered adequately dry.  To approximately estimate necessary drying time is 1 month of drying for each 30mm of concrete. The use of a de-humidifier may also help to speed up the drying process.

Steel Shed Maintenance

While steel sheds are low maintenance, they still need some, low level of care.  It is recommended to keep all locks, sliding bolts, and hinges lubricated regularly.  At least once in every 3/6 months.  Gutters and down-pipes should be cleaned regularly and kept clear of debris.  Build up of dirt/ debris will cause moisture to lodge in this area and this will cause rust in the steel.  Air vents should not be blocked either intentionally or by way of neglect of maintained of the steel shed or garage.  Again, this will cause the affected areas to corrode or rust.


Warranty takes effect on time of collection, delivery or installation of product/unit.

Product will be in full working order or intended purpose and free from defect or damage.

Warranty Times

20 Years on structural framework

20 Years on profile sheeting of products located in-land – 10 km from sea/ coast

5 years on profile sheeting of products located at sea/ coast – less that 10 km from sea/ coast

3 years on doors and windows

Warranty Conditions

Products should be maintained in accordance with recommended guidelines

Hinges should be lubricated every 6 months

Locks and sliding bolts should be lubricated every 6 months

Roller door mechanism should be cleaned every 6 months and always kept obstruction free

Gutters and down-pipes should be cleaned every 6 months

Products should not be subjected to mechanical damage

Products should not be subjected to damage caused by build-up of debris

Products should bot be subjected to damage caused by harmful chemicals

Exclusions from Warranty

Faulkner Sheds do not cover:

Bases - Faulkner Sheds do not provide any groundwork.  We do not take any responsibility if the base is unlevel on time of installation of product

3rd Party Work – Any work carried out in relation to product i.e., construction, electrical, plumbing

Damage – Damage or corrosion to product due to failure to follow maintenance instructions or guidelines

Corrosion – Any defects caused by exposure to harmful chemicals or compounds. Corrosion or defects due to build up of dirt or debris

Negligence – Damage or defects caused by misuse or negligence by the buyer or any other party.

Blockages – Corrosion or defects due to build up of moisture through blocked ventilation holes

Wear and tear – defects that come from normal wear and tear over time

Unforeseen Circumstances – Defects as a result of fire, lightening, flood, explosion, radiation, falling objects, vandalism and other cause that the seller has no control.

Coastal Areas – Products that are exposed to seafront, exposed directly to salt air.

Modifications – Any modifications or alterations made to the product by buyer or any other party.

Chemicals – Any paint or chemicals added to the product

Sun exposure – Any fade in colour panels due to exposure to UV rays

Limitations of Liability

Without prejudice to the warranty the seller if under no liability to the buyer

In respect to any defect caused from natural wear and tear, willful damage, negligence, abnormal conditions, a failure to follow the sellers’ instructions, misuse or alteration or repair of the product.

Hightown, Coralstown
Mullingar, Co Westmeath
N91 D3C4

Tel: 0872365446

Monday – Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm
Saturday 10am to 2.00pm
Sunday and Bank Holidays Closed