Local installation is included with all garden buildings.

All installations will be pre-booked with the customer and certain requirements will be outlined prior to any installation. Installations are carried out by professional installers with many years experience in the timber and joinery trade.


The customer must ensure that the proposed building location is both firm and level, of a concrete or paved base construction and must be no less than the plan size of the proposed building. A solid foundation will not only give great support to your garden building but will also increase its life span. Upon smaller timber buildings, the use of 3″x 1 1/2″ (75 x 38mm) pressure treated timber floor bearers at 18″ to 2’ centres upon a solid and level ground may be suitable.

The proposed position of your garden building should be free from any obstructions and impediments such as tree branches and plants. As most sections are too big to be passed through a front door or garage, we ask that your location has good and unrestricted access to allow the easy transfer of these larger building sections. It is the responsibility of the customer’s to make sure full access is available for all building sections as this may result in failed delivery or installation charges. If you have any access worries or concerns, please contact us before you place your order for some advice.

Failed Installations

All installations will be pre-booked with the customer and certain requirements will be

It is the customer’s responsibility to arrange an appropriate base for the building. If the base is unprepared or inadequate for your purchased building and if installation has not been cancelled prior to delivery, the building will be left with the customer for self-assembly at a later date.

It is possible to arrange a re-installation for a later date; however an extra charge will be imposed.

Shed Base Installations

Dodds can put you in contact with one of their approved shed base installers if required. The recommended Installers have all been carefully selected and are highly experienced professionals.

Please note that the approved installers will only install a base once an order has been placed with Dodds for a garden shed or summerhouse and they are unable to install bases for sheds not purchased from Dodds.

Approved Fitters

Fitters are only approved by us for fencing work. We review our approved installers work regularly to ensure a high standard is maintained and to be expected by our customers. For other services, such as decking, driveways, and paving, we urge you to carry out your own research before you agree to any work to be done.

Payment Terms

Materials – All payments should be made direct to Dodds, please contact us if your fitter requests payment

Fitting & Installation – Please pay directly to your fitter

Shed Payments – All payments should be made direct to Dodds to validate guarantee, please contact us if your fitter requests payment