Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about our Pods.
Are they easy to install?
The Pod doesn’t require foundations which mean that it can be installed where other structures cannot, (under trees, on slopes etc). Arriving fully assembled, it is simply lifted into position and after waste, water and electrical connection is made it’s for use. Pods are usually ready to go after an hour of delivery.
How many people can a Pod accommodate?
It totally depends on the size of pod(s) you are looking to purchase. for example our 4m pod can accommodate 2 persons, but our 5 and 6m pods both can accommodate up to 4 persons, with the 6m being much more roomy!
Do Pods need planning permission?
Generally, Pods will not require planning permission, but we do advise that you check with your local authority first.
How is our Pod delivered?
Standard deliveries are usually carried out by a lorry crane, as long as the access is fine for the lorry to get into position safely he should have no problem lifting the pod into place. Please note that this is at the driver’s discretion.
If a more complicated delivery and placement of the pod is required, just give us a ring and we can advice the best solution.
Can you deliver outside normal working hours?
If necessary we can arrange delivery to suit particular requirements including after hours, weekends and holiday periods. The actual physical installation will typically take less than one hour from start to finish.
Can the Pod be relocated?
Absolutely! They are not permanent structures and are specifically designed so that they can be readily lifted by Tele-porter or crane.
Can you act as main contractor?
Yes – we can offer a full turnkey service.
Could we use our existing contractors for site work?
Yes. We can provide detailed instructions for site preparation.
We are very short of space at our site. Where could we put a Pod?
One of the attractions of the Pod is that with its integral frame it does not require formal foundations. It can sit in areas otherwise unusable – under trees, sloping or rough ground. It can also be craned into inner courtyards. A site survey is carried out if needed.
What costs are involved?
In addition to the cost of the selected Pod(s), there are 2 other costs involved.
- Site preparation
What about electrical connection?
All Pods are fitted with an electrical consumer unit and are pre-tested, the standard connection is usually via a 16amp female commando socket but this can be up to 32amp depending on internal fixtures i.e. Electric hob/electric shower.
Is the Pod environmentally friendly?
Excellent insulation and double glazing means superb thermal efficiency and low energy consumption. All timber products are FSC or PEFC standard, all additional materials are ethically and responsibly sourced. All our lighting is LED. All electrical items are usually ‘A’ rated or above.
Do your Pods have a warranty?
Yes. We provide a one year guarantee on everything covering workmanship or defective materials. In addition we provide a 10 year structural warranty. (We really expect them to go on for decades!)
What about maintenance?
The Pod is virtually maintenance free all that is needed is a check of the silicone sealants’ externally, and the sealants’ in the shower room as you would any property. Also a quick check of the liquid roof system should be carried out. Other than this your Pod should not require further external maintenance.