Lasita General Installation Instructions
Thank you for choosing one of our environmentally friendly garden houses!
A wooden garden house is an eco-product that is manufactured from 100% renewable natural resources. Your garden house uses the highest-quality wood grown in Nordic conditions. Our caring attitude towards the sustainable use of natural resources is evidenced by the FSC certificate awarded to our company.
To manufacture our products we use advanced technology and implement our extensive experience in the field of wooden-house production. We can assure you that before your garden house was delivered to you, it underwent (and passed) a thorough inspection procedure. The implementation and efficiency of our quality management system are reflected in our ISO 9001 certificate.
Wood is a 100% natural and living material which can expand and shrink (by less than 3% in terms of width or thickness). There can also be differences in its colour, or elements of it may be twisted or bent. These peculiarities will not hamper the installation of the garden house. Besides ecological cleanness, wood is considered to be the most appealing construction material. Every wooden element in a garden house is unique and special in regard to its texture and to the size and shape of the branches. The stability of the product is not impaired by intact or ingrown knots, resin pockets, small fissures or cracks caused by the drying process of each element if they have not penetrated through it. There may be finger-jointed elements in your garden house which, during processing, have become even more stable in terms of the twisting and bending which could occur in the future. When using your garden house, you should take normal physical phenomena (e.g. condensation forming on windows) into consideration.
- Before you start installing your garden house, read these instructions carefully. They will help prevent potential problems and avoid you wasting time. These are general installation instructions that apply to different types of garden houses.
- Do not leave the package containing the elements of the garden house or the elements themselves exposed to weather conditions, in contact with the ground or in heated rooms.
- Ensure that there is no transport damage. If you detect any damage to the packaging or elements, immediately record it by taking photos and sending them (along with a description) to the Seller.
- Prepare foundations that take the size of the house and the peculiarities of the soil into account. Only strong, perfectly levelled foundations will ensure a smooth installation process.
- Before you start installing the house, verify that the set is complete and that all of the elements are of high quality. The list of elements can be found on the illustrations of the house. Should you find a damaged or missing element, the problem should be immediately recorded by taking photos (before you start assembling) and the information forwarded to the Seller. Please also acquaint yourself with the terms and conditions of the warranty that applies to your garden house.
- During installation pay attention to any weather conditions (wind, snow, ice or rain) that could damage the product.
- The minimum distance between the upper edge of the foundation and the first wall element of the garden house should be 45 mm.
- Adamp-proof barrier should be used between the foundation and the wooden structure.The subframe should be level and square.
- The outer edge of the bottomwall row should be installed 5 mm beyond the outer edge of the foundation.
- To ensure the safety and long life of the garden house, it is important to protect it from weather conditions with the help of anchors, storm strips and roof felt strips –even if these accessories are not included in your set.
- Do not rigidly fix any objects to the walls which couldhamper the normal drying, shrinking, settling and expansion of the garden house. (This should also be borne in mind when fastening the nut of the storm strip.)
- Roof felt as a covering material (if included in the set) is designed for short-term use only. However, it is also suitable for use as an underlayer with other roofing materials.
- When installing roof boards, the need for a 1-2 mm expansion gap should be borne in mind.
- After installation, in order to prevent discolouration, bending and expansion, thegarden house mustbe finished in its entirety with a wood preservative, at least on the outside (including windows and doors, which mustbe treated on both sides). Regarding the choice of wood preservative, we recommend consulting an expert/paint seller or the Seller of the garden house.
- To prevent splits in the wood, we recommend pre-drilling screw holes.
- There may be unplaned areas, dull areas or areas where knots extend beyond the edge of the roof or floor boards of the garden house. To achieve the best results, the boards can be placed so that these defects remain hidden by rotating the boards as necessary.=
- To achieve better weather resistance, the points of contact between the glass and the wood should be sealed with silicon after thedoors and windows are painted.
Please inform the Seller of the garden house of your experience regarding this product, be it positive or negative. Such feedback helps us improve the quality of our products and service so as to better meet your needs and expectations.