Do I need planning permission for a POD?

For most areas our POD size and height have been designed to negate the need for planning permission and they fall within the permitted building regulations. This is subject to change if  you couple the POD to your house, choose a higher roof version and/or lie in a conservation area. If planning permission is required our Technical Service Team and surveyor can handle this for you.

Does the POD design comply with building regulations?

Yes, and a full specification sheet is available on our website showing how the floor, walls and roof comply with the building regulations in England/Wales and Scotland.

How long does it take to produce a POD?

It takes approximately 6 weeks to build a POD from the date of your order.

We stock some external cladding but due to the extensive range offered some may need to be specially ordered. Nevertheless, we will always endeavour to provide your POD by your chosen date.

Will I be provided with installation materials for a self-build?

Of course we will provide you with a full set of easy-to-follow installation instructions in hard copy and/or electronic format, along with personal login details to access "how to" videos on our website.

You will also be provided with the contact details of a technical specialist who will be available to discuss any issues in person.

What are the delivery costs?

The cost of delivery from factory to end-user site entrance is included in the price.

 

Is Cre8a Pod a fully serviced building and how does it work?

Cre8a pod is a stylish, modern, fully functional, self-contained living space which can have a bedroom and/or a shower room. The pod is internally wired and connected with your existing house supply. All connections are completed to "Part B" Building Regulation. In order to allow water in and waste out the pod would be connected to mains drainage. 

What ground works and foundation will be required?

A solid concrete base is required to ensure there is no movement on the pod externally or internally. Due to the weight and solidity of the pod a concrete base will ensure full stability. If you don't want a concrete base in your garden we also offer the ground screw for solid foundations. A quicker, easy and mess free solution.

How quickly can we install your Cre8a Pod once you confirm an order?

Usually we work on a lead time of just 6-8 weeks from the day you place your order with our client support team to your instillation and key hand over. 

Installation should be completed within 7 days, Barring any external factors which will be needed to taken into consideration.

What are the payment terms?

A non-refundable 25% deposit is required on placing the order. If Cre8a is installing the POD then a further 50% of the order value will be required prior to delivery, and the remaining 25% on completion of installation.

For self-builds, 75% of the order value will be required on delivery.

What if I change my mind about the colour scheme?

Changes to colour schemes will only be allowable if orders for the associated components have not yet been placed by Cre8a.

Can I have bi-folding doors instead of sliding doors?

Yes – there is a range of door and window configurations available to choose from. These will be explained to you and demonstrated during the design process.

Can I choose where to put the windows?

The POD configuration will be designed to your requirements providing that the integrity of the building is not compromised.

Can I choose the colour schemes for the internal déc or?

Yes –we want to create your vision so you will be offered a range of options for all the internal components.

 

What do I need to do to prepare for the delivery of my new POD?

For DIY or “supply only” you will need to provide a suitable hard-standing at the site of the installation (ideally a concrete base), as well as an electrical feed and plumbed water/waste-water facilities (if a washroom model is chosen); for “supply only” orders we recommend that you seek expert advice on this. Where Cre8a is installing the POD you can still opt to have another supplier build the base and supply all amenities if preferred.

What if my site is not fit for a POD?

We will carry out a site survey to establish the suitability of the installation site and make recommendations if we deem the site not suitable.

Can I change the exterior or interior of the POD in the future?

Yes – if you decide on a change of use or just want to update the décor, we can remove and replace the internal and external cladding and the decking or balustrade and change them to meet your new requirements.

What is not included in the price?

We design, manufacture, deliver and install your Cre8a Pod. We do not include the concrete base, power supple or water and waste to and from the pod. You can have decking and balustrade or a bi-folding door at an additional price. 

Can you provide finance for my Cre8a pod?

We can offer you a finance quote as a payment option for your Cre8a Pod.

Can I have a pod if I live in a terrace house?

Yes! Our pod is built in-house and then taken down into different sections so we can carry and deliver effectively, because the pods are in sections this means we are able to carry it through your house. We don't use cranes to drop the pod into your garden. We will rebuild the pod in your garden. 

How quickly can you install my pod at my location?

It will take us 1 week to install your pod in your garden. 

Can my pod be used for endless pools or hot tubs?

There is no components inside the pod that chlorine or fluoride would affect. We would recommend having the bathroom wall panels throughout the pod if you are installing the pool or hot tub inside. Also to have laminate flooring instead of solid wood flooring. All internal joints are dry sealed other than a mastic so no issue there. We also recommend towel/robe electric wall heaters. 

What is the guarantee / warranty period?

If we install your POD we will provide a full 10-year guarantee on all components except the plumbing appliances and electrical parts; these will be supplied with the standard manufacturer’s warranty.

Our electrical installation will be certified by a nominated independent electrical engineer.

If Cre8a does not install the POD then it will still be supplied with a 10-year guarantee on all build items (other than the plumbing and electrical parts) subject to correct assembly and installation.

Where do we install Cre8a Pod?

All over the UK! We have registered installers which cover different parts of the UK. Contact us to find out who your installer is in your area. We pride ourselves on ensuring our customer experience is as straightforward as possible. There will be a free, no obligation site survey anywhere in the UK, to establish your requirements and make the appropriate observations and measurements at the site concerned. We will manufacture, deliver it to your registered installer who will then come and install your building at your specific location anywhere in the UK.

Can I add a decked area and balustrade at a later date?

Yes – you can add finishing touches after the installation is complete, such as decking and balustrade, provided that a concrete base is provided to take the balustrade assembly.

Can my Cre8a pod move with me if I move house?

Yes! One of the many advantages of Cre8a Pod is that the modular construction can be taken down and relocated either in a different part in your garden or to your new house. Every move is individually evaluated with a survey at the new location and carried out. If you require the pod to be moved by our team but there would be a move cost.

Can the PODs be supplied with a service/maintenance agreement?

Yes – we can provide a full service and maintenance package which includes two site visits per year, all parts and labour, a full cleaning service, visual checks of all cladding to ensure it is securely fastened, and servicing of all moving parts.

What if I have a problem with my POD after the installation team has left?

We will carry out a full hand-over with you to ensure you are completely happy with your POD and to iron out any snags before we leave site. Nevertheless, if you are not fully satisfied with our work we promise to return to site to examine and resolve the problem identified.

Thereafter, our Customer Services Team will work with you should you have any queries.

Will Cre8a Pod add value to my property?

Yes! The stylish addition to your garden will certainly contribute to the sale-ability of the property in the future. There is no definitive answer to how much value Cre8a Pod brings, although varies studies suggest that your overall property value could increase by as much as 10% along with the benefits of adding additional space to your home. 

 

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