[internetworkers] site-built shed
scottchilcote at earthlink.net
Tue Aug 26 12:06:57 EDT 2008
We had a very decent 8x12' shed built in 2005. It was made by
Heartland, a manufacturer that used to be on Glenwood in Raleigh. We
bought our shed through Lowes. It cost a bit under $3K. However, I
just did a search and I don't see that company anymore. I found 3-4
other shed manufacturers though, and some of their products look the same.
We had to have the site graded and some underlayment put down first.
This required paying a contractor with a small tractor to come in.
Unfortunately it rained heavily the day before and the tractor left deep
grooves in our lawn, but you takes your chances.
Even with that, the site turned out to be far from level. When the
second contractor arrived to build the shed, he sent me off to buy
concrete blocks to even things up. So if you're not sure the ground is
level, you'll need to collect several blocks in different widths to even
it up. We wound up with one corner on the ground, and one of them up
about two feet. The other two were in between.
The shed arrived unpainted because we wanted to paint it to match our
house. The prefab wood grained boards drank up a lot of paint. We put
two coats of gloss white paint on the interior floor, but floor tile
would have been a good alternative. Potentially easier to install too.
Depending on where you live, your lot may have setback requirements that
limit the shed's location. We had just one decent location in our
backyard that didn't require removing large trees.
I can send you some digital photos that we took if you're interested.
Send direct email if so.
Good luck on your project!
David Matusiak wrote:
> Has anyone had a site-built shed... well, *built* for them recently?
> I've gotten a few good recommendations for Home Depot in Mebane (yes,
> location specific), but not for any other company. Any recommendations?
> I need something small, maybe 8' x 10' or 8' x 12' but since the
> ground is not perfect it will require a bit of thinking. Otherwise
> I'd buy one of those Rubbermaid plastic boxes and drop it in place.
> How about material recommendations? Wood? Metal? Plastic?
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