Build Your Own Shed – What You Need To Know Before You Begin Building Your Own Shed

There are numerous considerations, not the least of which is how you feel about your existing location. That word – LOCATION – should be your primary focus. Do you prefer to remain where you are, or not? Is staying where you are an option, or are you forced to relocate due to a job change, or other issues?

Water is a big threat to the durability of your shed. Make sure that water does not get collected frequently at the construction site you have chosen. Too much water will result in quicker rotting of the wood and rusting of the metal parts of the shed. Also, too much moisture will enable the growth of mold. It will also be difficult to get in and out of your shed, if it is surrounded by water.

Fold the wires back into the box carefully and attach the receptacle to the box. Install the cover plate and mark the receptacle as indicated above. The GFCI-type breaker that you purchase may come with stickers that say “GFCI Protected” and “No Equipment Ground”. If you have these stickers apply them to the cover plate on the outlets you have replaced. If you don’t have these stickers you can make them with a label maker.

There’s a common misconception that building permits are only required for larger sheds. That is not necessarily true. You may need a building permit regardless of the size of the shed. If you build a shed on your property without first obtaining a permit, you may be required to either move the shed, or even take it down completely by your town. So make sure you are covered.

It doesn’t make sense to take on a major renovation if you plan to sell in the near future. If this will be a long-term home for you, then it may be worthwhile to invest in a major overhaul. But, keep in mind that design tastes change over time.

Building Codes Now that you’ve addressed the type of tenant/landlord scenario and all of the questions that arise from the new living arraignments, you need to have a chat with the town of islip building department. Many questions will come from that meeting as well. How many tenants will occupy the space? How many square feet is the space? What plumbing and electrical additions are being made? Are local deed restrictions preventing your dwelling from being occupied by a renter? Once again, more questions than answers will come at you. But be persistent and it can be done.

Lay the bars on the flat ground using 4 of the bars in each direction perpendicular to each other to form a mat with 4 bars facing East-West and 4 bars facing North-South, one set on top of the other. For a 2′ x 2′ footing, your bars will be 1′-6″ long each. Concrete protocol requires 3″ of clearance from the end of each bar to the edge of the concrete. (that is just the way it is).

The Production phase is where the actual work has begun. Your professional team will manage the progress and perform all the construction. Your manager is responsible for all the communication, coordination, assembling and labor on your project. The design team will follow up and always be available to answer any and all questions you may have during this time. They will work closely with you and address any concerns you may have. And at the end or completion of the project you will be given a “Certificate of Occupancy.” This is required, by the building department, when the job is finished.

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