Doing The Planning
For Your Shed Building Project
Good and thorough planning before building your shed is the key to a successful shed building project.
The following checklist will help you to gather information you will need before starting construction
of your new shed.
- Local Building Codes
- Deed Restrictions
- Weather Climate Factors
- Shed Functions
- Careful Planning
- What's Your Budget
- Materials Source
Local Building Codes
Ok, In my county which is Greene County Ohio, if you get a permit, there is only one inspection and that is the
final inspection. Before building can begin, you must submit a drawing of your house plot and
exactly where you plan on building your shed in relation to property lines, your home, etc.
They obviously have restrictions on where exactly you can place your shed from your property lines. Each county
is probably somewhat different, but in Greene County Ohio, you are required to keep your shed 5' off the property
You certainly want to avoid running into problems later on by not obtaining a building permit for your shed. It is
possible that if you do build a shed without a permit, your county can fine you or even make you tear it down if you
are in violation of building codes.
Do You Have Deed Restrictions?
You may have conditions on your property deed which restrict the type and location of your shed!
Check to make sure you are not going to build your shed on property controlled by an easement for
right away or access to utilities.
Whats the climate going to be around your new shed? Do you need to worry about drainage problems or prevailing
wind conditions. What's the angle of the sun in relation to nearby landscaping during different seasons.
A shed that is enclosed and does not have temperature regulation should be protected from the summer sun, and
exposed to it in the winter.
What is the purpose of your new shed?
Ok, what do you want to do with your new shed? Will it be a garden shed for your wife, or a shed
to store tools in, or your riding mower? Will you need electricity? Will you need shelving or a sturdy
How about a workshop or hobby area?
Carefull planning on your shed before you begin building will save you from making costly changes in the
What's your budget?
In the grand scheme of things, sheds are not that costly to build. It's a good idea to go over
each phase of your shed building project such as reviewing the materials needed for building your shed
foundation and floor, walls, doors, roof, siding, etc.
Quite a few of your bigger hardware stores will go over your materials lists and give you an itemized
estimate of all your materials, including delivery charges. Know what you have to spend and don't be caught
by any surprises.
High Quality Shed Building Plans
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- Illustrative Building Guide.
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- Materials Lists.
- Easy to Understand.
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