Zoning and Installation Requirements

A guide to preparing for delivery day

Introduction

While we do our very best to make sure that is possible for the sheds we craft to be installed cleanly and easily in the desired spot on your property, there are a few things you can do to prepare the space further. Making sure the installation site meets all the below suggestions and zoning requirements will make installation fast and easy, and will prevent you, the buyer, from incurring any additional costs. For more information on the delivery process, we have an article outlining the delivery day procedure.

Site Access

When delivering and installing your new shed, it is delivered in prefab sections, meaning it was crafted at our shop, and ready for just the finishing glue and nails required to secure it for a lifetime in its desired location. As a result, these pieces can be very large and extremely heavy and difficult to carry. We request that if there are any stairs, narrow walkways, fences, gates, shrubs, etc. that may present difficulties in getting to the site be brought our attention prior to delivery.

Clearance

For the long-standing health of the shed, and general ease of installation, it is absolutely necessary that the shed is located at least three feet (3’) from any trees, fences, buildings, etc. Also, it is necessary that any tree branches or other obstacles are clear of the three foot (3’) area surrounding the shed installation site. Lastly, it is imperative that there is at least twelve (12’) feet of clear area from the ground up, with no branches, wires, or other overhead obstacles that may come in contact with the shed’s roof.

Land Requirements

There must be no protruding stumps or large rocks in the desired area of installation. Furthermore, to assure a solid foundation the land must be at a slope of less than twelve inches (12”).

Generally, for the shed foundation, there are no additional requirements. However, in some locations (pariticularly in sea coast areas, or some towns and cities in Rhode Island) sonotubes are sometimes required for proper installation, based on local standards.

Furthermore, prior to selecting you installation lot, it is a good idea to assure proper drainage (to prevent flooding of the shed), firmness of earth (to solidify the foundation), etc.

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