Frequently Asked Questions
How long will it take to install my shed?
Sheds take an average of 3 hours to install. This includes the construction and shingling.
How should the site be prepared prior to install?
We can place the shed on a variety of bases (concrete, gravel, dirt or grass). If a concrete base is prepared, it must be square and level and cannot be bigger than the structure size you want placed on it. If however the site is prepared with gravel, or is just an area of grass, this spot should be fairly level. We use patio stones to do final leveling, but it is in the best interest of the customer to level the spot as much as possible.
How do you support the floor of the shed?
The floor is manufactured with treated floor joists at 2' centers. We place patio stone under 3 points of each joist. For example, an 8x8 shed on a level spot would require 15 pieces of stone. This provides maximum stability for the structure.
What is the shed constructed of?
All the board lumber in the structure is eastern white pine. This includes the floor, walls and roof. Pine is very durable and weathers very well. We do not use chipboard, press board or plywood.
What do you treat the exterior with?
Some customers prefer to let the pine weather naturally, however, the majority of our customers purchase the shed stained. If a customer chooses to have their shed stained, we use Dulux WoodPride stain, which compliments the beauty of the shed and protects it from discolouring. You can see our colour options here.
Can you install the sheds anywhere?
We have lots of versatility with our construction method. We can easily get into most backyards or tight areas. A 3' gate or opening provides all the space we need to get to a site. We do however have to watch or overhead obstructions and obstacles on the ground.
How long do you have to wait to get a shed installed?
The average waiting period is three weeks. This can be longer in the spring and fall, however we will do our best to meet your schedule.
Where do you deliver?
We are located near Newmarket, Ontario and we deliver free of charge within 25 km's of our shop. If you live outside of this area, additional shipping fees of $100/50km apply.