Vinyl Storage Building

Many homeowners reach a point where a new storage building/shed, to hold tools and equipment that have overflowed the garage and basement, becomes a necessity. Here are some tips for making sure the shed/building becomes an asset:

  • Check building regulations for Vinyl Storage Building: In many municipalities, a building permit will be needed before a shed can legally be erected, even if the structure is a home-center special costing only a few hundred pounds sterling. Building code officials, in addition to supplying the permit (for a fee that varies with the municipality), will also advise on “setback” requirements, which will determine where the shed can be placed in relation to front, side and rear property lines. Residents of subdivisions also should check any subdivision regulations concerning detached buildings.
  • The site: Vinyl storage buildings need a level, smooth site. On many lots, this will require some digging to eliminate grades and humps, although a professional builder told me he has put many sheds/buildings “right on the grass or dirt.” Spending some time preparing the site will pay off, however, with less maintenance and better appearance. A concrete slab is the best shed base for your vinyl storage building, but gravel is a popular and simpler choice. Gravel is relatively inexpensive, easy to install, and provides excellent drainage. Fine “pea gravel” works well for a shed base.

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