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Beyond offering the best shed on the market, the one thing you will always get from Duro-Shed is straight talk and knowledgeable answers! We’ve worked hard to perfect our product and we’re always happy to discuss it’s qualities and capabilities. If by chance you can’t find your answer below, we welcome you to contact us.
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Site Preparation & Permits
What kind of base does the shed need to sit on and is it included? No, we do not do provide base preparation/construction but will allow for 2-3” of levelling. We do provide owners all the site preparation information they need and can refer you to partners who can provide this service. We recommend the following:
Patio stones: Patio stones bedded in gravel is inexpensive and works quite well. Download PDF layout plans below:
Concrete pad: A concrete pad works well for pool cabanas with pool equipment that have buried water, gas and electrical lines coming up into the inside of the structure. This kind of base is also the best for larger sheds and garages
Sono tubes: Concrete filled sono tubes or piers may work best if you have a sloping grade issue and cannot or do not want to pour a concrete pad. They would work well as a foundation for any size shed.
Can I just lay the patio stones on the grass? It is not recommended as your shed will probably settle and sink out of level. A proper base of 6-8” of compacted gravel is important.
Do I need a building permit? Is that my responsibility? In most Ontario municipalities you can build up to 12×9 – 108sq. ft. (10sq.m) without a building permit. After that size generally a permit is required which would be the customers responsibility. We can supply the plan after deposit.
How much space should I allow around the shed/structure? As much room as possible – 24” is ideal and is the setback bylaw in most areas. For pool Cabanas the set back may be more, check with your local zoning office.