How long will it take to receive my Studio Shed?
Please allow 4-8 weeks for your Studio Shed to arrive from final design approval. If you are permitting your structure, lead-times could be longer and depends on the timeliness of your city / county building department.
Do I need a building permit? What are the advantages / disadvantages?
Unpermitted projects have much quicker turnarounds, and are more cost effective. Needing a building permit depends on the size and options of your Studio Shed. Most municipalities allow for the construction of one 120 square foot structure (10x12), or under, without applying for a building permit; however, some municipalities have more stringent requirements. Be sure to check local regulations before ordering.
Example - a 10x12 Lifestyle model does not require a permit in most areas of the country; a 10x14 would, and the lead time could be up to 6 months because of lag times with your city / county. Our clients generally lean towards the unpermitted structure because of the added time and cost.
How do I order? What's the process?
It's simple. Build Your Studio Shed online then give us a call or email to place your order. We will contact you immediately to fill your order and answer any questions you may have.
Do you offer finished interiors?
Yes. Premium Installed services on Lifestyle models include beautiful, insulated, finished interiors. DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Lifestyle models come with everything to finish out your interior except for drywall, mud, tape and paint.
What is the difference between your product lines?
Studio Shed Storage models come with unfinished open-stud interiors, and are great for basic storage or a backyard workshop. Lifestyle models are turnkey studio spaces; insulated, highly efficient, and suitable for a variety of uses.
Studio Shed Garage + models are engineered differently than our Storage and Lifestyle models. They have higher ceilings and larger windows.
How does payment work and do you offer financing?
For installed units, we require a 50% deposit, 45% before shipment, and 5% due upon installation. For DIY kits, we require a 50% deposit and 50% due before shipment/ receipt. We accept all major credit cards and checks.
What is the "square" / "block" siding material?
Collins TruWood® Siding. An FSC certified engineered wood siding. 1/2" thick, tough against the elements, and great for the environment.
Is this a kit?
Yes - all Studio Sheds aarrive as a flat packed kit. Our pre-finished panels are fabricated in our factory, then crated and shipped to each building site where they are installed by our clients or professionally installed by our Premium Installation Teams.
Recently launched - our Small Kits line – sold exclusively as DIY kits. They are designed to be assembled by any handy homeowner, and we are here to help – please contact us with questions at email@example.com.
Who will install my Studio Shed?
For our clients who want to save a little money and enjoy weeked projects, we recommend our DIY option. We also offer our Premium Installed option; our national team members are accredited, licensed, bonded and insured.
Do I need a building permit?
It depends on the size and options of your Studio Shed. Most counties allow for the construction of one 120 square foot structure without applying for a building permit. Be sure to check local regulations before ordering, however, as some municipalities have more stringent requirements.
If you determine that you need a building permit, we have a handful of services which can assist you with attaining your permit. Please contact us for more information - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you offer garage doors, french doors, etc?
Yes. We offer both steel and french doors. We do not offer garage doors, but we do offer a framed rough opening to acoomodate a garage door. Please have a look at our Product Information page, or contact us for details.
What about electricity?
Lifestyle models are pre-wired for a simple electrical hookup and include all fixtures, switches and outlets. Trenching and hookup to the home are the responsibility of the homeowner. In most cases our Premium Installers can work with you to provide this service. Depending on your municipality, you may need a permit.
What type of foundation do I need?
Studio Shed products are designed to be placed on either a poured concrete slab, or installed with a self-supported joisted floor system, similar to a deck. Joisted floor systems start at $450 and in this type of installation, the only requirement is that the site is level within 6" across the diameter of the shed. The typical cost of a concrete slab for one of our sheds varies nationally. If you are unsure which would be best for you, contact us for advice. Please refer to customer responsibilities within our terms and conditions section.
How tall is the roof, ceiling, and how about the eave lengths?
The average interior height of each Shed is 7’3" at the rear and 8’3" at the front. The highest point of the roof on the outside is 8’11”. For all 8x, 10x, and 12x Studio Sheds, eave lengths are 24" off the front and 18" off the sides and back. Eave lengths may be customized for a small charge.
Do you offer a warranty?
All Studio Shed products as well as our installations are backed by a 1-year warranty covering material defects and workmanship. Additional mfg warranties are available -see terms and conditions section.
How are they constructed?
Optimized engineering and clean factory production ensure the highest quality, minimal waste, and a value oriented product. Like normal home construction, we use 2 x 4 wall construction (or 2 x 6 for larger units), sheathed with the high efficiency ZipWall system, then sided with Collins TruWood® Siding OR Certainteed (and metal for the wainscot option). The basic model is simply framed, sheathed ACX sanded plywood and painted. Heavy duty roof, engineered for maximum loads across the country, are either 2 x 6, 8, 10, or beams depending on the size.
What is the difference between the Basic model, the Collins/ Metal, and the Collins model?
The Basic model, ideal for general storage, is simply painted sheathing and structural lumber, trimmed with batons of Collins TruWood®. The Collins / Metal and Collins models, have beautiful aluminum reveals between the panels, and a great for not only storage but also finished spaces. See above question for details on construction.
Do the rafters need to be treated?
It's up to you and your location. Some clients leave them untreated, and others paint / stain them. We offer painted / stained rafters starting at $500, and are painted/ stained in the field during installation.
Do you offer solar power?
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