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Old 12-11-2007, 01:08 PM   #1
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I decided to build a shed/workshop in my backyard. I'm guessing a 10'x15' would do. Havent decided on the foundation yet, maybe sonotubes? Wood framed floor, walls, roof, french door entrance and 2 windows. Any idea of the costs? All work would be completed by myself.

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We just bought a house a few months back and I was thinking that a shed would be nice to get some clutter out of my garage. Tagging along to see what you come out with. 10' x 15' sound more like an outbuilding than a shed.

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I have 3 motorcycles that need a permanent home and place to be worked on. Right now one is in our 3 season sunroom getting a 'once-over'.
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I built an "addition" on my shed this fall. The addition was 9x6. That cost about $500 for materials, and didn't include windows or doors. So I dunno - maybe $2000? Add another couple hundred if you're insulating and installing wallboard of some sort.
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Thanks Nate. So $500 covered the framing, sheathing and roofing materials for a 9x6?
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Yep. I used 4x4s on precast footings, and T111 siding.
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Do you need a permit for a shed? just out of curiousity
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In Massachusetts you need a permit. I believe it's mostly for the property taxes.
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In Massachusetts you need a permit. I believe it's mostly for the property taxes.

Also,some towns have set back requirements,(distance to property lines).
You'll want to check this out so you don't end up moving it later to meet those local codes.
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Take a look at the pre-mades they can be well built and cheaper. Plus they may not add to your taxes or need a permit I bought a 10 x 12 with treated floor joists & floor and steel studs and rafters for $2300 including setup. Becauses its movable it is not taxed or require a permit in the city of Tampa FL.
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It depends on what codes you are under. In LA, CA 64 sq ft footprint or smaller doens't require a permit and therefore are not subject to codes re set backs and fire construction. Yours would. Other codes permit 120 sq ft. You still have more than that.
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I'm aware of the towns requirements for the structure. Yes, I will need a permit and there are definately setbacks. I'm only concerned as to material cost for the structure.
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I decided to build a shed/workshop in my backyard. I'm guessing a 10'x15' would do. Havent decided on the foundation yet, maybe sonotubes? Wood framed floor, walls, roof, french door entrance and 2 windows. Any idea of the costs? All work would be completed by myself.
I would sit down and write up a detailed material list. Including siding, insulation, sheetrock,nails/screws, compound,etc... and a few others not mentioned in the post. Then go to the local Big Box and write down the prices in your area. Add 10% for the things you forgot, and that's what it will cost. It will be much more accurate then guesses on the internet. In this case, effort equals accuracy.
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I would sit down and write up a detailed material list. Including siding, insulation, sheetrock,nails/screws, compound,etc... and a few others not mentioned in the post. Then go to the local Big Box and write down the prices in your area. Add 10% for the things you forgot, and that's what it will cost. It will be much more accurate then guesses on the internet. In this case, effort equals accuracy.
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Better yet, skip the big-box, and just fax your supply list to the REAL lumberyards in your area. They'll do all the math for you and tell you how much. Then they'll deliver it. The price will be a small amount more, but the quality and support will be much better, and the delivery will be free. Otherwise, that's a few pickup-loads at best.

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