Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-07-2012, 12:26 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 9
Share |
Default

Garden Shed with Drywall


I am planning on placing a shed next to our house. It will sit about 5 feet away from a side of the house with no windows and the grade is pretty flat, so it is a great location for us. However, when I checked with the village they require any building that is within 10 feet of your house or 5 feet of the property line to have drywall. Techinically, the drywall needs only cover the portion that is within 10 feet. This includes the interior roof.

I think this is beyond silly to require drywall but I wanted to hear if others have heard of this.

Cmeller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2012, 12:32 PM   #2
Member
 
cortell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 708
Default

Garden Shed with Drywall


Sounds crazy to me, but what do I know. I would kindly ask the office that informed you of the requirement for its justification.

cortell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2012, 12:37 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 9
Default

Garden Shed with Drywall


They state it's a fire department requirment. I asked if it needs to be fire rated material they said no... it's just crazy. Considering the previous owners have a plastic shed in the same location (which isn't allowed) I think I might just build it on my own and let them come after me and worst case scenario, I have to add some drywall later..
Cmeller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2012, 12:43 PM   #4
Member
 
cortell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 708
Default

Garden Shed with Drywall


Jeesh. Why don't they just go further and require it to have a sprinkler system. Sounds ridiculous to me.
cortell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2012, 02:01 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Tacoma, WA
Posts: 277
Default

Garden Shed with Drywall


are you getting a permit? if not just build it and see what happens.. I am sure there has to be an exception for sheds or something, that just doesn't make since..
cbzdel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2012, 02:55 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 25,600
Default

Garden Shed with Drywall


If they do catch you there going to at least charge you a double permit fee and still make you add the sheetrock, and that's if there not upset.
If they are they can make you move it at least or tare it down plus a fine.

A whole lot cheaper to just install the sheetrock.


If you ever need another permit for something else, good luck if you have crossed the line.
joecaption is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2012, 05:54 PM   #7
Just a DIY guy
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Southern California
Posts: 297
Default

Garden Shed with Drywall


I'm guessing the reason for it is to make the structure more resistant to fires that start inside the shed. Any drywall is more fire resistant than wood framing, even if it is not fire rated. So maybe that gives you more time to notice the smoke from the shed and put it out before it catches your house on fire.

Anyway, good luck.
M3 Pete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2012, 09:08 AM   #8
Retired Cabinetmaker
 
woody4249's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Jacksonville Beach Florida
Posts: 186
Default

Garden Shed with Drywall


I sometimes wonder who dreams up these regulations.

When I put an 3000 sq ft addition on my commercial building, I had to upgrade it to ADA standards. One bathroom and one entrance had to be wheelchair accessible............OK....I could understand that.
Then the inspector said I had to have a "Handicapped Crossing" sign in the parking lot because of a blind spot............so I went to a dealer, bought one and planted it at the blind spot corner.
I was flagged on the final inspection because I didn't have bathroom signs in Braille.

Calling the inspector I said........"This is a cabinet machine shop and these are employee bathrooms.....why would I need signs in Braille?"

Inspector ........."The codes are here for the safety of all........
[ he took a deep breath] ...........If you tell me you have put them up I will mark you up as passed.

Me..................."Up and looking good"

Inspector..........." Have a nice day"

I guess I shoulda read between the lines of the code


Mike
__________________
"I'm not as green as I am cabbage looking"
woody4249 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2012, 01:45 PM   #9
Just a DIY guy
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Southern California
Posts: 297
Default

Garden Shed with Drywall


Quote:
Originally Posted by woody4249 View Post
I sometimes wonder who dreams up these regulations.

When I put an 3000 sq ft addition on my commercial building, I had to upgrade it to ADA standards. One bathroom and one entrance had to be wheelchair accessible............OK....I could understand that.
Then the inspector said I had to have a "Handicapped Crossing" sign in the parking lot because of a blind spot............so I went to a dealer, bought one and planted it at the blind spot corner.
I was flagged on the final inspection because I didn't have bathroom signs in Braille.

Calling the inspector I said........"This is a cabinet machine shop and these are employee bathrooms.....why would I need signs in Braille?"

Inspector ........."The codes are here for the safety of all........
[ he took a deep breath] ...........If you tell me you have put them up I will mark you up as passed.

Me..................."Up and looking good"

Inspector..........." Have a nice day"

I guess I shoulda read between the lines of the code


Mike
I like the braille signs on the DRIVE UP ATMs.

Sounds like your inspector was as frustrated as you are about some of the ADA requirements. There are lawyers who have made it a full time business to sue companies for ADA violations.
M3 Pete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2012, 12:39 PM   #10
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 15
Default

Garden Shed with Drywall


hillarious really. Just put caster wheels under your shed and its a "mobile" unit.... problem solved.

illnastyimpreza is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Quick Garden Shed Foundation Question casper129 Building & Construction 4 04-17-2012 12:40 AM
Proper transition between shed roof and shingled roof? aribert Roofing/Siding 9 04-12-2012 03:17 PM
The CELLAR gbwillner Project Showcase 112 02-17-2012 10:00 PM
Running power to garden shed Tryvidy Electrical 6 07-29-2011 04:13 PM
drywall inside shed, yay or nay amakarevic Drywall & Plaster 8 06-04-2011 01:20 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.