There are several fun and exciting areas ahead if you’re thinking about installing a new shed on your property. For the engaged homeowner, installing a shed is a major project that can change the way several major gardening and home improvement processes work. It can really change your entire home life.

At Cabanon Fortin, we’re here to help make this a reality for you. We have a huge variety of shed options, from Tendance,  Diamond to Mirage, to ensure your property gets the perfect shed option. We’re also here to help with some of the process-related details that go into purchasing a shed and installing it – and one of the most important sections for certain sheds or structures here is permits. While certain cities require building permits, you will need to get one in most cities. Let’s go over some basics it’s important to know in this area before you get started with the shed purchase and installation.

No Standard Guidelines

Here’s the issue with sheds and similar buildings when it comes to permits: There’s no set, province-wide guideline in terms of which sizes or styles need permits and which don’t. This means that these decisions end up coming down to the building laws put forth by the city  the building is being erected in.

Now, that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few basic standards you can expect. For instance, it’s generally accepted in most cities that smaller sheds are well within building law  requirements, but that larger sheds or similar buildings might be pushing up against these limits. In the end, the only way to know for sure is by contacting your city hall to ask about the specific qualities of your shed and whether you need a permit for it.

Various Restrictions to Know

Here are some of the various areas where zoning restrictions might limit your ability to build a shed, or specific parts of the shed:

  • Size: Certain cities may have very different limits from others in terms of overall shed size on the property.

  • Location: There may be situations where the law requires that you avoid certain areas of the property.

  • Purpose: Most purposes for a shed are just fine, such as storage or gardening concerns, but if you’re planning to use it for uses like additional home living space, for instance, this may not be allowed in your city.

  • Electricity: There could be restrictions on whether you can install electrical wiring, or how it can be wired and connected (see an electricien).

  • Foundation: Before a shed can be placed on previous foundation, said foundation has to be up to Cabanon Fortn’s pecifications

For more on whether you need a permit for your shed, or to learn about any of our quality sheds or new garages, speak to the pros at Cabanon Fortin  today.