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Our Most Common Questions
1. What type of foundations do your buildings have?
2. What does it cost to build a building?
3. Do your plans come with materials list?
4. Do your plans come with patterns?
5. Can I make a building larger then the plans are designed for?
6. Can I make a building smaller then the plans are designed for?
7.How many pages are the plans?
8. Do you plan to add more buildings?
10. Do you do custom plans?
11. I am not a carpenter, are these sheds hard to build?
12.What happens if I am half way thru the plan and I have a question.... can I contact you?
13.My shed looks great finished... can I show it off on your site?
14. I don't see the question I wanted here.
 

1.What type of foundation do your buildings have?

Most of the plans call for the buildings to be set on 4"x4' pressure treated lumber with 2"x4" pressure treated floor Joists using joist hangers. It depends on the size of the building.. Many times we will change to a double 2"x4" or 2"x6" rim joist for the floor. We also include information on concrete footings. The price of a wooden floor and concrete floor run about the same in cost. Whether you place you building on concrete blocks, concrete pads etc, I do recommend you have at least 3" of clearance between the floor and the ground.

2. What does it cost to build a building?

I get ask this the most. It is a hard one to answer. I get estimates from all over the world all the time as people finish their sheds. I am amazed at the different in cost to build the same building from place to place. As a really ROUGH rule, you can use $7.00 per sq foot of finished building. I mean painted and all, but this rule is really a rough gage to measure with. A better way is just use our Customer Support Form and request a materials list for the building you are interested in. We will them E-mail you the exact list from the plans. I suggest you then take it to two lumbers yards. You can often save $100 to $150 just by making two stops to pick up your materials. One will give you a break on lumber and make up the difference on roofing materials, the other one may do the opposite. Here is a link to our Customer Support Form http://llshedplans.com/customerservice.htm **NOTICE: WE WILL ONLY PROVIDE THE LIST FOR ONE BUIDLING.**

.3. Do your plans come with materials list?

Yes, all plans come with a complete materials list. Most are broken down as to what materials to use while building each section of the buildings.

 

4. Do your plans come with patterns?

Yes, we realize for most people the hardest part are the angle cuts. We provide full patterns for all the end cuts and birdmouth cuts for the rafters and in some cases the upright studs if an angel cut is required. Now when we say full size, we don't mean a paper that is 20' long. We mean the full size scale drawing of the lumber you will be cutting and a pattern you can lay on that board and draw you line or angle using our patterns.

5. Can I make a building larger then the plans are designed for?

Yes, sometimes. Because in many cases we don't use the standard truss system and because of local code requirements, we suggest you check with an engineer first. You can make a building longer or shorter without having any effect on the structure or snow load. If you desire to make a building wider then you should check with an engineer or contact our Custom Design Department.

6. Can I make a building smaller then the plans are designed for?

We believe you can always make a building smaller than the plan design. If you like the style, but the building is too big, it is easy to shorten the side walls or to narrow the front and back. If you downsize a building, don't forget to change your end and birdmouth cuts. The full size rafter cutout is for the stated building size.

7.How many pages are the plans?

If you choose to receive them by Download or E-mail you will receive between 14 to 18 pages depending on the plan. They are designed to be printed out on standard 8 1/2 x 11" paper. If you request them by First Class mail then you will receive two sheets 24"x36". Some cities prefer the old style so called Blue Prints (because of the color) to issue permits.

8. Do you plan to add more buildings?

Yes, we work with two drafting companies to draw more plans. We are also always looking for suggestions from people as to what they think might make a great building.

10. Do you do custom plans?

Not anymore. There are sites on the interent that will do custom plans.

11. I am not a carpenter, are these sheds hard to build?

If you read some of the testimonials below many of the pictures of the shed you will see that people from all walks of life have found the feeling of self satisfaction of building one these buildings. I guess that is the one comment I hear the most, IT WAS FUN. Kids in school, boy scouts to professional. We hear over and over the plans are great and simple to follow. We show each section and provide a series of pictures on the web site of a shed being built. So the answer I would give is YES. Take a look if you would like : http://llshedplans.com/stepbystep1.htm or just use our How To Build A Shed Guide.

12.What happens if I am half way thru the plan and I have a question.... can I contact you?

Well we have been in this business for six years as of 2003 and will be around a long time. I don't just sell you the plans and forget it. I know how it feels when a project is done and you have something to be proud of. I like to think we provide the best customer support of anyone selling plans on the internet. We will work with you until your project is done. We prefer you use our Customer Support Form should you run into a question or problem while building your building. If necessary, as a couple times in the pass, we will have one of the drafting companies do a more detailed drawing or whatever it takes to get you by a point you may not be clear on. I even had to take the word shed off the name of the plans so one guy could get his subdivision to approve the plans. Seems, they would not accept any thing with the word shed on it but would take any plans with a building called a Garden House. I redid the plans and sent them to him. So overall, the answer is YES, we will stick with you until it is done.

13.My shed looks great finished... can I show it off on your site?

We would love to show the whole world you shed. I am always asking for pictures of the finished projects. So if you will, when you are finished, please send us a picture of it. Also, send any comments you would like to make and we will add them with the pictures. Kids love to see themselves on the internet, as you can tell by the photos we have posted. I am never really sure if people are showing off their shed or their kids:)

For this site, send them to L L Shed Plans, PO Box 991, Kearney, NE 68848. or if you wish to send them by E-mail , just let us know they are coming first.

14. I don't see the question I wanted here.

If you think of something we don't have posted here that you would like to ask, please just use our Customer Support Form and we get an answer to you. http://llshedplans.com/customerservice.htm