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Our buildings are custom made for each owner. They are built piece by piece and section by section to create a one of a kind masterpiece. They've actually been referred to as “yard art” by a few people! We want you to love the new addition to your landscaping and leave you speechless on delivery day and for many years after. If we haven't covered it in the sections below, just reach out to us and we'll gladly help you.
WHAT TYPE OF BUILDINGs DO YOU MAKE?
We build what you want, so we can honestly say they are the most unique buildings out there. What you want it to be is up to you!
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Please note... Normally, we do not do construction on site except for large roofing projects and final touches on delivery day. We build in sections to allow for more efficient delivery and set up. Please let us know what size you are thinking about when you contact us and we will let you know if that is something we can accommodate.
WHAT TYPE OF MAINTENANCE IS REQUIRED FOR MY BUILDING?
Because we are in Minnesota we build our structures to withstand the four seasons as best we can. We use shingles or metal roofing like you'd use on your home, cedar siding that is painted with high quality exterior paint or stain, and green treated wood where required. Just like a home, you will have to do some basic maintenance such as minor paint touch ups from wear and cleaning the exterior if it looks like it needs it. You do not need to cover your building in the winter as it is built to be in the elements.
DO you ship your buildings?
At this time we do not ship them, but the idea is something we are considering.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO BE READY FOR MY BUILDING?
As soon as you think you may be interested in one of our buildings, we highly suggest you know the local bylaws, city codes, and HOA requirements where you live. It is your responsibility to get any needed permits and get permission from your HOA. However, most of our structures are small enough where they rarely require permits. It is also the buyers responsibility to get any underground utilities marked well before the project starts. In many areas you can call 511 to make those arrangements. Knowing exactly where your property lines are and if you need to build a specific distance from them is also your responsibility. Our buildings all have their own green treated base/decking, which means they can be placed anywhere. However, the buyer is responsible for proper site prep. Some customers want a foundation to match their existing walks and landscape. Some only want a gravel base. We can walk you through that process. This is something we can discuss further when we come out for the initial consultation.
WHAT ARE YOUR BUILDINGS PRIMARILY BUILT WITH?
We are very particular about the quality of materials we use. We use hand picked, high quality lumber for our buildings. They are built on a heavy duty base made of 2x6 green treated lumber. Floors are either 1x6 or 1x8 wood planking, depending on the size of your building. The walls are framed with 2x4 (16” on center) construction and cedar siding. No chip board. We use heavy duty screws, not nails. The roof will be metal or shingles depending on what you request. We sand, prime, paint, or stain, both the inside and outside with high quality paints and/or stains. If we are using repurposed windows or doors we will do our best to get them looking great and to be functional. This includes replacing glass, reglazing, sanding, priming and painting.
HOW DO YOU DELIVER YOUR BUILDINGS?
It has been our experience that our customers take much pride in their landscaping! We do not want to disturb the flora and fauna that you have worked so hard to develop. Knowing this, our buildings are designed and constructed to be taken apart in sections so we do not need to use large trailers or heavy equipment to get them to the set up location. We use good old-fashioned muscle power. We have a dedicated team that comes on set up day and when were done it'll look like your building has been there forever.
HOW FAR AWAY DO YOU DELIVER?
We deliver within approximately 300 miles. However, depending on circumstances and time of year we may be able to deliver to your state, so don't be afraid to inquire! We may be up for a road trip!