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Make Sure You Have the Necessary Permits When You Renovate

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One of the important factors that people often forget to consider while building a backyard shed is a building permit, or think that as it is just a shed they don’t need any permission to build. For many people obtaining permits is the worst part of the building process. They feel it is too much hassle to go through the process or that it is a waste of money, especially if it will increase the taxes they have to pay on their property.

Rather than taking this view, you should look at building codes and permits as being common sense requirements, in place to keep you and your family safe. Your local building department will keep an eye on your project. They will look at your plans to make sure they meet code before they certify you to start work. At various stages during the building process they will come out to inspect your work, looking for anything that might be hazardous, especially strength of construction, electrical outlets and any plumbing you have installed.

There may be times when permits are not required, possibly permis de construire en ligne for small buildings such as wood storage sheds. When building without a permit you do still need to be careful. It is your responsibility to check that you are obeying all the rules and regulations. Make sure that if you have a home owners association you meet all their requirements and also that you build only on your property. If you fail to get a shed permit and still build you will be at risk of a fine and possibly being required to demolish your shed, a huge waste of time and money.

Here are some tips to help you successfully build a shed according to permit:

Find some quality shed plans that are within your budget and meet your requirements. Make certain that the plans are detailed and complete, providing step by step instructions, diagrams, materials lists, and instructions on exactly how to cut all the wood you will need.

Before spending money on applying for a permit, go and meet your local building inspector and show them your plans. Talk about any potential problems so you can address them before you submit your application.


If you need help with carpentry, plumbing or electrical work, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Put aside some of your budget to hire professionals, it will be worth it in the long run.

If you have a limited budget you can save your money by recycling materials. Check out garage sales, demolition sites and used material outlets.

The most important thing to consider with any building project is safety. Take pride in building a shed yourself, following the rules, not putting yourself or others at risk. Not only will you have great fun and have more storage space, but you will have a great conversation piece and will likely increase the value of your home.