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Question DetailsAsked on 3/24/2014

Hi,I need a brick shed built and would like to find someone who can do it at a reasonable price.

The shed will be about 8x10, with brick and shingles to match our house. One window and one door (wide enough for a lawn mower to fit through). No interior finishing or electrical.

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That is sort of wide open question - what percent brick and what percent shingle, of shed, inside headroom desired, concrete timber or dirt floor, amount of earthwork needed for leveling, etc. National estimating guide says, with minimal dirt levelling, $25/SF or $2000 for your case, WITHOUT the special sidings.


Generally, a stick built shed that size and 8 foot walls, peaked shingled roof, would run in the $2-3,000 range, assuming nominal ground surface prep required. Prebuilt delivered wood sheds probably about $1500-2000. I have seen people buy a $400-600 box store kit metal shed and put it up, then attach OSB or plywood on the outside to mount siding on to match the house, at about $5-10/SF of exterior wall additional (depending on if done by handyman or pros) but that puts you up into the same finished price range or higher. If you are talking full thickness brick rather than veneer, then more like $10-20+/SF additional, and you will need a true foundation rather than a wood base to mount it on, plus the shed would have to be stick built or moderately heavy duty metal to hold the weight - plastic would not cut it.


This is something you should get several bids on, unless you intend to do the surfacing yourself, in which case you should have at a minimum a concrete strip footing or embedded railroad ties as the foundation, built up as necessary to provide a solid base for the shed. Even as a do it yourself I am guessing you would not get it done complete for less than $1000. Personally, I would make it a do it yourself job with treated timber base and standard 2x4 walls and T-111 or similar siding, or find a kit or prebuilt shed that suits you, and skip matching the house and save $1-2,000.


Be sure to check your local regs on how big a shed you can build without a planning and zoning review and building permit, and how far you have to be from property lines. Also, do not plae on top of utilities if possible in case they ever have to be dug up, so get a free locate first.

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