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Question DetailsAsked on 3/17/2014

I need a 10X12 shed put up, how much time would that take and what would be a good price for a contractor to get ?

My son bought the standard Arrow 10X12 shed from Lowes, has had it over a year with no time to put it together. I would like to pay someone to put it together for him. He is very busy, his father cannot do it do to traveling and I sure don't have the time to do it. Help

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Interesting how different experiences are - I helped a neighbor do a 10x10 shed from Sears, Arrow Arlington model - about 4 manhours doing railroad tie and 3/4 plywood raised base and earthwork, and with power drill and hand tools, less than an hour to do the entire shed assembly, with 2 people. So - depends a LOT I guess on model.

A Handyman might be able to do this, otherwise some fence and shed companies do shed assembly, as do a lot of Landscape firms - typically around $50/manhour probably and takes 2 man crew to go easy, so depending on whether goes up easy or hard, $300 range (with some nominal ground surface prep) to $1000 as Ben said.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD


I spent over 4 full summer evenings assembling an Arrow 12x17 building together several years back , and given the complexity and attention to the details reguired, in my opinion a contractor should not charge less than $1000.00 to 1300.00 to assemble one of these giant erector sets. The assembly is extreemly time consuming and requires extreeme attention to details.

Answered 5 years ago by BentheBuilder


Oops - somehow the most pertinent part of my comment did not take - the manufacturer website for the SR2 (Standard) 10x12 shed says 12 hours to assemble - not clear if they mean 12 manhours or 12 hours with 1 or 2 people.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD


A skilled Builder can finish an average (this is average and so depending on site conditions and difficulty of design etc could change +/- ) of 2 square feet of floor space per manhour of work. This is after level ground or slab is established. So a 10x12 shed is 120 sq ft divided by 2 = 60 man hrs to complete. Times that by the going hourly charge = total labor costs.

Source: 3B Contracting, LLC South Bend, Indiana

Answered 1 year ago by Usredmondben

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