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Question DetailsAsked on 8/17/2014

I need to move a 10x18 playhouse into backyard. What is the best way with a fence

I purchased Friday. It is in my drive. I have a picket fence about 4 ft high and need to move into yard. I also have a smaller shed I want to move over a couple feet to make room. What's the best way to do this and any recommended businesses in the Cleveland area?

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Your Search the List category would be Builders- Garages/Barns/Sheds.

With a picket fence, it should not be difficult to remove a section or three to move the playhouse in with a couple of forklifts or bobcats with forks, and also move the shed over at the same time. If opening up a 12 foot or so width of fencing is not possible, or other access issues, could cost a whole lot more to lift it in with a crane reaching over the house - commonly $1000 plus by a crane and rigging company - you supply and preplace the blocks.

Cost could be from probably $250 range on up depending on access issues, difficulty in broachingthe fence and then putting back together when done, and whether the playhouse and shed were built to be readily moveable with a forklift, or if much more preparation is needed before moving.

Also a bit of cost for materials, because you should certainly put them up on concrete blocks to get them out of the water so they don't rot, and to also reduce the insect issue. Be sure to surround the bottom with insect screening or window screening dug into the ground and stapled at tight intervals to the shed/playhouse to prevent wasps and hornets and snakes and such from taking up residence under there, especially for a playhouse.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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