Frequently Asked Questions - Sheds

Q: I found a shed I like online. Can you build it?

A: I would be amazed if we couldn't. Every shed that we build is customized--we have no kits and no plans that we reuse over and over. This allows our customers to purchase a shed that's exactly what they want for their backyard. Need a shed with a 2'2" roof peak, 6'8" high walls, 3 operational windows, a door with a decorative glass insert, and an exterior in tongue and groove cedar? Done. You dream it up, we'll put it up.

Q: Do I need a permit?

A: It depends on the size of the shed you want. Generally, in the Kitchener Waterloo area, any shed over 108 square feet requires a building permit.

Q: What do one of your kits cost just to buy?

A: We don't sell kit sheds. Every shed that we construct is built by our skilled installers from scratch and on site.

Q: What does the shed sit on?

A: You have some options there. Use a concrete base to create a concrete floor in your shed. We can also set posts in the ground and build a base (kind of like a small deck) for the shed to sit on. This option creates a plywood shed floor. Lastly, you could float the shed on patio stones or deck blocks, but this method would be the least advised.

Q: What kind of finish can I get for my shed?

A: A typical Heritage Design shed comes with board on baton rough barn pine for the exterior finish. But really, the sky is the limit. You could opt for tongue and groove cedar, tongue and groove pine, horizontal or vertical vinyl siding, cedar shiplap, or even stone veneer.