Choose the Perfect Spot for Your New Shed

Planning for your new backyard shed is a lot of fun

One of the most important decisions is deciding where to locate your new shed. Not only will it have a big impact on the aesthetics of your backyard, it will also determine how convenient it is for you to use your new shed.

Putting your shed in the wrong place can also create some headaches such as needing to move your shed to a new spot later, or risking getting fined by your city or HOA.

Here are a few of the most important considerations:

Convenience

It’s a fact of human behavior:  We gravitate towards convenience. The more conveniently that your shed is located in the backyard, the more frequently you’re going to use it.

Aesthetics

If you’re like many of our customers, you take pride in your backyard. It’s worth taking a minute to visualize what your shed will look like in different areas of your backyard. Keep in mind that we can customize the layout of your shed’s doors and windows to create the best overall effect.

Codes

Every city has its rules for where your “accessory building” (your shed) can be placed in relation to your property line. In addition, there may be easements or other specific features of your property that determine where you can legally position your new shed. If you’re not familiar with getting a permit for your shed, ask your Ulrich designer for help.

Access

If your building is built in our factory and delivered to your backyard fully assembled, make sure we’ve got plenty of room to access your backyard. Keep in mind that both width and height clearance are essential. Low-hanging branches or power lines can create delivery headaches. If we are constructing your new shed in your backyard (an on-site build), remember that our construction crews need adequate space around the perimeter of your building during construction.

This might seem like a lot of factors to keep in mind, but don’t worry.

We’ve created a handy checklist to help you put your shed in the perfect spot.

Download the Shed Site Checklist

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  • Years of memories knowing your invest is back by Ulrich’s best-in-class warranty

Installation

Once your building nears the end of production, your delivery date is confirmed or adjusted for weather complications. Your installation team conveys your delivery window on the day of install. Your building is placed exactly as planned and all accessory items are installed. Final touches and inspections are done to ensure your building is level and ready for you to move in. Once final payment is collected, all keys and documents are left with you, and your “Raving Fan Guarantee” coverage period begins – after which your warranty will start.

  • Confirming your delivery date
  • Onsite Install (or assembly) occurs and final touches (leveling, doors square, ramp installed, etc) and inspection after installation
  • Collect final payment, then hand you the keys & documents
  • Our “Raving Fan Guarantee™” starts and is in place for 2-weeks

The installed solution will be as purchased or a mutually agreed plan will be in place by noon the next business day from install.

  • Your warranty starts after “Raving Fan Guarantee™”

Production

Your design plans are reviewed in detail and then handed off to our production team. Any permits are submitted for review. Pending permit approval, your delivery date is then scheduled and materials are then prepped in our environment controlled facility (safe from the elements).

  • Internal order review and confirmation
  • Project site inspection virtual (or in person as needed)
  • Permits submitted / approved
    • If required, CAD and other engineered docs are drawn and certified at customer’s expense
  • Materials ordered and prepared – change order fees apply at this point
  • Order is checked prior to production completion / onsite build date

Design

Together, we custom design the best solution using our unique process to ensure a Smart Value investment for your lifestyle. 

  • Complete the “Deep Dive Process” to clearly identify all factors and details about the usage, positioning, delivery method, permit requirements, and amenities of your structure
  • Create the blueprint of your perfect structure to precisely fit your property and lifestyle
  • Confirm that this structure is truly your perfect / dream structure and place deposit / sign documents
  • OUR PROMISE: If your structure is permitted and cannot get approved, we will refund you the deposit less any 3rd party fees

Discovery

This is where we sit down and talk about the specifics of your project – including your needs, dreams, wants, and project investment goals as you learn about our proven process and our 3-uniques.

  • Overview of the Ulrich Proven Process to clarify your expectations
  • Project site overview
  • Learn about your needs, dreams, wants, and budget
  • Lifestyle usage and long term goals
  • Identify any known local building codes / HOA restrictions
  • Direct to the perfect team member to design your structure

Discovery

This is where we sit down and talk about the specifics of your project – including your needs, dreams, wants, and project investment goals as you learn about our proven process and our 3-uniques.

  • Overview of the Ulrich Proven Process to clarify your expectations
  • Project site overview
  • Learn about your needs, dreams, wants, and budget
  • Lifestyle usage and long term goals
  • Identify any known local building codes / HOA restrictions
  • Direct to the perfect team member to design your structure

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