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While we strive to make available as much information as possible regarding our services via our website. We know finding a quick-answer can sometime be a little tricky. For this reason, we have posted a few of the most popular FAQ’s or frequently asked questions followed by a quick detailed answer/description. Below you will find these most popular frequently asked questions. Information on each can be found by clicking to the right of each questions highlighted tab.

If you do not find the answer you’re looking for – Please don’t hesitate to contact us anytime! (Ask us a Question Now). 🙂

How far can we deliver our buildings?
How far can we deliver our buildings?
Over the past few years we’ve had the pleasure of delivering hundreds of garden sheds, portable garage sheds, gazebos, and cabin bunkies throughout Ottawa and the Valley, Kingston, Cobourg, Belleville, and the Peterborough area. On occasion you may have seen our sheds on route as far as Timmins, Ontario. If you’re interested in whether we can deliver a building to your location, contact us anytime.
Do our storage sheds and cabins need a cement pad foundation?
Do our storage sheds and cabins need a cement pad foundation?
Most of our structure are portable units able to be placed on any level surface. We recommend adding 4-6 inches of gravel base under the building to prolong the life of the structure. Our popular Premium-Series Garage are great storage buildings for ATVs, Motorcycles, Lawn Tractors as well as winter vehicle storage. However, if you are planning on using one of our portable garage sheds for everyday use with a vehicle, a cement pad is recommended. Local authorities require any permanent garage structure be equipped with a non combustible floor. Visit our garden shed site preparation page for more information on how to prepare your site.
What is the cheapest shed available?
What is the cheapest Garden Shed we offer? 
We strive to provide all our customers with the very best quality and shed design available. Attention to detail is taken with every shed design no matter the cost. Knowing every customer is different and has different storage needs we now offer a Value-Series Garden Sheds and Value-Series Storage Garage model. The construction of the value-series models are slightly different from the premium-series, however more affordable, while still offering the same storage space and design. Perfect for anyone in need of backyard storage space on a budget!
What premium benefits are included on your sheds?
What premium benefits are included on your sheds?
We strive to provide each customer with the very best quality and shed design available. From the floor to the roof every detail of our garden shed designs are a step above the standard. Included on every structures pricing are:
  • Prefabricated Structure (Built & Delivered)
  • 50-Year Siding (Wooden Shed Siding)
  • 30-Year Architectural Shingles (6 Design Options)
  • 13 Beautiful Colour Options
  • Double Doors, 9 X 7 Garage Doors, Windows with Screens (Depends on Shed Model)
  • Heavy-Duty Hinges
  • Keyed Door Locks
  • Smooth 5/8 Plywood or 3/4 PT Flooring (Premium-Series Garage Sheds)
  • 16″ on center framing/12″ on center floor joist (Premium-Series Garage Sheds)
  • Stamped Lumber (Ontario Building Code Approved)
  • Pressure Treated 4 X 4’s (Shed Base)
  • Stamped Engineered Drawings (all models over 108 sq. ft.)

See all garden shed designs at: Prefab Garden Sheds

How large of a building can we deliver (fully-assembled)?
How large of a building can we deliver fully-assembled?
We can deliver fully-assembled prefab cabins, garden sheds, portable garages, and gazebos up to 14 feet wide by 44 feet long.
Almost all deliveries are made possible with our truck and hydraulic trailer, however some may require a special device we call the mule. The Mule is required if our truck and trailer cannot enter a location due to a septic bed, trees, fences, or simply not enough access room for a truck and trailer. If you are concerned about which method is needed for your delivery, contact us, we’d be happy to walk you through the options and help decide which delivery-method is necessary for your building.
Please note, all 14′ wide buildings are subject to additional delivery cost due to vehicle escort services and road permits.
Browse a few recent Large Backyard Shed Deliveries now!
Do portable sheds require a permit?
Does a portable building require a permit?
Most often municipalities located throughout Ontario and Quebec require a building permit for any garden shed, garage, cabin, bunkie shed, or gazebo over 108 sq.ft. For this reason we have obtained engineered drawings which state our structures are built to exceed all Ontario Building Code requirements. These are available if needed to help in the permit application process. For more information please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Can the building be relocated at a later date?
Can my building be relocated at a later date?
Yes, most of our structures are portable and can be relocated at a later date. Whether you are moving or simply would like to relocate your structure from its current position we are able to do so.  However, in order to properly relocate the structure it must be in the same condition as when it was delivered. Meaning, the structure has not been modified from it original condition. If your building was built on location due to delivery access reasons, relocating the structure is not possible.
How do I know a truck and trailer will be able to deliver a shed, cabin or portable garage in my yard?
How do I know your truck and trailer will be able to deliver a shed, cabin or portable garage in my yard?
This is a good question. Their are a few things you will have to keep in mind when requesting a fully assembled delivery. Firstly, your driveway must be a stone base or free of mud at time of delivery…An area of approximately 2 feet wider then the width of the structure and 14 -15 feet high is require. All turns must be cleared to provide sufficient room for maneuver of the truck and trailer. The site must be clear of all trees, tree limbs, etc. within the access area. Adequate room in front of the structure for the truck and trailer to pull straight out after delivery is required. This distance varies with the length of the building purchased. Approximately 85 feet to 150 feet is recommended for large storage sheds. For more info visit our garden shed delivery page.
How much does it cost to build a shed in my backyard? (Not Delivered)
How much does it cost to build a shed on location?
If we are unable to deliver a building to the desired location on your property an onsite build is required. An additional 25% of the overall price of the structure (as posted online) is required for this service. This charge is due to us having our building team and supplies transported to your location. Depending on the size of building, the construction process can take from 1 to 7 days to complete.
Please note: We’re able to build a garden shed or storage garage in our shop and deliver (fully-assembled) to your home at a more affordable price then having one built on-location. For this reason, and depending on your situation, temporarily removing a fence or shrub for delivery purposes will save you money.
Do you sell garden shed kits for sale?
Do you sell Garden Shed Kits?
Occasionally, we’re contacted by someone looking for a summer DIY Shed project. As home owners ourselves, we do NOT recommend anyone taking on this challenge. Shed kits most often turn into a much more difficult task then expected. North Country Shed’s specializes in making your life EASIER and your summer as relaxing as possible. For this reason, we do not offer garden shed kits.
Do you have any extra options for your sheds, cabins, and garage sheds?
Do you have any extra options for your sheds, cabins, and portable garage sheds?
YES! We have many add-on options for all of our structures including cabins and garden sheds. These options include workbenches, storage lofts, flower boxes, ridge vents, windows, doors etc. A full list of these options along with their pricing can be found at: Shed Options page.
Can windows and door placement be adjusted to fit my desired look?
Can windows and door placement be adjusted to fit my desired look?
Door and window placement on each structure is entirely up to you as the customer. Included in each shed/cabin design are doors and windows that can be either positioned according to our standard design or re-positioned to your preference. This design process is included in the base price and should be addressed when placing your order.
What’s the life expectancy of your garden sheds and storage garages?
What’s the life expectancy of your garden sheds and storage garages?
Here at North Country Sheds our attention is built solely on offering quality buildings able to protect your belonging from the snow, rain, and possible intruders. All our materials are stored indoors until the time of assembly. This eliminates the possibility of any water damage, and or, potential warping in the lumber before construction. The life expectancy of our structures is anywhere from 15-20 years before minimum wear may occur.
What is LP Smart Board Siding?
What is the standard LP Smart Board Siding?
A standard feature on all our storage buildings is a wood finish called LP Smart Board Siding. This wooden shed siding is baked under extreme temperatures and then pressed with design similar to board and batten. Once these boards are cooled, they are primed and then painted one of 13 colour options. One of the reasons we decided to make this materials one of our standard feature is for its durability and great warranty.  With proper upkeep, this wooden finish holds a warranty of 50-Years. 
Do you offer a warranty on your outdoor products?
Do you offer a warranty on your outdoor products?
Yes, we offer a 3 warranty on all of our wooden structures including storage garages, garden sheds, cabins, horse barns, and chicken coops. View our garden shed warranty.
Do you build all the structures you offer?
Do you build all the structures you offer?
North Country Sheds is 100% Canadian Owned and Operated. All of our employees and contractors are also proudly Canadian. In an effort to offer the very best selection and prices for our customers. Some of our products are sourced throughout North America.
What is the lead time from order date to delivery?
What is the lead time from purchase to delivery?
The lead times from order-to-delivery changes a little from the spring rush to the fall. Usually running from 4-6 weeks for portable garages, garden sheds, chicken coops, gazebos, and horse barns. If a building is needed sooner then the current lead time when placing your order, we now offer a new rush order service. This service usually brings the lead time down to 1 week and requires an extra fee. This extra fee varies with the size of building being purchased. Contact us for more information on our current lead time status.
Do I need a permit for a Bunkie Shed?
Do I need a permit for a Bunkie Shed?
Each of our Bunkie Sheds are available in sizes which DO NOT require a permit. We have several beautiful designs available including the Ontario Cottage Bunkie, Lakeside Bunkie with Loft, as well as the Chalet Bunkie Shed. Each style offers a beautiful unique design perfect for overnight guests, and workshops.
Can you insulate my Storage Shed?
Can you Insulate the Storage Sheds?
Most of our storage sheds, garage-style sheds and prefab cabins are prepped and ready to insulate with wall studs located at 16″ on center. We offer two flooring insulation options of spray foam and/or 1/4 foil wrap insulation. These are available on all our different structures.
We do NOT however offer wall or ceiling insulation. This would need to be completed by the customer or a third-party once the building has been delivered.
Do you Sell Sheds with Lofts?
Do you Sell Sheds with Lofts?
Yes, sheds with lofts are available on all our shed designs. Pricing and information on adding a storage loft to your garden shed can be seen at Shed Add-Options.
The only building which has a loft included in its online pricing is our Lakeside Bunkie Shed. The loft on this bunkie shed is most often used as a sleeping loft. Perfect for overnight guest, this loft includes an access ladder, window with screen, and space large enough for a queen-size mattress.
Sheds with Lofts
How long have you been in business?
How long have you been in business?
Since our humble beginning in the summer of 1998, we have been working diligently to offer quality products and customer services throughout Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. We offer many beautifully designed outdoor structures which can be either delivered fully-assembled and ready for immediate use or custom built on site at your desired location. Some of our delivery locations include Ottawa and the Valley, Kanata, Carleton Place, Almonte, Brockville, Smiths Falls, Kingston, Belleville, Peterborough, and many places in between.
How do I prepare a Shed Base?
How do I prepare a Shed Base or Foundation?

Preparing a shed base for delivery is easy. You can do it yourself or have us do it for you (depending on your location).

  1. Lay garden fabric down on the desired area to prevent grass and weeds (optional)
  2. Add 5/8″ crushed stone ( 1′ wider on all sides then the garden shed, cabins, or garage shed measurements) For example a 10′ X 10′ Shed would require a 12′ X 12′ gravel base.
  3. Stone base should be roughly 4-6″ in thickness/or height from ground level.
  4. Smooth stone to a level surface. A level base is crucial for shed doors and windows to operate properly.

See more at: How to Prepare a Shed Base.

How to Prepare a Shed Base or Foundation

Where are you located?
Where is North Country Sheds located?
While our sample-yard locations may change from season to season to serve you better. Our main shop is located in Smiths Falls, Ontario. Smiths Falls in recent years has been made world famous due to Tweed and Brook Henderson.

Some recent delivery locations include:

  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Almonte, Ontario
  • Stittsville, Ontario
  • Carleton Place, Ontario
  • Perth, Ontario
  • Stittsville, Ontario
  • Kingston, Ontario
  • Brockville, Ontario
  • Kemptville, Ontario
  • Peterborough , Ontario
  • Bancroft, Ontario
  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • Orillia, Ontario
  • Barry’s Bay, Ontario
  • Pembroke, Ontario

Contact us for a delivery estimate to your area.

How does payment work?
How does payment work for a storage shed?
We accept payment of either cheque, etransfer, Visa or MasterCard. A 50% deposit is required when placing an order. The balance is due once your order is completed. Online payment can be processed here: Online Payment
We also offer a financing option. This is completed by a third party. Information can be seen at Shed Financing.
Are North Country Shed’s employees Amish?😉
Are North Country Shed’s employees Amish?😉 
While we do know many wonderful Amish and Mennonite families, North Country Sheds employees are not Amish. On occasion, we do however work along side some Amish Craftsman on a few of our larger structures.