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Specialty Sheds & Buildings

Unique shed designs are definitely not in short supply here in Virginia or North Carolina! After decades of designing and building on-site structures for our local communities, we still get a surprise every now and then with the creative ideas people have and we love them all!

Do you have some unique shed designs or a dream barn shed that we do not offer in our standard line? Pick up the phone and let us know how we can help you plan your dream shed and offer you a customized quote that fits your budget. These custom designs are not available year-round and depend on our current workload so start planning yours now. Common custom designs could include dormers, end wall porches, and lean-tos for additional storage. Please keep in mind that custom designs are subject to engineering fees and are sometimes only available under 256 sq ft.

There are endless ideas when it comes to personalizing your shed. A quick Pinterest search reveals hundreds of unique shed designs and ideas that people across Virginia and North Carolina have come up with! Everything from Pool houses, storage sheds, small homestead barns, playhouses for kids, and even forts for the woodland hideaway every young boy dreams of! Feel free to send us a picture of what you find and we’ll work together to build your shed.

Unique Shed Designs specs:

*Buildings that are 10’ or wider or more than 20’ in length are only available built on your site. Buildings over 256 sq ft come standard with a permanent concrete pier foundation system. All buildings come standard with a double door entryway and a window. You choose their placement. Customize your building with shelves, workbenches, lofts, extra windows, doors, or a garage door. Available in Duratemp, Pressure Treated T1-11, Vinyl, beaded vinyl, or Hardie Plank.

Should you find that your unique shed design requires a little financial help – we have financing available for you too!

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Our team of local craftsmen is ready to help you build the perfect top-quality, durable, and long-lasting shed for your property. Request a quote today and we’ll get your project started within 48 hours.

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What to Expect

  • Backyard Friendly
  • On-Site Construction
  • Built by Our Team
  • Nothing Outsourced!
  • Financing Available
  • 10 Year Warranty
  • Superior Workmanship
  • Only the Best Materials Used
  • Building Sheds since 1979
  • Architectural Engineer Certified


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FAQ About Specialty Sheds and Buildings

Is it cheaper to build your own shed?

There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on a number of factors, such as the cost of materials and the amount of time and labor required. However, in general, it is usually cheaper to buy a ready-made shed than to build one from scratch.

Or, you can get a long-lasting, durable shed, built on-site to the specifications you need it to be – making the most of your investment. Request a quote today and get competitive pricing for a much better end result.

How can I make my shed more attractive?

When it comes to making your shed more attractive, there are a few things you can do. For starters, you can add a coat of paint to help it stand out. You can also add some decorations to the outside, such as flowers or garden gnomes. Finally, you can make sure the area around the shed is well-kept and tidy. By taking these steps, you can help your shed become the envy of the neighborhood.

What is the cheapest shed to build?

There is no definitive answer to this question as the cheapest shed to build will vary depending on a number of factors, including the materials used, the size and complexity of the shed, and the location. However, some general tips on how to build a cheap shed include using recycled materials, keeping the shed simple and small, and using local suppliers.

Our team of shed craftsmen can do all the hard work for you, and ensure you get the best possible architectural engineered certified shed for your hard-earned money spent. Request a quote today.

What are the different shed styles?

There are four main types of sheds: the gable shed, the lean-to shed, the hip-roof shed, and the shed with a dormer. The gable shed is the most popular type of shed because it has a simple, elegant design. The lean-to shed is a good choice for a small shed because it is easy to build. The hip-roof shed is a good choice for a shed that will be used for storage because it has a lot of space. The shed with a dormer is a good choice for a shed that will be used as a workshop because it has a lot of light.

These shed styles are common when you’re shopping for a cheaper, out-of-the-box solution, but we offer a wider range of styles that are built on-site, on your property. Whether you’re looking for a simple A-Roof shed or a Fully Lofted Garage shed, you will always have more choices and more options at your disposal.

Does a shed need a foundation?

Most sheds do not need a foundation, but if you want your shed to last a long time, it is worth it to build a foundation. A foundation will keep your shed level and dry and will protect it from rot and pests.

All of our sheds are built using a solid concrete pier foundation, using solid concrete blocks, and construction grade pressure-treated shims to level buildings less than 256 sqft built on level ground.

How do you dress a plain shed?

A plain shed is a shed without any decoration or features. To dress a plain shed, you can add some shelves for storage, or hang some pictures or other decorations on the walls. You can also add a few plants to spruce up the space.

How do you obscure a shed?

To obscure a shed, you can cover it with a tarp or a tarp and some camouflage netting. You can also build a screen around it.

Remember, you might love your shed and everything inside of it… but your partner or family may not!

How do you pimp a shed?

A shed is a small, single-story structure typically built in a backyard or garden. Pimping a shed may involve adding decorations or modifying the structure to make it more functional or stylish.

How much does a shed cost?

This is a difficult question to answer without more information. The cost of building a 20×20 shed could vary greatly depending on the materials used, the level of finishes, the complexity of the shed, and the location. In general, a simple shed made with basic materials could cost as little as $2,000, while a more complex shed made with high-end materials could cost upwards of $10,000.

Our superior sheds are built on-site at an affordable price. Request a quote today.

Why are sheds so expensive?

The average price of a shed can range from around $600 to $25,000. The main reason that sheds are so expensive is because of the cost of materials and labor. Sheds are typically made out of wood, which can be quite costly. In addition, the labor required to build a shed can also add to the overall price.

We have some of the most competitive prices in the market. Request a quote today to get started.


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Our team of craftsmen is ready to help you build a top-quality, durable, and long-lasting shed for your property. Request a quote today and we’ll get your quote back to you within two business days.



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