Hillsborough County Office 1325 W Brandon Blvd. Brandon FL 33511 813-657-9772
Manatee County Office 1716 8th Ave W. Palmetto FL 34221 941-723-2888
Exterior Structure FAQ in Florida
Can Brandon Sheds construct a building on site?
No. all of our buildings are delivered fully assembled to our customer's site. By building our products in a manufacturing environment, we are able to better control our costs and deliver a very high quality, durable building at an affordable price.
Are all of your buildings available for rent-to-own?
All of the standard buildings are available for rent-to-own.
Can buildings be customized beyond the standard options that are offered?
As a general rule, most of our customization takes the form of our standard options. However, if you have a request that cannot be addressed with our available options, we encourage you to call us with your requirements. We can discuss the request with our builders and see if the modification is feasible and cost effective as a custom order.
What type of building foundation is required?
A reasonably flat (as opposed to level) area is required - we will level the building to the existing terrain. The building does not need any additional foundation work such as gravel or concrete. We can certainly place the building on these foundations, however, they are not required for installation.
Can my building be placed at a specific height from the ground?
We supply a single layer of blocking up to 4 inches and the appropriate amount of anchors according to local building codes.
You may purchase a double layer of blocking for a nominal fee. Raising a building to high could effect the basic anchoring system and additional anchoring or a different anchoring style may be required.
How can I reach someone at Brandon Sheds?
You can reach our main office between 9 AM and 5:30 PM Mon - Fri, Sat 9am to 4pm at 813 657-9772. Our fax number is 813 661-4715.
What is included in the installation?
The installation includes placing and leveling the building on site. We do not remove obstacles or provide ground leveling services. The buildings are leveled to the terrain with 4" x 8" x 16" solid concrete blocks and (ground contact rated) treated lumber. All buildings will also be anchored at the time of delivery.
What is the delivery charge?
One free delivery attempt is included in the price of the building, within a 25 highway mile radius of the store If the distance to your site is greater than 25 miles there will be a delivery fee depending on delivery location.
Can a building be moved once it has been installed?
Yes. Cost will be determined on a case by case basis.
Will my building be anchored?
Yes, a basic anchoring system is used standard. Alternate anchoring can be used for a nominal fee. ie. mobile home style anchoring (steel banding).
Will you remove any unwanted building from my property?
To be determined on a case by case basis.
Will Brandon Sheds obtain the necessary permits for a specific locale?
Brandon Sheds does not obtain building permits, conduct covenant searches or research deed and homeowner association restrictions. All local code or building inspection requirements are the sole responsibility of the homeowner.
How sturdy are the floors in Lark buildings?
The garages are built with pressure treated 2 by 6's on 16 inch center floor supports. The floors are designed to handle heavy power equipment, motorcycles, bulk storage, etc. The garages will support automobiles.
How much side to side clearance does the installer need to move the building onto my property?
There must be at least one foot of side clearance during transport, and the building must be at least three feet from any other structures or the property line. In other words, if you choose a 10 foot wide building, we will require 12 feet of clearance to get it to the site.
How much vertical clearance does the installer need to get the building onto my property?
The trailers are approximately 30 inches in height. Depending on the model the customer chooses, the installer would need a minimum clearance of between 11.5 feet to 15 feet.
Can a building be installed in an area where it is not possible for the truck and trailer combination to get close to the site?
Yes, with advance notice, the installer can unload the building from the trailer and maneuver it onto the site with some specialized equipment. The installer will discuss your specific needs when the delivery is scheduled.
Will the installer remove and replace obstacles such as step railings, fence posts, basketball goals, etc. to facilitate the placement of the building on a customer's property?
No. Any necessary removal and/or replacement of obstacles on the site is the sole responsibility of the homeowner.
Can shingle roofs be ordered for Lark buildings?
Yes, as a custom order, but an additional cost will be incurred. Please check with our sales team for a quote.
Why is my 12' wide building only about 11'6" wall to wall?
We are limited by hauling regulations as to how wide a building we can deliver. The current regulation is 12'. For this reason, 12' wide buildings are measured from eave to eave.
What kinds of maintenance will be required on my building?
The amount of maintenance changes with the buildings surroundings. If your shed sits on soft ground for several years it will slowly settle to ground level. In this specific case the building would need to be raised off the ground to allow air to flow freely to avoid moisture build up and the possibility of molding.
Do I need to have permits or other paperwork?
You are responsible for contacting your local city and county agencies in regard to zoning, permits, setbacks, and covenants. Also, it is recommended that you contact your Homeowners Association (if applicable) to determine what neighborhood rules and regulations may apply.