Building Site Preparation for your Cottage, Barn, or Shed

We at Jamaica Cottage Shop know that a successful build starts with a good foundation. Whether you are adding a small shed or cottage to your yard, or planning something more on the scale of a garage or large cabin, knowing how to properly prepare your building site will save you time and money in […]

Termite Terror! Tips for Avoiding Infestation

Set your post and beam building up for success by following these termite deterrent guidelines.

No household pest causes more alarm than termites. These insects have an insatiable appetite for wood, which can lead to costly property damage. Learn how to detect and prevent a termite infestation!

Best Tips for Cabin Building Prep

Best Tips for Cabin Building Prep Building any type of structure on your property takes time and energy. Every effort is worthwhile when you are satisfied with the result. A good plan is always the best starting point. After that, time frames and costs should be considered, which is precisely what we will discuss in […]

Tiny house or Shed Foundations

Vermont cottage built on a full foundation basement.

I have been in the building trades for the past 35 years. I recently came across concrete foundation terminology I had never heard of. A strip foundation and a flat foundation. Tiny house or Shed Foundations, what is necessary in your area? I have worked all over the United States including states with incredibly strict […]