Cottage Annex Features
All About The Cottage Annex
Featuring post and beam construction with 4×4 hemlock posts and fly rafters, we offer our series of Annexes to help you add space to your Vermont Cottage, 16′ Sugar Shack, Barn, or One Bay Garage. This style will also suit other Jamaica Cottage Shop Designs that are 16′ wide. With three ways to add space to your building, our series of annexes gives you flexibility to add space that will be perfectly suited to your needs. The post and beam construction is designed to provide maximum structural stability to larger buildings.
This overhang grants you the extra space that you need while not technically adding to the interior square footage of your building. This Overhang design features fly rafters to match these designs. A lean-to, side overhang is an easy, and cost-effective, way to increase built-in storage space or shelter for a shed, barn or garage. Canoes and kayaks, recreational vehicles, snowmobiles, tractors, and firewood are some of the objects that are usually kept under an overhang. Side overhangs provide overhead protection while conveniently increasing access for items that get frequent use. Gaining additional storage is the key reason someone would purchase an overhang, but they can also be used for other functions. Some examples could include a covered backyard dining/seating and grilling area, outdoor vendor display space, or farm stand shopping area.
Much like an overhang, a porch is open air with the added benefits of having a floor system. Adding a porch is a wonderful way to incorporate useable outdoor lounging space with your cottage, shed, or cabin. There are extra ways you can spruce up your porch, such as adding posts and railings, or upgrading the roofing to a more decorative option.
With walls on all sides, an Enclosure is the ideal solution to increasing the footprint of our storage or living versions of our Vermont Cottages, 16-foot wide Barn and 16-foot wide One Bay Garage designs. This enclosed porch kit includes everything you need to add an extra room to your post and beam building. Use this addition to make a workshop, mudroom, connected storage space, or simply extend the living area. Endless possibilities await!
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a Pre-Cut Kit? What is included in this package?
The Pre-Cut lumber package has all the framing members cut and ready for assembly. It includes siding, roofing, pre-dimensioned trim, and fastening hardware. Many designs also include windows and doors. The floor system, walls and rafters have all been cut, color-coded and part numbered. The detailed cut list coincides with the color-coded exploded view. The head scratching has been removed, the headaches of finding the correct angles and the aggravation of starting from scratch has all been simplified. The kit is geared to a do-it-yourself homeowner with beginner-to-beginner knowledge of carpentry.
Should I buy a Pre-Cut Kit or Fully Assembled Building?
We design our kits to be organized and easy to understand. If you have basic carpentry skills and are looking to save money, a kit is a great idea for you. We ship our kits all across the continental USA and part of Canada.
If you live within our Northeast delivery area, you are able to purchase many of our buildings Fully Assembled. You’ll save time and have the peace of mind that your cottage is being built by expert craftsmen.
What is a Complete Shell and What Comes With It?
A complete shell is an uninsulated building. As a kit, it includes everything required to assemble the building including hardware, precut framing, siding and roofing as well as doors and windows. Hardware, millwork sheathing and DIY plans have been enclosed. Each piece is color coded and part numbered. The exact itemization of what is inserted can be found on the specifications tab of the website for each product page design.
What is the difference between a 3-Season and 4-Season Insulation package?
3-Season –A three-season kit prepares the building for interior finishing. It includes the complete shell plus vapor barrier, solid roof sheathing and insulated floor system. A three season building seals the structure from humidity and moisture protecting from the environment, insects and rodents.
4-Season – Best for year-round comfort. The package includes everything a 3 season does with the addition of insulated thermal pane millwork, wall and roof insulation and pine interior sheathing.
Can I Customize My Building?
Yes! When you purchase your building, you have the option to pick siding, roofing, and flooring options to upgrade or modify your building. Read more about what options we offer.
If you are looking for some very special customizations to one of our buildings, our cottage designers can help. Contact our custom shop team to build a bespoke cottage.
How Can I Pay? Do You Offer Financing?
We accept Master Card, American Express, Discover Card and Visa, Cash, Personal Check, Financing, ACH transfers, Wire transfers, and PayPal. There are so many ways to purchase your dream cottage!
We also offer easy financing options, including a 50% now, 50% later option. See financing page.