Supply your own materials by following these do it yourself plans. Step by step instructions include a materials shopping list, a detailed cut list, and traceable rafter patterns. With the exception of a few designs, the plans are engineered for do-it-yourself homeowners. The detailed plans include foundation options, a shopping materials list and a color coded cut list. The trigonometry of the roof triangles has all been simplified with tracing the cut out roof templates. The plans are set for full dimensional lumber and English system measurements. Each purchase of DIY Plans includes a hard copy shipped via USPS and immediate digital access (if available) via the shopping cart.
The choice for sensitive budgets, it supplies an authentic traditional rough sawn post and beam frame. The package comprises framing members color coded and part numbered to match the option A specifications found on the website product pages. Rough sawn true dimensional 4×4 post and beam timber wall frame and rafters for the roof system are combined. The frame only precut kit includes the base for the building. Skids and floor system if floor system is standard and treated sills if no floor is included. Flooring, siding, millwork and roofing has been omitted. Hardware to assemble is inserted as well as DIY plans.
The most popular choice for a weather tight shell. The PCK is the complete kit for a design. 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.
JCS has solved all the headaches of finding the correct angles and the aggravation of starting from scratch. The kit is extremely well laid out. The detailed step-by-step format of the plans, complimented by the color coded cut list and exploded view, make assembly of this kit a fun and satisfying project for any skill level. The organization, plans and thought that have gone into the preparation of our cottage kits will result in a quality finished product. Basic carpentry hand tools will be needed with our precut lumber packages. We work with many individuals regularly that are experienced in assembling our pre-cut kits. A list of recommended assemblers can be found here. If you are a carpenter or handyman interested in assembling our pre-cut kits, please contact us to be added to our referral list.
Fully assembled prefabricated sheds and cottage buildings deliver exclusively to the northeast USA. Fully assembled pricing represents a weather tight shell specifications matching the same as a PCK. The option A specifications can be found on the website under each designs product page. Designs that meet road transportation guidelines are 10’6” tall or less, 14’ wide or less and 40’ long or less. If you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for give us a call, our fully assembled cottage designs are largely customizable and we’d be happy to work with you to meet your design needs.
This is the best choice if the space will be used as a living space now or in the future. A three-season kit prepares the building for interior finishing. It includes the complete PCK version, 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. DIY plans match a color-coded part numbered kit and the hardware is included.
A turn key solution for year-round comfort. Whether you live in a desert or the arctic the high R-value supplies year-round comfort. The package includes everything a 3 season does with the addition of insulated thermal pane millwork, wall and roof insulation and kiln dried pine interior sheathing.
Plumbing and electrical packages are optional for fully assembled projects.
Cottage shed kits weigh an average of 2,800 pounds. Kits are delivered via freight to a local business with the equipment to offload. This is often a building supply store, local lumber yard or nursery that can off load with a forklift and transfer to a smaller truck for delivery to your site. If you prefer residential delivery, there is a $550 residential delivery charge for kits under 3,000 lbs. It is suggested you be there to receive the package, but it is not necessary. The site must be able to accommodate a full size truck with a 48′ trailer. Two hours are allotted for off load by hand. In this case, you must be present for delivery with helpers. If your kit weighs more than 3,000 lbs it must be shipped to a local business that has a forklift.
After you order a cottage shed kit from Jamaica Cottage Shop, Inc., here are some things to remember about delivery: Cottage shed kits shipped out over the country will arrive within 7 business days after leaving our yard. A tracking number is supplied to you at time of shipping. The receiving business or freight company will typically contact you in advance to schedule a delivery date and time. Jamaica Cottage Shop has a logistics coordinator and dispatcher that is here to help you toll free. Learn more here.
JCS makes every effort to ship your kit as close to assembly time as possible, however, if you do have to store your kit for a time here are some guidelines to follow:
Do not store kit in high humidity
Kits are banded and wrapped in mesh for ventilation.
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