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Can you put a metal shed next to a house?

Posted by gardener972 (My Page) on
Mon, May 3, 10 at 2:28

I mean RIGHT NEXT to the house! We want to put a metal shed in our yard but the only place would be up next to our house (brick). There is a two foot overhand on the house. Do you see this as a problem or a place where rats can breed or insects can collect between the shed and house or should there be a space between the two and, if so, how much? If this isn't correct, what do you suggest?


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RE: Can you put a metal shed next to a house?

I'd suspect that if you can't clean the space between the structures every now and then, only attaching and sealing the shed to the house would keep something from breeding there.


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RE: Can you put a metal shed next to a house?

In most jurisdictions, a shed requires a building permit. The permitting authorities may not allow a shed to be installed in the manner described here.


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RE: Can you put a metal shed next to a house?

"...most jurisdictions, a shed requires a building permit."

Most places make an exception for sheds below a certain size (square feet), especially if they do not have any power run to them.


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