I've never built a structure in my life - but - I am considering building
a small shed in the back yard.
Both my friends who have sheds told me it's not worth building your own
shed; just have one delivered and you put it together on site.
They say the cost, in the end, is about the same. Of course, both of them
had theirs delivered (and even then, it was a pain to erect) so maybe I
need to ask others.
I don't have any special-price access to materials, so, I'd be paying
whatever the local cost is for materials.
For those of you who have built a (roughly 100 sq ft) shed, can you give
me a rough estimate on the overall costs?
For the moment, I have no definite plans, but, to give you an idea, I
assume I'd want at least a concrete foundation for the edges (even though
there is no frost to speak of where I live).
The floor will be whatever materials make sense. I'm sure concrete would
be wonderful but probably expensive so I might end up opting for a
slightly elevated wood floor (while there is no freeze, in the winter, it
does rain a lot).
The sides would be of wood, and, I might stucco it for easy maintenance.
I'm open on the windows & doors (dunno why a shed would need windows but
many seem to have 'em).
Roof would be whatever roofs are made of nowadays. It never rains here
from about May to about December (roughly). Then it pours for the entire
winter. And then no rain again for the entire summer. (Only two seasons,
I'm assuming I'll do all my own work. I've seen plans on the net, so, I'd
end up mixing and matching a few sets of those, I guess.
I realize costs can vary greatly - but - I was just wondering if you had
experience comparing the cost of the pre-fab ones versus building your