Jun 14, 2012, 02:15 PMmasterdeeno
New Shed / Utility
I'm building a new shed and wondering where can I get the building code for it. I tried looking at NJ IBC 2006 and NJ IRC 2006, but cannot find any with respect to general restrictions (on size, spacing, etc). Any ideas? I live in Beachwood, NJ.
My plan is to have 10x12 shed with:
* 2x4 for the wall studs (non-treated lumber) 16" apart
* 2x6 floor joists the studs 16" (treated lumber) with treated flooring
* 2x6 roof (joist?) with 24" apart (non-treated lumber) with OD plywood, tarp and shingles
I appreciate the feedback, thanks.
Jun 14, 2012, 04:09 PMswschrad
go to city hall and talk to the inspections department staff. they will first tell you if that is too large a building for your lot, or if it's too large period for the city. that size is the max you can build in my neck of the woods, for instance.
bring plans. if you don't have any, your local full-service lumberyard will have some for a nominal fee that are pretty close to what you want. typically the city fathers want two copies when you file your building permit.
if your job is generally a non-permitted item in your area (where I live, you need a permit to crack a drain to snake it,) then they will give you handy tips and a "don't" list, and send you on your way. otherwise, a fee of some percent and requirements you stop for inspection at a couple points.
it is very likely they will tell you to dig and pour a foundation and attach the bottom of the framing to the concrete for wind resistance in storms. in which case, set the J-bolts in the wet foundation concrete at the correctly measured points so you don't have an "awshucks" moment when you tip up the walls and find bolts where the studs are.
don't forget to run power to the place, it's always useful. best to put in UV-resistant conduit and pull the wire when the framing is up. yes, that's permit stuff, too.
this is probably why cheapo plastic "structures" get sold for $180... up before anybody notices.
they blow away before anybody notices, too.