Construction Help - Installation

Do it yourself

Once you have your True North plan and all of the materials it’s simple to get started on your own. We provide you with everything you need to take on your DIY project. Whether you’re new to this kind of hands-on work, or you’re an experienced craftsman, True North plans are designed to fit anyone’s skill level. We’re with you every step of the way, with online support, explicit instructions, and videos you can follow.

Helpful Resources

Explicit and easy to follow assembly instructions

Instructional video to guide you

Prompt email support

Ease of assembly video

Remember that True North plans are designed to be quick and easy. A contractor is usually unnecessary. We’re here to make your DIY projects fun, so don’t feel overwhelmed.

You can do it on your own! And if you need a helping hand, we’re only an email away.

Hire a builder
Do your research

If you think you’d like a hand and are considering the hire of a contractor to help build your True North design, we recommend that you do some research prior to making a decision. It’s important to enlist the services of a qualified contractor who understands your expectations for the project.
To help you determine whether a prospective contractor is suitable for your project, we've compiled a list of key questions and things to consider, all important when it comes down to how to build a shed:

Ask for a list of completed projects and, if possible, look at the finished products in person to evaluate the work that was done.

  • How long has the contractor been in business?

  • How many jobs have they previously completed that are similar to your current project?

  • Were your phone calls and/or emails returned quickly?

  • Did you feel comfortable with the prospective contractor?

The contract

Once you find a contractor you like you’ll have to sign a contract before you move forward with the project. Make sure your contract contains the following:

  • Outline of Work: Provides a clear definition of all the work that is to be done.

  • Schedule: Clearly indicates the date the job will begin, the hours to be worked, and an estimated job completion date.

  • Insurance: Indicates that the contractor has insurance, and includes the name of the insurance company as well as any supporting documents.

  • Warranties: Ask that all written warranties be provided for workmanship.

  • Payment: It’s normal for contractors to request a down payment; however, each contractor will have their own policies. Some expect 1/2 down to start and the other 1/2 to be paid upon completion. Prior to any final payments, confirm that the work has been completed to your satisfaction.

  • Other Issues: Some specific issues to address may include the equipment on the lawn, damaged household items, clean up, working hours and debris. Ensure that these issues are to your satisfaction.

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