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Costco Storage Shed for Car

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Hi mr. Bean, that small car is really cute.
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Pretty sure those temporary car ports are illegal in the city here (Assuming you live in toronto)...
BTW OP, Your link is broke
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According to reviews, the door openings are only about 5'8", so unless you have some dinky CUV like a CRV or Rav4 or smaller, you'll need some modifications or a crane to lift and put the shed over your car.
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sirisak wrote: I am looking for a larger shed where i can place my SUV.

https://www.costco.ca/.product.10047840 ... 4_COSTCOCA

I plan to go with a concrete base

Is this recommended.
One review mentions concrete pad plus two rows of concrete blocks and then installing a standard garage door and having 9ft ceilings.....I think you would need the same. Adds $2000 to the cost at least.
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6mthatch wrote: Pretty sure those temporary car ports are illegal in the city here (Assuming you live in toronto)...
BTW OP, Your link is broke
fixed the link. I live in Scarborough, and does this need a permit
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BeaverLiquor wrote: According to reviews, the door openings are only about 5'8", so unless you have some dinky CUV like a CRV or Rav4 or smaller, you'll need some modifications or a crane to lift and put the shed over your car.
Good catch, I read in reviews that we can raise the height while installing. Provided door will become useless, anyways I plan to replace them with remote garage door.
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Anything over i believe 109sqft will need a permit. you are almost 3x the allocated size.
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Anyone drop this to a remote land as a cottage?
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6mthatch wrote: Pretty sure those temporary car ports are illegal in the city here (Assuming you live in toronto)...
BTW OP, Your link is broke
They are illegal because a mild wind will blow them away like that portable Johnny-On-The-Site toilet in a Youtube video where a whirlwind picked it up and levitated it 100 ft above a crowded park on a sunny summer day.


***EDIT***

Okay I clicked the link, Wow that's a big shed, almost a complete garage, I assume the foundation is heavy or can be secured to a concrete slab?
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Yes, My idea is to make it a garage with good storage space. I plan to go with concrete slab as base.
MusicBox wrote: They are illegal because a mild wind will blow them away like that portable Johnny-On-The-Site toilet in a Youtube video where a whirlwind picked it up and levitated it 100 ft above a crowded park on a sunny summer day.


***EDIT***

Okay I clicked the link, Wow that's a big shed, almost a complete garage, I assume the foundation is heavy or can be secured to a concrete slab?
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If you want a garage, why not buy a kit from a building materials company? Unless this is truly a temporary measure?
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They have huge sheds at lowes that will fit a car for 1/2 the price
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Be prepared for dirty looks from your neighbors with FOR SALE signs on their lawns.
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AtlsNBP wrote: Be prepared for dirty looks from your neighbors with FOR SALE signs on their lawns.
I agree, OP should check with his Home Owners' Association. There are LOTS of envious neighbors that will snitch to city inspectors when you start making your house look prettier than theirs.
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Only in neck and bill towns lol.
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I would be shocked if you can get a permit for something this big for a typical Scarborough back yard. Good luck.
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I am thinking Costco quality will be superior when compared to Lowe's. This is not temporary. I am not sure that there exists builders who sell as a kit. I can't go for regular garage as I have huge tree besides which will not let me get permit.

I kind of sense a lot of negative signs based on the comments and riskier if I am going with out a permit
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sirisak wrote: I am looking for a larger shed where i can place my SUV.

https://www.costco.ca/.product.10047840 ... 4_COSTCOCA

I plan to go with a concrete base

Is this recommended.
As it is greater than 10 sq m in size, you'll need a building permit for it (assuming you are in Ontario)

Getting a building permit means you'll have to comply with the zoning by-law of your applicable municipality.
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