Step 7: Side wall and purlin illustration

<p>Without any vertical support for the ridge beam ... you put 1 foot of snow on that roof ... and you will be wearing that roof.</p>
<p>Hello everybody! I have this crazy plan that I would love to make happen but im not sure about le legality of it and I wish someone could help me out a bit.. I'm from Quebec, Canada and I would love to build a small little cabin like the one ''timhinerman'' did. And I often go to this beautiful and awesome place deep in the woods with my wife and we usually camp on the spot with our tent and have no problems at all. I know that we are not on private land so, I would like to know if it would be illegal to build a tiny cabin made out of recycled wood, windows and door so that we could have our secret peaceful place to visit one in a while !?<br><br>I know it sounds crazy but thanks in advance ! :) </p>
<p>If you own it, and there are no covenants for the location, then you can build whatever you like, however you like. :)</p>
<p>Love the building, is there any way I can get the list of supplies and building blue prints. fhlail@gmail.com</p>
<p>All these building codes that were discussed, are a result of people asking government to make their little piece of the pie, risk free. Lending institutions don't have the experience to look at a structure and tell if it's sound, so they ask government to write codes for safety, when the reason for many of them is to protect them from giving a bad loan. Realtors want values higher so they want things that tend to raise value and on and on. I dare say that most people building a 12 x 16 aren't expecting the damn thing to stand for 100 years. You can build it to be very useful for a few decades for less than $5000 without the code enforcement crap. In some areas this building would likely cost you up to $15k due to government thinking they know better than you, exactly what you want or need. When cities all fell in line and passed zoning laws we opened a door that could not be closed. I live in a rural area, and the land I live on is mine, and for the most part I can build anything I want for the time being, but there are those afoot who want to tell us what our barn should look like without having a clue what the barn is for. They are only concerned with it esthetics and how it blends with the other properties. When my neighbor starts making my payments, and paying my taxes, he can tell me what to do with my property, but as long as I pay for I decide. If I want to build a 15,000 sq ft dog house I build it. I know many think I owe them something as a neighbor. All I owe my neighbors is their privacy. </p>
<p>Nail the 2X10 to the 4X4 on both sides prior to placing in the holes</p>
<p>Hi there do you think you could email me a full supplies listI am going to try and build one of my own and want to know what to buy?</p>
<p>Excellent craftsmanship ! Great tutorial too ! </p>
<p>thank you </p>
<p>Lovely building, NICE craftsmenship! </p>
<p>thank you very much </p>
<p>I enjoyed this article. Looks like you have a nice comfortable retreat. I recently built a 16x16 cabin in my backyard that I've grown pretty fond of. I just started putting up some pictures online if anyone is interested in seeing how I built mine.</p>
<p>I love your cabin! Do you still have the plans or can you tell me where I can get the plans? I am seriously considering building this as my hunting club cabin. </p><p>Thank You H Lawrence whatsyour911@aol.com</p>
<p>what is the exterior wood you used and where can you get it?</p>
<p>I would also love it if you have a website or something that you posted. Do you have a link?</p>
<p>I really like that one do you still have the plans for that cabin? I love the pitch on the roof and the shaded area you have it in and that would allow it to stay cool</p>
<p>You have done a great job also,I like the shade,bet it helps keep your cabin nice and cool.</p>
thank you very much! The shade definitely helps a ton. I only have to cool the cabin with a small window a/c on super hot days
How can I get plans and materials list?
<p>Thanks for the great pics and detailed explanation. Was the purpose of the frame around the support post in the 1st pictures to help with making it square? </p>
Don't try building this in New Zealand! It does not comply with the Building Code and you also risk a substantial fine if it is constructed without a Building Consent.
<p>Technically you could build it in NZ if it was less than 10sqm and not connected to the ground (classed as mobile building). However in saying that, it looks like it would not last well due to the way its built (see reasons below in NZ building code).</p><p>Better to keep the wood well away from the ground, and do the roof right so it doesn't push the walls apart.</p><p>This would also not pass building codes in Canada and most other countries with decent building regs :)</p>
<p>I guess NZ is another place I would never live. Who wants more bureacracy? </p>
What are your building codes ? Why doesnt this work
Greetings, <br> <br>Building in New Zealand is governed by the Building Code and by NZS 3604:2011 (Timber-framed building standard.) <br> <br>This instructable infringes the NZ standard in so many ways that it would not pass initial scrutiny by a Local Authority if a Building Consent application was to be lodged. <br> <br>A few points - <br> <br>1) The joists are too close to the ground, are attached to the boundary &quot;bearer&quot; with nails in shear and have no approved metal hangers. <br>2) Foundations can be either a concrete slab with footings and steel reinforcing to suit the site or piles (set in concrete) which support bearers which in turn support the joists. A &quot;pole&quot; building such as this does not comply. <br>3) Wall framing must be by way of studs (size and spacing to NZS 3604) - a building of this sizs would need guaged 100mm x 50mm studs. Walings fixed to posts to support cladding is not acceptable for a habitable building. The entire floor, walls,roof and cladding on this instructable are supported by coach screws in shear. <br>4) The rafters are not connected be either ceiling joists or collar ties to prevent the walls being forced apart under live roof loads. <br>5) There are no moisture barriers in floor, walls or roof. <br>6) There appears to be no head flashings to the joinery. <br>7) Bracing, under the code, is inadequate for wind and earthquake. <br> <br>I do not suggest that the building causes danger to its occupants - just that the NZ viewer was thinking of building it in their yard and by doing so would cause much trouble for themselves. <br> <br> <br> <br>
Sounds like a head ache for you guys <br>
No - not really. It just means that tried and tested building methods are used -, which perform well in our local conditions. In addition a structure which requires a Building Consent can only be built by a Licensed Building Practitioner (tradesman carpenter).
<p>I'm sure glad I don't live there!</p>
Yikes you mean you cant build it yourself?
That's correct - you can't build yourself. You can assist a Licensed Building Practitioner who oversees your work and who must sign off all the works before a Code of Compliance Certificate is issued at job completion by the Local Authority which issued the Building Consent <br> <br>The idea is to protect subsequent building owners by having property records show that the building was constructed to the Building Code by proper use of the Standard..
<p>Not entirely correct. The same building code states that if the floor area is less than 10 square metres, has no sanitary features (shower, toilet, sink) and built the same distance from the boundary as the building is high, then an unlicensed home owner can construct their own building. As megnwayn has stated, the building has to conform to NZ building standards, and if you want to add electricity and water, then you'll need licensed practioners.</p><p>The building in this constructable has a floor area of about 22.5 sq metres so you would need a builder to oversee and sign off on the construction.</p>
<p>Well I am not a licensed building practitioner here the USA, But I could build this as good or better than a Licensed Practitioner </p>
Jeeez That kinda bad for the consumer trying to same money
<p>I did enough construction in NYC to understand the &quot;why&quot; of building codes, but if I call it a shed does it still need to pass code?</p><p>Additionally what if my house /structure was built before codes existed. </p><p>In the US building codes are up to the state, although there is a national electric code, a very wimpy set of regulations, I don't know if there is a plumbing or general building code.</p><p>One thing is certain, if there is a code and you do not follow it to the letter and it is destroyed by anything, or someone trips and falls, your insurance company WILL take 3 steps back from you in court. If you have a mortgage and the bank finds out they can make you either remove it or get it passed the zoning/building departments of who ever is in loco-parentus of your area.</p><p>Where I am if you build a shed over a certain size you need a permit, to build and pay for all the inspections. A premade MUST comply with the code and will be inspected asd well....And then there are the taxes. Under a certain size (pitifully small), no tax over that size size you will pay for outdoor, non livable structure rate. </p><p>Nice job though, looks like a KOA cabin. I enjoyed it, but would like a close up of the hurricane reinforcement. </p><p>I would add 1 thing to it Solar electric and water panels, if you are in the right part of the US. And you need NOT put them on the roof, you could build an awning for picnicing. I have seen an entire buildings worth of solar panels set on a roof on Long Island about 10 feet high and length of the property. In a storm they sustain no damage. Underneath you can use for parties. Snow can be squeegied off the panels or they can be covered in case of storms. </p>
<p>oops I saw the studs in place I would love a picture pulled back , but it is built! and a lovely build it was!</p>
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<p>Lovely little cabin! I could spend my whole summer there: }</p>
<p>thank you very much </p>
<p>Better add rafter ties, if you haven't already. The walls will begin to bow outward as the weight of the roof exerts a lateral force at the tops of the walls. I had a serious problem to address in this regard. I added cables and turnbuckles to resolve it.</p>
<p>yes I did if your look for the finished inside cabin instructable. It's shows in there </p>
<p>looks exactly like what we are looking for. Can you post a complete list of materials?</p>
<p>Great looking cabin. Very good pictures.</p><p>Chuck</p>
<p>thank you </p>
<p>Forgive my ignorance, but I haven't ever built a structure like this from the ground up before. What is a hurricane stud, and what's it for? I don't recall seeing anything like that on the buildings I have worked on, and the name implies that it's something someone living in MN might not come across.</p>
<p>I think it's just a DIY hurricane tie. It helps stop the roof lifting up during high winds.</p>
<p>We have been looking into the pre-built sheds (for an actual shed, not cabin), they are 4-5K in my area here in Wisconsin for a 12x16. This gives me hope that my husband &amp; I can build something like this as a 12x24 for around $3000-$3500. A couple of roll-up doors and we would have plenty of storage. Thank you for posting - it gives me hope!</p>
<p>would this pass the building standard in tf. myers florida ?</p>
<p>Looks good</p>
<p>Nice little cabin with nice little explanations of things along the way. I for one am all for gorilla cabin making! Thanks for the ideas. </p>

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