Reeds Ferry® building designs exceed the requirements for unoccupied detached structures set forth in IBC 2009 (The International Building Code). Additionally we work with licensed structural engineering firms to confirm the integrity of both our building designs and construction methods. Reeds Ferry® design and construction methods are certified by the State Building Inspectors Office in MA, NH, RI and ME.
Reeds Ferry® shed floors are designed to carry a live-load of 40-50 PSF. Buildings wider than 8′ have a double 2×6 center beam to ensure minimal deflection.
Standard floors use 3/4″ exterior grade plywood with double-layer and pressure-treated plywood optional. See this floor construction video for details.
- Pressure-treated 2×6″ floor framing
- Foor joists attached 16″ on-center
- Double 2×6 beam center support*
- Both rim joists capped with a double 2×6
- 3/4″ exterior grade plywood floor**
- Floor seams staggered for added strength
*Sheds wider than 8′ **Pressure-treated or double layered floor optional.
A Reeds Ferry® roof is engineered to carry more than the highest load required by building code regulation. The chart below shows the load requirement for each zone in New England. It is measured in pounds per square foot (PSF).
Reeds Ferry® works with Eagle Metal of Dallas TX to ensure the structural integrity of our roof truss. As shown in the technical drawing below the Reeds Ferry® standard roof has a load capacity rated at 110 pounds psf, more than the highest code requirement.
Reeds Ferry Sheds® designs and construction methods are certified by the State Building Inspectors Office in MA, NH, RI, VT, CT and ME. (MA, NH, ME, RI certification stamps shown, VT and CT on file)