Robbie and Becky Cottrell needed a new shed but the situation wasn’t normal. It was far back in the woods and required an experienced shed builder to orchestrate the improvement.

They called Virginia Sheds & Metal Buildings, which along with sister company Olde Liberty Sheds & Structures managed this project. Virginia Sheds & Metal Buildings is an authorized dealer for Trupoint Backyards sheds, Olde Liberty Sheds & Structures sheds and backyard structures, Longhorn Steel buildings, and Dogports dog kennels.2024

“We took a drive and looked at their site,” said Chris Ashman, owner of Virginia Sheds & Metal Buildings, and Olde Liberty Sheds & Structures. “We recommended a good retaining wall and putting the new shed right where the old one was.” 

Burkholder Management provided some logistics on this project. The first two steps in this process included teardown and removal of existing shed, and the installation of a retaining wall, then fill with gravel and a level shed pad. Snyder Lawncare & Landscaping (Roanoke, Virginia) took care of those steps.

The new metal-sided shed is manufactured by Trupoint Backyards, with LuxGuard Flooring (Vinyl Structures LLC) and designer metal from its sister company Little Harvey’s. LP Building Solutions OSB products were used for a radiant barrier on the inside. The shed has a 36-inch access door. Little Harvey’s also helped provided the underpinning to match the metal stone wainscoting. “The bottom is completely enclosed, and we do have ways to ventilate that,” Ashman said. 

Olde Liberty Sheds & Structures built the 5-by-12-foot deck with materials supplied by Capps Home Building Center. Materials included pressure-treated lumber, Simpson Strong-Tie joist hangers, GRK Screws, Wolf Composite Decking (Amberwood on deck, and Black Walnut on cap rail). Hand rail caps and deck rail caps came from RDI Avalon Railings and Wolf Home Products.

“This building will last a lifetime, will not be a maintenance nightmare, and will stay free from woodland creatures,” Ashman said.