There are few more unique lifestyles than living in an airport community. The design of a shed house is a unique skill and better support by a professional designer well experienced in the subject. In this article, we will discuss some specific points that you will appreciate as suggestions to consider.
1. As in most residential developments, there are usually restrictions. These restrictions may govern the size of the house, the size of the sheds, architectural factors such as whether or not the shed is to melt into the house, the problems of clearing the traffic lanes and the like. As with any design, it is important to become familiar with these clauses before starting any design.
2. Because lot size varies from large to small, setbacks can be a problem. Another factor is whether the site is level or has a slope. Sloping sites are quite feasible but present unique challenges that must be considered. Usually, on sloping ground, the sheds are placed on the lower part and the house on the upper part, which allows the house and the shed to mix well with each other.
3. A key question is to consider the size of the shed. The first thing to consider is the 2000 square foot question. Most codes in the United States distinguish between sheds under 2000 feet and larger ones. In general, commercial codes apply to large hangars where easier residential codes will apply to smaller sheds. This can affect the price.
4. Another common point to consider is whether or not to connect the shed to the house. Connect or not connect each has its advantages and disadvantages. Connecting the hangar at home is considered by most drivers to be very beneficial. This helps to stay out of the weather. This is a very interesting architecture. But if you are looking to build projects, you need to consider the impact of these projects such as sounds and smells that you do not want to enter the house. In such cases, building the shed and the house separately may be the way to go.
5. How do you plan to use your shed? Obviously, it is planned to put a plane in the hangars but many people also use hangars for other functions. Sheds usually become storage bins. Like everything else, it can be controlled. But common uses of hangars include workshops, storing boats, storing cars – especially if you're looking not to build a separate garage and store motorhomes. With regard to motorhomes, modern motorhomes are usually over 13 feet above the ground when you consider their air conditioner. This and the height of your plane can be the determining factors of the height of your hangar ceiling. These also affect the height of the door. When considering your shed make sure that you predict, as well as possible, its ultimate uses.
6. Another important decision is to determine what type of door you want. Hangar doors come, basically, in three types: hydraulic, accordion and bifold. There may be others but these are the most common. The hydraulic doors are usually hinged on top and are open as a single slab and in open positions act as a separate roof protecting the area just outside the shed. These tend to be expensive but are very popular. Another common door is the bifold door. Bifold shed doors normally have horizontal hinges, usually only horizontally in the center. They are raised with belts or chains and tend to climb up and down. Accordion doors are less common but extremely practical. They require one track at a time at the top and bottom and can be simply pushed to the side to open the space. An advantage of the accordion doors is that they do not need electricity to work. Looking at different types of doors is a good idea so that you can make an informed choice as to what type of door to select.
7. The structure above the hangar door is an important consideration. The hangar doors are usually quite wide, ranging from a minimum of 40 feet up to over 55 feet wide. The header or beam that runs through the top of the door should be considered structurally. One way to handle this is by placing a steel I-beam through the door that will hold the weight of the roof. This has several disadvantages, including higher construction costs due to steel manufacturing problems. Another disadvantage is that the bottom of the beam generally falls well below the ceiling of the shed, so that the door of the shed is shorter than the height of the ceiling. Another, sometimes better, way to handle this is to use some sort of roof or modified gable roof over the hangar door. This allows the roof truss system to act as its own beam. Often, the farm that spans the door is a multi-ply farm and its bottom can be even with the height of the hangar ceiling. This allows the door to be higher and close to the same height as the ceiling of the shed. When designing the shed, discuss this aspect with the design engineer who will work with you to determine the best solution.
8. Another thing to consider is the fuel. Do you want to keep the fuel in a fuel tank that you will keep in your shed? Sometimes there is fuel on the property that is maintained by the Association; This can be a great way when it is available. Of course, you can always go for fuel and it is practical most of the time, but it requires a careful organization of its flights and refueling.
These are just a few things to consider in designing your shed house – there are plenty of others. Due to the uniqueness of the hangar house design, it is recommended to choose a designer who has great experience in designing hangar homes and who preferably lives and hangar at home personally. If you are looking for designs on the internet, you may become frustrated. If you intend to invest in a hangar to build, it is best to find a designer to design a plan exclusively for you. Whatever type of design you end up building, your decision to design and build a shed will undoubtedly be one of the most exciting and rewarding actions you will do for a driver.