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Alternative Portable Buildings


Sheds and Garages…Built the right way

 Contact Us: (602) 242-5142

Frequently Asked Questions

Q : Do I need a building permit?


A: A building permit is required in some cases. This depends on the city or county that you live in and how large you are looking to go.

Q: What are the setback requirements from the property line?


A: That varies depending on which city or county that you live in.

Q: How much does a permit cost?


A: That depends on what size you are looking to build. A typical garage permit cost somewhere between $100 and $200.

Q: Do you get the permit or do I?


A: We will get the permit for you at a cost of $250.00 plus the price of the permit. We provide the building plans, but we need a plot plan from the you.

Q: What about an HOA?


A: We have buildings that can be fitted to meet the needs of a HOA. There is also a stucco siding available to help match your house.

Q: Are they prefabricated at another location?


A: Alternative Portable Buildings does not prefabricate any of our buildings. All of the construction is done from scratch on site.

Q: How much room do I need?


A: For the Ranch Style we ask that you leave us a minimum of 2 foot clearance around the location where the building is going to be installed to allow us to work. Dutch Barns and Classic Barns need a minimum of 38” of clearance around the building. We do all of the work on site so we need to be able to move freely around the building. Some city, county, and homeowners associations require more of a setback than we require.

Q: What do I need to do to prep the site? 


A: You need to do little to no prep work at all. We take care of the leveling. All we ask is to keep the area free from tree limbs, overgrown brush, and animal waste.

Q: How long does it take to build a structure?


A: We typically are finished and off your property within a day. This does very on size and style of the building be installed.

Q: How long until you can come out and construct my building?


A: Usually it takes us around a week from the time of order until we can get out and complete the project. This is subject to availability and some other circumstances may affect our ability to make it out as quickly.

Q: Do I need to have a concrete pad?


A: Typically there is no concrete pad that is needed for our storage sheds. We provide 4x8x16 concrete blocks to rest the skids on. If you are having a garage built, then you need to have one poured. We have a concrete company that will provide the service. There are also instances where the city or county requires a concrete foundation.

Q: Where are you located?


A: Our office is conveniently located just north of Indian School Road on Grande Ave. Our exact address is 3611 Grande Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85019. We have plenty of models to see at that location so you can get an idea of what would work best for you. We will also be more than happy to come and give youcan in home estimate.

Q: How does payment work?


A: We require a $1000 deposit on Ranch, Dutch Barn, and Classic Barn model. The rest is due upon completion. For garages we require a 50% deposit and the rest due upon completion.