FAQ


 
 About Us

About Us

 

Why choose Wundershed?

Who doesn’t need more space? Apart from being stylish and economical, WUNDERSHED is built from the finest materials. Most notably our SIP wall system provides extraordinary strength, insulation and longevity enabling years of multi seasonal use. Our building method provides you with the flexibility to configure the windows, doors, interior and exterior to your liking.
According to the UCLA Modern Anthropology studies, homeowners in North America, use their backyard for only 3% of their total free time, which is a shame. WUNDERSHED seeks to change this by helping homeowners reclaim their backyards!

 

What should I use my Wundershed for?

Your WUNDERSHED is designed to be used in numerous ways. Home Offices, Guest Rooms, Music/Art Studios, Yoga Studio`s, Man Caves, Home Gyms, Storage, Workshop, Pool House, or simply a Garden Room. As you can see, the uses are endless! What would you do with more room?

 

How long will it take to install my Wundershed?

Approximately 4 to 5 weeks. Additional time must be considered for shipping and delivery depending on your location. The initial installation is rapid, and should take no more than 4 days. Our larger structures would require an additional 1-2 days.

 

What are the Dimensions?

Due to the highly customizable nature of our design the details below should be considered guidelines. 
The WUNDERSHED is 12ft  Wide X 8 ft Deep X  10ft High
The WUNDERSHED XL is variable in length, width and height to accommodate your desires.

 

Do I need a Building Permit?

For any WUNDERSHED under 108 Sq Ft, no building permit is required in the GTA.
All larger models require permitting to comply with local zoning. 
As local zoning bylaws limit what you can do on your property, we advise all clients to check with their bylaws or use our permitting services to navigate the process. 

 

How is Wundershed shipped?

We deliver your Wundershed direct to your site via delivery truck. The WUNDERSHED is prefabricated, flat packed and assembled onsite. Delivery within the GTA is included in the price.
For locations outside of the GTA please contact us directly. 

 

How much does Wundershed cost?

We are proud that a basic WUNDERSHED can start at $135 per sqft. Due to the option packages our prices vary proportionality to your option choices.
Other factors include more complex foundation systems and location. 

 


 
 Technical

Technical

 

What type of foundation?

The foundation system used is dependent site conditions. 

These metallic footings go above and beyond conventional foundation and are immune to ice and thaw. WUNDERSHED sits on top of these via pressure treated timber. 
Alternatively Concrete pads can be used - 12'L x 8'W x 8"H, 4" submerged into the ground with an integrated re-bar. WunderShed sits on top of these via pressure treated timber. 
Sonotubes are used for more complex foundational needs.

 

Is there a Warranty?

All of our products are covered with a 3 year limited warranty. Please refer to your purchase documentation for exemptions.

 

How much does WunderShed weigh?

WunderShed without cladding and materials the structure weighs about 2048lbs. (928 kg) 
Model weights vary by size due to customization but a broad guideline is about 22lbs/sqft.

 

What are the R Values?

Thanks to our construction materials: 
Walls: R20 Ceiling: R29  Floor: R20.
Higher R Values are available for an additional cost but can be deemed unnecessary due to the airtight nature of our outdoor rooms.

 

Should I be concerned about Snow loads?

Our materials were strategically chosen for their strength and our roof system exceeds the current standards.

 

What type of roof finishing does it have? 

All our roof systems begin with an impermeable waterproof drainage membrane. In addition to that our anodized  steel system includes additional water proofing elements. 

What is a SIP?

Structurally Insulated Panels, have a long history in building. Invented in the 1930’s and used extensively by the venerable architect Frank Lloyd Wright these mighty structures, were introduced to the public in a presentation that involved an elephant, standing on SIP to show off just how strong they were.  In addition to their strength, the panels are extremely efficient, with high insulation values coming with a R 20 rating out of the factory, forming an air tight building envelope. Other added benefits are reduced construction time, labour, and energy costs thus saving the customer money. Under normal conditions SIP's are highly durable and last indefinitely.


 
 Climate

Climate

 

Is Wundershed Insulated?

Yes! Thanks to our SIP technology, we can boast about our extremely tight and  well insulated structure! This enables you to use it in the summer as easily as you would in the winter.

 

Will Wundershed rot or leak?

WUNDERSHED is specially constructed to avoid leakage. The interior and exterior are specifically designed to protect and ventilate the structure.

 

How can I heat my space? 

Due to WUNDERSHED's insulation and size minimal heat sources are required to warm the space.
Our heating packages are all sufficient options to heat your space.
Orienting a majority of your windows South will assist in passively heating the space.

How can I cool my space? 

Great insulation works both ways and helps maintain a cool and consistent temperature inside the shed.
For larger models we suggest the ductless mini split for complete climate control. 


 
 Process

Process

 

How do I get my Wundershed?

Start off by completing a quotation on our Quote page. 

  1. Introduction:- Once you have completed a quote, we will assign you a Project Manager for an initial phone consultation. Your Project Manager will guide you through the process, helping you finalize your material choices through to construction. 
  2. Design:- During this stage your Project Manager will help you refine all of your material choices, this includes a site visit, permitting and final design plus picking an installation date for your Wundershed.
  3. Production:-  With payment arrangements finalized, the production process starts.
  4. Transportation:- Building Materials are delivered from our facility to your site.
  5. Construction:- We will be in and out before your even notice. Taking care to leave your site as tidy as we found it.
  6. Enjoy!:- Congratulations you have a brand new space

PAYMENT PHASES:

Feasibility, Design & Permitting

Fabrication, Delivery & Site Assembly

Final Payment

Design:  40% of value

Production: 50% of value

Construction: 10% of value

 

Note: Timings and percentages may vary according to the house dimensions. Please ask us about Financing options. 

 


 
 Maintenance

Maintenance

 

Ventilation

In an air tight structure achieving ventilation is important to your comfort. Regular use of the windows and sliding doors will help exchange the air and keep the room fresh.
To help facilitate this air exchangers are available in our option packages.

 

Can I upgrade the interior/ exterior in the future? 

Yes! Our building system is designed to last for decades and can grow and change with your desires.


 Features

Features

 

ALL SEASON

Summer or Winter, Rain or shine, stay comfortable all year long. 

Flexible

 A perfect multi use room, giving you limtless flexibility.

Customizable

From the color palette to materials, everything built just the way you imagined.  

Quick Installation

Specifically designed to minimize the construction time, and impact to your life.

Cost Effective

All of our products are designed and engineered to deliver the most economical building solution that meets your budget.

Tech Enabled

Monitor your WunderShed’s climate, activity, and humidity remotely from your smartphone. The first truly connected shed

Warranty

Not only are our products super durable, but we stand behind them with a 3 year roof to floor warranty.

NO PERMIT

No building permit necessary in the GTA. Meaning you can get your WunderShed sooner. For our other models we can help facilitate your permit. 

 

 
 Electrical

Electrical

 

Is this ready for electricity?

Yes! All of our models are can be prewired with a power outlet for an additional charge, with the additional options for overhead lighting and additional outlets.
Power can be hooked up to your WunderShed by running a cable from your main house, to the structure.

We recommend placing the cable underground for esthetics and safety.You will need to contact a local electrician to complete the electrical installation.


 
 Plumbing

Plumbing

 

Plumbing

WUNDERSHED is primarily an extension of the existing home. To reduce the cost and maximize space plumbing is not included.
This option is recommended in our larger versions. 

 

What plumbing options are available?

Our plumbing packages range from a basic option requiring a water line hook up to the more complex connection to a water main.
This allows for the installation of a sink, or shower.
On-Demand hot and cold water can be provided with the optional tankless water heater.

 

Can I install a toilet?

This is possible without our plumbing package.  To remedy this; electric toilets may be installed as an option. This provides the convenience of a toilet, and allows waste to be disposed on site.