Frequently Asked Questions:

Most municipalities require a permit for accessory or utility building installation that is assembled on site. We suggest you find a local contractor to assist permitting process.

You will need to contract your own licensed Plumber and Electrician.

Permitting process varies by municipality; manufacturing takes approximately 2-3 weeks; Shipping will be quoted as allowance based on distance from Texas.
Our foundation is an updated version of pier and beam construction. Using Patent Pending steel framing, adjustable footings and steel anchors our foundation can be carried by hand into your backyard and assembled in a matter of minutes. We have adjustable footings that require minimal site prep and so concrete slab is not required.

We use advanced, sustainable structural panels developed by Horton World Solutions. These panels provide great
strength and insulation qualities. The walls are rated R-21 and roof is rated R-42. Better than most houses! – Our
Small House Kits are fully prepared for installation with doors and windows installed and all surfaces painted.
They have flooring, cabinets, electrical and plumbing fixtures if you choose to have them shipped. Steel bases are
engineered and adjustable.

No. We have three different sizes to choose from. Customization is limited to floor and paint color, and overall kit size. Choices: 12×20, 12×30 1-bed, 12×40 2-bed
Yes, all our sustainable, all inclusive Kits are warranted for 1 full year after delivered. It also covers the roof of the building for 20 years. The warranty includes all parts and materials. There are manufacturers’ warranties on select items (HVAC, flooring, appliances).

Get started by calling us at 214-206-1759 or email us at and ask for a sales representative. 

Since the launch of Backyard Workroom in 2020, the prefab modular shed has taken the
market by storm. And the votes are in. Everyone loves the ease and convenience of this
move-in-ready prefab modular shed. The sturdy structures are designed to last for years
with low maintenance. However, there are some measures you can take annually to
keep your building in tip-top condition. Here are a few tips on how to maintain your
eco-friendly, built-to-last Backyard Workroom:

1. Level the foundation with the adjustable feet using a wrench

Because the company is located in North Texas, most Backyard Workrooms are naturally
set on the shifting black soil in the region referred to as the Blackland Prairie. Once
renown for growing cotton, this soil has a high clay content and is not exactly kind to
slab foundations. The black clay holds water and swells during the spring rainy season.
During the hot summer months, it hardens and cracks with drought. This can cause
foundations to heave and crack. Fortunately, the Backyard Workroom has a steel
foundation that sits on any flat surface and is resistant to ground shifts. However,
periodically the structure will need to be leveled with a wrench that can be found at any
hardware store. We recommend leveling your foundation every six months to a year to
keep your structure sound. For example, to adjust the height for an even floor, lay a
level perpendicular to each corner of your room and adjust the size of the feet with a
wrench until the bottom is level.

2. Maintain the walls, windows, and doors

The Horton Composite SIP wall panels are assembled with polycarbonate connectors
that help to ensure minimum leaks. You can periodically caulk the space around
windows and doors with silicone caulk. Typically, buildings can be caulked every two
years for added protection. Clean your windows and doors with a glass cleaner and
wipe with a shammy cloth or paper towel as you would your glass windows and doors
in a home.

3. Touch up the interior and exterior paint

Even though our kits are painted with a high-grade exterior and interior paint, dogs,
kids, moving, roughhousing, and weather can take a toll on your paint job. Over time,
your Backyard Workroom Kit may experience the normal wear and tear of everyday life.
That’s why we included a paint kit that matches your color selection to touch up
problem areas. Be sure to keep your paint kit indoors and away from extreme
temperature changes, and make sure the air-tight lid is screwed on tightly.
Every so often, use a standard painter’s brush to apply touch-up paint to wall and ceiling
surfaces. The Horton Composite SIP panels are designed to take color like regular
sheetrock, so you are free to decorate the interior of your kit to your heart’s desire.

4. Change the filter and check the AC/heater and remote

Your Backyard Workroom Kit is cooled and heated with an AC/heater unit controlled
with a remote. The insulated walls with a rating of R-32 do a great job of keeping the
temperature-controlled, but your AC/heating unit needs to be well maintained with hot
summers and cold winters. Ensure the water drip channel is clean and clear of mold or
obstructions and clean the AC filter every month. The batteries in the remote should last
a long time but will need to be changed periodically depending on usage. For example,
you have a year warranty on the unit, so if you experience any problems within the first
year, you can return to Home Depot for repair or replacement

5. Maintain the roof and ceiling system

The roof and ceiling system is also made from durable Horton composite panels,
resistant to most adverse weather conditions. The top is coated with a 2-ply polyurea
coating for protection against the elements. Periodic cleaning of the surface with soap
and water is all you need to do. The layer has a ten-year warranty, so call us for repair or
replacement in case of a defect or damage

6. Clean the engineered hardwood floors

Each Backyard Workroom Kit comes with water and scratch-resistant engineered
laminate flooring. Periodically, sweep your floors with a broom to keep them free of dust
and dirt. You can also mop them with most cleaning products on the market to keep
them shiny and clean.
Avoid letting water stand and polish with a clean cloth or towel. We know you’ll enjoy
your Backyard Workroom Kit for many years to come if you follow these simple tips for
maintenance and cleaning. If you have any questions or need additional information, as
always, we are here for you. Call us at (214) 206-1759 or email