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Written by Amy on . Posted in About Us, Blog, Building Factoid, Building Spotlight, Construction, FAQs, Homes, The Process

When looking for a home there are always a few things that you want to keep in mind. The Carriage Shed offers seven different Certified Modular Home styles in a variety of sizes, and floor plans that can be customized to meet your needs. There are so many choices that it can be difficult to narrow them down to figure out what would be the perfect match for you. Here are a few things to think about to help you decide on the perfect Certified Modular Home for you.

Written by Amy on . Posted in About Us, Blog, Bridges, Construction, FAQs

Garden Bridges

Putting in a garden bridge is a wonderful way to not only add functionality to your space but also add elegance and class. Our bridges are Amish made in Lancaster County, PA and are made with #1 Grade Materials. They can come in either vinyl or wood (Pressure Treated Southern Yellow Pine or Cedar) and there are many styles to choose from. You can choose the right fit for your garden space or pool area. They can be delivered anywhere in the USA. 

The bridges have approximately a 10% incline on the bridge floor. They are harmless to pets & plants. Bridges over 20′ in length will have a laminated beam. Weight limit on the regular or wide bridges is 1,000 lbs., the weight limit on narrow bridges is 500 lbs. Bridges can be customized to hold more weight. The lumber is double kiln dried. Custom bridges are available, built to your specifications.

To See Our Selection of Bridges Click Here.





The Madison Vinyl Bridge

This classic style foot bridge is the Madison. It has a 29 inches high railing and is 32 inches wide between the rails. The width on any of the bridges can be customized in 1 foot increments, so that it will be ideal for your space. The Madison style is only offered in vinyl.

Bridge Shown is 14 Foot Long





Written by Amy on . Posted in About Us, Blog

The Carriage Shed – A Bit of History

Carriage Shed - Custom Barns and Buildings - A Bit of History

The Carriage Shed is a family owned and operated business. We love being able to work with people from all over the country and coming up with designs that fit their needs.  We enjoy being able to work with the Amish on these designs.  From large to small and everything in between.  The Amish have tremendous experience building any structure you desire.

The “Here In Hanover Magazine” wanted to do an article on family business here in the Upper Valley and they selected The Carriage Shed as one of the businesses. Here is a short article explaining some of the History and Background of The Carriage Shed – enjoy!

Written by Amy on . Posted in Blog, Construction, FAQs, Garden Design, Play Structures, The Process

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FAQ: What is the difference between wood & vinyl playground structures?

During their search for play ground structures customers often ask us the the difference between vinyl and wood. Each has a huge amount of options which allows you to create the set of your child’s dreams. A lot of the time it comes down to price and maintenance of the structures. Any of the play sets we offer can last a lifetime. Here we try to make the decision easier with our FAQ: What is the difference between wood & vinyl playground structures?

Written by Amy on . Posted in Blog, Construction, FAQs, Garden Design, The Process

main sketchFrequently Asked Question: What is the right size gazebo for me?

Gazebos are a very popular way to add class and elegance to an outdoor area. They are a great way to enjoy the outdoors while providing shade. Add adirondack chairs, a table, or a bench and create the ultimate lounging experience. Businesses often use gazebos for a space their employees can eat lunch, hold meetings, or even as a smoking space. With so many sizes and style options it can be hard to choose what gazebo would be a perfect fit.  Here we will answer the Frequently Asked Question: What is the right size gazebo for me?

Written by Amy on . Posted in Blog, Building Spotlight, Construction, Garages, The Process

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Building Spotlight

12’x26′ White River Garage w/ 10′ Enclosed Lean-To

The White River garage is a wonderful building for someone who may be limited on space, and would like to make the most of it. These buildings have a hinged roof system, allowing you to have a loft without loosing out on the headroom downstairs. The lean-to is a great option to add a lot more space with not a huge price increase. This is a very traditional New England looking building with its steep 12 pitch roof. The white pine board & batten siding gives the building a classy barn like appearance. Our building spotlight is a 12’x26′ White River Garage w/ 10′ Enclosed Lean-To.

Written by Amy on . Posted in Blog, FAQs, For Review, The Process

20150824_152907alterFrequently Asked Questions: What does roof pitch mean?

Customers ask this question quite frequently, it can get a bit confusing trying to describe it. Especially when Robert is trying to show you with his wild hand gestures. The pitch of the roof is referring to the steepness of the roof. Pitch is associated many times when people are talking about snow. If you live in an area with a lot of snow, you might think about getting a structure with a steeper sloping pitch. The steeper the pitch the more likely the snow will slide off the roof. Here is our answer to this Frequently Asked Question: What does roof pitch mean?





Written by Amy on . Posted in Blog, Garden Design, Play Structures

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Top Ten Most Popular Play Structures

Spring is coming and it is getting to be that time when people are starting to research play structures. The Carriage Shed offers many different playground systems in vinyl or wood. Most of the systems we have can be customized so that it fits into your space perfectly. Find the play set that is right for you child. We have units that are ideal for all age groups. Need a play system that would work for multiple children? The Carriage Shed offers many different sized structures.  Take a look at the Top Ten Most Popular Play Structures that we offer!







Written by Amy on . Posted in Barns, Blog, Building Factoid, Construction, For Review, Garages, The Process

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Building Factoid: Roof Styles

There are many things to consider when choosing a roof line for a building. If you are looking for your structure to be symmetrical on the gable end you could go with an A-frame, Cape, Gambrel, Monitor, or Hip roof. If you would like to be able to place your doors on the soffit side of a building you may choose a Quaker style. Another aspect to think about in a cold climate is snow fall. Certain roof lines shed snow more easily than others. All of our buildings come standard with architectural shingles, you can always upgrade to a metal roof. Each of our vendors have their own version of each base style roof line.  Let us help you decide with our building factoid: roof styles.


Written by Amy on . Posted in Barns, Blog, Building Spotlight, Construction, The Process

36'x72' High Country Horse Barn

Building Spotlight

36’x72′ High Country Horse Barn

People are starting to look into multi purpose buildings combining living space with barns or garages, saving space and money. Our building spotlight is a beautiful 36’x72′ high country horse barn with a 36’x36′ Apartment in the loft area. People love the convenience of this type of building, having the apartment above is a wonderful option.