Delivery Information

Furniture/Arbors etc. Delivery

Skips Outdoor Accents, Inc. offers delivery within 30 miles of all stores for items such as outdoor furniture, patio furniture, arbors, yard and garden accents, bridges and other items which may not ship via UPS. The minimum delivery fee is $40 and additional charges may apply.

Please contact us for reasonable delivery quote.

FedEX Shippable Items

Items which include the option for FedEX™ shipment will ship via the FedEX™ option you select. This charge will be calculated based on your zip code.

Some products are not shippable and therefore are only available to our local customers.

Pick up at Skip’s

By selecting the ” Pick up at Skips ” option you will be required to arrange for the pick up of your item at Skips Outdoor Accents, Inc. retail store. Skips will ship the ordered product to the closest store based on the information you provide during the ordering process. In the event you would like to have the item shipped into a specific store please make that note at the time of ordering or call us at: 1-800-822-7547

Certain ” stock ” or ” clearance ” items may require that you pick up the item at a specific retail store.

Once you have placed your order we will contact you when the item is available for pick up.

Depending on the item the lead time will vary.

For items marked with ” Skip’s Delivery “

Shed & Gazebo delivery items marked with ” Skip’s Delivery ” are delivered by Skip’s trained delivery teams.

Delivery and Service area for Sheds, Gazebos and Playhouses

Delivery of our storage sheds and gazebos is included within 30 miles of any of our stores. We also service the following areas:(some additional charges may apply)

Hartford County
Litchfield County East of Rte. 63
New London County
Tolland County
Windham County
Berkshire County
Franklin County
Hampden County
Hampshire County
Middlesex County West of I-93
Worcester County(Excluding Cape Cod and the Islands)
Rhode Island
Kent County
Providence County
Washington County(Excluding Block Island)
Vermont: As far norths West Dover and east

In the event you live in New Enland but are outside of our service area DON’T WORRY! At Skip’s we will go just about anywhere! Simply give us a call at 1-800-822-7547 and we will give you a custom delivery quotation

Skip’s also services the following states through our network of owner/operator haulers.

West Virginia
New Jersey
Southwestern NY

Wide-load Permits

Should your Skip’s Outbuilding or Gazebo exceed 8.5′ in width, we are required to obtain a wide-load permit for each state we travel through. This $50 permit is taxable only in the state of CT. 12′ wide buildings require a rear escort in CT. and RI. The escort fee will be calculated at the time of your order.

Site Accessibility

We require that we have unobstructed access to your prepared site with our truck, trailer, and the product. Take into consideration power lines, sprinkler heads, fence sections, tree limbs and obstacles which may impede our delivery.

To determine how much room we will need for delivery add 3.5′ to the height of the product being delivered as it will be elevated on the trailer.

The width can be determined by adding 2 feet to the products width in the event we are driving or backing straight in. If we will be accessing the yard through a opening in a fence or between trees at an angle we will need additional space.

If you have a question regarding access to your site please contact us and a Skip’s Representative will answer them for you.

Site Preparation

It is important that your site is ready for your new outbuilding upon its arrival.

We recommend choosing a relatively level area within your yard as it will make site preparation much easier.

Crushed stone makes a good base and helps with drainage. A concrete slab is also a very good base fo outbuildings, as are sono tubes. You may also elect not to prepare the ground in which case Skip’s delivery team will level your outbuilding as long as the site is within 6″ of grade using 2″ and 4″ concrete blocks and cedar shims.

In the event your site is more than 6 inches out of level it may be necessary for you to add additional support. The driver will advise you if this is necessary.

If you have any questions about site preparation or would like us to recommend a qualified person to do the work please contact us.

On Site Installation

In the event the perfect site is not accessible by truck and trailer it is possible for Skip’s to erect your outbuilding on site. Please contact us and we will quote you a reasonable price for this service.