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New Shop Building for 2016?

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With all the Tractors, trucks, and all the other Junk I have collected Its getting to be a challenge to store, or even find a place to work on anything. I have been checking out these Quanset steel buildings from various companies. I`m wondering if anyone has one of these, or had any experience with them?

 

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I don't know anything about them, their cost or anything, but you would not see me building one as I need a storage loft and a straight higher wall for windows to go the right level. It's like 25 % of the room is missing with the curved wall tops. A regular pole building is the way to go since you would have more room for stairs to go up to the loft along the wall and for storing taller things or higher shelving.

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I suppose those all metal buildings would be good if the cost savings was significant. I  also understand a person without construction skills would want something easy to assemble. Keep in mind a new pole building is somewhere around 17-18 bucks a square foot without the concrete slab and allows to go with just gravel floor till you get the cash for concrete. You can insulate a pole building easier plus you get overhangs and an easier way to add on a carport for shade in summer.

Just my 2 cents doesn't always make sense.

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evidently these quanset buildings are a very competitive market. Its difficult to get a sq ft price, and the sales people try to steer you towards buildings they have on clearance.

One of the companies has a 30X40X15 for $6,900, and a 35X70X15 for $13,200 plus freight.

I`m trying to get a price on a 40X50X15, because getting the width right is critical, and you can always come back and add length later.

My primary concerns are working space, security, and efficiency.

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I hear ya Mitch, looks like  very attractive pricing but probably does not include the slab you need, then what about overhead doors and ventilation? Man that thing gest pistol hot in there in the summer without the right openings.

  Just looking out for you is all:USflag:

Forgot.... the 17-18 a sq. ft. is with a contractor doing the work.

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Heck, I was just looking into clearspan. Same concept but a 12oz fabric roof instead of metal. My old boss who owns a landscaping business has a bunch of those buildings to store all the mowers and trucks. I have to stop by and see how it's holding up after 10+ years. At roughly $35/sq ft, I can't afford the garage I want, so I'm looking into these buildings. Prep and pour your own footings and foundation. Erect the structure, then pay someone down the road to do the slab.  

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Yeah, you have to figure your concrete work separate. I`m not clear yet on whether that price includes end walls or not? I talked to a salesman on the phone Wednesday, and he told me they are easy to configure

whatever doors or openings you want. He said 2-3 guys can fully erect one of these in a couple of days.

They sell insulation packages to, but He said a lot of guys go with spray foam insulation which is pretty cost   effective.

I did some kind of price quote online. Now I think I have three different Companies trying to contact me. I have just been so busy this week I have not had time to really sit down do the research yet.

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Call a pole building builder too there Angus It will be better value to the property in the long run and some are surprisingly competitive/ cheap.

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I saw my old boss the other week and his 15 year old building, and it's still standing. The steel and fabric took all that snow and ice last year in Massachusetts and it's just fine. There is some mold/mildew on the inside of the fabric and it has a couple leaks but that's it after 15 years. I will be using something similar to this next year, except a footing/small foundation, and eventually a concrete pad.  

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