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Old 03-15-2019, 06:10 PM   #1
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Looking at building a 30◊60 shop with concrete, just wondering if anybody has built similar building, and wouldn't mind sharing what it cost them. Wanting 1 roll up door 2 standard doors shell with concrete.i know theres factors that change price just looking for ball park estimate thanks
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Old 03-15-2019, 06:13 PM   #2
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My 30x40x14 with 12' lean too on the 40' side with 2- 12x12 and 1 - 10x10 roll up and 1- walk thru including concrete for the enclosed 30x40, insulated roof, and installed was around $24k if memory serves me correctly. This was about 2 years ago.
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Old 03-15-2019, 06:34 PM   #3
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Get references.....(look at their buildings if possible)
Get several different bids.....(don`t always think cheap is best)
Make sure you are comparing apples to apples.....(lots of ways to cheapen up the building)
Compare building specs for all bids.....(including concrete)

I built mine 2 years ago and thing have gone up in price. Good luck.
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Old 03-15-2019, 07:34 PM   #4
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A good estimate is about $18 to $22 a square foot with 18 being on cheaper side and 22 being on pricey side. Anywhere in between should be a good price as long as they do quality work.
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Old 03-15-2019, 07:56 PM   #5
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If you have the time and energy to be the GC you can save some money. I saved about 10k on my 40 x 80 by contracting for the site work, slab, building kit, and erection as opposed to going with a turn key contractor.
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If you have the time and energy to be the GC you can save some money. I saved about 10k on my 40 x 80 by contracting for the site work, slab, building kit, and erection as opposed to going with a turn key contractor.
I agree with this 1000%. I saved about $10k on mine by hiring each trade separate and ordering the building material myself.
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Old 03-15-2019, 08:44 PM   #7
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My 30x40x14 with 12' lean too on the 40' side with 2- 12x12 and 1 - 10x10 roll up and 1- walk thru including concrete for the enclosed 30x40, insulated roof, and installed was around $24k if memory serves me correctly. This was about 2 years ago.
That is a dang good deal...was this metal or pole barn wood framed?
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:25 PM   #8
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30x60x12. The enclosed building is 30x48 with a 12x30 canapy added. 3" vinyl back insulation walls and roof. 16' roll up door, 2 walk in doors. Windstorm rated and insurable through TWIA. Red Iron building. Concrete was $9200. The building all together Including doors, insullation, taxes etc. Etc. Was $16,700 through Mueller last year delivered. Had people erect it in 4 days for $6300.

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Old 03-15-2019, 09:41 PM   #9
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That is a dang good deal...was this metal or pole barn wood framed?
Metal. The material with doors was $12k the concrete was $7,200. And I had a sheriff deputy that does welding projects on his off days put it up for $5k. I did the electrical myself.
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:52 PM   #10
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I would ballpark that around 40k-45k

Not all are equal thought. You can make steel choices to make it significantly cheaper but I wouldn’t

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Old 03-15-2019, 10:13 PM   #11
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I did a 30x50x16 on slab with 16x50 lean to with road base, (2) 12x14 insulated garage doors, gutters & down spouts and spray foam insulation for around $42k.


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If you have the time and energy to be the GC you can save some money. I saved about 10k on my 40 x 80 by contracting for the site work, slab, building kit, and erection as opposed to going with a turn key contractor.
1000%. Use your connects. Everybody knows somebody that knows somebody that can make a phone call and get at least a little change knocked off. Also, negotiate. Talk to managers/owners of the separate companies and offer a price... you never know. I needed my metal roof installed a couple years ago.. put a post on fb and one of my friends husbands does that for a living and I had no clue. They usually charge 500 for install.. I offered 200 bucks and a 30 pack of whatever beer they liked.. costed me all of 230 bucks and that roof was on in 1 afternoon and done well.

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Old 03-16-2019, 03:22 PM   #13
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Any recommendations on where to order the kit?
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Old 03-16-2019, 05:06 PM   #14
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Hmmm


I had a bid for a 30x40x14 with 3 roll ups and one walk through, concrete and rough in a bathroom for 24k.

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Old 03-16-2019, 05:50 PM   #15
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As bphillips said, not all are equal. Many corners can be cut to throw up a cheap building.


Some common things to look for are:

-Roof Pitch: Most common is 2:12. Only slightly more expensive to go 3:12, but looks better in my opinion.

-What about gutters and trim?

-Girt spacing? Seems like some of the fly by night guys skimp on the girt placement.

-Slab: How many beams? Vapor block to prevent condensation? Wire mesh or rebar? How will it be finished (rough brush finish or smooth trowel finish)? How thick? I would want all the above with a minimum of 5'' thick. 4 is fine for a lawnmower and side by side but 5 will give you the piece of mind with heavier equipment.

-Is it worth it to have non-local contractors scrambling to organize their job from a distance just to save a grand or two? Id rather pay an extra grand or so to have a local guy knock it out in a day or two rather than a contractor commuting back and forth for several days/weeks.
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Old 03-16-2019, 09:00 PM   #16
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Any recommendations on where to order the kit?
If your in Killeen look at elite steel in temple. Me and the wife did a small barndo and they beat muller and a couple others by over 1000 bucks. Great people to deal with too.
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Old 03-17-2019, 08:05 AM   #17
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Hmmm


I had a bid for a 30x40x14 with 3 roll ups and one walk through, concrete and rough in a bathroom for 24k.

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Thatís a hell of a deal.


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Old 03-17-2019, 08:13 AM   #18
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I build them on the side. My concrete man gets $10/sqft and buildings are running about $10-$15sqft roughly depending on a lot of variables. You get what you pay for. I don’t cut corners and neither does my concrete guy. I do loose jobs because people say that’s to high and don’t take into account all the extra I do to make it a quality job.
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Old 03-17-2019, 08:46 AM   #19
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A buddy of mine manages a commercial concrete business. He says on the foundation the most efficient and effective way is to pour post footings only, then erect the building, and then pour the inside using the exterior walls as the forms. I've seen a couple he's done that way and they turned out great.
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I build them on the side. My concrete man gets $10/sqft and buildings are running about $10-$15sqft roughly depending on a lot of variables. You get what you pay for. I don’t cut corners and neither does my concrete guy. I do loose jobs because people say that’s to high and don’t take into account all the extra I do to make it a quality job.
I build them and your numbers match mine. I'm at $20 to $30 a foot. Most are $20-$25 per foot. I also pour on avg $10 that is 5" thick, has rebar, beams and vapor barrier. I feel your pain on not getting certain jobs because you build a quality product.
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Old 03-17-2019, 09:29 AM   #21
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I build them and your numbers match mine. I'm at $20 to $30 a foot. Most are $20-$25 per foot. I also pour on avg $10 that is 5" thick, has rebar, beams and vapor barrier. I feel your pain on not getting certain jobs because you build a quality product.
Yep, I figure if they want cheap they can get it from someone besides me. I donít use perlin for everything and screw it together.🤣 I like a little steel in my buildings.
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Old 03-17-2019, 09:40 AM   #22
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I had a bid for a 30x40x14 with 3 roll ups and one walk through, concrete and rough in a bathroom for 24k.

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who was the builder? i would love to get that deal.
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Here is a video I just did about my metal building. Kind of long, but I go through lessons learned and ways to save money. The budget analysis is at the end.

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Here is a video I just did about my metal building. Kind of long, but I go through lessons learned and ways to save money. The budget analysis is at the end.

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I'm located in northeast texas, need to update my location, I'm definitely not cutting corners with the concrete, as I will be putting up 10 kennels with a trench sloped down to a septic for easy clean up, I'm found some kits with 3/12 pitch gutters and insulation average around 21-25k, that seem about right? I was figuring around 50k total
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Here is a video I just did about my metal building. Kind of long, but I go through lessons learned and ways to save money. The budget analysis is at the end.

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Awesome video and advice. Thank you!
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Lots of great info. We are looking at buying some property very soon. Hope to put up a metal building for boat storage and a lean-to to park an rv under. Getting ideas.
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Here is a video I just did about my metal building. Kind of long, but I go through lessons learned and ways to save money. The budget analysis is at the end.

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Tagged to watch later.
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I hope to build a 40x40x14 this coming June. Iíll chime back in once I have everything finalized and what it costs.
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Here is a video I just did about my metal building. Kind of long, but I go through lessons learned and ways to save money. The budget analysis is at the end.

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For some reason it's not loading up for me, prolly cause I'm in west texas with spotty service
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Glad to see all this feedback. I am about to build one down at the coast. Quote I’ve gotten is toughly$25-26/ ft for the building and slab.
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My 30x80x14 w/ 5:12 build started 2 weeks ago.
5" slab/beams/vapor barrier and building w/ ridge vents, gutters, 3 roll ups, 3 walk thru's and 1 window.

I received quotes from $22 to $28 sft for above build. Settled on $27

I then added 1" painted spray foam and it jumped to $30 sft (don't care for yellow as it gets dungy looking after time IMO)

One thing that I didn't put much empahasis on was the location of my build. I am building just off the Crest of a hill and the additional dirt work is mind blowing. I knew I was going to have bring in dirt but 180 loads of select adds up quick!

All worth it as this is the beginning of my forever home with the house next on the list.
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My 30x80x14 w/ 5:12 build started 2 weeks ago.
5" slab/beams/vapor barrier and building w/ ridge vents, gutters, 3 roll ups, 3 walk thru's and 1 window.

I received quotes from $22 to $28 sft for above build. Settled on $27

I then added 1" painted spray foam and it jumped to $30 sft (don't care for yellow as it gets dungy looking after time IMO)

One thing that I didn't put much empahasis on was the location of my build. I am building just off the Crest of a hill and the additional dirt work is mind blowing. I knew I was going to have bring in dirt but 180 loads of select adds up quick!

All worth it as this is the beginning of my forever home with the house next on the list.
Is that $27 with or without the dirt work?
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We did a 40x60x14' 90mph engineered barn for around $40k. (2) 12' doors and a 25x12 covered porch. Price included dirt work, concrete slab and putting it together. It was also insulated.
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Our 20x50 was great, but one problem: the grooves in the metal paneling created openings around the bottom of the walls. As a result, the building became a luxury resort for black widows and other vermin. Be sure you seal those up in some way.
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Our 20x50 was great, but one problem: the grooves in the metal paneling created openings around the bottom of the walls. As a result, the building became a luxury resort for black widows and other vermin. Be sure you seal those up in some way.
They make closures for that. I used them and also spray foamed.
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Is that $27 with or without the dirt work?
Without the dirtwork
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