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Old 08-12-2020, 06:35 PM
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So the last couple weeks i've been trying to get estimates from companies in my area to get a turn key metal building 60x80ft and haven't had much luck getting someone to return my calls with an estimate. I thought i'd ask on here to see what kind of experiences people have had with having a metal building made.

It sounds to me like Morton and Mueller are good companies to deal with. Although i'm not sure if they do turn key projects, most of these building makers just give you an estimate on the building itself, but that's probably the cheap part of the project. They never give you an idea of the cost of labor, cost of a slab, electrical, plumbing etc.

Anyone have an idea of the cost of a 60x80ft metal building in a windstorm area? I've gotten quotes for the building itself for around $45,000

18ft eve height
4 12x16ft roll up doors
2 walk thru doors
insulation on roof and walls
concrete slab 6in
Plumbing for toilet, sink and a water hose spigot
18'' dirt pad
septic and well (outside city limits)

I got an estimate about a year ago for $160,000 from the ground up not including the land


Old 08-12-2020, 08:49 PM
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In 2015 I put up a 12' X 40' X 60' Red Iron building on my 10 acre property.
I paid concrete crew, bought building and paid for assembly, installed 3- 12' X 12' doors myself. Insulated roof only.


It cost me just under $40,000. permitted.
The building factories are in Adel Ga with distributor-resellers around the country.


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Did they stay on par with the initial estimate quoted? That's the part that worries me is that it ends up costing twice as much as initially estimated or something like that.
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I had a contract in writing with all prices stated and it stayed as quoted.
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Had Morton build my 42' X 60" barn. Their price included everything except site prep. They finished earlier than promised and exactly on budget.
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I tried to get a steel building in Texas... cost of the bldg, cost of the concrete, cost of the install... was nuts. Then a friend showed me these guys:

https://www.wolfbarns.com

I am not kidding you.. I got a 30'x30'x10' building, like 40 or 50yr warranty, delivered and installed for 11,200

Now, you need to have the place they are going to build leveled and ready first.. but you can have a dirt person come out and do that beforehand.

Also.. you do not need the concrete setup first.. but.. when you DO get concrete... make sure to have the sides of the barn a few inches off the ground so you can frame up the slab to go UNDER the barn walls. I did not do that heh, so when they added the concrete (they poured it right in through the large door)... it did not extend past the walls and I had grass in the walls. I plan to extend the slab soon, to fix that.. but... by FAR the least expensive and easy to frame up and insulate the inside.

Guaranteed, lowest price and excellent quality. That was delivered AND installed. They also emailed a quote and timeline and within 3-4 weeks, they showed up and had it set up for exactly what they promised to set it up for.. in 2 days. (would have done it in 1 but they had a truck issue so had one guy working on the truck.. heh)

I did the electrical etc myself.

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Originally Posted by fishmaster273 View Post
So the last couple weeks i've been trying to get estimates from companies in my area to get a turn key metal building 60x80ft and haven't had much luck getting someone to return my calls with an estimate. I thought i'd ask on here to see what kind of experiences people have had with having a metal building made.
Its funny you mention the lack of response. I am in the process of procuring 4 metal buildings for Airplane hangars totaling 57,000 sf. I am flashing cash and I cant get anyone to call me back.....
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Originally Posted by EMC Pursuit View Post
Its funny you mention the lack of response. I am in the process of procuring 4 metal buildings for Airplane hangars totaling 57,000 sf. I am flashing cash and I cant get anyone to call me back.....
I've called 2 places so far here in central NC and no call backs. I need about 20 trees pushed over and cant get anyone to come do that either.
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Originally Posted by fishmaster273 View Post
So the last couple weeks i've been trying to get estimates from companies in my area to get a turn key metal building 60x80ft and haven't had much luck getting someone to return my calls with an estimate. I thought i'd ask on here to see what kind of experiences people have had with having a metal building made.

It sounds to me like Morton and Mueller are good companies to deal with. Although i'm not sure if they do turn key projects, most of these building makers just give you an estimate on the building itself, but that's probably the cheap part of the project. They never give you an idea of the cost of labor, cost of a slab, electrical, plumbing etc.

Anyone have an idea of the cost of a 60x80ft metal building in a windstorm area? I've gotten quotes for the building itself for around $45,000

18ft eve height
4 12x16ft roll up doors
2 walk thru doors
insulation on roof and walls
concrete slab 6in
Plumbing for toilet, sink and a water hose spigot
18'' dirt pad
septic and well (outside city limits)

I got an estimate about a year ago for $160,000 from the ground up not including the land
All steel or wood pole with steel skin?
Old 08-13-2020, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by 99yam40 View Post
All steel or wood pole with steel skin?
All steel with I beam frame. I think it has to be I beam down here for windstorm.
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What part of Texas?

18’ eve height?? Gable roof building- that’s tall. Price sounds right.

You probably will not get a kit building in those dimensions. It’s engineered and price goes up with that. I just built my own 24x36 13’ eve and no doors for $12,000.
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I’m in dirt work business and have built numerous building pads. Concrete turnkey price is running 9.50 to 10.00 per square foot.

So your dimensions puts your slab at around 46-48k alone.

Building and slab puts you around $90k. I would say all in you will definitely get to $150k or so.

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Originally Posted by Texasfishin View Post
I’m in dirt work business and have built numerous building pads. Concrete turnkey price is running 9.50 to 10.00 per square foot.

So your dimensions puts your slab at around 46-48k alone.

Building and slab puts you around $90k. I would say all in you will definitely get to $150k or so.
Does the 10.00/sq ft count the labor and the 18" dirt pad I talked about or does that cost more?
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A partner and I recently built a 6,000 pre-engineered metal building on spec. Our cost for the shell as you spec'd it, was around $37/sf, with no contractor markup. My partner has built 10 of these buildings, so I think his numbers are good.

The building package was around $10/sf (frame, roof, siding, insulation). Building erection was $10/sf. The steel erector provided the crane and forklift.

We add metal liner panels, 8 ft. high, to the inside walls to protect the insulation. We've tried OSB, but it doesn't look as good, and you've got to paint it.

Wind loads are a big deal, as you know. Accurately pouring concrete footings with anchor bolts per code is not for amateurs. If you miss a bolt, you'll have to cut the bad one off and epoxy a new one in the right place. Some inspectors will require an engineer to sign off on that.

Wood pole buildings are no longer feasible for commercial construction in my area due to the add-ons necessary to meet wind code.
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Did the $37/ft include the slab and labor?
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Does the 10.00/sq ft count the labor and the 18" dirt pad I talked about or does that cost more?
Generally concrete cost turnkey per square ft includes labor and materials (forming, grade beams, steel, poly, concrete, finishing, anchor bolts/plates set, door pockets set, etc). Dirt work is not included. Pad prices vary depending on existing grade, material quarry or fill available locally etc.
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One contractor I talked to said it would be cheaper to just dig a hole and make that into a pond and use the dirt for a foundation pad. Not sure what i think about having a pond though. Sounds like a great way to bring snakes and other rodents around .That would be one hell of a pond for 4800 sq ft Of course that was a contractor that didn't get back to me. lol
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you never said where you are building this in Tx
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Galveston County TX I'm looking for land, but I just want to get a few good local quotes so I know how much to budget for. I don't want to end up spending too much on the land, then have it eat into the building budget. I almost bought a couple acres but the owner changed his mind and didn't want to sell.
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Originally Posted by CalypsoNotch93 View Post
I've called 2 places so far here in central NC and no call backs. I need about 20 trees pushed over and cant get anyone to come do that either.
I think companies get a lot of tire kickers calling on the phone. Probably best to show up in person, but with this covid thing it makes that harder to do. I was about to drive to a couple places the other day when I finally got someone to put my quote through to an engineer. Also I think I tend to come off as a tire kicker initially and that may be part of my problem as I do tend to mull my ideas over for quite a while, but 95 percent of the time I do pull the trigger.

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