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Old 03-13-2009, 07:30 PM
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A buddy of mine needs a building to work out of. He is the marine mechanic and I think he is going to build his own. He has an area of 20 X 30, concrete slab. Does anyone have any links or info. It needs to have a door big enough to accommodate a boat with a T-Top.

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Stephen, I think that any metal building company would be happy to draw up the plans for him. They will do as much or as little as he wants them to do, such as wiring, HVAC, doors, windows, fascia, sign out front, insulation, plumbing, landscaping, etc.
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I found this one. He does not want anything fancy, just a roof and four walls. He has a bunch of work, but rain and cold make for a long day.


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I take it he already has the slab poured? To bad, a post beam construction would be the cheapest.
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After getting pricing from Morton for my garage I stick built it. 2X6 walls on 24 centers and truss roof with storage space in the center for the car bays and same thing for the boat bay minus the trusses. We used 2X12's.

I don't need to worry about hurricane building codes.
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I take it he already has the slab poured? To bad, a post beam construction would be the cheapest.
No he has not started anything yet.
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Check with some of the lumber yards or HD/Lowes. I don't know if they will have anthing that size but many of them have plans with a materials list for sheds that they will give you. Have your friend check with the city/county to make sure that they meet code before he invest money and can not get power or is fined.

Maybe look on line for trusse companies. Find a trusse that hey likes and the walls are simple but he will need a couple of friends to help him raise it. Make sure he plans ahead for all large doors and an overhead lift.
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http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/index.php?

I visit this site to get more ideas and look at what others have built. There may be help there or at least more ideas.

I think the simple steel building you posted a pic of would be the way to go.
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http://www.olympiabuildings.com/?ref...FQwNGgodrhU3qA
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No he has not started anything yet.
The size of a building should be the result of laying out the floorplan first, and then fit the floorplan into a box; the box then morphing into the nearest size standard metal building.

If he knows what rooms he's going to want (1 or 2 bathrooms, kitchen, laundry, storage, special rooms (paint booths, etc); he can draw boxes of those rooms to scale, then he can arrange the pieces as he sees fit.
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See I have it pretty simple around here. All I'd do is go over to my local lumber yard that sells steel (roof & walls) and say what size do I need to build so I can buy standard sized steel and they'll tell me what my frame construction size needs to be. By going this route I'd end up buying exactly the steel I need with no cutting or waste. Hell I can even say to them this is the approximate size and they will draw it up for me (if I wanted them to) and then they would provide me with material costs. I don't know, it doesn't get much easier then that.....maybe there is someone in your friend's area that provides the same service?
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He really just wants 4 walls and a sink.
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Here's a generic plan set in PDF:
http://metalbuildingdepot.com/aspx/plansspecs.aspx

It's a 30x40, but you could either scale it down accordingly or cut the 40' dimension by half.

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I am putting a Morton building up in one month these guys are great and will build anything you want. Also will start at any phase I will be doing the excavation and concrete work my self and power and water, these things can save some big bucks.
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I would say that if he only builds it to 30' deep that will be too short. Most 20' boats will fill a 30' building with ease. Factor in the trailer tongue and engine, especially if it's a bracket boat, and that doesn't leave much room to move about and work on stuff. Also tool boxes ,workbenches and the usual garage clutter.
Many times since I built my shop, a 24'x32' with a 10' ceiling and 10'x10' door I wished I had built a 30'x40' .
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my shop is 30x50 and is not big enough
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I've got a 24' boat on a tandom trailer in my 35' deep shop, I don't know if I could get it into a 30' deep building.....it would be very very close.
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Originally Posted by folly basser View Post
my shop is 30x50 and is not big enough
Sounds like my childhood home. My Grandfather never threw anything away and when he passed away, he had 5 garage/workshops.
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He is limited by property lines and easements
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My shop is 40X60 and is too small!I should have gone 60X80.. They are never big enough........

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