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Old 05-10-2012, 10:32 PM   #1
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Got a quote on a Shop

24x24, barely fit the SMB: $15,000
24x36: $20,000

This is bare bones, cement floor steel shell, no insulation, no electric, no permit, no excavation... seems high. Thoughts?

Anyone know barn/shop builders in the Denver area?
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:49 PM   #2
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Got a quote on a Shop

Are you building a garage or pole barn?


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Old 05-10-2012, 10:50 PM   #3
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Re: Got a quote on a Shop

I can send you some prices on a metal shop I'm planning to build. Other than the cement I was looking at a 30x 45 with an RV door and standard garage door and it was about 20,000 installed if I read it correctly. The info is at work.
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Old 05-11-2012, 06:53 AM   #4
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Re: Got a quote on a Shop

Don't you get some decent hail storms where you live? Sure, it's better that a steel building takes the hit, rather than your SMB, but wouldn't you steel roof take some good hits?


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Old 05-11-2012, 09:59 AM   #5
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Re: Got a quote on a Shop

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Don't you get some decent hail storms where you live? Sure, it's better that a steel building takes the hit, rather than your SMB, but wouldn't you steel roof take some good hits?
As long as it doesn't fail, who cares about some dents? I mean really I don't understand why people want to hassle with insurance and getting a new roof every 3 years.

The goal is to put a real shop up on the hill, but meantime we've got growing pains and I need to clean out the tiny garage and finish it so I have somewhere to run a drill without popping breakers. This would be merely a parking structure where I could lock my tools while finishing the mini-shop in the current garage, and then become a parking spot for the SMB and tractor allowing me to dispose of the two shelter logic tents currently up.

So basically a glorified shed. Would a pole barn be less expensive?
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Pole barn=less expensive but you may have some zoning/permitting issues + insurance headaches.

Whatever you do, don't build "barely fits", you'll always regret it.
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:12 AM   #7
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and... build it tall enough to be able to put your top up and still have a little headspace

and... put a couple of clear panels in roof for light and a couple windows in walls for light and circulation

and... make the door opening wider and taller than the van, standard garage door will be too small.

and... don't forget the solar array

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Old 05-11-2012, 12:22 PM   #8
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Forgot about snow...these guys are the cheapest in my area and they cover Colorado.


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You'll have to purchase extra trusses. The guy also warned me to stick with the A frame style cause the rounded type roof sweats and drips. They can insulate also.
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:55 PM   #9
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I did a 30x45 with 20 foot ceiling. Large rv roll up door plus 2 small 8 foot doors. I have heat and electric in mine. I wish the insalation was a better quality. One warning about the can roll up doors, when they are rolled down they leave a big gap at the top of the door frame. So your heat will roll right out. But if you do doors with the rolling track then you might run into problems of being able to install an auto lift. If you have any clear ceiling panels for daylight to come through make sure they are the double pain style, otherwise the cheaper single type will drip in the summertime. My building is almost 8 years old and other than a couple of small mistakes Im very pleased with it. I wish it was a bit bigger. My business takes up half of it alone.
Price on mine was about 45 thousand, that included the extra thick cement pad for future auto lift, electric, gas heat, 3 roll up doors, two man doors and all my internal framing and sectioning for my business. That included sheetrock, 2x4's, work benches, office build out and paint. Stuff that caught me off guard was the price to run my utilities to my building. They had to come along ways from the road so it jacked the price up a bit. I aslo acted as the general and oversaw the entire build so that did save some cash but gave more than one headache.
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Might be time for a T-shirt drive, there, Jeremiah
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