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Old 01-01-2018, 09:16 AM
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Default Shop No 4, The Big One.

Not that I am in a situation to start on it, but I am always dreaming of the next shop that I am yet to build. I have questions for the almighty intelligent that reside here.

First off I am really leaning on a clear span steel style vs a wood truss. I don't know why, but I feel it would be easier to put up, but I have no idea really. With that said I have looked at 3 companies so far and only one quote as of yet, just budgetary. All of what I am looking at is in the 40x50x20 foot range, but can vary. Please think of these numbers as I give budgetary quotes.

Company number one is Miracle Truss, they have been poluting my facebook feed, so I explored them and asked them for a quote. Here is a link to what they provide https://youtu.be/fPYKnik6-5w , and here is one to there website, http://miracletruss.com

Question about them, is that they quoted me $27k for the trusses, steel siding/roofing (thin gauge 29), and I would have to buy my own secondary lumber and doors on top of that. Seams high, so I ask the crowd, with out taking your time into consideration, would someone think about jigging and making these themselves? Just the trusses are a bunch of angle iron, hardest part would be designing it, but research could get me there.

Second company is world wide steel buildings . I have been in contact with them, but we just haven't connected to chat more on a price.

Third company, and I'm kind of liking this... is Olympia buildings. I was really intrigued when I seen a closeout cost of one they had listed and thought it might be the rout to go... https://www.olympiabuildings.com/building-specials/ See Picture, If I had the means to drop the $20k at a whim, I would have bought that one by now..


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Old 01-01-2018, 10:57 AM
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Two seacans with 40' open space between them, buy the wood trusses, and frame the rest. Way less that 20K. Lots of built in storage. Not what you asked but a cheaper way to do it.
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Old 01-01-2018, 12:21 PM
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Have you looked in to military surplus buildings? They occasionally show up around here for about 25 to 35 cents on the dollar. They don't come with directions and some minor repairs may be required but well worth it.
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The wider the truss the higher the cost per square foot,
for the same square footage building.

Steel is cheaper for larger buildings, wood is cheaper for
smaller, where the delineation is these days I don't know.
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Here, you need a full set of plans and building permits for wood structure. But not for a steel 'out building'
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Two seacans with 40' open space between them, buy the wood trusses, and frame the rest. Way less that 20K. Lots of built in storage. Not what you asked but a cheaper way to do it.
To achieve a 20 ft. (or close to it) ceiling you'd need to double stack the containers. I don't know what they're worth down there but 48 ft. hi-cube containers (which are 9'6" high) in decent shape can run $2500-$3500 each. That's 10-12 grand or more right there.

And if you want forty feet clear between your containers you're going to need 60 ft. trusses; they're not going to be cheap either...
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Don't forget to factor in delivery charges.
Steel is heavy and expensive to ship.
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Might wanna add in ANOTHER $5k or more for a fork lift that can make use of those UPPER sea cans (unless you already GOT one) ...Steve
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To achieve a 20 ft. (or close to it) ceiling you'd need to double stack the containers. I don't know what they're worth down there but 48 ft. hi-cube containers (which are 9'6" high) in decent shape can run $2500-$3500 each. That's 10-12 grand or more right there.



And if you want forty feet clear between your containers you're going to need 60 ft. trusses; they're not going to be cheap either...


But could get the sea cans now and build as you go. A sea can shop would be more space than he has currently, and might start with one at a time.


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One question:

Are you expecting to hang a crane in there in the future ?
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