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Old 08-19-2018, 09:26 PM
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Started the process today met with a sales rep for Steel Structures America about a pole barn style steel building. I was thinking along the lines of 24X32 Ft. with 10' sidewalls with an 8' lean-to roof on one side for extra storage. He suggested bumping the overall footprint of the building to 30X40 Ft. and doing away with lean-to since the extra shop space versus the lean-to would only be about $900 dollars more. I'm suffering a little bit from sticker shock at this point. I had no idea what a building was going to cost. But, it's looking like it's going to come in around 36K or $30 a square Ft. Does this seem in the ballpark for a shop this size? I intend to get bids from other builders obviously. But, wow I need to digest this one and ponder on it.
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Old 08-19-2018, 09:33 PM
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The 20x30 I looked at a while back was 12K for wooden framing, insulation, shingles, and vinyl siding. No concrete, and that was just the materials package. Canadian pricing.

Oh, with 10’ walls.


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Old 08-19-2018, 10:42 PM
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So as I continue doing my homework I see I already got some smoke blown up my ass Under the Larimer county code for pole buildings Lean-to's are not allowed. I can see this process is going to be interesting. Until tonight I had only looked at Larimer county code requirements for a garage. The pole building rules were a little more enlightening. My building will have to be built to code for High Wind areas. The building quote I was given is for a shop able to withstand a 173 MPH gust for 3 seconds
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Are you considering buying a building kit and doing the labor yourself?
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Old 08-19-2018, 11:19 PM
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Are you considering buying a building kit and doing the labor yourself?
No, Chris physically I can't tackle it SWMBO won't allow it either 20years ago I would have dove in with both feet. I'm having issues with my breathing or should I say not being able to breath plus I just don't have the time even the so called off season up here isn't that slow.
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Old 08-19-2018, 11:32 PM
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You planning on putting it where the shed is now, or behind the house?
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You planning on putting it where the shed is now, or behind the house?
Sort of on behind the shed (which will be relocated) to the Northeast on our lot. Allowing drive in access to the shop. The compressor shed would end up most likely end up at the Northwest corner of the shop and the current shop would be west of the compressor shed. At least for the next 10 minutes until I change my mind.
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That is sticker shock for me too. I hope that is insulation included. Electric included too? Nothing is cheap anymore.


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I am having a 40x60x12 built and it is $25 a sq ft. Includes concrete, foam insulation, gutters, two 10x10 insulated doors.
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Old 08-20-2018, 10:44 AM
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Houses around here, and probably there are around 125 a square foot.
Also, 26 or 28 gauge?
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