Buying a Steel Building for Your Home
Steel buildings are becoming increasingly popular with private homeowners and can serve many purposes. They can provide effective generic storage solutions of any size or can be purchased as garages or carports.
The large range of DIY steel building kits and pre-engineered steel buildings now available will provide many options for homeowners who would like to construct their own building as well as those who would prefer the convenience of having a completed structure delivered straight to their door.
DIY kits and prefab steel buildings can be purchased at low prices from many companies. That makes them a great investment as far as money and time.
There are many advantages to using metal buildings no matter what their purpose will be. Steel is a high quality material and extremely durable. It has a long lifetime and so any good quality steel building you purchase will come complete with a warranty of at least 25-30 years. The high levels of durability mean that very little maintenance will be needed in order to keep the structure in a good state of repair.
When the minimal long term maintenance costs and low steel building prices are considered these structures make for great long term investments. Steel can be resistant to both corrosion and damage from termites and other insects both of which can cause serious damage to other building materials. The steel components will also be non combustible and have the highest fire ratings available.
A steel framed building will be a very sturdy structure as long as it is supported by good foundations. It will also usually be fitted with metal roofing which should also prove to be very strong especially where corrugated metal is used. In most cases these structures will not be adversely affected by extreme weather conditions such as wind, hail, and storms. In areas which suffer from frequent storms there are fastening and joining techniques which can be used to ensure than any panels are not ripped from steel framed buildings by strong winds.
Smaller structures like many of the residential steel buildings can often be constructed much more quickly than concrete or wooden structures. This can often be completed by the homeowner by following a simple instruction booklet from the supplier.
Most of these buildings are simple to build but many of the bigger commercial steel buildings or steel building homes will still require professional installation due to their size. This also means pouring a concrete floor and finishing it which also jacks up the cost. You’ll need to be sure the concrete work is included in your quote.
Other things to consider are do you need water, electric and/or an HVAC system or some sort of wood stove or other heating or cooling options. Installing outside taps for hoses or indoor sinks for cleaning means running pipes all the way to the structure and then adding the taps or faucets, sinks or whichever is needed for your specific installation.
And then there is landscaping both before and after. Will you need some hillside landscaping done, or just even out the ground and throw some seed on it?
What about lighting? Is it included as well?
But even with all of these “extras” to think about, steel homes or buildings are still one of the best ways to go to get a structure up ASAP. Any of these metal building structures are environmentally friendly as components can be reused or recycled for a variety of commercial uses. These include the production of new steel frame buildings or metal roofing materials among others.
The cost of these structures will vary depending on the size and usage. There are steel buildings for sale which should suit the budget of any homeowner. Garages and general steel buildings suitable for home storage purposes can be purchased for under £1000 or $1500. Most are slightly more expensive than this but will usually not be more than £3500 or $5000.
These are available as DIY kits or prefabricated structures. For larger storage you can expect to pay tens of thousands of pounds or dollars for commercial or agricultural structures including the large arch steel buildings commonly seen on farms.
It will be a good idea to begin looking around on the internet in order to gain some idea of what you can expect to pay for the kind of metal building you need. As a homeowner you should be able to find garages and storage buildings at low prices and that will cater to all of your needs.