You must consider a number of issues before beginning any metal building project. Here are six essential aspects that must be decided prior to departure.
The first consideration is your budget and how much money you have available to fund your project. Many people make the mistake of having funding for the initial phase of their project but then not having the monetary resources to complete. If your budget is limited, you might consider a smaller building initially that can expand to a larger facility as additional funds become available.
The purchase of a metal “economy” cheap building is not recommended. These buildings can quickly become money nightmares on maintenance issues. Purchase of the building of high quality metal you can afford to minimize your maintenance expenses.
Most metal buildings do not come with components as a complete package of construction. If you need doors, windows, chimneys, insulation, or any other components you need to know that these are purchased separately from the base building package.
Remember in many cases, the cost base of foundation is usually extra and directed by a separate contractor.
Figure the amount and price of components you need to complete your building first before purchasing the building to see if your budget is online.
Make sure you know the exact height of the steel construction you want. Add 3 or 4 feet high over your door or larger clearance requirement of entry. You should check your local building codes before deciding on the clearance required by law.
The erector for your metal building project will rarely offer preparation of your site. You have this responsibility and to make sure you budget accordingly for these improvements.
The site needs to be cleared of all foliage and in some cases leveled. Contact a local landscaping company that has this kind of work before if you do not have the time or manpower to clear the ground itself.
You want to be sure that your new metal building has the space required for its use. Although metal buildings are expandable do not cut size requirements initially and complicate your space requirements by growing “your building” faster than expected. Budget for as much space as required by your design needs.
Using your metal building such as expanded metal, perforated metal mesh & expanded metal lath is important. You will probably need to go with clear-span metal frame construction if your needs are for an environment with no interior columns, such as a metal warehouses, office buildings or complex metal aircraft hangers.Clear bay can accommodate up to 300 feet wide, but is a more expensive system.