Have you seen the ads? A metal building for only $10,000! While this may cover the cost of the metal, in reality, there’s much more that needs to be considered such as insulation, concrete, labor for installation and more, that can add up (and fast!) if you aren’t prepared for it.
Metal Building Cost
In order to answer one of our most frequently asked questions, “How much does a metal building cost?” we plan to provide you with some general information, but please note (and this is a BIG one) that building material prices are subject to change at all times which could affect quotes.
First off, when researching about purchasing a metal building you’ll need to think about what you’re going to use your metal building for. Are you looking for a shop or more of a livable space such as a barndominium? Ask yourself questions such as:
- How much square footage are you wanting?
- Do you want a roll-up door and a normal door or any windows?
- Do you need plumbing?
- Do you want heating and cooling?
These are all things to keep in mind that will add to the cost of a metal building. See below for a general estimate of metal building price per square footage.
- Shop: $15-30 sq ft
- Barndominium: $85-100 sq ft
- House: $110-140 sq ft
Remember, this is just an estimate, but for example, if you’re wanting a 1000 sq ft shop it would be about $16,000 – $30,000, whereas a barndominium would be about $85,000 – $100,000 due to added amenities mentioned earlier. Again, this is just an estimate. Please confirm all pricing with your preferred builder.
HOA / City Requirements
Please also keep in mind that there may be Homeowner Association (HOA) requirements or regulations for living inside the city limits that you need to be aware of and check on before you begin. For example, metal buildings within the city limits often times require a permit and must have an engineering stamp and most likely be a bolt up building.
Finding a Builder
So now we’ve roped you in and you’re ready to start building with JAG Metals LLC products! We don’t erect the building but we do have a list of our amazing preferred builders for you to choose from and seriously, these companies do an amazing work! You can also take a look at our color selector tool to help choose the perfect colors. We also suggest you stop by and grab actual color samples for your project.
JAG Metals does offer prefabricated metal buildings in a variety of sizes and colors available for purchase. Contact us to learn more or order yours today.
Engineered Metal Buildings, Barndominiums & Metal Homes
If you’re interested in a more livable engineered metal building, then you’ll want to start by deciding on a floor plan. To start, simply Google for example “1800 sq ft barndominium floor plans” to see the options available and use one to act as a starting point for your vision.
You’ll also want to bring a copy of this with you when you meet with your builder for the first time to help you determine all specs and amenities.
Next, an architect will design a custom floorplan based on your feedback for your builder to use to determine final materials, cost and labor. A floor plan design can cost about $1,000 depending on the builder or architect, and how much time and changes are needed.
From then on you’ll work with your builder and your financial institution to ensure all the paperwork is in place to start building.
Have more questions about the cost of building a metal building? Visit our FAQ page or contact us here or call 817-599-5241 to speak to one of our local metal building experts.
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Thanks for helping me understand that we should have an idea regarding the HOA requirements and regulations before having a barndominium constructed. Like you said, there are city limits and permits that need to be followed before you can have one built. I will share this information with my uncle since he plans to have one built. It appears that he has chosen this type of custom home because he is on a budget, and he thinks that is is much more affordable with this material. This will give him an idea regarding the things that they have to accomplish before the construction starts.