If you’re not familiar with designing and erecting metal buildings, you may have thought that starting the process by working face to face with a contractor is the only way to go. Don’t get us wrong; we have nothing against contractors. (In fact, while we’re on the subject, you can check out our article on how to find the best contractors here.) But the beauty of prefabrication lies in the efficiency of starting your project. In essence, you can work one-on-one with a designer online to plan the perfect prefabricated metal building project offsite, saving time and money that would be spent paying someone else an hourly rate for a consultation.
That’s one of many reasons more people are choosing prefabricated metal building kits over traditional organic building materials. All of the components are designed and built offsite to your exact specifications, then delivered to your construction site just in time for pre-work to be completed. It’s the most efficient means of construction for practically any project.
After purchasing my prefabricated steel building kit, is the rest on me?
Good question! When it comes to the customizations available for your prefab metal building kits, we provide a great deal. Your building kit will come with any garage doors or custom insulation that you requested with your design consultant. But before all of these components can be put together, you’ll need to hire someone to complete the site work. We recommend checking out our article here about the types of foundations and site work your building may need.
To have the most efficient construction process, we recommend timing your site work to happen within the approximate six weeks it will take for your components to be designed, fabricated, and delivered. Some projects may take longer, but your consultant can give you a more firm timeline. This way, you can use a 2-ton forklift to offload your components upon delivery and begin construction as quickly as possible.
It’s important to remember that you will be responsible for pulling all of the necessary permits to complete your job. If you’re working with a contractor, be sure to get clear on who is responsible for each level of permit. If you’re opening a business in your metal building, you will be responsible for applying for your certificate of occupancy and other important records.
What resources should I have available to make sure everything is done correctly?
Bolt-together, technology was designed to make putting the components of your metal building together as simple as possible. For some small projects, you may need to get some help to handle some of the site work while you complete the rest of the project yourself. However, we only recommend putting the building up yourself if you have the experience and proper equipment to do so.
We also recommend working with a professional who is well versed in prefabricated metal construction. It’s always a good idea to look over our article here about choosing the right metal building professional. Our checklist for hiring a qualified contractor may come in handy. However, you can always ask for a local recommendation during the design process. We have a network of contractors that we work with regularly that would be happy to assist you. Get in touch with us for more information.
When should I buy my prefab metal building kit online?
No one time of year is best for purchasing a metal building kit. However, steel prices do tend to fluctuate based on demand. You can expect that overall steel prices to vary. The most cost-efficient way to buy a prefabricated metal building kit online is to lock in your cost as soon as possible. If you’re ready to begin your project, don’t delay. Speak with one of our Building Services Managers about how to lock in the current rate for steel.
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