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Old 11-11-2010, 03:16 PM
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I'm thinking of building a shop. 32x48 or 40 x60. I'm wondering what costs are these days. Anyone have one built lately?
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:19 PM
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Yes, 24x24, around $20,000. That was a metal shop, roof and walls. (wired)
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Old 11-11-2010, 05:59 PM
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I have just built a 40x60x16 high over the last two years:

Shop package UFA = $31,000.00
Frost wall (foundation) = $10,000.00
Cost to have shop erected (framed & tinned (2) 14x16 overhead doors installed = $18,500.00
6" Concrete floor with in floor heating (includes all prep work & styrofoam insulation) = $24,000.00
Vapour barrier, Insulation & 1/2" Plywood sheeted inside = $6500.00
R50 spray in insulation in roof = $2500.00
Electrical $9500.00

Total = $102,000.00

I have spent more on top of this putting in a mezzanine, hooking up the hot water heating etc. I would say my total is around $125,000.00. We are currently living in it while waiting for our modular setup to be completed. Here are some pics:

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Old 11-11-2010, 06:59 PM
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holy crunk dude, that shop is top shelf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! looks insainly awsome with the living qaurters
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:22 PM
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that is one seriously awesome shop!!!
all that shop to work on those little tonkas?
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:15 PM
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Built a 40 x 60 with 16 foot ceiling, been up for 2 years. lumber was 3000. trusses were 3500. Metal, walls and roof 10000, concrete 10000, 12 x 14 overhead was 1700 and insultation in total was about 5000 but i did alittle outside the box. I did all the labour except for concrete finishing and installing the door.

After that its all about how far you go on the electrical and finishing. All i can say is whatever you think you can get away with for space, triple it and break ground. good luck on your build.
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:17 PM
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that is hilarious. You are living the dream or my 1993 nightmare.
We built a 32 by 72 shop at the same time as the house was being built and when construction got behind decided to concentrate on shop first ( I asked my wife "do you want 5 hunting dogs in the new house waiting for the shop").

We moved into the shop with 5 dogs and 3 children in September 2003 and stayed in the shop until October 18th when the house was "liveable" although not finished completely.

it was challenging with no electricity water or gas for the first few weeks so a friend lent me a trailer we parked inside as temporary living quarters away from the dog runs. Got heat and electricity by mid September so it was OK.

My children have all grown up (the 2 year old baby at the time is now 19) but they have fond memories of living in the shop in 1993.
Parents, not so much.
Made me smile just looking at those pictures with the toys and boxes and mounts on the wall just like we had.
Best of luck
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p.s. my total cost in 1993 with vinyl siding with hot water heated slab and forced air plus a finished office/studio in addition to kennel and work shop was just under $54,000. Times have changed!
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Old 11-12-2010, 07:40 AM
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Not to hijack the thread but I will be building a 40x60 as well so by the looks of things its way cheaper to stick build a shop than put up a metal structure...true? What about such companies as Goodon,etc? these guys come in and in 5 days you have a structure??
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Old 11-12-2010, 07:43 AM
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We are in the process of building our 40 x 60 shop as we speak. The crew left y-day after getting the plywood on the trusses now we have to wait for the picker truck to lift the roof into place. I don't have any exact numbers but we have somewhere on the order of $20K into the slab on grade foundation before we started putting up the building. Concrete is mondo big dollars. We have been doing the lion's share of the work ourselves, just my wife and myself, with some strategic help from son-in-laws, nephews and friends. We built almost all of the walls then had our nephew come in and erect them and put together our trusses and he will get the trusses in place and have the plywood on the roof then we will take over and do it ourselves again. It is much slower doing it ourselves (we are both in our 50's) but we are saving some dollars. Am off to the Big Stink again today to pick up more plywood at Mr Plywood. They are far and away the least expensive place to buy plywood...beat Home Depot and Rona etc by $4 per sheet. Home Depot promised me they would match and beat any competitors price by 10% on the phone. I said check with the manager. Asst. manager said yup, we will match and beat. Got there and store manager said nope, won't do it. I expected as much and just walked away.
So far we have built the pad, set the forms, laid the rebar, laid in floor piping and insulation and built the walls ourselves with some help. Would have been further ahead or done but last fall I tore the tendon off my bicep muscle so was laid up for the winter. Once the basic structure is up we will continue on our own again. Metal roofing, plywood on the walls, siding, insulation, wiring, ceiling etc etc etc. Hope to be done before I die.

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Old 11-12-2010, 07:51 AM
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Not to hijack the thread but I will be building a 40x60 as well so by the looks of things its way cheaper to stick build a shop than put up a metal structure...true? What about such companies as Goodon,etc? these guys come in and in 5 days you have a structure??
Just had a goodon shed built. Bit frustrating knowing whats going on as they don't really tell you when they are coming or give much notice. Had to call numerous times and get told it'll be one of these days, I take them off work no show, call again then they say two weeks. Then they call a day later and say will be there monday. That was really my only frustration, they had it up in 2 days and built pretty good.

42x42 with 14 1/2 foot ceiling, 1 mandoor, 2 14x10ft sliders and one 8 x 5 ft slider for under 30k.

Our land wasn't too level so one end is sticking up that I need to go back and fill in. Works out well cause I'm going to put french drains in there and less digging.

Also, still working out on what I'm going to do for insulation.(Not paying 14k for them to install the insulation)

Next year will run power and water which shouldn't be too bad as there is already power/water run to about 20 ft away.
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Old 11-12-2010, 02:09 PM
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I know a guy who just priced one out 40x60 for roughly $80 000
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Old 11-12-2010, 10:41 PM
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Thanks guys. Asked a local contractor for a qoute today. We'll see how that goes. For you guys that have built your shops recently, is there anything youd do different if you were doing it again?
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Old 11-14-2010, 04:10 PM
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Thanks guys. Asked a local contractor for a qoute today. We'll see how that goes. For you guys that have built your shops recently, is there anything youd do different if you were doing it again?
I built my 32X56X 12 high post frame shop 20 years ago. I also have a 14X 32 lean to on the north side. I did a lot of the work myself and likely cost me $25,000 then.
My insurance agent just did an appraisal for replacement value at over $100,000.
So the values listed at about $100,000 are likely pretty accurate.

If I was building another shop I would sure have the lean-to the full lenght of at least 1 side and both sides if possible. It makes for great RV storage.
When you pour the concrete floor build a lip or step so the door closes below the floor (only if your putting in an overhead door and heating the shop).
If you have plans for parking big RV's inside make the walls 14 or 16 feet.
You lose 2 feet of door height if you want an overhead door.

Good Luck..
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Old 11-15-2010, 07:24 AM
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Thanks guys. Asked a local contractor for a qoute today. We'll see how that goes. For you guys that have built your shops recently, is there anything youd do different if you were doing it again?
I'd think about just buying the package and hiring the crew to put it togather myself.

I'd also probably go look at more barns and talk with neighbors more, as there are lots of little things you don't realize until you build it.

We were originally going to do a 30x42 with a 12x42 leantoo, then after thinking it was $500 more to just upsize to 42x42 and do away with the lean to. We aren't parking an RV as it's for the horses, but if I decide to add a lean to later it won't be that hard to do myself and the added size of the barn is nice. They shrink a ton when you start putting stuff in it.
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Can you tell me how you built the mezanine ? Details on the beam acccrods?


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I have just built a 40x60x16 high over the last two years:

Shop package UFA = $31,000.00
Frost wall (foundation) = $10,000.00
Cost to have shop erected (framed & tinned (2) 14x16 overhead doors installed = $18,500.00
6" Concrete floor with in floor heating (includes all prep work & styrofoam insulation) = $24,000.00
Vapour barrier, Insulation & 1/2" Plywood sheeted inside = $6500.00
R50 spray in insulation in roof = $2500.00
Electrical $9500.00

Total = $102,000.00

I have spent more on top of this putting in a mezzanine, hooking up the hot water heating etc. I would say my total is around $125,000.00. We are currently living in it while waiting for our modular setup to be completed. Here are some pics:

Attachment 28802

Attachment 28804

Attachment 28803
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Can you tell me how you built the mezanine ? Details on the beam acccrods?
If he is still alive...... this happened 8 years ago
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Yup, watch for all the old necro threads, get your 20 posts in, and see what we have for sale....
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Yup, watch for all the old necro threads, get your 20 posts in, and see what we have for sale....
Stranger yet its his first post despite joining 4 years ago. 1/4 post per year, a potential record?

How many other members have never posted and we don't know of them because they've never posted?
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How many other members have never posted and we don't know of them because they've never posted?
I would fit that description.
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Old 08-09-2018, 11:07 PM
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I have just built a 40x60x16 high over the last two years:

Shop package UFA = $31,000.00
Frost wall (foundation) = $10,000.00
Cost to have shop erected (framed & tinned (2) 14x16 overhead doors installed = $18,500.00
6" Concrete floor with in floor heating (includes all prep work & styrofoam insulation) = $24,000.00
Vapour barrier, Insulation & 1/2" Plywood sheeted inside = $6500.00
R50 spray in insulation in roof = $2500.00
Electrical $9500.00

Total = $102,000.00

I have spent more on top of this putting in a mezzanine, hooking up the hot water heating etc. I would say my total is around $125,000.00. We are currently living in it while waiting for our modular setup to be completed. Here are some pics:

Attachment 28802

Attachment 28804

Attachment 28803
Nice shop. --- my neighbor just built one , looks just like yours, he put in septic tank/ washroom/ cistern ( for water supply) loft / office -- no need for him to even run to the house for nothing, floor drain etc. don't know the tab , but when your making around $ 700, 000/ yr. -- I guess it's no big deal. He poured big concrete apron in front of doors & asphalt paved from road to the shop.--$$$$-- huge.
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Shes going up, anyone ever built a mezanine in the back ? Any good ideas out there ?
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I have just built a 40x60x16 high over the last two years:

Shop package UFA = $31,000.00
Frost wall (foundation) = $10,000.00
Cost to have shop erected (framed & tinned (2) 14x16 overhead doors installed = $18,500.00
6" Concrete floor with in floor heating (includes all prep work & styrofoam insulation) = $24,000.00
Vapour barrier, Insulation & 1/2" Plywood sheeted inside = $6500.00
R50 spray in insulation in roof = $2500.00
Electrical $9500.00

Total = $102,000.00



I have spent more on top of this putting in a mezzanine, hooking up the hot water heating etc. I would say my total is around $125,000.00. We are currently living in it while waiting for our modular setup to be completed. Here are some pics:

Attachment 28802

Attachment 28804

Attachment 28803
Looks sharp. What have you got for venting in that roof? We have a shop same size and construction the same. We have a water condensation problem that occurs where the ceiling hits the walls. It is a farm shop and we were told we needed to run temp warmer and it seems to have helped a bit. just looking for any more ideas on what we need to do and if ventilation needs to be improved.
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Looks sharp. What have you got for venting in that roof? We have a shop same size and construction the same. We have a water condensation problem that occurs where the ceiling hits the walls. It is a farm shop and we were told we needed to run temp warmer and it seems to have helped a bit. just looking for any more ideas on what we need to do and if ventilation needs to be improved.
On my brothers 60x40 pole shed, the roof trusses have no heel at the wall for insulation. We built down 16" at a 45' the corner for added insulation. Power gable vents to get rid of heat and moisture.
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