There are a few things you need to know about your metal workshop before you embark on this project.
#1: The Price
In building your prefab metal workshop, there are three things we consider as they directly affect your workshop’s price. The first thing we could consider is the design of your workshop. No two workshops are the same. Designs may vary from one person to another due to differences in custom options.
However, the more custom features you required for your workshop, the more expensive your workshop would be. The second thing we consider is the prevailing price of steel material.
Fluctuations in the market price of steel will determine the overall price of your workshop. Thirdly, the size of the workshop also determines the price of your metal workshop. There are many sizes to choose from, for example 24×23, 40×80, 60×60, 42×40, 40×61, and so on. The larger the workshop per square foot, the more expensive it would be because there will be requirement for more material and construction resources.
Ultimately, when compared to other building constructions, these workshops have a higher initial outlay than wooden, brick, or concrete structures.
#2: Concrete Foundations
Even though your metal workshop is made entirely of steel material, it would need to be set on a solid foundation.
To this end, you would need to construct on-site piers or a solid concrete foundation on which the steel building will be constructed.
The type of insulation to be used in your metal workshop would be determined during the preliminary research of your construction location. If your meta workshop construction will be located in a tropical region, then the insulation needed should minimize heat absorption.
The heat from outside and from the heated exterior steel structure should be prevented from being absorbed into the interior of the workshop leading to an unbearable situation. On the other hand, if the outdoor temperature is cold most times, then the insulation should be able to retain heat within the metal workshop and keep you warm despite the prevailing cold.
#4: Time scale
Every metal workshop is unique in their design, constructive specification, customization, on-site assembly, and also construction time scale.
Basic prefab designs would naturally take a lesser time to complete than designs requiring more modifications, features, requirements, and specs.
In addition to this, on-site preparation will also add to the expected timeline from design to assembly. The piers or concrete foundation would have to be prepared before the prefab steel construct is delivered to the site and assembled.
There is a required timeline for concrete to properly cure and this timeline must be observed and respected. Not fully cured concrete foundation, may compromise the integrity of the entire workshop project.
#5: Durability and Versatility
Your metal workshop is a highly durable structure that is sure to be standing for more than a quarter of a century at least. It requires very little maintenance which makes it a cost-effective option in the long-run despite its high initial cost.
Your metal workshop may be durable, but that does not mean it is rigid. You can always modify your structure at any point in the life span of the workshop.
It is this versatility that makes these workshops a desirable option, even more so than traditional construction structures, such as; concrete, brick, and wood.
Metal workshops are not susceptible to water or frost damage. Also, they are not prone to mold and fungal attacks like traditional buildings. This means that your overall health has better protection when you invest in metal workshops instead of traditional structures.
Your metal workshop may cost you more money, to begin with. However, the durability, versatility, resistance to pests, water damage, and microbes are genuine considerations you should not ignore when deciding on what type of workshop you should have today.
Rapidset Buildings guarantees you a metal workshop that will adhere to all your preferred structural design, customized features, and overall specifications.
We listen to your needs and provide you with feasible solutions that would be ideal for your location. All our metal workshop structures can be modified to suit your peculiar needs at any time during the design stage. You can also choose to modify your on-site construct (at extra cost) as the metal workshop structure allows for such alterations.