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What is the most economical building to put together? I'm thinking of building a workshop, probably about 20x24'. I was thinking a pole barn type building with a limestone screening floor. Concrete could be poured in down the road.
 

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I'm having a pole barn put up. Per square foot they are more economical than anything else I was able to find.

Do the concrete now, if there is any way you can afford to do so. After the building is enclosed it is somewhat more difficult.
 

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What is the most economical building to put together? I'm thinking of building a workshop, probably about 20x24'. I was thinking a pole barn type building with a limestone screening floor. Concrete could be poured in down the road.
There's a saying in my trade as a builder. "The only thing easier and cheaper than a pole building is a cave!
 

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I have to agree that having the concrete done when the building is going up is the wisest thing I had done when I had my new shop built. I went bigger and went for a 38 wide by 36 deep shop and I love this new building.

It is so nice to have the concrete done that I am spending time just doing little things in my new garage. I am still doing the finishing wiring and still have some painting to do on the exterior but it is complete and I just putz along doing little things.

The nice thing is the fact I have never been able to use a creeper to work under a vehicle because my tractor buildin had a gravel floor and the wheels never would work well I bought a new creeper and sure like the fact I can now getr under the tractor or my 5th wheel and do things that were impossible before.
 

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I built a metal building, 20x30. The whole thing cost about $10,000. It suits my purpose but would be hard to heat. Had to put in a full foundation 4 feet deep, then back fill it and pour a cement floor. The end walls are wood and it has a 12foot wide roll up door. ED
 

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The back of my property really has no access right now for a cement truck...I have a double car garage right now, just looking for something to keep everything out of the elements. And to get all the other stuff out of my garage so I can use it....lol
 

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Have your concrete guys bring their skid loader. They can bucket it back there from the truck or use a pumper over the house to the site. They have a long reach.
 

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a friend of mine built a pole building and the cheapest thing we found to build it with was aluminum garage doors. after framing we went to a place outside dover ohio to find the place that sold garage door seconds and sorted through piles of 48 inch garage doors till we found all that we needed. we had to make 3 trips using his trailer but we got them all for less than 4000.00 and the buildin was 40x60 this was 10 yrs ago. the good thing about using the garage doors is that you get the double wall of the door and the eqivalent of 8 inches of foam insulation inside the dooronce you invert the door it slide into the slot in the last door and fits like tongue and groove. I am doing my little shop the same way. i agree that you should do the concrete work first becaus we had to move a lot of concrete the old fasioned way when we did his
 
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