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Old 11-28-2012, 10:01 AM
 
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This is really informative. WORLD CITIZEN is asking my questions (71 and just retired to 50 acres with no outbuilding but lots of ambition). How'd he come out? What about the Amish question raised?
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Capital Hill
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I want to have a barn built on my property.

How much should I expect it to cost?
This doesn't tell us anything. How large of a barn do you want? Are you going to buld it yourself? Will it be a plain 2"X4" wood frame structure? Will you put plumbing or lighting in it? Will it have a dirt or concrete floor in it? Will it have insolation, windows and doors? The cost could go between $10 to $150 per square foot, depending how elaborate of a barn you want or if you will be doing the work yourself or hiring a carpenter.
I would suggest making a scale drawing of your barn plans, taking it to the local lumberyard and have them help you with cost of building materials estimates.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Capital Hill
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My husband and I just built a barn. It has a loft, some with solid floor and some with open grid floor for hay storage. It's a pole barn type, my husband designed it himself. Not real fancy but will fit our needs, livestock and room for an office / vet area, which we have not finished that part yet. It's all wood - 6x6 posts in cement, with pre-fabricated siding material that we have to paint. There is a metal over plywood roof. The building is 24 x 40 and has a stairway on the outside going up to the loft. The metal roof alone cost about $2,000. We also got a good deal on the posts and lumber by buying it all at once and combining with neighbors to get an entire truckload from Tennessee. We built the entire barn ourselves with very little outside help and the only heavy equipment we used was a rented man lift to put the siding on the upper level. We hired some locals with a bobcat to spread around 3 truckloads of gravel on the inside and around the outside edge. We still have to wire it up. But I would say the 20,000 price is probably very close to what we spent on materials alone. Now you can put a metal roof on without the plywood and paper.... you can not put the hurricane brackets on the crossbeams for the roof like we did and you don't have to tie the whole thing together with large bolts and Barn Screws. I'm sure we over did it on a few things... but this barn won't be blowing over or leaning sideways in a few years, that is for sure !!!

All depends on how big you want it, what you are using it for etc.
Heh, Heh, heh.... It looks nicer then my house. Can I come over and live in it???
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:52 PM
 
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You can also buy used steel buildings for a deep discount, some are even already disassembled
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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One thing that has become extremely common around here is pole barns, probably because of their price. Pole barns are a LOT cheaper to build than wooden barns, which are now mainly found on older farms.
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:49 PM
 
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Not sure how far they travel, but we had J&B Construction out of rolla mo build ours. 20*40*16. Concrete slab, deck, 3 windows and a personal door was little over 17,000. Spent another 1600 having our special garage doors installed, they are high security and needed specialists for it. You can call them and see if they will travel, being winter and slow construction time for everyone, they might just make you a good deal.
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:28 AM
 
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Can someone give me an estimate on a 50 X 100ft metal workshop with concrete floors and electric hookups, water and 3 garage doors?????????????????
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:54 AM
 
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that definitely won't be cheap !
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Western Nebraskansas
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You don't say where you're at, what you're doing yourself vs. hiring, etc. So I'm going to "estimate" less than $100K and more than $50K.
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:22 AM
 
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A simple steel frame, aluminum covered, 25ft x 12 ft building will cost you in Texas about $2500 if you hire it out + plus the cost of making a dirt pad for it (if you have to - if, for example, your ground is uneven).

My wife and I made a storage shed for hay, 24 x 12, 2x4 studs, slant roof, two wide doors (so we can easily load and unload), metal roof with tar paper underneath, T1-11 for walls. Cost us about $3K in materials (labor was ours and thus free)

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