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Old 10-27-2017, 12:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Has anyone bought any building plans off line? if so which site did you go with?

I am looking to build a 16x16 building.
I have talk to a builder about 2 weeks ago and they quoted me a price which I was good with $3400 built and was told it would be a couple weeks. I tried to get a hold of them to see if they had a start date and haven't heard anything back.
I am hoping to have it built by thanksgiving so I can finish the inside.

If I don't here from them soon it looks like I will have to build it myself.

I would like to get plans to build it my self, besides just throwing something up.
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When I was looking to build an 8x12 I found that I could get one prebuilt and delivered for less than the cost of materials. The give back was the walls were not a full 8 foot high, but with the savings I paid the electrician to wire the new building.
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Old 10-27-2017, 01:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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The prefab buildings 12x16 was 4200 and i would have to take my wood gates done to get it in the yard.
I am hoping that the contractor gets back in touch it was about $3400 stick built for a 16x16.

I think i will be at around $2500 with the plans i just found online but I will have to build it myself.

Going to drop the bill of materials off at lowes and see what it will total.
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Go to the builders pro desk at Lowe's, get their AMEX and get builder's prices plus free delivery on your building package.
Lots of places sell plans online.
You want to be sure the plans are up to code for your location.
The first building I built (8' X 16'), I used paper plans for a shed bought at Lowe's. I think they were $5.00

Looking back, it's like 'the first one is free.

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Lowe's should have plans for outbuildings (not outhouses).
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I got some plans at cheapshed.com. Good details and materials from what I saw and read. Eventually went with the pre-built.
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That is a good price on the building , Rick. I had a 12x24 built in Houston 2 years ago with 8 side walls, a 6x7 rollup door in one end, 2 windows 2x3, a 36 9 light door, a 4x12 loft, a shelf across one end, full length ridge vent, 2 gable vents (it gets hot in Houston), upgraded floor joists, 3/4 flooring, 30 year shingles, 4x6 skids, built 23 off the ground (it gets wet in Houston) for $5585 and it was good deal down there.


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I understand that you want a small building. My only advice is don't build it to small.
I don't know how many people I have heard say "If I only had built it a little bigger."
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Stonepecker has it right. My grandfather said- Little bit good, Whole lot better. I recommend you go out into the yard and lay out the dimensions you are looking at. This might give you an idea of the floor size. I figure square footage on the size of my upper floor- 1,300 sq. ft. Small BR is 10X10, great reference tool.
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Old 10-29-2017, 02:34 PM   #10 (permalink)
 
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I priced a new steel building installed in my area & about had a heart attack.
A 30' X 60' building (pretty standard size here) was $65K installed.

Considering pulling all the permits, doing the footers & concrete pad, erecting the building, and finishing it off, probably not a bad price for here.

Way out of my league though.
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