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    Steel buildings have been used by the agricultural industry for decades. Learn why farmers choose General Steel for their barns and other facilities.
  • General Steel Aircraft Hangar
    Aircraft Hangars
    Steel aircraft hangars are a perfect solution for the aviation industry because of their spacious column free interior and extra wide bi-fold doors.
    Airplane Hangars
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    Auto Repair
    Learn how steel buildings are the perfect design solution for your new auto repair shop or for expanding your auto repair business.
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    From hay storage to protecting livestock and equipment, a General Steel barn building may be a perfect choice to complement your property.
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  • Building a Brewery with General Steel
    The microbrewery industry is quickly catching up to the large beer manufacturers and steel buildings are proving to be a viable option for these breweries.
    Brewery Designs
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    Learn when a carport is the best choice for sheltering a car, boat or other recreational vehicle. Browse through our most popular sizes and prices.
    Carport Kits
  • General Steel Metal Church Building
    General Steel has provided more metal church buildings than any other company. Learn what makes our steel church buildings the best choice for you.
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  • General Steel Chicago Yacht Works Commercial Building
    General Steel's commercial buildings category is the most robust in the industry, our buildings can be designed to adapt to any type of business operation.
    Commercial Buildings
  • General Steel Metal Garage Buildings
    Browse through our metal garage building packages for sale and learn why our metal garage kits are the best choice when compared to other garage styles.
    Metal Garages
  • General Steel Golf Cart Storage Interior
    Golf Cart Storage
    Golf courses are turning to steel buildings for golf cart shed solutions. Learn why a clear span steel building kit is the answer to protecting your fleet.
    Golf Cart Storage
  • General Steel Gymnatorium
    Steel buildings are the best construction method for gyms & gymnatoriums because they can be custom designed economically and clear span up to 300'.
    Gym Buildings
  • General Steel Modern Metal Home
    Discover why metal building homes are growing in popularity. Browse our newest 12 custom designed plans for steel building homes and request a free quote.
    Metal Homes
  • General Steel Industrial Building Colorado
    The manufacturing industry has always looked to General Steel buildings when it's time to expand for efficient spaces and clear span construction.
    Industrial Buildings
  • General Steel Institutional Building for Fire Station
    Governments and local municipalities have purchased metal buildings for decades for new fire stations and city truck storage buildings among other uses.
    Institutional Buildings
  • General Steel Mini Storage Buildings Colorado
    Mini Storage
    Are you looking for a mini storage business for sale? Building new mini storage buildings is a better investment.
    Mini Storage Buildings
  • General Steel GlobeXplore Office Buildings
    Office buildings no longer have to involve traditional construction. Developers and business owners are now turning to steel buildings for expansions.
    Prefab Offices
  • Rec Center Buildings
    Recreational facilities have been constructed with steel for decades because of the adaptability and affordability of this type of construction.
    Rec Centers
  • General Steel NAPA Auto Retail Building
    New retail developments are being built again in full force throughout America and metal buildings are proving to be one of the most effective solutions.
    Retail Buildings
  • General Steel Riding Arena
    Riding Arenas
    Equine enthusiasts have chosen General Steel to provide personal indoor riding arenas and horse boarding facilities for over 20 years.
    Indoor Riding Arenas
  • General Steel RV Garage Washington
    RV Garages
    General Steel RV garages feature all I-beam construction and 26 gauge sheeting. Price a custom size or one of our most popular RV garage packages today!
    RV Garages
  • RV Storage
    Our RV storage building system can be designed with open or enclosed walls. Each bay can be up to 50' deep to accommodate even the largest RVs.
    RV Storage
  • General Steel Prefab School Building with Standing Seam Roof
    Steel is a great option for new school buildings because these buildings can be constructed quickly over summer break which reduces downtime for education.
    School Plans
  • General Steel Indoor Sports Facility Omaha
    Sports Facilities
    Youth sports are more popular than ever in America and an increasing number of developers are taking advantage of this opportunity with steel buildings.
    Sports Facilities
  • Horse Barn Kits
    Horse barn kits and stables from General Steel are 100% American made, durable and come with the best warranties in the industry. Price your plan today!
    Horse Barn Kits
  • General Steel Open Wall Storage Building
    Storage is one of the most common applications for our metal buildings. With our clear span spaces and competitive pricing, this is your storage solution.
    Storage Buildings
  • General Steel Strip Mall
    Strip Malls
    American retail has recovered from the recent economic depression and strip-mall developers are turning to General Steel for fast effective buildings.
    Strip Mall Designs
  • General Steel Warehouse Building
    Shop our fully-customizable, prefabricated steel warehouse buildings from General Steel. Get a no-obligation free price quote today.
    Metal Warehouses
  • General Steel Workshop Building
    Get ideas for constructing your home workshop, as well as a free price quote on customizable workshop buildings designed & built to your specifications.
    Workshop Plans

Base Building + Customizations = Your Metal Building Kit

General Steel has delivered thousands of metal building kits designed specifically for virtually every use imaginable. While many of our customers continue to use their buildings for more traditional applications such as warehouses, industrial spaces, workshops, garages and barns, others come to us daily wanting all of the benefits of a prefab metal building but with a more specific use in mind. These “outside the box” thinkers are some of our most valuable customers because they have proven that our pre-engineered buildings can be the best choice for many different projects such as schools, museums, fire stations and even the press conference room at The White House.

About Steel Building Kits

Learn what makes our building systems unique.

By definition, the building systems offered by General Steel are different than any other type of steel building. Our metal building kits are unique because the building system bolts together, and all of the welding is done at the factory prior to delivery. In fact, all of your framed openings for functional necessities such as windows, doors and even skylights are pre-punched before arriving at your job site. These details may seem minor, but these differentiators from other building systems significantly reduce construction costs and make many of our steel building kits do-it-yourself friendly, no matter the type of project.

Standard Building Features
  • Primary Framing

  • Secondary Framing

  • Wall Sheeting

  • Roof Panels

  • Bolts and screws (anchor bolts not included)

Easy to Add Options
  • Walk, rollup, sectional and glass storefront doors

  • Windows: horizontal or vertical slide

  • Insulation and insulated panels

  • Steel framed openings

  • Gutters and downspouts

Color Schemes: Walls, Roof and Trim

Choosing the color combination you will use on your walls, roof and deluxe trim package is a great way to personalize your building. Browse through photos of some of our most popular metal building color schemes and work on choosing your combination by visiting the color choices infographic.

Assembling Your Kit

The instructions provided here are by no means comprehensive, but our kits are extremely easy to install. Many of our popular types such as garages and workshops can be assembled over a weekend with a small crew and a forklift or cherry picker.

  • Unload, Open, Organize: Most steel building kits can be unloaded from the flat bed truck using a standard forklift. Once unloaded, open all boxes and organize the parts in a logical manner.
  • Review Instructions: Carefully review the erection instructions and establish safety protocols. Both should be followed for the duration of the project.
  • Attach Columns: Using a forklift or crane, bring the columns into place and attach each column to the anchor bolts.
  • Attach Rafters to Columns: Assemble the two part rafters and using a sling lift the rafter into place with a tag line for control and a crew member on each column to guide the rafters into place.
  • Repeat: Repeat steps until all columns and rafters are installed and attached to one another.
  • Attach Wall and Roof Panels: Once the primary framing is complete, you can install the framed openings and attache the wall and roof panels to complete the kit.
Common Misconceptions

How we guide you from inception through completion of construction.

Rest assured, a steel building kit is not a square 20×20 cookie-cutter box with limited options; it’s actually quite the opposite. While a basic building is sufficient for many projects, there are a multitude of accessories designed specifically for metal buildings to customize the look and functionality of your kit.

How We Help You:

The project experts at General Steel will help you determine exactly what building you need for your application. We also take into consideration the intended application for your new building, because secondary loads – such as cranes and lifts – can change how the building is engineered.

The Design is Up to You:

At the end of the day, your steel building kit is based on your personal, customized design. Whether you are interested in upgrading to a best-in-class metal barn, or a more durable warehouse facility with 300 feet of column-free space, your building will reflect your original vision

We Are Your Resource:

Over the past several decades, we have assembled the most experienced team in the industry. Whether you decide to purchase a General Steel building, our team will do its best to guide you and help you understand why the majority of consumers end up choosing a prefab metal building over the alternatives

Your General Steel building kit will include everything you need, along with detailed erection instructions to put together the exact building you ordered.

Discover Your Perfect Metal Building Kit

Need Help? We’re Listening!.

Our metal building kits come as basic building packages that can be customized in both look and functionality. You do so by selecting various interior and exterior accessories to add to your base building package. This customization process is what takes an ordinary metal building shell and transforms it into a garage, shop or professional office space.

Get in Touch with Us

Our team is standing by and ready to help you select a steel building kit. Give us a call to get in touch with one of our Project Consultants. You can also Tweet us @gensteel or message us on Facebook to get started.

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