Recreational Buildings

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A steel building from General Steel is the modern building solution for recreational facilities. Cities, schools, churches, and private clubs are choosing steel construction for prefab recreational buildings because of their strength and efficiency. Our steel structures feature clear span framing, allowing for the column-free interiors and high ceilings that most recreational buildings require. You’ll work closely with our design team to maximize your space.

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Warranties and Service

Brand General Steel
Available Products I-Beam Framing: 26 Gauge Sheeting
Add Colors Roof, Walls and Trim
I-Beam Structural Warranty 50 Years
Paint Warranty 40 Years
Galvalume Roof Warranty 25 Years
Standing Seam Roof Warranty 20 Years
Project Coordinator Included at No Additional Cost

Custom Designed Rec Centers for Your Location

Working with General Steel is a collaborative process that ensures that your final product reflects your specific needs. The process starts with a two-way conversation between you and our experienced team. We want to know exactly how you will be using your prefab recreational building, how it will fit on your property, and your ideas for interior and exterior design, among other factors. We then research the location of the recreational steel building to ensure that your local codes and loads are taken into consideration when we estimate the building.

Once we get an idea of what building kit best suits your project, we work with you to add customization options, including a wide variety of doors, windows, and exterior color schemes. The ease of steel construction allows us to modify layouts and add further customizations without breaking your budget. From design to construction, we provide the materials and expertise to transform a building kit into an attractive and highly functional recreation facility.

Strength and Durability

Steel is renowned for its strength, but one of the primary benefits of purchasing a recreational building is its versatility. Our building kits are designed according to use, which means we are able to modify floor layouts as well as include customization options that reflect precisely how your building will be used.

Another major advantage in selecting steel for your recreation building is the quick and easy construction. Steel building kits come ready to be erected with simple, DIY-friendly bolt-together construction. This not only allows you to save up to 50% on time and material costs over traditional building materials like wood and stone, it also allows you to get your building up and running as soon as possible.

Steel Recreational Buildings vs Traditional Recreational Buildings

Steel Recreational Building Pros

  • Ease of construction limits labor costs
  • Clear span construction up to 300' wide
  • 50-year structural warranty no matter the location or size of building

Steel Recreational Building Cons

  • Unique roof elevations can be cost prohibitive
  • Non combustible material
  • Many unreliable kit providers offer cheap, inferior product

Traditional Recreational Building Pros

  • Cheaper upfront costs
  • Easiest building system to insulate
  • Less exterior customizing needed to avoid box appearance

Traditional Gym Building Cons

  • Susceptible to rot, warps, cracks, and decay
  • Interior columns don’t allow for flexibility in design
  • Higher insurance costs due to vulnerability to fire damage
How much does it cost to build a rec center?

The cost of a rec center depends on a few factors; first, the size of the building package. Larger structures cost more but are cheaper when considering cost per square foot. Second, building prices are determined by design, including the custom features that you select for your rec center. Lastly, the price of steel at any time can fluctuate based on market performance. These factors combine to set your final price.

Why is a prefabricated building the best choice for a rec center?

A prefabricated building provides the best value due to its design versatility, strength, durability, and efficient construction. A recreational facility requires a high degree of customization, and a preengineered building kit from General Steel provides the functional and aesthetic components that make your facility your own.

What factors should be considered when building a rec center?

Steel construction is renowned for its strength and durability, but it also allows for more design flexibility and possibilities for expansion. And of course, you will have to consider your budget, permitting, and land prices.

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