Strip Mall Designs

Sizes We Recommend

Strip Malls

Finding a suitable structure for building a strip mall can be a daunting task. Strip malls have become a very popular endeavor because they offer multiple sources of cash flow and can serve a variety of needs. Investors and owners are faced with many options and challenges when considering whether to build a new or to expand a current strip mall. With a General Steel building you gain all of the features you require for an effective strip mall design.

All Steel Buildings

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

Designing Strip Malls for Efficient Cash Flow

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 operating your strip mall, how the building will fit on your property, and your ideas for interior and exterior design, among other factors. We then research the location of the strip mall to ensure that your building will be equipped to withstand the wind and snow loads of your area as well as any insulation requirements.

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 a dynamic strip mall.

Save Up to 50% Over Traditional Construction

A major advantage in choosing a steel building over traditional building materials is the speed of construction. When you receive your building kit from General Steel, it is ready to be erected. With simple bolt-together construction, you can quickly get your strip mall up and running. The more efficient timeline of steel construction over traditional materials will also save up to 50% on time and material costs.

Steel is renowned for its strength, but one of the primary benefits of purchasing a steel building for your strip mall 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 strip mall will be used.

Steel Strip Mall Buildings vs Traditional Strip Mall Buildings

Metal Strip Mall Pros

  • Different bay widths available for tenants
  • Simple bolt-together construction saves time and money
  • Minimal maintenance is required

Metal Strip Mall Cons

  • Unique roof elevations can be cost prohibitive
  • Being a commodity, steel prices can fluctuate dramatically
  • Will need to add components to avoid box look

Traditional Strip Mall Pros

  • Building materials less influenced by commodity price swings
  • Cheaper upfront costs
  • Easiest building system to insulate

Traditional Strip Mall Cons

  • Interior columns don’t allow for flexibility in design
  • Expensive labor costs during construction
  • Wood is combustible = higher insurance costs
How do I avoid the big-box aesthetic of a steel building?

We provide customization options, including several choices for windows, doors, and color schemes to make your building your own.

Can we expand if needed in the future?

Steel building kits can easily be modified and are designed with future expansion in mind.

How is a steel building priced?

There are three factors that affect the cost of your building: building design, the price of steel, and economies of scale.

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