Metal Workshop Buildings

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Whether it’s for a business or private use, a metal workshop is a valuable addition to any property. General Steel provides the materials and resources to complete a professional building project that will thrive under any circumstances. Workshops are among the most popular buildings we sell because of the versatility, efficiency, and high-quality steel construction of a General Steel building.

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Warranties and Service

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

Personalized Workshop Plans

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’ll be using your prefab workshop, how it fits within your property, and your ideas for interior and exterior design, among other factors. We then research the location of the building to ensure that your workshop building is 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 personal workshop.

Reliable and Column Free

While steel is best known for its strength, there are a few other factors that make steel a superior building material. One advantage of steel construction is the use of clear span framing. This construction feature provides 300 feet of column-free floor space, allowing you to get the most out of the interior of your workshop.

Another advantage of steel construction when compared to traditional building materials such as wood is resistance to pests. Raccoons, possums, mice, rats, and termites are common threats to wood structures and can put your building’s structural integrity at risk. The strength of steel is a deterrent to such pests, keeping your building and the valuables stored in your building safe from damage.

Steel Workshop vs Pole Barn Workshop

Steel Workshop Pros

  • Clear span framing provides 300 feet of uninterrupted floor space
  • Designed with local wind and snow loads, seismic activity factored in
  • Minimal maintenance required

Steel Workshop Cons

  • Higher upfront cost
  • Concrete foundation or piers needed in all cases
  • Potential resistance from HOA

Pole Barn Workshop Pros

  • Traditional aesthetic appeal
  • Unique roof elevations more affordable
  • Easiest building system to insulate

Pole Barn Workshop Cons

  • Susceptible to rot, warps, cracks, and decay
  • Poles will move when soil expands
  • Wood is a combustible material
How much does it cost to build a steel workshop?

There are three factors that affect the price of your building. The first is design, which includes all of the custom features that you choose. The second is the price of steel, which can fluctuate daily based on the market. The third is economies of scale, which affects the price per square foot.

Why is a prefabricated building the best choice for my workshop?

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

Do I need a garage or a workshop?

Many people use these two terms to refer to the same building, but we distinguish the two building types in this way: a garage houses vehicles and a workshop provides space for personal projects. Our post, “Do You Need a Garage or Workshop?”, offers a more detailed analysis and options for a combination space.

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No matter where you are in the process of building, General Steel has a solution for you. From our simple 3 step building quote to our growing library of project resources, General Steel is the company you've been looking for.

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