One of the questions I get the most about our build is “where did you buy your metal building? Was is a kit or a custom build?”.
I am going to discuss:
-Who we purchased the metal building from
-If we ordered a kit or a custom building
-The cost of material and labor
Who we purchased the metal building from:
When we decided to build a metal building home, our first step was to have floor plans drawn up. Once we had the floor plans, we contacted two local metal building suppliers to get a quote. We contacted Pioneer Steel and Mueller Inc. to get a quote from them. We took our floor plans to them and they gave us a quote for materials based off our floor plans. Pioneer Steel quoted us for $19,500.00 and Mueller Inc quoted us for $12,500.00. Our goal for this build was to cut cost anywhere we could, so we bought the building supplies through Mueller.
If we ordered a kit or a custom building:
We bought the metal building by taking our plans to Mueller and they ordered the material based off our floor plans. We did not look into purchasing a kit option. I do not know the cost difference in purchasing a kit vs a custom frame. I knew what layout I wanted and the custom frame was the best option for us.
The cost of material and labor:
The cost of the material for the metal building was $12,500. We called Mueller and Pioneer Steel, and they gave us a information of different contractors that could put up the building.
My husband and I also would drive around town and look for metal building houses and get ideas from them. One day, on one of those drives, we found a barndominium being built. We noticed there were people at the house working, so we drove up to talk to them. We ended up talking with the general contractor on that job, and he gave us the number of the metal building contractor he uses.
Out of all the quotes we received for putting up the house, his guy gave us the best quote. We paid him $7,000.00 to put up the metal building.
My next post I will be talking about how we saved $10,000.00 on our slab.
I document our building process on my Instagram page @huntfarmhouse