I apologize for not being specific in my previous post. Therefore, I shall
try again for the anal and the intellectually challenged.
What would your guess be for the cost of a turnkey job consisting of the
A 30 x 50 x 16 ft. metal building, including slab. Two rollup doors, three
regular doors, four windows, four skylights, insulated. Located on level
land, dirtwork provided by buyer.
Have any of you ever had such a project done?
Yeah, except different.
First of all, I don't know what "turnkey job" means. If it means a
contractor pouring your slab and "erector setting" your previously
purchased building I'd "guess" the neighborhood of $12K, depending on
several factors, one being extent of site/pour prep; two being ease of
equipment and delivery accesses.
My homes are both on fairly flat land, but one is only accessible from
2 sides, and that's more like 1.5.
I need work on the other and that work is only accessible from one
side, and I don't own most of that property.
That doesn't factor where in the country you live and/or the
competition between contractors willing, able and competent, and
available to do your job.
1. a person who has charge of the keys of a prison; jailer.
2. Also, turn-key. of, pertaining to, or resulting from an
arrangement under which a private contractor designs and constructs a
project, building, etc., for sale when completely ready for occupancy
or operation: turn-key housing, turnkey contract.
3. fully equipped; ready to go into operation: a turnkey
[Origin: 164555; turn + key1]
Lou, you are brutal! You have no idea how much that hurt. I'm off to find
my nitro pills ............. ack .......... snig ............... snicker
.......... tee hee ............... giggle ..................... guffaw
Okay, now you are somewhat specific. You left out area, you left out
site layout, and a few other things.
My question to you is: Why are you asking such a question _here_ when
you could pick up the phone book and get a specific answer taylored to
your site with one call?
See, I kept it civil but it was difficult.
Because I enjoy talking to people on the Internet about such things. I
already got a cool site for building estimate calculations in my Favorite
Places which I now have for future reference and which I can pass on if
anyone else asks my question. (without handing them the canned answer
"google it, moron")
I am having it bid by three companies now. But it takes time. In the
meantime, I'd like to hear from people so if the guy says $32k, I know
someone here has said they had one put in for half that.
My process is to identify what I want. Then all I do is shop price for the
same quality goods.
Being informed and educated when going out and spending $15 to $30k is a
good thing. And yet I hear all the time people wailing that they spent too
much and their neighbor bought one for a lot less. Whatever "it" is.
Also, I'm shopping it in different markets to see if there is enough of a
price difference for me to drive there and pick it up, or for me to erect it
myself, or for me to sub out some of it, or what.
This ain't a hammer I'm buying. There's nothing wrong with asking opinions
and getting people's input.
IMHO, that is.
I'd say somewhere around 20-22,000 in the midwest. Check out
http://www.eshqualitystructures.com/specials.html if you're in kansas or
oklahoma. I don't think these guys go much farther than that.
Just a heads up, You do NOT want skylights. You'd be better off with a sun
belt around the top of the side(s)
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