How Much Does It Cost to Build a 30X40 Shop?

30x40 Metal Building

Used for commercial, automotive, industrial, storage, manufacturing and numerous other purposes, metal shops give you a chance to customize your building so it meets your precise needs. In addition to offering unmatched durability, these pre-engineered steel buildings come with low costs of construction, maintenance and ownership, making them a popular choice among today’s property and business owners.

The cost of your steel shop will depend on how you customize it, what your build site looks like, whether you must meet stringent building codes and whether you insulate it, among other variables. The market price of steel also plays a role. Knowing what size shop you need gives you something to work with, though, and one of the most popular prefabricated shop sizes is 30’x40’.

Estimating the cost of material 

Unless you have to adhere to strict wind or snow load requirements, you can assume that materials for your 30’x40’ shop will run you between roughly $17.22 and $19.44 per square foot. A 30’x40’ shop gives you 1,200 square feet of usable interior space, so for basic materials, you’re looking at paying between about $20,664 and $23,328. 

Estimating the cost of erection 

Construction costs vary, too, but for the purposes of estimation, assume you’ll have to pay between about $6 and $10 per square foot for your 1,200 square-foot metal shop. So, to have your 30’x40’ metal building raised, plan to pay between about $5,800 and $10,600.

Estimating combined costs 

All in all, a 30’x40’ shop should cost you between $30,264 and $42,528, give or take, for a traditional building package. As you can imagine, the more customizations you make to your building, the more your initial investment may be, but this should give you a ballpark idea of what it takes to make your auto shop, garden shop, or general workshop a reality.

(*Due to unforeseen economic changes beyond our control; prices and availability are subject to change.)