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The construction world is fast being taken over by the ‘systems’ approach and steel is by far the major component. This website offers you tips, tricks and insider info based on many years in the construction industry. This experience includes residential metal building panelization and pre-eng steel building dealers/constructors.
Prefab Metal Building Kits have become a very popular construction method for a host of economic and environmental reasons.
Steel and metal buildings do not twist, crack warp or rot like wood buildings can. These structures have been shown to withstand nature’s worst conditions. They are virtually maintenance-free and keep their good looks over an extended period of time. And to top it off, they are almost completely recyclable and many components are manufactured using recycled materials.
Whether you are looking at a garden shed, a home workshop, a great new commercial building, industrial building, office building, arena or agricultural building, you can be sure that steel is the right product. These buildings are manufactured in a controlled environment to ensure high quality and control. The components are then put together in a “kit” form right down to the assembly fasteners.
Ever Wondered How Steel Buildings Are Manufactured?
The last thing that you need when you purchase a metal building is to find that the building is not high enough once it is erected. And if you do not understand the terminology you may have no recourse from the supplier.
If you ask a manufacturer, supplier or contractor for a building that is 16 feet high, what exactly do you mean? Are you looking for a building that has an outside side wall height of 16 feet? Do you need 16 feet of CLEAR height inside the building?
Metal building kits are traditionally sold with heights referring to the outside eave height. In the case above, the 16 feet would refer to the height on the outside from the foundation level to the top of the roof purlins (the framing members that stretch from frame to frame.
This means that the interior clear height will be quite a bit less. In a narrow building, the interior height could be only 14 feet. In a much wider metal building, the interior clear height might only be 11 feet! That's right. You could loose five feet or more in height depending on the width (we're talking perhaps 150 feet wide or more) of your building, the required design loading and the particular type of building.
The roof slope of your building can also have an impact on the clear height of your building. You may require only 14 feet in height at the side walls but need 16 feet five or six feet in from the side wall.
All of these factors should be considered when deciding on the height of your new building.
Now I must tell you that the only places that you would loose that much height is at the frame lines. In between the frames, you would have your eave height less the height of the actual roof purlins (usually eight to twelve inches). So, if you needed 15 feet clear for a specific piece of equipment that would be placed right at the sidewall, a 16-foot eave height would often suffice.
The main thing is to discuss all of your needs clearly with your supplier whether he is a manufacturer, contractor or dealer. You owe it to yourself to ensure that the building that you place an order for will suit your needs.