Why Are Building Metal Kits Less Expensive Than Traditional Buildings?

quonset-kit-disassembledIf you’ve ever been to a building convention or building expo, you know full well how much you can save if you install metal building kits instead of traditional buildings. In fact, the cost differences can be like night and day.

What explains the low cost of metal building kits compared to traditional buildings? Here are the key reasons. There are many reasons, but here are the main key drivers of your cost savings.

Assembly versus Piecing Together

With traditional buildings, you need a lot of skilled labor. You need this level of labor because you will have people put together measure, cut and customize different pieces of raw materials. These raw materials have to be mixed or put together on the site. This can take a lot of time and definitely takes a lot of skill. Also, since a traditional building has different stages of construction, you’ll need different people with different skill sets at each stage. This is why it’s a good idea to hire a general contractor and the contractor will in turn hire subcontractors for each phase of the project.

With metal building kits, you already have a prefabricated building. It’s already assembled. It’s already built. The big difference is that it got disassembled so you can take delivery of it. It had to be disassembled from the factory floor so it can be shipped to your location and then quickly reassembled. Since you are just piecing together the parts instead of actually building a structure from many different parts, it takes a less skill. How less? Very basic skills are needed to put together metal building kits. In other words, you don’t need to hire experienced construction people. As long as you hire people that know what they’re doing and have common sense, you can save quite a bit of money.

Head Count

Another key driver of the low cost of metal building kits is the lower head count. Since you are just piecing together these buildings, you don’t need many different people at many different stages of the construction project. You only need a small group of people and they never change. In fact, their job is done after a few days. In many cases, small scale metal building kits can be assembled in one day. That’s how awesome your cost savings would be if you use metal building kits for your company or home’s expansion plans.



  1. Caleb on July 29, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Metal building provide a reliable structure to protect under any condition. They are cost efficient and useful for many situations in commercial or residential use.