6 Businesses Where Commercial Steel Buildings Are a Great Fit
Commercial steel buildings are well suited for any number of different business types, including warehouses.
Having the ability to design a building to suit your business’s specific needs and space requirements is a major competitive advantage. When properly planned, commercial steel buildings are ideal for business owners looking to build from scratch due to their cost-effective nature, low maintenance requirements and quick build times.
On the other hand, companies that don’t have the means to construct their own workspace often find it can be a logistical challenge to work within the confines of a pre-existing structure that wasn’t designed with them in mind.
As you can see, companies that develop their own piece of commercial real estate will be ahead of the game. In particular, there are a number of commercial business types that lend themselves well to pre engineered steel buildings:
1. Automotive repair shop
What mechanic wouldn’t love big, open bay doors, wide expanses with no central support pillars to get in the way and high ceilings capable of accommodating extra large vehicles and machinery?
2. Car washes
Like a garage, car washes benefit from the tall bay doors that pre engineered commercial steel buildings provide. Plus, they’re made of corrosion-resistant steel, so there’s no worry of rotting like you’d get with wood-framed structures.
Clear, open spans are a commonly sought after quality for any warehouse development, and that’s exactly what you get with pre engineered metal. By configuring the building to your specifications, you’ll be able to utilize every square inch of storage and office space.
As an added bonus, you can decide whether you need a temperature-controlled area, or an unheated facility. This obviously depends on what you’re storing, but it’s also important to keep an eye on the future. Steel building prices increase if they include structural insulated panels (SIP), but having them included in your design gives you more storage options.
4. Furniture showrooms
When it comes to furniture and appliances, consumers like to envision how these items will look in their own homes. Commercial steel buildings help make that happen because the open floor plans they provide allow managers to array their wares in an endless number of configurations.
5. Municipal works buildings
Spending taxpayers’ money requires a prudent touch. To get the most bang for their buck, many municipalities choose to work with commercial steel buildings for many of their structures, including:
- Water treatment plants
- Utility buildings
- Equipment storage
- Works yard buildings
- Public arenas
Many business owners are catching on to the notion that prefab buildings are more than just big metal boxes. In fact, there are a growing number of retail outlets built using pre engineered steel that are visually attractive.
With options for different roofing systems, exterior cladding and accents, the level of customization is quite impressive.
For other ways you can use pre engineered steel for commercial, read: 4 Popular Uses for Pre Engineered Steel Buildings.
Looking for a cost-effective way to construct a commercial building? Metal Structure Concepts specializes in commercial steel buildings, handling everything from design to erection. Call us to see how we can bring your next project to life.