Utilizing Steel Structures for Your Next Retail Development

Utilizing Steel Structures for Your Next Retail Development

Exterior coatings is just one reason a customizable steel strucuture is perfect for your retail space

There’s a stereotype that steel buildings are bland, generic, and boring – and only fit for industrial buildings. That’s the furthest from the truth. In fact, pre-engineered metal and steel buildings have been cited as the future of buildings and are applicable to commercial businesses, storage, farming, wineries, and more. 

One area where the popularity of steel structures is booming is retail spaces. Here are three reasons why you should strongly consider a steel structure for your retail space:


Customizable Style

We understand that the brand of your business is one of the biggest principles of retail. A distinct building makes you memorable – that’s why McDonald’s twin arches is one of the most recognizable brands in the world. 

Steel structures can be key to branding because of the ability to customize a space. Everything from the floor plan, more efficient storage options, and exterior coatings. Which is why we provide custom steel buildings.

We proved we can deliver quality, customized style when we partnered with Kondolas Furniture, spending over a year closely working with the store owner and architect to perfect every detail of the design – from stylish red accents to angled entranceways.



Starting a business (or expanding to a new space) can be an expensive process. Which is why speed is key. Without cutting corners, our trained team of experts (led by our third-generation steel building expert) can finish a 10,000-square-foot building in 4-5 months. 

This is because pre-engineered steel buildings are one of the fastest construction methods. Timing can vary based on the complexity of the design, but our work with Fabricland in Terrance, BC shows that we can even work a project from site preparation to completion in three months.


Long-Term Savings

While there is no getting around the big price tag on a building, there are huge advantages to steel structures when it comes to long-term savings:

  1. Durability
    Steel is one of the most solid building foundations that can be used. No matter what your business, the building will be able to take anything you can throw at it. It’s also can be customized to work well with temperature – withstanding the huge swing in weather shifts Canadian seasons can have.
  1. Low Maintenance
    Our team of steel building manufacturers and experts has been in the business for over 20 years, and we stand by the quality of our work. Not only will a steel building dramatically reduce the number of repairs needed over the years, but it’s easy to buff out scratches and keep clean. 
    Moreover, we at Metal Structure Concepts offer an industry-leading 3-year in-house install warranty for all projects we erect. That’s peace of mind you can take to the bank.
  1. Continuing Operation
    Depending on what sort of building you need, you can even keep running your business while getting an upgrade to your site! When we worked with Fountain Tire in Kelowna, BC, we made sure that they could keep operating as usual while we built the two buildings.


Interested in a steel structure but need it even faster? The solution may be metal or steel building kits: Why Metal Building Kits are Ideal for Retail Outlets.


Metal Structure Concepts has been designing and constructing steel buildings across Canada for over 20 years. From retail spaces to warehouses to wineries (and more), we are the experts for your next project. Contact us today to get a free quote.