With any building project, you’re going to have pitfalls and mistakes that occur; especially if you’re trying to complete it on your own. While steel buildings are known for the ability to be erected with DIY methods, there’s plenty of good reasons why you should seriously consider a general contracting company like Rutherford to get the job done instead. Steel buildings, while economical and cost-effective, are still a pretty large investment and not getting the job done right the first time can end up being extremely costly. Renovations are possible with steel buildings, and much easier than other methods of construction, but it’s much better to get the building you want perfect the first time. Here are just a few of the common mistakes you can avoid with just a bit of planning and by using a contractor like Rutherford for all your steel building needs.
Follow The Rules
No matter where you building, you’re going to be subject to specific codes and rules about where you can build, how large your structure can be and other such details. Not getting full clarification on these rules early on can ruin your project’s progress but with a contracting company like Rutherford, our prior experience gives us insight into the needs of different locations and building sites. It’s always in your best interest to allow a more knowledgeable party to navigate what you need on the permits and building codes front.
Set Your Budget Early
Another mistake property owners often make is not creating a sound budget early enough in the building process. It’s important to create some sort of written document of how all of the costs will work so you can keep track and stay on top of it. Consider making yourself or another person the project manager to work alongside Rutherford and any other companies or service providers you need to complete the structure so you can ensure that everything stays under control.
>Not Enough Space
This is something you will have to take full measurements for to avoid. Each and every steel building kit comes with its own unique measurements and when thinking about the ways you’re going to be using that steel building, the space that you’re going to ultimately need is a big part of that. If you’re using your steel building to store something specific, consider the space around it that you’ll need to maneuver in and out of the structure for a better idea of how much room you’re going to need. Nothing is worse than getting to the end of your project and realizing you have a little bit less space than you needed, and it would have been avoided by more careful planning and measurements.
Think About Custom Finishes
One of the things that’s so great about steel buildings is how versatile they are. There’s no reason why your steel building has to look like anyone else’s, and you can do plenty to make it fit with the architectural style of other properties or whatever you might need it to look like. It’s important to think about this early on, as there are bound to be a few early adjustments to be made to allow for them later. Also, consider what customization options you even have access to before you start your project, so you know the possibilities of what your building can look like in the end. For more information on our steel buildings, call us at 1-888- 449-7756