Around here they used to erect a lot of "Quonset" buildings; I guess
this is the brand name. These are the sort of tubular looking ones; if
you sliced a cylinder in half legthwise and laid one half down, that's
what they looked like (use your imagination...) You could attach
together as many pieces as you wanted to increase the length. They had
no frame so were cost-effective, but you had to live with the looks.
Many farmers used them for barns as they could be had in very large
sizes. I don't know if they're still around; it's just a thought to
throw into the conversation.
On Wed, 28 Jan 1998, Don Bowen wrote:
> Does anyone have any experience with steel shop buildings? I am looking
to > build a shop and would like to keep the cost low. I was just quoted
> $18,000 for a stick frame building that looks like the house. I have seen
> ads for steel buildings for around $5000. With another $5000 for concrete
> this brings it in under my budget.
> How are they in summer heat and winter cold?
> Don Bowen Senior Software Engineer
> Valley Center, CA Virtual Integrators
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