If you have a rural property, you may need to have structures in addition to a home. These can be buildings for storage, shops and workspaces. Adding buildings to your property can also be a costly project to take on. Choosing the right building construction for your needs can help to reduce the cost of adding detached structures. Here are some tips to help you reduce the cost of building new structures on your property:
1. Small Structures With The Use Of Wood Framing
You may only need to have a small structure for your home. This can be for a small garage or work shop. Using wood framing with conventional lumber can give you many different options for your building. For example, you can use less materials by laying out the framing on wider centers, such as 24 inches. It can also give you options for custom features, such as windows and doors. You can even allow for space to be finished or added later, such as joists for finished attic space that can be used for storage or an office.
2. Medium Sized Structures With Engineered Lumber And Structures
If you need to have a larger structure, stick framing can be expensive. For medium size buildings that are larger than garages and shops, engineered lumber can be used for the structure. This can be I-joists, and trusses for the roof. One other benefit of engineered lumber is that it can allow for longer spans than conventional lumber if you want to have open space. The construction process will also take less time with the use of engineered lumber and trusses.
3. Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings For Large Affordable Structures
For some applications, wood construction may not be suitable. For large buildings for things such as storing agricultural equipment, metal buildings may be a more practical solution. Pre-engineered metal buildings can give you an affordable solution for the structures you need on your property. Steel construction can also be a good solution for buildings that store materials that are hazardous or flammable. Metal construction will reduce fire hazards and provide a durable building for your needs.
These are some things that can help you reduce the costs of building structures for your rural property. If you need help with affordable designs for your property, contact a building construction service, such as Lugbill Construction Co., and talk with them about some of these options and your needs.