View Full Version : What would you expect to pay for a run-in shelter?

Aug. 3, 2011, 03:01 PM
More specifically, for a 14 by 36 run-in metal shelter, lined with boards to 4'6? No excavation.

Just wanting to see how the estimates I've received would stack up in other areas. Partly to satisfy my curiosity, partly to reassure my husband....

Aug. 3, 2011, 03:15 PM
No idea at all and I'll be anxious to see what the prices might be. If I were to venture a guess, I'd probably say between $5-8K

Aug. 3, 2011, 03:20 PM
A few thousand would be my guess, $ 3000+ maybe?? I know we had a 30x50 barn (shell erected) for close to 6,000 about 10 yrs ago. I guess it depends on if you are having it all done, or building it all yourself. The cost of metal is outrageous I am glad I don't need one built!!

Aug. 3, 2011, 03:21 PM
Having it all done, so material and labor included. Thanks!

Aug. 3, 2011, 03:49 PM
At _least_ $5k, depending on what options you get.

(My framing guy used to build custom houses. My pole barn and garden shed are works of art!)

Here is the Carolina Carports estimator, you can get the cost of the metal part and then price the wood separately. http://www.carolinacarportsinc.com/estimator/index.php

I'd suggest pricing a pole (wood) structure though. I like the ones at Poplar Place which save on materials by putting the kick boards on the *outside* of the bottom half (so it looks pretty), then using T1-11 on the top. You can still do a metal roof.

Aug. 3, 2011, 03:59 PM
Yes, it will be a pole barn -- by metal I mean metal siding and roof. It will be lined with wood, if that makes sense -- treated on the bottom then 2 by 12 SYP up to 4'6. That is how my barn is done, and it makes it impossible for the horses to kick a foot through the metal which always worries me.

I had it priced in wood with metal roof as well and it was significantly more expensive. Back home in WV that would have been cheaper but there are no hardwoods to speak of around here, those that are here are in demand by Amish furniture makers.

My favorite estimate is for $4850 which I think is pretty reasonable.

Aug. 3, 2011, 04:17 PM
Since materials alone for a shed one third that size cost about 1K with DH and father-in-law doing the work. I'd expect your project to run in the 5-6K range.

Aug. 3, 2011, 04:50 PM
In South Texas, I just got a bid to build 12 x 24 metal sided shelters lined with wood for $2950 each.

Aug. 5, 2011, 04:52 PM
1 shed - 16' X 32'
2 sheds - 14' X 16'

We bought all the materials, hired out the posts and framing, ex put on the metal roof panels and I put up all the wall boards and stained the sheds.

Materials = $4400
Labor = $1900

Total = $6300

Double shed cost +/- $3100

Single sheds cost +/- $1575 each

Aug. 5, 2011, 08:32 PM
In South Texas, I just got a bid to build 12 x 24 metal sided shelters lined with wood for $2950 each.

That is a good price...

NY prices are high. I need a 10 x 20 and the cost is almost $4,000.00

Aug. 6, 2011, 04:44 PM
We've had seven run-in's built in the past year. Ours are 48x16 and they cost $ 5900 each here in Middle TN.

Aug. 8, 2011, 02:54 PM
We are doing the pricing game right now ourselves. 12x24 with kickboard coming in around 4k plus or minus.