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Old 06-21-2015, 03:34 PM   #1
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16' tall one story truck repair shop


Hello,

We are looking to build a repair shop for cars and trucks. It needs to be 55' by 35' and 16' high.

Can it be done with regular wood framing? Is it to high? What method should we use?

I would appreciate your help.

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A pole building is possible and cheap---
light steel also--

Standard framing might be possible using 2x6---is this in a commercial zoned area? The local building department might be your best starting point.

We have some builders and architects here---someone will help.
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Certainly it can be done. I used to work in a converted leather factory, four story building framed entirely in heavy timber, built for massive loads. The question is not can it be done, but what is the most efficient (cost effective) way to frame the building. That is best answered by the building designer, who must take into account the use, loading, applicable codes, and cost of construction. And getting that type of information from an internet chat forum like this is a tall order. Best of luck with the project.
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I'd be concidering a steel building on a raised slab.
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I'd be concidering a steel building on a raised slab.
Usually that's the way I see commercial buildings done anymore.
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Thank you for the reply. Its an agricultural zone.
We want to do it all in wood. Pole building looks like the way to go, with 6x6 post...
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We will have a raised slab but want to use only timber.
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Thank you for the advice. I was looking to do everything my self. 16' seems high for a framed wall. It would be heavy to lift ans the spam would be 35' for the roof. So i was looking at other possibilities.
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If you have AG zoning, then the pole building is a great choice---I was planning on building one some years ago---and I could not build it any cheaper than the pole building erector---so check the 'Do IT Yourself' price and the built price.
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