Originally Posted by sleepyT
If you don't mind me asking, how much did it cost for your building alone? I would love to do something like that for our 30SK.
Probably easier to break it down by parts - it's my dream shop and it's already too small! To me this was a 25 year investment, I work on my own vehicles, rebuilding a 1935 Chev Standard 3 window coupe right now, weld, mechanics, woodwork, etc. Also stores the tractor and my toys.
Bulldozer to level rolling hill and pack ground $2,800
Concrete floor (5" thick high compression - pumped due to in floor heating) materials & labor $18,000
Materials for building (2X6 construction, 16" OC, 3/8" OSB sheathing, engineered trusses 24" OC, 1/2" plywood roof, metal roof, doors, windows, trim, etc.) $22,000
Commercial framers (framing, sheathing and roof only - labor) $11,000
Septic tank and water line from house (9 feet deep due to frost level) materials & labor $4,500
Natural gas line, in floor non-oxygenated pex (2,300 feet-1 foot on center - 9 loops), Barrier XT 1.25" insulation under concrete $8,000
Drywall, taping,etc. materials & labor $7,000
Insulation R22 walls, R50 blown in attic - materials only $4,000
Electrical wiring & lighting - materials only $4,500
Paint - materials only $1,000
97% efficiency NG wall mount boiler, piping, indirect water heater, manifolds, pumps, etc. $18,000
Stucco exterior to match the house (wire, scratch & acrylic finish coat) materials & labor $14,000
Bathroom plumbing & fixtures materials only $1,200
$115,000 to date!! And saved about $30k in labor so far for what I did myself. I said from the start if you want to do it right - plan ahead and just do it all. Also was pretty much able to pay for it as it went because this was all spread over 24 months.
Just to build it basic - concrete, materials, framing, steel siding, etc. (without insulation, electrical, plumbing) $60,000 would just build it.
I would have framed it myself but not happening due to size. I've helped build houses and built my own addition on previous house and the garage for myself in the past but this job required a zoom boom.
I wired all electrical and service, lighting, bathroom plumbing, exhaust fans, ceiling fans, installed insulation, interior framing (office/bathroom/wife's ceramic room/ reloading mezzanine), painting - sprayed, overhead doors, openers, entry doors , windows, central vac lines and more - all by my lonesome, although my daughter helped me Typar the building exterior. Designed and blue printed the project myself.
Could probably add $5k for miscellaneous, but just adding it up makes me feel broke. Took two years to complete due to getting screwed around by a couple of plumbers and previous stucco guy. Framed and locked up over 6 weeks in fall of 2011 - no heat first winter. Then weekend work to do the above while waiting for different trades people. Sucks to have a great economy up here right now. Heated electric 2nd winter since it was drywalled and I wanted to work in it - and finally radiant heat is complete for this winter. Still some work to do to complete 3 piece bathroom and office area now that the plumbers are finally done installing the boiler, etc.
Still to come - BendPak 10,000 pound asymmetric hoist - and then she is done!! Except in 5 to 10 years I already want to add another 1,000 square feet.
That was probably more info than anybody needed to know - I'm sure it would be cheaper in the USA but it gives you some ideas on the costs if you go hog wild!