Metal Storage Building Kits


What are metal storage building kits?

Metal storage building kits are an easy way to store anything you need out of the way, ranging from stock to household furniture. Such kits are used in both home and commercial settings to free up space that could be better used.

Advantages of metal storage building kits

The biggest advantages of metal storage building kits – lots of uses, at little cost! Rather than paying a company a monthly fee to store your inventory or equipment, you can secure it yourself. If you have space left over or only need it as a temporary solution, you can even make your money back by renting storage to other people. That’s an even better return on your investment.

You can use metal storage buildings to protect things like vehicles, outdoor equipment, BBQs, sports goods, your business stock, furniture and more and safeguard them against the weather. You can even use a metal storage building to store bulky things that need disposing of, such as white goods, or as an extra workspace for carpentry or gardening.

Whilst you can also buy wood or vinyl storage buildings, metal ones (often made from aluminum or steel) are much sturdier and offer a lifetime of storage when cared for. Many metal storage buildings can be wired for electricity, heat and even air conditioning, allowing you to treat the metal building almost like an extension of your home.

Building using metal storage kits

Lots of people are put off by the idea of creating their own building, but in fact it’s very easy to do. Your metal storage building kit will come with detailed instructions and there are plenty of videos and guides on the internet if you prefer. Alternatively, once your storage building kit has been delivered, you could get a local company to install it for you at a small cost.

Buy metal storage building kits

Whilst many people are keen to see metal storage buildings in person before buying, online research should be conducted before you start shopping around offline. It’s easy to get caught up in sales pitches and buy on the spot, but if you show knowledge of prices and understanding of what you need then you can not only negotiate a better price, but avoid being ripped off with unnecessary ‘extras’. Prices are almost always cheaper online and any reputable company will be happy to take a phone call to tell you more about their metal storage building kits.

Metal Buildings


Metal buildings, especially steel or aluminum buildings, can be a great investment. One step up from a carport, they are more expensive but can be used for a wider range of purposes. If you live in a rural area, steel buildings can be used to store machinery and food as well as vehicles. If you’re concerned about the safety of your tools or your vehicles, then a metal building helps you protect against theft and the weather simultaneously.

When researching metal buildings, you need to work out the planning and regulations beforehand so you’re prepared. This is especially true if you’re leasing land or property. If you’re installing a metal building on a tenant’s land, then make sure that they are aware of how long the job will take to complete and show that you’ve considered their welfare. When installing a steel building on commercial property, it’s always best to check with your local authority about what planning permission is needed before you make a costly mistake.

As steel and other metal buildings are heavy and permanent fixtures, you need to ensure that you carry out the proper checks to ensure the land is suitable and the foundations are correct and can support the building. At this point you will want to be cross-matching with buildings you find online so you can measure the space you have to work with and confirm how the building is going to look. If you’re unsure, or pushed for space, then try building a mock structure out of cardboard boxes to get a feel for how it will sit. This is particularly important to ensure you don’t disrupt views, block driveways, or dilute light sources (which is possible if your metal building will be joined or adjacent to any existing structures).

Another aspect of the metal building buying process is quality. Quality is one of the top three things to consider for your metal construction or metal structure because buildings, like carports, can get very expensive; especially if you’re working with a custom made design. For that reason, you need to be sure about your purchase and examine your steel building in real life if possible. If you’re buying a metal building online as a kit to build yourself, make sure you buy from a reputable brand and confirm the returns policy before purchasing. It’s easy to avoid making a costly mistake in buying a metal building, so make sure you do plenty of research for the result you want.

Advantages of Steel Carports


Here at, we’ve made no secret of the fact that our number one choice is always going to be an aluminum carport. However, we’ve had lots of emails from people wanting to know more about steel carports and how they compare to the aluminum kind, so here’s a quick guide to steel carports with comparisons.

Steel is a lot heavier than aluminum (or, if you prefer, ‘aluminium’), so your carport is going to be a permanent fixture and not easy to transport or sell on – except in commercial circumstances. Aluminum is more than durable enough for most situations and almost all climates, and has the advantage of being more moveable. Having said that, steel carports do have plenty of advantages themselves. They are less likely to suffer from corrosion, and steel tube carports can be easier to construct than their aluminum counterparts.

Most carports are made from very high quality galvanized steel, are less likely to suffer from corrosion, and are much stronger and more long lasting than wooden (timber or lumber) carports. Despite the weight difference, steel carports are cheaper than most other types of metal carport, including aluminum. If you want a solid extra storage space in the form of a carport, you can save yourself a lot of money by opting for steel over aluminum.

Choosing between a steel or aluminum carport can be a tough job is money isn’t a factor for you. If you’re unsure whether to buy a steel carport or aluminum carport, your best bet is to compare the other aspects. For example, which carport is easier to build, which has a longer guarantee, which is more convenient to assemble, which design is preferable and so on.

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