Custom 30x40 Shop Buildings

A 30x40 metal shop building kit is suitable for commercial or personal use and offers a generous 1,200 sq ft of wall-to-wall open space, ideal for auto maintenance shops or home project workshops.

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workshop building in grey with carport
30x40 Auto Shop
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1,200 sq. ft.
1-6 Vehicles
Solid Steel
Made in USA

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Sample Shop Designs & Layouts

A base model 30x40 metal building kit package can easily be customized to suit your work and storage requirements. You choose the roof style and pitch; the most popular options are our 2:12 gable and our 2:12 single slope (shed roof) profiles. Door openings are placed to suit your specific access requirements and you can choose from popular door options such as garage-style overhead doors and roll up doors.

Listed below are some popular workshop designs showing different configurations for typical use-case scenarios.

Please note - design examples are for inspirational purposes only as all kit packages are custom manufactured to your specific requirements.

For more ideas, see our other shop configurations and shop floor plans.

Automotive 30x40 workshop

Maintenance shop for 2-3 vehicles

auto workshop building, with one roll up door and one overhead door, in grey and black
This 30x40 shop layout comfortably accommodates two vehicles for maintenance or restoration projects. An eave height of 14 feet allows for most vehicles to be fully lifted inside the workshop. Access is provided via a large 12x14 overhead door in the left end wall and via a 12x14 rollup door in the front side wall. Two personnel doors have also been added.
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Layout & Specs

30x40 shop floor plan
Roof style/pitchGable, 4:12
Overhead doorsOne 12x14 OH & One 12x14 roll up door
Entry doorsTwo 3x7 (3070)
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Auto 30x40 Workshop

Over-height with attached carport

30 x 40 Metal workshop structure with lean to carport
This configuration benefits from a high 14-foot clearance for oversized vans and trucks. The floor plan provides sufficient space for 2-3 vehicles to comfortably store or work on. The structure is accessed via a 12x10 rollup door in the end wall and a 12x10 overhead door in the sidewall. The attached lean-to provides a further 480 sq ft of covered storage.
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Layout & Specs

workshop floor plan with 2 car bays and one car lift
Dimensions30x40x14 / Lean to 12x40x12
Roof style/pitchGable, 4:12
Overhead doorsOne 10x10 OH & One 12x10 roll up door
Entry doorsOne 3x7 (3070)
WindowsSeven 4x3
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Similar Shop Sizes

30x50 Shop

A 30' x 50' shop kit gives a fully open 1,500 square-foot workspace and is ideal for a personal hobby shop or a commercial workshop. Doors, windows, and skylights can be customized to suit your particular setup. Consider adding a lean to for extra covered storage. See our collection of designs and layouts.

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40x60 Shop

The large clear-span framing of a 40x60 shop offers several layout options suitable for an auto shop, farm shop, woodshop, or personal hobby workspace. The steel structure gives you durability, construction economy, and fast deployment. Door, window, and skylight options are customizable to best suit your working requirements. Also, consider adding a lean to for covered outdoor storage.

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