30x50 Metal Buildings

A 30x50 prefab steel building is a great investment for anyone looking for a commercial, hobby, or farm outbuilding solution. With 1,500 square feet of open space, this structure can be used for various applications. With its durable I-beam framing and many customization options, a metal building can easily be tailored to your needs.

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Base model building kit package
Base model building kit package
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30x50 Building Features

Each 30'x50' building kit package includes primary steel I-beams and secondary framing that are pre-engineered at the factory, ready to bolt together. Also included are pre-painted metal roofing and siding panels. You then specify your required framed openings for doors and windows. Detailed plans and assembly instructions are also included.

  • Features

    Key Features:

    American-made, I-Beam steel framing, custom-engineered in factories across North America.

    • Customizable to suit any application
    • Designed to meet your local building codes
    • Certified to 160 mph wind & 110 (psf) snow load
    • Precision engineering for a weathertight structure
    • Red-oxide primer baked onto all components
    • Low maintenance, with 30+ year warranties
    • 100% usable, column-free space
    • Easily expanded for future growth *
    • Fast construction times
    • DIY friendly

    * if future expansion is a possible requirement, be sure to specify 'expandable end walls' when placing your order.

    Pre-engineered framing

  • What's included

    Kits Include:

    • 1:12 roof pitch (2:12-6:12 available)
    • Tapered steel I-Beams (primary framing)
    • All roof purlins & wall girts (secondary framing)
    • Two framed door openings (add extra if required)
    • Engineer stamped erection & anchor bolt plans
    • Pre-painted 26-gauge metal roof & wall panels *
    • All nuts, bolts, clips, and fasteners
    • Detailed erection manual
    • Pre-drilled, numbered parts
    • Complete trim package
    • Sealants & flashing
    • Structural warranty (30-50 yrs)*
    • Paint warranty (30-40yrs)*

    *Vary by supplier

    Base model kit building

  • Specifications

    Kit Specs:

    • Wind load: 70-160 mph
    • Ground snow load: 10-110 (psf)
    • Available roof pitches: 1/2, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6:12
    • Roof styles: Gable, single slope, lean-to (LT)
    • Bay spacing: 20', 25' and 30'
    • Widths: 30' to 200' (clear span)
    • Heights: 10' to 40' (eave height)
    • Primary frame: I-beams (min.yield 42k psi) *
    • Second frame: purlins/girts (min.yield 55k psi) *
    • Wall & roof panels: 24 or 26 gauge metal panels

    * vary by supplier

    CAD Engineering plans
    CAD Engineering plans for 30 x 50 building
  • Exclusions

    Items not Included:

    • Delivery
    • Foundation
    • Construction
    • Insulation
    • Additional doors and windows
    • Gutters and downspouts
    • Interior finishing

    Pouring a concrete slab foundation
    Pouring a concrete slab foundation

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The Construction Process

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Customization Options

Standard 30 x 50 kits are packaged with all the components for a simple structure. You then customize this for your specific needs by picking a roof style and pitch and adding framed openings for windows and doors. You can also customize the siding and add structural options such as a lean-to or interior mezzanine level. Detailed below are some of the more popular custom options.

Color Options
You can personalize your 30 by 50 building by mix-and-matching colors for the siding, roofing, and wainscot. Check out our color options page to see what colors are available and to get some inspiration for color schemes.

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Door Options
Explore the many door options available to provide adequate access to your building, whether that be for vehicles, livestock or inventory.

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Siding Options
You have more siding options for your structure besides only metal; explore them to find one that matches your preferred look.

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Structural Options
Consider structural add-ons to increase the functionality, interior/exterior space of your building. Choices include: porches, lean to's, carports, covered decks, loading docks and more.

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Common Questions

  • What roof pitches are available for a 30x50 steel building?

    The 30' x 50' building kits come with a standard 2:12 roof pitch, which can be optioned to be shallower at 1:12 or steeper at 4:12. Our suppliers can also provide custom roof pitches of 5:12 and 6:12.

    See the 'roof pitch' section on our metal building roofs page for more details.

  • What does a 30x50 metal building cost?

    The average cost of a 30' x 50' building is $25,000. Prices can range anywhere from $20,000 to $30,000, depending on the final specification of the building and the level of engineering required to meet your local codes.

    For more details, see our metal building prices page.

  • How much concrete is required for a 30'x50' slab?

    A typical 4" slab foundation for a 30' x 50' building will require 18.52 cubic yards of concrete, and a 6" slab will require 27.78 cubic yards.

  • How long do 30'x50' buildings take to erect?

    A typical 30' x 50' building can be erected by a professional crew (4 installers) in approximately three to five days. A DIY build can typically take four to eight days. The foundation will need to be in place and have had several days to cure.

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