Categories Kodiak Steel Buildings, Steel Building Benefits, Steel Building Projects

What to Expect when Buying a New Steel Building

Whether buying your first prefab building or a seasoned building pro, here’s a quick overview of what to expect (and what to include in your project planning) when deciding on a new steel building.

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Don’t fall for fake clearance sales, or other offers that don’t provide you with an exact price. Get your numbers up front. We offer a free, no-obligation quote (with options, shipping, and delivery included) so there are no hidden costs.

By requesting a quote, you are not obligated to buy, and we don’t believe in pushy sales tactics. Our goal is to get you the building you’re looking for, at the best price. 

Project Planning

Kodiak Steel Building Experts have decades of experience and are available to assist you throughout each phase of your project. Our planning expertise can help you save unnecessary construction time and building costs.

Have a delivery deadline in mind? Buying a prefabricated steel building is cheaper and faster than traditional construction, however you will still need to plan for the time it takes to have your building designed, manufactured, and shipped.

Check out our steel building timeline to make planning your new building project even easier.

Pro Planning Tip: Take into account your total lead time for building completion. This will allow you to set the deadline to order your building by so you can avoid any delays.

For example, if you order your building late in the season, and live in an area with winter conditions, you will have to wait until Spring to prepare the foundation and erect your new building.

Pre-Engineered Drawings

Once the building specifications have been agreed upon and finalized, we’ll create pre-engineered drawings of your building for you. This offers a clear visual of what your new building (layout) will look like, as well as all dimensions, sizing, etc.

Bonus: With these drawings, you can obtain any building permits needed faster and easier. It also helps to reduce building time by serving as your project roadmap. 

 Steel Prefabrication

From the drawings, we move into having your steel building components built to specification using industry-leading fabrication technology.

As an authorized Robertson Building Systems dealer, we have access to manufacturing warehouses across North America. This allows us to have your building ready for delivery within a matter of weeks.

Shipping & Delivery

After your building components are completed, we’ll ship your building direct to you …anywhere in Canada or the USA. We use reputable shipping companies, and all shipments are insured.

Don’t worry about any paperwork, customs, duties, or taxes, we handle it all.  You just have to be on site to receive your new building.

Pouring the Foundation

A solid foundation is essential to long-term building performance. If you are able, you can do this yourself, or we can have the Kodiak team come out and pour the foundation for you.

The time it takes to complete the building foundation phase will depend on the size of your building, the season, and which concrete pouring service you use.

Assembling the Steel Frame

Every one of our steel frames are designed individually and manufactured specifically to meet the requirements of your building.
Depending on your budget and building size, you can choose from Robertson’s patented Clear Span, Multi-span, Lean-to or Long Bay steel trusses.

No matter which steel frame you choose, all components are precision-crafted to fit together perfectly, making it faster and easier to assemble your new building.

With over 150 years experience in the steel fabrication industry, Robertson’s patented steel-frame building system provides you with precision-crafted components that guarantee ease-of-assembly and long-life performance.

 Erecting your New Building

Once the steel frame is up,  you can install your customized single-skin or insulated metal panels and your building is ready to go!

You can assemble the frame and panels yourself, or request Kodiak’s building erector services and our team will come out to your site and put your building up quickly and efficiently.

Pro Tip: Don’t wait...when building, leave yourself extra time for any unforeseen delays.

Customize today and you can have your new building up in weeks! Speak with a Kodiak Steel Building Expert today to get started.

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Categories Kodiak Steel Buildings, Steel Building Benefits

Steel Building Timeline: Plan Like a Pro

Planning for a new steel building? We want to help make your project planning as simple and straightforward as possible.

Check out our steel building timeline below to get a visual overview of the time you will need to complete your new building from start to finish.

Questions? Contact a Kodiak Steel Building Expert at (844) 982 – 8453 for answers and project planning tips.

We’re here to help you throughout each phase of your building project to maximize efficiency and minimize costs.

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Categories Kodiak Steel Buildings, Steel Building Benefits, Steel Building Projects

Start Today to Have your Building Up For Year End

Don’t Let The Good Weather Get Away!

We love August’s hot sunny days and balmy nights, it’s the perfect building weather! But August also means that Fall is just around the corner.

Fall signals the home stretch for those looking to have their building up before Christmas. Waiting any longer, and you may have to push project completion until Spring 2019 or later.

Planning for Your New Building

Your total project completion time will depend on a few factors; the size of your building, expected timeline, project deadlines, building permits, and any additional services and contractors you will be using.

For those not living in an area with year-round sunshine and mild temperatures, ordering your building in August-September is the latest you should wait to ensure your building is up and running before the ground freezes.

Steel Building Timeline

To help you plan, our building timeline will give you a realistic view of the time you will need from customization to building delivery so you can avoid any unnecessary delays.

Seize The Moment

Speak with a Kodiak Steel Building Expert today to get started! We’re happy to answer any questions and provide you with expert tips to help minimize build time and project costs.

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Categories Kodiak Steel Buildings, Steel Building Benefits

Get Maximum Building Layout Flexibility

Long Bay System interior

Save yourself money and time (vs. traditional construction costs), while ensuring your new steel building goes up smoothly with Robertson’s patented Long Bay® steel-frame building system.

The ideal building solution for warehouses, distribution centres, and manufacturing plants, Long Bay’s pre-engineered, precision-crafted steel trusses provide you with up to 65′ of unobstructed column-free space.

Great for maximizing open floor space, the easy-to-assemble open web truss sub-frames also provide excellent roof support and simplify the installation of any mechanical and electrical systems.

Don’t wait any longer! Talk to a Kodiak building expert about customizing a steel warehouse, manufacturing plant, or distribution centre solution for your business today.

Ask us about a FREE building upgrade…only until July 31, 2018.

Categories Kodiak Steel Buildings, Steel Building Benefits

Anatomy of a Kodiak Steel Building

Kenozha Bay Commercial Office Building

Custom Metal Building Options at a Fraction of the Cost

Gone are the days that pre-engineered (also called prefabricated) steel building systems were selected from a catalog of standard designs, based on the size of the building.

Now using state-of-the-art computer technology, we can create a custom designed metal building for each customer’s specific specifications and project location – all at a fraction of the cost of traditional building methods.

Easy-to-Assemble Structural Steel Components

An authorized dealer for Robertson Building Systems, Kodiak’s steel building system features structural steel and cladding components with related accessories, professionally designed to act as an integrated building system.

Industry-leader Robertson’s patented steel building system utilizes rigid frames or columns and beams as the primary structural elements (see image below).

Manufactured in a controlled environment, Kodiak metal building components are delivered directly to the construction site where they go together faster and more efficiently, saving you up to 1/3 the construction time.

From design to delivery, you can have your new steel building up in weeks!

A Versatile Building Solution for any Location

In the past, using a standard design catalogue, building options were limited. Today’s steel building systems look very different from their predecessors and offer unlimited design possibilities.

Extremely versatile, we can design your building to incorporate different architectural finishes, providing the look required for applications such as garages, workshops, storage sheds, barns, indoor arenas, churches, schools, shopping centres, office buildings and more.

You can also mix and match over 20 durable building and trim colors to create the look you want without having to worry about any peeling, chipping, or cracking (guaranteed!).

Building Cost Advantages

Cost effective and energy-efficient, our steel building systems also offer significant cost advantages over many other building types. Steel lasts longer than wood, resists mould, is low maintenance, provides a lower life-cycle cost, and can withstand any weather or climate.

Get Customizing and Start Saving!

Talk to a Kodiak Steel Building Expert about your building requirements and specifications and we can create a custom steel building solution that suits both your location and budget.

Check out our Steel Building Types or get a FREE, no-obligation quote