I didn't go out in the shop last night. My workday was over several hours after dark, and I decided, with some input from Belle, that erecting a ladder in a dark shop building was probably not the most prudent way to proceed. Today, I'll get off work long before dark, and I can work out there this afternoon.
But, it is instructive to look at this project so far, through Phase 1. The building itself is a common metal building, 40 X 50 feet, with 10-foot eaves. It has one 12-foot roll up door and one man door. The roof is pitched 3-on-12.
A cost breakdown is included.
Slab - $10,000 complete, installed. Footings, rebar, and reinforcing wire,
Building - $14,500 complete with doors installed and framing for electrical and A/C.
A/C units. $1000. Two, identical 18K BTU units.
Electrical supplies - $1000 meter pan, breaker panel, wring, outlets, boxes, and etc
Insulation - $4500. 1 inch closed cell foam installed on all surfaces. R6 value.
If my math serves, it reveals that I have $31,000 in this project, which translates to $15.50 per square foot of usable space. Not bad.
Belle and I were reflecting last evening, that up to this point, everything that has come across the culvert has been paid for, in cash. We have not yet visited a loan officer. More surprisingly, we have used three different contractors (concrete, fabrication, and insulation), and so far I have not yet signed a contract. This project was done the old-fashioned way, with good people standing on the ground, making commitments, and shaking hands. In many cases, that is all that is necessary.
When I get home this afternoon, I"ll try to remember to take pictures.