A 40×50 metal building offers substantial space, large enough for a massive workshop, small restaurant, storage buildings, medical office and more. Multiple cost ranges exist, which we’ll outline in the section below.

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40×50 Metal Building Prices

Since there are multiple 40×50 options and prices can vary drastically by location, it’s important to review costs from multiple manufacturers.

The following is a list of buildings that fit into this size criteria:

  • Viking Steel Structure’s 40x50x14 all vertical barn has a starting price of $30,520. The unit comes with a center walk-in door, two 10’x12’garages doors and a 12’w x 40’L x 11’H open lean-to.
  • Eversafe’s 40×50 metal buildings come in multiple function options, and they can be built in 4 –5 days. A standard unit costs $46,190 and includes free installation on a site pad. Metal workshops start from $44,815, garages start at $38,770, and a garage with a lean-to is $49,450.
  • Mueller Inc.’s prices without freight or tax costs included range from $17,995 to $25,195. Premium buildings that can withstand heavy winds of up to 150mph are the most expensive.

Based on these factors, a 40×50 building costs between $17,995 and goes up to $49,450. Eversafe does include the installation in the cost if you provide the pad. However, the other manufacturers on the list do not provide the installation.

The installation will add to these prices and can range from $6 to $10 per square foot. For a 2,000-square-foot building, installation at these prices range from $12,000 to $20,000.

Cutting costs is possible if you’re willing to put in additional work on your own. Reducing costs is an option if you do the following:

  • Remain flexible on the pitch of the roof, as a 1:12 pitch is the most expensive and costs increase based on steepness.
  • Site work is expensive. Clearing the lot and putting down a pad is a necessity. However, you can shop around to find the best price for your needs.

Building uses will impact price, too.

40 x 50 Metal Building Uses

40x50x12 metal building kit
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A 40×50 metal building provides 2,000 square feet of space, which is plenty of room for a variety of activities. Some of the most common and popular applications for buildings of this size include:


A 40×50 metal building is ideal for a residential or commercial workshop. Configurations with lean-tos, multiple bays and lofts can provide the space you need for your work.


Whether you want to work on your own cars, run a mechanics business or have a place to engage in your hobbies, a 40×50 metal garage is a great addition to any property.

Medical Offices

A 2,000-square-foot office provides plenty of space for medical-related practices. From dentistry to general physician’s offices, you can use a 40×50 metal building for a variety of healthcare applications.


The durability and open floor layout of a metal building make them ideal for restaurants. Create an open kitchen concept eatery, or finish out the interior to create a layout that works for your restaurant concept.


A 40×50 building is the ideal size for a smaller shop, such as a boutique. These buildings require little maintenance and provide the open space that you’ll need to display your products.

A 40×50 building can be used for a variety of applications, both residential and commercial. While not large enough for a hospital or sports arena, they are more than practical for smaller operations and personal use.

What Other Costs are Involved?

40 x 50 steel building
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In addition to the costs above, there are other costs that should be considered when planning your project. Many of these components are essential and will add to the overall cost of your 40×50 metal building project.


Slab foundations are the standard choice for metal buildings of this size. On average, concrete slab foundations can cost $5.75 and $13 per square foot.

For a 40×50 metal building, the cost of a slab foundation can range from:

  • $11,500-$26,000

Of course, costs will vary depending on location, the cost of labor and other factors.

Site Preparation

Before a metal building can be erected on your property, the site must be prepared. Site preparation can include:

  • Excavating
  • Grading
  • Clearing trees

The costs of site preparation can vary wildly depending on the site, location and a variety of other things. That said, the average cost of site preparation is around $2,700-$3,000.

Finishing Touches

Once your metal building is erected, you may want to add finishing touches. These costs can range anywhere from $20-$80 or more, depending on your goals.

With a 40×50 building, this would put these costs at around:

  • $40,000-$160,000

You may not need many finishing touches, and in this case, these costs would be low or non-existent. If you have plans for extensive finishing, then your costs may be quite high.

Running Utilities

There’s a good chance that you’ll want to at least run electricity to your metal building. Depending on your goals, you may also want to run water or other utilities.

The cost to run electricity to an outbuilding typically averages between $1,000 and $2,500, depending on distance and other factors. The cost to run water can be $3,700 or more.

The cost of a 40×50 metal building can vary greatly, but these estimates can give you a ballpark figure on how much your project will cost. Use this guide to help plan your metal building project and bring your vision to life.

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