Churches are more than just places of worship; they also serve as places for the congregation to gather, socialize, learn and more. Metal buildings are ideal for this purpose because they’re so versatile and have open floor plans.

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The process of planning and building a church is a complicated one.

It’s important to understand the process ahead of you and understand your needs before you start looking through church floor plans.

Step 1 – Consider Your Needs

Before you start looking at floor plans, sit down and consider your needs. What do you want your church to have? What needs will you need to meet, and how will you use your space to address them?

Additional areas that your church may need may include:

  • Fellowship hall
  • Classrooms
  • Daycare facilities
  • Music areas
  • Risers

In addition to your needs, you may also want to start thinking about whether you want a green building and how you’d like to construct your church.

Step 2 – Understand the Building Codes

Zoning requirements and building codes will have a major impact on your church. Important considerations include:

  • Setbacks
  • Occupancy guidelines
  • Height restrictions
  • Site restrictions, including parking, landscaping and drainage

Step 3 – Find a Design and Engineering Team

A design and engineering team will guide you through the process of planning your church and help you connect with a construction company that will build your church.

When it comes to metal church blueprints, there are many leaders in the industry to choose from.

Morton Buildings

Morton Buildings Church Floor Plans
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Morton Buildings offers a wide range of floor plans, including large plans, small church floor plans and mega church floor plans. The company has a few advantages in addition to its stellar reputation.

  • I.A. Certifiable Cost Analysis: Morton Buildings provides an A.I.A. certifiable cost analysis as part of their church design packages. The document provides a line-by-line description of how much the project will cost from start to finish. The great thing about having this analysis is that it can be used to obtain a loan package and secure funding for your project.
  • A Project Coordinator is provided at no additional charge. Your Project Coordinator will serve as a single point of contact and will ensure that your project is completed both on time and on budget.

Morton Church Building Designs

  • 50 x 100: Ideal for new churches.
  • 100 x 100: Has space for a sanctuary, nave, classrooms, choir loft, restrooms and offices.
  • 100 x 200: Has space for a sanctuary, nave, classrooms, choir loft, daycare center, kitchen, restrooms and a basketball court.
  • 40 x 60: Ideal for expanding an existing church.
  • 50 x 100: Ideal for expanding an existing church.

Key standard features of Morton Buildings church buildings include:

  • Primary and secondary framing
  • Fasteners
  • 1:12 roof pitch
  • Sealants and flashing
  • 26-gauge roof and wall sheeting
  • Plans and drawings
  • Ridge cap
  • Deluxe trim package

Available additions include:

  • Roll-up door
  • 3070 man door
  • Sectional door
  • Insulation
  • Horizontal or vertical slide windows
  • Gutters and downspouts
  • Insulated stucco panels
  • Light transmitting panels

Sunward Steel

Sunward Steel Buildings has designed several churches, including small, mid-size and large churches.

Sunward Church Building Designs

Riverwood Church by Sunward Steel

What sets Sunward apart from other church building companies?

  • They partner with local contractors
  • They have a team of Licensed Professional Engineers
  • They use full-hard steel, 82,000 PSI or better
  • Exterior steel is G-90 galvanized
  • Their paint is warranted not to crack or chip for 40 years

Both Morton Buildings and Sunward Steel are built to last and offer the flexible space that churches need to meet the needs of their congregations.

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