Choosing to build a warehouse is a huge and difficult decision, so it is important to understand the question – How Much Does it Cost to Build a Warehouse?

Generally speaking, the cost of building a warehouse is around $10-$15 per square foot, which can be used to build metal buildings ranging from 30×40 to 100×200 building sizes. This is the final delivered price of the building and includes design, fabrication, shipping, site construction and other services. To help you make an accurate price estimate, we have listed the detailed factors that affect the construction of a warehouse. If possible, our team can also help you with an accurate estimate!

How Much Does it Cost to Build a Warehouse-Steel Warehouse Cost

1. Choose The Material

The most common materials used for warehouse construction are concrete/steel warehouses. These two building materials are basically the same price, but as a long-term investment, the steel warehouse has better economic performance, because the building only needs less maintenance to have a good performance. However, concrete warehouses are much less economical in the long term and require regular and timely maintenance. Therefore, we highly recommend the use of steel structures as the foundation material for your building structure.

2. Location

Different locations will also increase the overall construction cost of the warehouse, because different locations correspond to different environments, we need to customise the warehouse frame, roof and insulation installation, etc., to increase the building’s ability to resist natural disasters and ensure a safe and durable warehouse building. Secondly, building codes vary from region to region, which means that there will be additional building costs, so please check with your local authorities for details. Worried about all this? Don’t worry, our team will take care of it for you. Get in touch today!

3. Building Dimensions

It’s also essential to know your building size. Different sizes have different implications for the total cost, and generally speaking, a larger building size corresponds to a lower unit cost per square foot, which is a building concession often found in the construction industry. As an example, a 10,000 square foot building costs $91,000, or $9.10 per square foot. The total cost of a 200ft warehouse building is $25,000, or $12.50 per square foot.

While we have discussed the length and width of the building, the height is also a factor that can affect the price of the building. 10 feet is sufficient for a conventional building, but some warehouses require additional storage racking systems to be installed at a later stage as well as meeting issues such as the transportation of vehicles. This places a higher demand on the height of the warehouse building, and for this problem we can cater for customised buildings of 30ft height.

4. Concrete Slabs

Before proceeding with metal building construction, you need to base the concrete slab on the current floor area in a reasonable manner. A 10,000 square foot 16 inch thick concrete slab costs around $20,000, which is of course included in our building contracting range. This is just one of the factors that affect the total cost of a metal building.

5. Kits

Kits include windows, doors, drainage, electrical and wall panels etc. These are also one of the cost factors to be considered for warehouse construction. This represents around 30% of the total cost of a metal building. Additional kits can be customised by contacting our team for specific kit construction costs.

6. Construction

The construction aspect is also an important part of the process, this includes various construction labour as well as construction costs, if you have professional experience in building construction then this will save you a considerable amount of money. This cost will also be deducted from the infrastructure. However, we still recommend using a professional construction team to build it for you.

7. Insurance

Another important advantage of prefabricated metal buildings is that they are extremely safe. The higher the safety of the building, the lower the insurance premiums charged by the insurance company, and day after day, year after year, the costs are considerable.


Sinoacme Steel Structure is currently a professional steel building supplier in China, with professional design and construction capabilities, we have carried out our metal construction services in many countries around the world, and to date, our metal warehouses have been tested in different environments for both performance and safety, and have received many positive reviews. If you really need a warehouse building, then Sinoacme is one of the best options for you, offering excellent prices and exceptional design to meet all custom requirements. We welcome your online enquiries!