second hand buildings prices?

Location
Wales
Looking at possibly putting up a big livestock building, in the near future maybe. Was wondering are second hand ones worth it? Also what prices should I be expected to pay and which would be the most reliable contractors to go with?
Thanks
 

HatsOff

Member
Mixed Farmer
I think if you can see it standing and dismantle it with the intention of rebuilding it, then it's a good option.

Things get complicated when it's just a big stack of steel that used to be a warehouse or something, with no idea how it went together, bits missing etc.

No idea on cost but imagine there's a saving. A decent shed builder should be able to dismantle as well. Health and safety is important too - demolition/construction method statement and suitable insurance. All needs thinking about on case by case basis, for example, need to figure is it worth putting up scaffold and nets twice to remove roof sheets, or is it cheaper to just scrap and buy new.
 

Bald n Grumpy

Member
Livestock Farmer
First thing is to find someone with a good reputation to dismantle and rebuild.
With the price of steel and demand buying secondhand could work out better than it would have done pre covid / brexit when new sheds where cheaper
Be wary of asbestos sheets
 

Muddyroads

Member
NFFN Member
Location
Exeter, Devon
I priced up some second hand sheds to be dismantled and rebuilt recently by a guy who put a shed extension up for me. His main comment was to watch for the roof which can be difficult to remove cleanly and add to the cost if it needs replacing. There are a lot of variables in what you’re asking - cladding, concrete panels, fixtures and fittings etc.
@grainboy is the guy to ask.
 

grainboy

Member
Location
Bedfordshire
I think if you can see it standing and dismantle it with the intention of rebuilding it, then it's a good option.

Things get complicated when it's just a big stack of steel that used to be a warehouse or something, with no idea how it went together, bits missing etc.

No idea on cost but imagine there's a saving. A decent shed builder should be able to dismantle as well. Health and safety is important too - demolition/construction method statement and suitable insurance. All needs thinking about on case by case basis, for example, need to figure is it worth putting up scaffold and nets twice to remove roof sheets, or is it cheaper to just scrap and buy new.
Why do you need scaffolding and nets, to remove, ?
scissor lift and forklift, and that’s not cutting any HSE corners
 

4course

Member
Location
north yorks
Why do you need scaffolding and nets, to remove, ?
scissor lift and forklift, and that’s not cutting any HSE corners
it could well be the site rules , its not just hard hats ,all men with operators tickets and machines tested and full safety gear by the time youve complied ---buy new
 

bluebell

Member
we bought a shed that was at the royal show stoneleigh about 2005 ? anyone remember the Royal show ? Shufflebottom one galvanised frame 80x45 with yorkshire boarding on sides and galvaprime panels on back, good show the Royal Show, Imagine now putting up a large barn just for a few show days ? the building was very well put up here i may say
 

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

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