Time saving benefits of working with Tekmetsan

Time saving benefits of working with Tekmetsan 

Time saving is essential for commercial builders. Every additional hour of construction raises their total project costs.

Tekmetsan optimizes the steel design for a quick, easy and safe erection process.

Metal Building Experts

Tekmetsan’s specialists bring years of hands-on metal building construction experience to the table. They can offer you valuable advice on streamlining and improving your construction project. Their expertise helps bring your project in on time and budget.

Lightning Fast Design/Engineering System

State-of-the-art steel engineering software dramatically shrinks design time for Tekmetsan’s prefab metal structures.
In addition, our three-dimensional structural analysis programs ensure the integrity of your steel building design. And as an added time saver, today’s computer-aided-design software quickly generates detailed fabrication drawings. These drawings dramatically increase the speed and accuracy of manufacturing your building.

Quicker Delivery
All our steel structure orders ship directly from our factory in Turkey to your job site. Our factory is located very close to the container port which will save time and slash your freight costs, too.

How to save money on a steel building?

How to save money on a steel building?

Buying a cheaply manufactured metal building will save you a few dollars in the beginning but you might regret when you see what you received at the end

A well-made steel building not only provides decades of useful service but also enhances the market value of your property.

However, even with a good product from a reputable vendor, there are some ways to reduce your metal building construction cost.

1. Identify what you are looking for

It is essential to know what you are looking for prior to placing your order.

You should be sure about the dimensions and features of your building. Adding costly features or going for a bigger space than you need will drive up your construction budget.

Keep unnecessary features to a minimum. It saves money, time.

Asking for changes in your building after the order may cause delays and probably additional cost. 

2. Choose Options for Pre-engineered Metal Buildings Wisely

TEKMETSAN Steel Building Systems offers great options to customize and accessorize your prefab metal building.

TEKMETSAN steel building options and upgrades include:

• Gutters
Sandwich panels
• Partitions and walls
Mezzanine systems
• Overhangs, eave extensions, and canopies.
• Crane Runways
• Door openings
• Skylights and wall lights

Determine which options you really need— and which ones you do not. Eliminating unnecessary features moderates your metal building costs.

Evaluate which options you need and you won’t. You can always consult our team in prioritizing your needs whilst staying in you budget.

3. Planning for future expansion

Plan your future expansion today and reap the benefits tomorrow.

Prefab metal buildings are simple and easy to expand. Let us know in what direction you might expand your building and we will customize your building according to your future needs.

Locate your building in your plot considering your future expansion plans.

If you are tight on building space you can always consider increasing building height and accommodating mezzanine floors inside your building. Majority of our clients locate their offices in mezzanines in order to increase the usable space on the ground floor. 

4. Construction Team Management

Construction is a multi-party business which includes architects, local building officials, ground working contractor, foundation contractor, building fabricator, erection team, mechanical contractor and so on. 

If you are not planning to hand over all the responsible to a general contractor, it is your task to manage and check the proper communication and interaction between these parties. If you are working with a general contractor still you should be setting clear objectives for your general contractor.

5. Time management and planning

Like other type of building constructions, metal building construction consists of consecutive works of different disciplines and requires adequate planning and time management skills. 

For example scheduling rental equipment too soon or too late may incur additional burden into your budget. Moreover, if you rent a crane that is too big or too small for your building, you waste both time and money.

6. Skilled Crew

If you are using a professional erection team, they will arrange their tools and crew, however, if plan to erect your building by yourself, you need to find skilled workforce who have a general understanding of metal building assembly preferable some prior experience.

All the building materials provided by TEKMETSAN are clearly marked with part codes and you will receive assembly drawings showing the place of all parts on the building.

You can always consult TEKMETSAN specialist for suggestions on how big a crew you will need for your specific project.


Check the details and consult Tekmetsan in order to stay in your budget.

Steel Frame Members

Steel Frame Members

In a steel framed building system, load-bearing and load distribution functions are ensured by installing a main frame consisting of beams and columns.


The main purpose of the columns is to transfer the vertical loads to the foundations. However a part of the horizontal actions (wind action) is also transferred through the columns.
In multi-storey buildings, the columns are heavily compressed and they are designed for buckling

Variable profile sections can deliver a certain architectural dynamism to the design of these columns.
Formed from standard sections or plates, these columns have as their main characteristic variable lengthwise dimensions which can optimize their structural function.


Beams spread the vertical loads and are mainly subject to bending. The beam section must therefore present sufficient stiffness and strength in the vertical plane.

There are many different types of beam, as shown in the below table. Amongst these, composite beams are particularly well suited to multi-storey buildings. 

When combined with steel, the concrete works in compression and the steel (mainly) in tension: the outcome is a system that offers good mechanical performance, both in terms of resistance and stiffness.



A bracing system is a secondary but essential part of a steel structure. A bracing system serves to stabilize the main girders during construction, to contribute to the distribution of load effects and to provide restraint to compression flanges or chords where they would otherwise be free to buckle laterally.

In order to avoid bracing between the beams, it is possible to design rigid-jointed continuous frames. Multi-storey buildings with a load-bearing structure formed of rigid frames
often require an increase in the column section and sometimes in the beam
Since ensuring stability by frame action is less economical than by bracing, a
combination of the two systems can provide an efficient and balanced solution.
It is possible to have frames in one direction and to use bracing for stability in
the perpendicular direction.

Custom Metal Frame Building for your specifications

Custom Metal Frame Building for your specifications

Tekmetsan custom metal buildings are affordable, simple to erect, cost-effective to operate, strong, reliable, and very versatile.

Tekmetsan’s Custom Metal Buildings Offer Amazingly Flexible Designs

With today’s advanced structural steel computer programs, a Tekmetsan frame building is quick and economical to design. You just order the building size that best fits your needs and budget and then let us take care of the rest.

In a Tekmetsan portal frame steel building, columns are typically spaced 6 meters apart.

Our clear span buildings range from 4 meters to 50 meters in width. Adding a single centre column in each frame allows structures as wide as 300 meters.

Figure 1 Clear Span Buildings

Only steel is strong enough to handle the loads for such massive dimensions.
Our pre-engineered metal buildings have no length constraints.  And all our structural steel buildings extend easily for later expansion.
A Tekmetsan metal framed structure can also be up to 12 meters or more in height.
Also, all Tekmetsan metal frame buildings work on any foundation system, including perimeter footing, pier-and beam, and concrete slab.


Custom Metal Buildings with Remarkably Precise Fabrication

Every Tekmetsan prefab steel frame building is cut, welded, and drilled precisely to exacting industry standards.  Tolerances are tight.

When completed, fabricators mark each part for easy identification on the job site.

A Tekmetsan Steel Frame Building Provides Adaptable Floor Plans

Since the Tekmetsan steel framing is completely self-supporting, you will enjoy complete freedom for your interior layout.
Our prefab metal buildings also make remodelling a snap. Change wall locations and remodel as you need, without worrying about load-bearing walls.

Today’s metal buildings do not look like the old tin barns of past.  In fact, there are no limits to the exterior looks available with a Tekmetsan steel building system.

Complete your Tekmetsan metal framed structure with brick, colourful steel panels, decorative block, aluminium panel, glass, stone, wood— or in any combination of these materials.

In addition, you may customize your metal frame building with gutters, energy-saving insulation, canopies and mezzanines, overhangs, parapets, skylights, vents, wall lights, and sturdy entry and overhead doors.


The Countless Uses for Tekmetsan Prefab Metal Buildings

You will find there is a Tekmetsan metal building solution for almost any application. In fact, buyers find that Tekmetsan’s steel building systems adapt perfectly for every use imaginable. For example:
Helicopter hangars and shade structures
Automotive, mechanic, and welding shops
• Barns, livestock shades, stables, sheds
• Commercial structures
• Distribution centres and warehouses
• Equestrian riding arenas
• Gymnasiums, sports and recreational centres
• Industrial and manufacturing operations
• Office buildings
• Outdoor pavilions
• Residential storage, RVs and boat garages, multi-purpose garages, and workshops
• Restaurants
• Self-storage operations
• Stores and other retail businesses
• Vehicle dealerships and showrooms
Tekmetsan offers the most versatile metal buildings in the industry today.

Steel Warehouses

Steel Warehouses (Halls)

In the last decades, steel frames became the predominant structural frame for the new warehouse projects all around the world.

The main reasons why warehouses are made of steel structure.

• Clear Span: Most logistics centres, distribution centres, and warehouse buildings require uninterrupted space to store the wares. Steel frame enables to go up to 50 meters without any interior columns which makes it ideal for the contractors. Also the space between the consecutive columns can go up to 12 meters.

• Wide Structures: TEKMETSAN prefab steel buildings do not have a width limit with additional columns.

• Limitless Length: Our buildings do not have any length limitation

• Flexible Space: With clear span designs, the building’s interior easily adapts to sectioning as inventory changes.

• Building Height: TEKMETSAN offers standard steel buildings up to 8 meters height. We offer bespoke solutions for buildings more than 8 meters and multi-floor buildings. Whatever height is required, steel offers great flexibility and cost advantage compared to concrete and timber structures.

• Low Material Costs:  Prefab warehouses have low cost per square meter compared to other forms of construction making it the ideal choice for the builders.

Fast Construction: Steel’s extraordinary strength means it is possible to construct a highly stable structure with few pieces.  Every piece of the framing is factory-built to exact specifications under strict quality control procedures.  Parts arrive at the site clearly marked and ready to assemble with special connection details. The ready fabricated parts are very easy to be bolted to form the structure in a very short time. 

• Minimal Maintenance: A steel warehouse building needs little upkeep.

• Easy Modification: Steel buildings are incredibly versatile— inside and out. Any extension and modification to the building is very easy compared to the concrete or timber buildings. A selection of wide options are available for the exterior finishing such as insulated panels, aluminium panels, composite panels, glass, brick, stone or etc.

• Durability: TEKMETSAN steel buildings retain their beauty and value year after year. A well painted steel system will last long without any corrosion or rust.

• Environment Friendly: Steel is high recyclable material with very low carbon footprint.


TEKMETSAN not only produces steel warehouses but also offers free consultancy services to configure the ideal building for your budget.

Steel Price Fluctuations

Steel Price Fluctuations

It’s no secret that construction costs are on the rise, with the upswing in the global economy, an increase in the number of building projects, and an ever increasing global market, there is a direct correlation between the above mentioned factors and supply vs. demand. 

Globally, there has been a decrease in the availability of raw materials due to not only demand, but also the decreased output capabilities of some major suppliers.

How does all this affect your building project?

• In the past, price increases were most often forecast with ample time for owners to make smart decisions in advance on when and how to move forward with their projects, as of lately the volatile market is experiencing literally overnight price updates that makes it complicated for decision makers to anticipate this as the new normal and be ready to act in order to protect their budget. 

A 10% increase in raw steel prices on a $100,000.00 project is and additional $10,000.00 immediate cost. As your steel supplier, we do everything in our power to assess the markets and communicate closely with our factories to stay ahead of the pricing curve, and we always work with our clients to minimize the risk to your bottom line with timely information.

• The size and design of your project is obviously another key factor affected by price increases. A project that initially uses 150 tons of steel may be a candidate for redesign with critical thinking (value engineering) that allows for a deduction in overall steel while maintaining the desired footprint and structural integrity. Every one of our structures goes through rigorous design process that allows for maximum efficiency that translates into cost savings for our clients.

• Price increases on steel can have a dramatic effect on funding, especially for pending projects about to begin. Most lending institutions insist on the upfront costs to be identified, and it is often an additional negotiation with the financing institution when the planned budget increases, another reason to make sure order of your project is placed with a fixed price right after funding and deposits are secured.

• The price fluctuations of steel also affects the price of the cladding & roofing materials and the accessories of the metal buildings. Roofing and cladding sheets and insulated panels are also made of steel, therefore, the price increase in the steel primarily affects the cladding material costs.


Price fluctuations are the “new normal” in today’s economic times, at least for the foreseeable future. With that said, building with steel is, and will always be the best choice for commercial construction in both time and money. With a proper planning, a good understanding the markets, along with an experienced supplier like Tekmetsan, you can manage all the risks and deliver a success story.

We work hard for our clients to achieve success in every project we are a part of.

Building faster and smarter steel prefab buildings

Building faster and smarter steel buildings

Tekmetsan Steel Buildings save time and money in many ways.

Naturally, faster construction is convenient for consumers and their building projects. However, time is even more critical for commercial or industrial construction.

For the commercial builder, the quicker a structure is completed, the less spent on builder’s time and labour.

For the commercial client, the faster their building is completed, the sooner it opens for business and earns a return on the investment.

A Tekmetsan prefabricated building saves time in various ways;

Save Time When Ordering Tekmetsan Buildings

Working with someone who really knows both the product and construction is critical.

Tekmetsan’s metal building specialists bring years of hands-on construction experience and an extensive knowledge of the Tekmetsan steel building system to the table. They have a complete picture of your project specifics before they issue you a metal building quote.

Our exceptional technical staff will answer your every question.  They also share valuable insights and ideas for streamlining or improving your design.


Our Design Software Saves Time on a Prefabricated Building

Steel is a strong, consistent, and predictable building material.  Therefore, it is the ideal material for state-of-the-art computer aided design software.

By making optimal use of steel’s inherent strength, sophisticated steel engineering software significantly reduces design time for TEKMETSAN metal prefab buildings.

Our 3d structural analysis software also ensures the structural integrity of the framing throughout your Tekmetsan structure.

In addition, Tekmetsan’s software quickly and efficiently generates manufacturing drawings for the individual framing components of our steel prefab building kits.

That also speeds up the manufacturing process for your structure.

Fewer Framing Pieces in Our Metal Building Kits

Steel has the strongest strength-to-weight ratio of any building material.

Design and engineering software works together to create the most efficient use of steel.

Consequently, the framing requires far fewer framing components for a very solid, durable structure.

Tekmetsan Steel Prefab Buildings Ship Quickly

TEKMETSAN typically ships metal prefab building kits in four to seven weeks, depending on the size and complexity of your building project.

TEKMETSAN Steel Prefab Building Kits Ship Everything Together

Options ordered with your framing package arrive with your steel framing package.

Tekmetsan prefabricated building options include:

Insulated and non-insulated panels
• Gutters and downspouts
• Skylights and wall lights
• Vents
Mezzanines and Canopies
Therefore, you will not be waiting around for various shipments to arrive from other sources.

Our Metal Prefab Buildings Go Up Fast

In a Tekmetsan prefabricated building, all the structural components arrive from the factory ready to assemble.  There is no need for cutting, welding, punching, or drilling.  Everything comes marked and ready to bolt and screw together.

In fact, most clients find they significantly reduce construction time with Tekmetsan metal prefab building kits.


Tekmetsan’s experienced staff and streamlined production system helps bring your project in on time and on budget.

Customer Service for Steel Structures

Customer Service for Steel Structures

Successful metal building sales— in fact, successful sales for any product— start with creating a relationship of mutual respect with your buyer by providing excellent customer service.

From initial discussion to the finished building, Tekmetsan promises an excellent customer service throughout the life cycle of its building projects.

Along with our superior building, our excellent customer service brings repetitive sales and allow word of mouth marketing.

Over 70% of our sales are coming from our existing customers or those referred to us by previous customers, reflecting of our excellent customer satisfaction.

We are proud of earning the trust of our customers.  We will honour that trust by our continued commitment to providing the highest money for value and excellent customer service.

Metal Building projects are multi-party projects involving architects, local building officials, project engineers, general contractors, steel erectors, mechanical contractors and etc. High number of different parties generally increases the likeliness of possible problems. Our technical sales team are always one call away if you experience any issues related to our steel structure.

TEKMETSAN never neglects or avoids the customer after the sales. We do our best to make your steel structure experience trouble free.
However, if problems do arise, we do not abandon our customers after the metal building ships. With all our combined years of experience, it is unlikely you can have any problem that we have not encountered— and solved— before.


For the best steel buildings and excellent customer service, you can rely on TEKMETSAN steel buildings.

Solar Panels on Metal Buildings

Solar Panels on Metal Buildings

As the solar panel costs continues to drop, and the technology behind the solar energy devices advances, people are more often preferring to use them on pre-engineered steel buildings

There are various valid reasons why it is a good idea to put solar panels on top of the roof;

• Saving money on your electricity bill or offsetting your energy costs by selling electricity to the grid

• Taking advantage of an underutilized energy resource 

• Helping tackling global warming by reducing the dependence on fossil fuels

• Promote your company as a technology leader

Silicon solar cells are easily broken and have fragile wiring connecting them, so they need solid support such as that provided by an aluminium and glass encasement. On most traditional roof systems, that requires a racking system anchored to the roof by drilling into the roof’s surface.
Any roof penetration is, in the long run, a potential leak; and wind action on the panel can pull on the fasteners, which may widen the roof-holes over time. Mounting to a metal roof is a better option.
Depending on the type of the roofing type of a metal building, solar panels have different connection apparatus. But none of the mounting parts require a hole on the roof panel thus providing a safe and long standing connection between the solar panel and roof panel.

Solar panels are extremely durable and can last for 25 to 30 years, which is part of what makes them such a great investment for your building. 

However, in many cases, this means that your solar panels can outlive your roof, which can result in an added expense. If your roof is aging, you have to replace it before installing solar panels, or incur the additional cost of removing and re-installing your panels when the time comes to replace your roof. 

Metal roofs, on the other hand, are the most durable conventional roofing material available. If you have a metal roof on your building, it will likely last longer than the lifespan of your solar panels, which reduces expense and hassle in the long term.


Our goal at Tekmetsan is to give you the easiest building solutions without compromising quality. We take the additional solar panel loads on the roof into consideration in the steel design process which may sometimes increase the cost of the metal frame slightly.
Contact us to learn more about the features of our metal building systems adaptable for solar panel installation.

Portal Frame Buildings

Portal Frame Buildings

One of the most important decisions in purchasing a pre-engineered steel building is choosing the type of framing.  Which best fits the end-use, size, design, specifications, and budget for your project?

A Tekmetsan steel framed building uses “portal frame” steel framing.

Portal frame buildings are low-rise structures consisting of rafters and columns which are connected to moment-resisting connections for super strength.  As a result, they are constructed bay by bay which make them very fast to erect on site.  They were first developed in the 1960s, and have now become the most common form of construction.  

Portal frame construction is therefore typically seen in warehouses, barns and other places where large, open spaces are required at low cost and a pitched roof is acceptable.

Clear Span Steel Building

The frame of a clear span building is self-supporting and requires no interior columns.  The interior is completely open and unobstructed.

A clear span system provides the maximum amount of usable floor space and maximum floor plan flexibility.

Clear span structures are available up to 30 meters in width on Tekmetsan standard steel structures.
Clear span widths of over 30 meters are also possible with a custom order.
Typically, clear span framing works well wherever manoeuvrability is a factor.
Clear span structures are ideal for:

• Agricultural Buildings
Aircraft and Helicopter Hangars
• Factories and Workshops
• Manufacturing Facilities
• Recreational Facilities and Gymnasiums
• Storage Buildings

As the open-span width increases, the size and weight of the steel framing members must also increase to handle the structural load.

Modular Metal Framing

In modular framing, interior columns evenly distribute the structural load. Therefore, modular steel structures require lighter steel. Less framing weight reduces the cost of not only the steel building framing, but often the foundation as well.
Generally speaking, the wider the building, the greater the savings with a modular frame.
Unless unobstructed floor space is critical to the operation, most steel framed buildings wider than 30 meters use modular span framing. These may include:

• Distribution Centres
• Industrial Facilities
• Manufacturing Plants
• Warehouses

If clear span space is not paramount to your building’s operation, consider getting quotes for both systems for comparison of pricing.


Clear span designs offer the most usable space; modular designs create the most economical steel structures.

Whatever your metal building needs, Tekmetsan’s steel building framing specialists can provide you with expert guidance in choosing the best steel framed building for your specific application.  Our friendly and experienced staff will answer all your questions from building concept to completion