My city wont allow steel buildings, and with the earthquakes we have here, I had to do 40" deep footings with 1" threaded rod to keep the walls down. The threaded rod is 36" long and they made me use a ton of rebar. Damn codes keep changing. They even made me put huricane straps to hold the roof on. We've never had a huricane here, that I know of and I've been here 40 years. Anyway here is a pic of my backyard.
One of my wife trying out the tractor I rented to dig the footings. This lasted about 15minutes until she went back to watching the Lifetime channel or painting her nails or something.
Heres my framing, every nail put in by me on weekends and nights after work. The only help I had was a concrete pumper guy and two of my friends who helped finish the concrete before it dried on me. Then when I needed it, they came and helped me lift the 4x12x20foot long beams into place.
I even roofed it before the rain started. I should have used some help framing the roof, that was probably the hardest part. You are trying to throw a 2x10 x 14foot up on the roof, then haul your ass up there and try to nail it in place, You are up 15' on a ladder, hey, I didn't fall.
Started waterproofing and putting up the trim for siding.
Siding going in.
So this is as far as I got. I've got two back to back 16wide by 10 high rollup doors and one 8 wide by 10 high on the other side.
I've got the underground sewer in, and have framed in a bathroom inside. Maximum size of a detached building in my city is 600sqft. I wanted about 1000, but I couldn't get them to go along. I built it a few inches here and there larger and taller where I could, the inspector never pulled out a tape measure yet. My permit expired last month, and I've renewed it a week ago. They'll only do that once though. So I need to finish in the next 6 months. I've got the rough elect in, but no power yet. You can see my 10 guage 100'foot extention cord I've been working off of. Its 20x30x15 with 10' high walls