Your browser is out of date.

You are currently using Internet Explorer 7/8/9, which is not supported by our site. For the best experience, please use one of the latest browsers.


Prefab Metal Retail Buildings

While customers care about what a retail establishment sells, they also base purchasing decisions on its accessibility, appearance, and layout. Erecting new or customizing current spaces with traditional building materials is expensive and time-consuming, though. 

Help retailers reach desired markets quickly and affordably with Braemar Building Systems, the leading provider of pre-engineered steel structures in North America. We specialize in manufacturing prefab commercial retail steel buildingst ailored to a merchant’s unique needs, boosting foot traffic in competitive marketplaces.   

Request a Free Quote

Aren’t Metal Buildings For Industrial Use?  

At first thought, it may seem unusual to build prefab metal retail establishments. In reality, they’ve quickly become the preferred construction method due to speed, customization, and cost-efficiency. By using decorative parapets, overhangs, glass front systems, and block or stucco accents, pre-engineered metal building facades are virtually indistinguishable from traditional structures. 

Okay, So What Are Metal Buildings?  

A pre-engineered steel building is a structure composed of a steel frame, roof, and wall panels that are manufactured at a factory. The components are delivered to a location and fastened together. Designs can accommodate personal and vehicular traffic entrances, decorative features, insulation, flooring, ventilation, and climate control. 

Steel retail buildings offer many advantages over traditional construction methods. Examples include:  

Faster Construction Time  icon

Faster Construction Time 

Using prefabs can drastically reduce a project’s total build time. They’re typically delivered just weeks after design approval. This also allows for faster occupancy and earlier realization of revenue for business owners. 

Greater Flexibility   icon

Greater Flexibility  

Buildings can be expanded in length by adding additional framing and wall and roof panels. Expansion in width and height is also possible.  

Low Maintenance  icon

Low Maintenance 

Weather-resistant paint is applied to cladding and steel in a controlled environment, resulting in enhanced durability and minimal upkeep costs. The paint provides an aesthetically pleasing appearance while protecting against degradation such as corrosion, pitting, and contamination. 

Architectural Versatility   icon

Architectural Versatility  

Pre-engineered steel buildings can be outfitted with decorative accents like metal wall panels, fascia, canopies, and curved eaves. They can also accommodate pre-cast concrete wall panels, curtain walls, and block walls, among many other ornate wall systems. 

Affordability   icon


Pre-engineered metal buildings offer significant savings. Structural component design, manufacturing, and on-site erection costs are lower than traditional construction materials and methods. With prefabs, secondary members and cladding bundled together can also reduce transportation costs. 

High Quality   icon

High Quality  

Pre-engineered building components are manufactured entirely in factories with controlled conditions. They contain skilled personnel who operate advanced machinery. Precision testing and measurement devices verify accuracy. As a result, the quality exceeds other construction methods.  

Energy Efficiency  icon

Energy Efficiency 

Insulated wall or ceiling panels offer superior thermal protection capabilities, helping maintain interior climate control regardless of external weather conditions. This keeps employees comfortable, products safe, and clients happy.  

Why Braemar Building Solutions

Your Metal Retail Building Source 

At Braemar Building Systems, we believe the limitations of traditional construction methods shouldn’t hinder retailers. We partner with trusted general contractors or local builders seeking to allow their clients to create custom retail buildings. 

Common types of retail establishments we support include:  
  • Department Stores  
  • Supermarkets 
  • Electronics Stores  
  • Discount Outlets  
  • Clothing Stores  
  • Toy Stores  
  • Garden Centers  
  • Cosmetic Stores 
  • Restaurants  
  • Home Improvement Stores 
  • Sporting Goods Retailers  
  • Breweries 
  • Grocery Stores 
  • Strip Malls 
  • Wineries 
  • Specialty Stores  
  • Videogame Merchants  
  • Big Box Stores 
  • Outlet Stores  
  • Convenience Stores  
  • Corner Stores 

Every steel retail structure we manufacture is designed to include enough space to accommodate merchandise, customer walkways, checkout areas, employee offices and breakrooms, storage, and anything else required.

Question icon

Have Questions About Our Buildings?

Ask Our Building Experts

How Our Process Works  

Our expert engineering team works closely with you to develop the best design for your client. Here are some things we take into consideration:  


  • The Intended Use 
  • Project Budget 
  • Site Size 
  • Foundation Type 
  • Bay Spacing 
  • Roof Slope 
  • Loads 
  • Wind Uplift 
  • Space Between Bearing Points 
  • Deflection Criteria 
  • Component Size And Weight 
  • Frame Type

We can produce clearspan, multispan, extended bay, and lean-to frames. The best frame type for an application depends on a building’s size and intended use. 

After designs are approved, manufacturing begins. Braemar Building Systems has factories throughout the United States of America and Canada, enabling us to turn around orders quickly. With a facility in just about every region, delivery time is also best-in-class. 

Color My Building

Extensive Decorative Accent Choices 

With over 40 years of experience, we offer unparalleled pre-fabricated steel building quality and service. Our full suite of custom solutions for prefab retail buildings includes: 

  • Eaves 
  • Downspouts 
  • Decorative Roofing Panels 
  • Windows 
  • Decorative Wall Panels 
  • Metal Roofing Panels 
  • Range Of Color Options 
  • Partitions 
  • Insulation 
  • Pedestrian Doors 
  • Skylights 
  • Vehicular Doors 
  • Wall Lights 
  • Trim 

Several materials can be used for a pre-engineered metal building system’s external cladding. They include wood, tensioned fabric, masonry block, glass, concrete, and steel sheets. 

Sizes for metal retail buildings can range up to 700 ft. Heights typically go up to 40 ft. in length. Below are the common steel building sizes that are utilized for metal commercial building uses:

  • 40 x 60
  • 40 x 80
  • 50 x 100
  • 60 x 60
  • 80 x 100
  • 100 x 100
  • 100 x 150
  • 100 x 200

Featured Project

Puslinch, ON

21,055 Sqft

Ren's Pet Depot

When it came to designing this project, the client required a high building to accommodate warehouse racking as well as a mezzanine in the front end of the building for offices and a boardroom. The aesthetics were enhanced with a front entrance canopy that wrapped around the corner as well as a cupola at the peak to match their existing buildings on the property. At the back of the main building Braemar incorporated a smaller loading dock building for truck to load and unload at.  

Explore Full Gallery

Fast Time To Market 

Contact A Specialist Today

The retail sector is renowned for its growth. A slow build-out can make or break a project. With Braemar Building Systems, merchants can get the retail space they need. 

General contractors and local builders are welcome to contact us to learn more about our steel retail buildings, which are customizable, affordable, and manufactured quickly. We’re happy to discuss your project further. 

Have a Question?

Ask Our Steel Building Experts

The Braemar Building Systems team is dedicated to providing you with first-rate customer service and satisfaction. Please give us a call using our contact info below or fill out the form to reach out and one of our experts will be in touch shortly.

*denotes a required field

United States Office
Braemar Building Systems
925 West Kenyon Avenue Suite 6
Englewood, Colorado 80110
Toll Free: 888-480-5552
Phone: 303-788-9991
Fax: 905-772-1533
Canada Office
Braemar Building Systems
3149 Haldimand Road 9
York, Ontario NOA 1R0
Toll Free: 866-382-5115
Phone: 905-772-1462
Fax: 905-772-1533