Steel Master Construction Systems’ Quonset HutTM could be an ideal option for those seeking creative building ideas. Quonset Huts have long been used as temporary structures, barns and storage buildings on farms and for the military; but now they are finding a home in the housing sector as an affordable housing choice. These homes are not only affordable, but also easy to build – coming complete with all the necessary components for clients to erect their own steel home. Inside, they offer expansive floor plans where interior design possibilities are endless; their arched roofline adds to the charm as well. Quonset Huts are also environmentally friendly due to the materials used in their construction which save energy and are guaranteed for 30 years, meaning they will last a long time and produce less waste. Furthermore, Quonset barn style dwellings reduce waste through consistent kit manufacturing – as less material is wasted throughout the production process.
People appreciate Quonset Hut houses because they are resilient to natural disasters like earthquakes and high winds. No need to worry about your home being destroyed during an earthquake – their steel buildings are strong enough to withstand these conditions. They can withstand heavy snow loads, making them ideal for colder climates if properly insulated. Assembly is simple – all that’s required is one nut and bolt to fasten them together, making even novice construction a breeze. Maintaining and protecting steel buildings couldn’t be simpler. Termites, rot and even flames may affect log or wood structures but not metal ones. Steel Master homes are constructed with metal coated with Galvalume Plus, protecting it against corrosion that would occur naturally to unprotected metal over time. Furthermore, this coating shields it from sunlight and cold breezes, making it easier to regulate indoor temperature levels.
To give you an estimate of the cost of one of our 20 foot by 40 foot and 10-foot high home models, they start around $8,000. From start to finish, the S model – made up of 22 gauge Galvalume steel in a 40 by 40 residence – could run you about $35,000. Other elements to consider when building Quonset structures include the foundation and electrical/plumbing systems. Steel Master has been creating Quonset structures for companies like Disney, NASA, Boeing, the US Military, 3M and more for over 30 years. Steel Master’s headquarters are in Virginia Beach, where the company manufactures all of its kits in-house and ships them worldwide. Customers can customize their Quonset buildings by selecting from an extensive selection of styles, colors, and applications.
These traditional-looking homes boast flat, straight walls on the inside that give it a traditional appearance and make them easy to design and furnish. Dividing rooms with walls creates more of a traditional home feel, while adding loft level as additional usable space can provide even more versatility if required. Would you consider living in a Quonset hut?
These barn home kits are provided by Steel Master Building Systems.