Steel building kits offer a range of benefits for the owner builder looking for ease of erection and ultimately faster building times. Steel kit providers offer almost 100% flexibility in design under roof, and can be delivered 4-6 weeks after a signed contract to provide.
Steel frame usually refers to a building technique with a "skeleton frame" of vertical steel columns and horizontal I-beams, constructed in a rectangular grid to support the floors, roof and walls of a building which are all attached to the frame. The development of this technique made the construction of the skyscraper possible.
You can also find steel framed Barn Kits which are a modern version of barn homes, which saves the difficulty of conversion. Some providers, have a frame erection service that sets foundations/piers floor systems, wall and roof frames, roofing and gutters. So you just finish the home..too easy. Many providers offer steel kit homes as well as wood now to cater for the 'wood vs steel' debates and to give alternatives to owner builders.
Steel Kit Homes Australia -Reviews of provider sites
Liveable sheds are another steel home option for the budget minded. They are often quick erect, smaller versions of kit homes and can be a reasonable option in many circumstances.
They tend to lack the finish of a normal kit home eg eaves and window trim. Check your local authority guidelines as whether these structures are
legal as some will only allow them to be temporary dwellings while
substantive homes are built. You can, however, specify extra trusses and battens to bring the level of wind and load standard up, via an engineers plan.
Here are my steel framed kit home plans
Here's how to erect wall frames
Here's how I lifted a heavy beam in my new steel kit home.
here's how to lift a roof frame onto steel wall frames
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