Why Metal Buildings Make Great Churches

metal church buildings

Metal buildings make great churches because they allow for large open spaces. This means that there is lots of space to accommodate both congregants and musicians, and it will not mandate the use of lots of expensive materials or structural reinforcements. The metal church will endure the test of time. It will always have a…

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7 Reasons to Choose a DIY Steel Building Kit

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When planning for that new building your mind might instinctively go to wood or concrete, but there are many reasons why you should choose DIY steel building kits. These buildings are a great choice for everything from residential garages and shops, to commercial warehouses, agricultural metal barns, and more. This type of building is also…

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The History of Military Quonset Huts

Military quonset huts

Military Quonset Huts – Over 80 Years of Development During wartime, there’s always an immediate need for all-purpose housing, as well as storage. The requirements for the Military were that housing and storage must be quickly assembled and disassembled in the field. Along with considerations for the function of the building, there had to be…

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What is a Quonset Hut?

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Quonset huts are semicircular steel buildings that are famous for their strength, durability and versatility. Made of self-supporting arches that are drilled and precut at the site of manufacture, all the constructer has to do is assemble everything on the site. These steel buildings are tough, affordable, and easy to build, making them a primary…

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18×20 Metal Building Cost

18x20 metal building garage

We’re going to look at pricing both the steel building and other construction considerations for an 18×20 metal building kit. An 18 x 20 metal building has become the most common size for residential use. The 18-foot width of this building allows you to include both a standard garage door as well as a man…

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What are the Most Common Steel Building Sizes?

straight wall steel building

One of the reasons steel building kits have become popular over the years is because you can customize their sizes. Even though the size of a steel building is completely customizable there are certain common building sizes for certain purposes. These common steel building sizes can help get your imagination going and point you in…

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Best Building Materials for Your Garage, Workshop, or Storage Building

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The best building material for your structure is always dependant on build-site factors. If for example you’re located close to sea-water, then a steel building may not be the best choice since the salt in sea-water can corrode it. If it’s in a location with active termite populations, then a wood structure may not last…

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How is Steel Made?

how is steel made

So you’ve finally taken a moment to think “how is steel made?” Steel is everywhere throughout our lives, but we often take it for granted. It’s one of the most common building materials in the world. Your pots, pans, and appliances are made from steel. Your car is made from steel. There’s even steel in…

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Why Steel Buildings are a Green Building Method

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When you think of green building methods, steel buildings are likely not the first thing that comes to mind. It’s main material, steel, needs to be mined and then forged and turned into various shapes before it is used in construction. But believe it or not, it’s a surprisingly green building option. Thanks to new…

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Portable Building Options – Which Should You Choose?

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There are many different portable building options. Which one is the right choice for you depends on the size requirements, site requirements, and the need for mobility. Modular, steel buildings, storage containers and office trailers are all portable buildings, but each one comes with their own unique differences. These differences are how you can choose…

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Should you Remove Snow from Quonsets?

remove snow from quonsets

With winter here, many people are wondering if they need to remove snow from quonset buildings. It’s a great question and the truth is, it depends. When do you need to remove the snow from quonsets? Quonsets have their steel gauged and the structure engineered based on building codes for your region. That includes factoring…

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