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Steel Frame Modular Uses Existing Building Components to Save Money

Metal Buildings April 27, 2016

Steel Frame Modular Uses Existing Building Components to Save Money

A big part of the prefab and modular home movement is an interest in using materials that are already being created — never mind the building block of prefab, the shipping container — and pursuing steel structures is another part.

This one is called the “Eco-Shell,” and its a multi-use building system designed by Michael Jantzen. It uses existing agricultural components, assembled to create a modular house that is energy efficient and sustainable.

It also forms an interior space quite different from most boxy modular homes. Look at that photo above. Can you imagine what the interior would look like?

The interior photo is at the bottom of this page, by the way. The furthest-most sides of the modular structure are paned with radiating glass, and between all the variously sized semi-cylinders, there are more panes of glass. The interior of this particular one envisioned by Jantzen is quite roomy. Maybe more of a modular house for warmer locations.

Recycled steel is used to build these steel modular buildings. The steel arches — often used to store equipment — are bolted together. The joints of this steel prefab can be up to 100 feet. And the total length of the building can be practically any length.

One plus of this prefab building style is the parts require no further support structures — they’re already strong because of the corrugated steel. To see more of Jantzen’s work, see our directory.

eco shell steel prefab (2)

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DIY Metal Farmhouse

Metal Buildings January 12, 2016

DIY Metal Farmhouse Built by a One Man Crew

Metal homes + “do it yourself” equals this little metal farmhouse. It was built by its owner, Brock Hammill.

There are just a few details available for this house. You can use the project number to talk to the builders about this house as a starting point. However, we’ve also added some of their other similar residential homes. The idea here is that you’re going to have to talk to the builders anyway, but you can get an idea of what metal homes are options by looking at what has already been built. You can use that as a base for thinking about metal homes as an option, and go and take a look around at what’s out there.

This DIY metal home is a 2 story structure, and has both a front and back porch. It also has 2 bathrooms to accommodate its 3 bedrooms. And there’s a garage and a metal shed.

Stats:  2150 sq. feet , 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 floors, modern shed, porch, rear garage

Find more metal and steel design and build companies we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more metal homes, click here.

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Small Metal House Cottage with Open Front Porch (with Plan)

Metal Buildings January 12, 2016

Spectacular Steel-frame Ready Cottage House for Comfy Living (HQ Plans & Pictures)

This is one of the residential home metal buildings being made by Morton these days. It caught our attention, so we thought we’d share it.

There are just a few details available for this house. You can use the project number to talk to the builders about this house as a starting point. However, we’ve also added some of their other similar residential homes. The idea here is that you’re going to have to talk to the builders anyway, but you can get an idea of what metal homes are options by looking at what has already been built. You can use that as a base for thinking about metal homes as an option, and go and take a look around at what’s out there.

Key Specs:

Upper Floor Sq Ft : 516 sq ft
Main Floor Sq Ft : 1100 sq ft
Total Sq Ft : 1616 sq ft *

Stats: 1,616 sq ft, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 2 Floors

Special Features:

Upstairs Master Bedrooms
Main Floor Bedrooms
Walk In Closet
Main Floor Laundry
Den Office Study Computer

Find more from Morton metal buildings, and the metal and steel design and build companies we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more metal homes, click here.

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Metal Building Home with Elegant Wrap-around Porch (Interior photos)

Metal Buildings January 11, 2016

Metal Building Home with Elegant Wrap-around Porch (HQ Plans & 8 Pictures)

Looking at the finish of this house, it’s kind of surprising it’s actually a fully metal house. They’ve done a lot with it by adding a warm, rural choice of colors, some stonework in a key area, and a wrap-around patio.

Not only that. From the photo did you notice that this metal home also has two garages?

The design of this metal house is a basic L-shape construction, which provides a strong corner for window viewing of 180 degrees if you place windows on both sides of the corner as well as forming an enclosed protected space inside the crook of the L-bow (get it?).

Project Number: 137-1243

Location: Raleigh, NC
Dimensions: 40’W x 11’H x 80’L + 24’W x 11’H x 30’L
This home was built for Jerry & Jeanne of Raleigh, NC

Special Features:

Morton’s Hi-Rib Steel
Morton’s Energy Performer Insulation Package
Wrap Around Porch
Cupolas
Stone Wainscot
Fibersteel Walk Doors

Find more from Morton steel buildings, and the metal and steel design and build companies we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more metal homes, click here.

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Living, Hobby Garage and Office in One! Delightful 36 x 64 Metal Buildings

Metal Buildings January 11, 2016

Living, Hobby Garage and Office in One! Delightful 36 x 64 Metal Buildings

These metal building packages can be used for such a number of purposes, including as homes, garages, guest houses, industrial spaces, storage areas, sheds, and offices. This one is a combination purposed building: it’s meant to be a living space, hobby garage and office — all of those things in one metal building.

They used a standard size 36 by 64 foot metal building and then designed the modifications that would furnish their goals. Since it’s a 10 foot high ceiling, this standard construction is around 2300 feet square.

Take a look at the interior photos of the recreational room. And the wraparound patio and outdoor kitchen.

Find more from FBI Buildings, and the metal and steel design and build companies we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more metal homes, click here.

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Metal Building Garage with Living Area

Metal Buildings January 11, 2016

VIDEO: Fascinating Metal Building Garage w/ Living Quarters (HQ Video & Pictures)

Could you live in a metal house if it was on a large open range in the country-side? This is one of the garage-purposed metal building houses being made by Morton Steel buildings these days, although these buildings can be adapted to residential, office, garage or whatever purpose when they’re ordered and designed. It caught our attention, so we thought we’d share it. Not only is it a garage, but it has a living area in it, so you could either use that area as a guest house or you could build a garage-house while waiting to build a standalone living house, which would then mean you’d have a separate garage and house, not connected like a lot of homes have.

It’s an interesting idea, having the garage and house separate, and it has a couple of advantages:

For one, noise in the shop is a bit separated from the quiet you’d probably like to have in your house. For another, the structures are separate so each can be modified or moved without disturbing the other. Want to expand on the metal garage: sure. It won’t bother you in the house much. Want to move the metal house to the other side of the property? You don’t have to think about costs and hassle of moving your work or hobby space.

There are just a few details available for this building. You can use the project number to talk to the builders about this building design as a starting point. The idea here is that you’re going to have to talk to the builders anyway, but you can get an idea of what metal buildings are options by looking at what has already been built.

Find more from Morton steel buildings, and the metal and steel design and build companies we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more metal homes, click here.

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Spacious Metal Homes with Awesome Wooden Interior (Interior photos)

Metal Buildings January 11, 2016

Spacious Metal Homes with Awesome Wooden Interior (Interior photos)

A metal house that can handle the elements, no matter what kind. That must be what this one is prepared for if its built on the Northwest Coast, where there is plenty of alternating rain, sun and snow.

This one is the work of Jeff Hill, a metal building that is clad throughout the interior in wood. It has plenty of glazing as well to take in a lot of light.

Stats:

2800 sq feet
4 bedrooms
3.5 bathrooms
2 floors.

Find more from Jeff Hill Contracting Inc., and the metal and steel design and build companies we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more metal homes, click here.

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Metal Building Home with a Porch, Garage and Barn (Interior photos)

Metal Buildings January 11, 2016

Metal Building Home w Porch, Garage & Barn

Metal building homes might have surprised you with the variety and style they’re being built in nowadays, and this one is probably no exception. I’ve seen quite a few metal homes now, even farm homes using metal construction for the roof, garage or barn, or the whole thing, but this one here has a feature that might have caught your eye as much as it did mine: that long sun room along the length of the building.

With a high quality metal frame, load-bearing can be handled and you can use a lot of non-supportive walls and glass. Did you see the photos of the interior of the sun room? The interior of the house is also nice, with a simple homey style.

They also used some stonework which adds to the style in addition to being the insulation for the wood burning fireplace.

Dimensions: 

36’W x 12’H x 46’L

Find more from Morton steel buildings, and the metal and steel design and build companies we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more metal homes, click here.

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Metal Barn Home with Fabulous Interior (Photos)

Metal Buildings January 11, 2016

Metal Barn Home with Fabulous Interior (Photos)

Could you live in a metal house if it was by a little lake like this one in the country-side? This is one of the barn home design metal buildings being made by Lewis Creek these days, although these buildings can be adapted to residential, office, garage or whatever purpose a person needs. This “barndominium” on a farm caught our attention.

Of course, the setting is important when it comes to how a building strikes you, and this simple structure (it’s one of the most basic metal home layouts after all) has been set in a ranch setting and decorated in rustic but colorful decor to create the impression it does from the photos.

Wood flooring and wood ceilings with vari-colored painted walls, ceiling lights embedded, a metal stove with chimney, plenty of inviting furniture,  and a stone and gravel floored patio type area on the side of the metal house are features you can get a better look at in the pictures.

Find more from Lewis Creek Company, and the metal and steel design and build companies we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more metal homes, click here.

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Metal Building Home with Porch and Balcony (Interior photos)

Metal Buildings January 11, 2016

Metal Building Home with Porch and Balcony (Interior photos)

A metal two story home home large enough for a growing family, and with a double garage to keep a family’s cars in from the elements (or to be converted into work spaces).

You probably noticed from the photo the upper story’s large outside patio, which would give a pretty decent view of the surroundings, whether the metal home was set up in the countryside like this particular one was, or on a residential street, to watch the kids come home after school.

The interior style is comfortable, bright and colorful, as you can also see from the photos, where the bright vari-colored cushions appear even brighter against the flat white walls.

Specifications:
30’W x 22’H x 40’L

Find more from Morton steel buildings, and the metal and steel design and build companies we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more metal homes, click here.

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