Quonset Hut Workshops are customized for your needs, affordable & a great DIY project!
These workshop buildings are custom-sized and accessorized for your project needs. Incredibly strong due to their all-steel construction, these buildings were first used by the US Navy during WWII because of their affordability and ease of construction. Arch panels come pre-cut and drilled so you just need to bolt them together. Great for DIYers!
Custom Sized - Get the space you need with widths from 18ft to 100+ and lengths from 20ft to infinity.
Durable - These arch buildings made entirely out of steel are strong & factory-engineered to get the job done.
Great DIY Project - Panel parts come pre-cut and drilled. It's a simple bolt-together process that requires no heavy equipment or experience.
Customized - Choose from multiple panel colors, door and window configurations, insulation, skylights & more.
Made in USA - We're proud to work with American building suppliers who provide a quality, affordable product.
Engineered - Factory engineering will help ensure your workshop is up to local codes. Ask for drawings to make for easier permits.
Useable Space - Because the arches are self-supporting, you get completely clear-span usable space on the interior.
Budget-Friendly - You save thanks to the efficiency of factory engineering and virtually no long-term maintenance.
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The Quonset Workshop is an arch-style steel building that's an attractive option for so many. They are low-cost structures and can be customized to a wide range of needs. Individuals and farmers use these structures widely, but small and medium business owners can also benefit when they require a Quonset workshop. These spaces can be easily customized to a wide range of needs not limited to dividing the interior space to provide multiple places to work. With low overhead and practically non-existent maintenance requirements, this style of building is a wise investment when you're in the market for a new structure.
The great thing about this style of building is that it's versatile and can be used for virtually anything you workshop needs. Given the small minimum width of 18 feet, many people are utilizing them for small backyard shops. Businesses often take advantage of their large clear-span space and ability to expand in the future.
Steel buildings are known for their durability. While some of that comes from the inherent strength of steel, much of it also comes from its engineering and prefabrication. When you choose a building that is factory manufactured, you get the benefit of both factory engineering as well as precision forming and cutting. All of this lends itself to a building that will be durable enough to last for generations.
When constructing a building from traditional building materials like cinderblocks or wood, you need to measure and cut pieces on-site as you're building. This slows down the building process and adds difficulty. Quonset construction on the other hand have their components pre-cut and drilled at the factory so assembly is primarily just a matter of bolting it all together.
When choosing the right building for your needs, don't forget to look beyond the initial build costs. While steel buildings can be less expensive in the initial build phase, where they really save you money is in the long term. Reduced maintenance, a longer life, and lower insurance costs all add up to save you money.
The shell of a steel building is essentially a blank slate. You can customize the outside structure in terms of dimensions, colors, doors, windows, vents, etc. Since the walls are all self-supporting, you’re left free to customize the interior however you want.
Whether it's a lightning strike or an electrical fire, fires do happen. It's virtually impossible for steel to burn in a normal setting, but a stick building on the other hand can be a bit of a tinderbox. Protect your valuables by choosing the right type of building.
The longevity of a steel building comes down to a few factors but they include the durability of steel itself. The thought-out design process of an engineered structure. There's minimal maintenance needed for a simple structure like a steel building versus something with multiple components like wood framing and cladding.
Less Foundation Issues
Since steel doesn’t need as much framing as wood does, less weight is placed on the building foundation. Because it weighs less, there isn’t as much settling. As such, the odds of expensive foundation issues developing helps improve the lifespan of your building and the changes of an expensive future repair is drastically reduced.
Because of their longevity, a building provider will typically offer you a 2-decade-long warranty. You can expect your metal building to last for generations with proper upkeep.
If you choose a painted option, the paint on these buildings is baked on so the colors will not fade away. As such, metal buildings will have their aesthetics maintained for decades. Metal does not succumb to harsh elements like wooden sheds do. Therefore, the upkeep required on your end will be minimal.
It's Rot Free
Organic elements invite fungal and microbial growth. Because wood is an organic substance, it is vulnerable to organic infections like mold and rot. Steel, on the other hand, is not organic. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about pests being invited by bacterial growth.
Whether it's termites, carpenter ants or another form of vermin in your area, a steel quonset hut building is your best defense. Traditional wood buildings can be gnawed at creating holes and a perfect environment for harboring critters. Steel keeps your building sealed, blocking the pests out.
When these buildings are properly insulated, it can reduce energy bills by as much as 50%. A steel building will use various appliances like an air conditioner or heater to retain the temperature based on the season. Skylights can also be added to use natural sunlight versus electrically powered lights.
Metal buildings like quonset huts are eco-friendly, believe it or not. When steel is used to build something instead of wood, forests and trees are saved. We, as people, are dependent on trees to keep our ecosystem going. Ongoing deforestation results in devastating climate change consequences. Once the building is done with, it can be entirely recycled and the metal used to create other products.
There's also less waste with the manufacturing of a quonset hut building because the pieces are cut and drilled at a factory which can then recycle the cut metal scraps. When you're building a wood structure, quite a lot of end-cuts go completely to waste.
Steel quonsets that are constructed well will retain their beauty exceptionally, which, in turn, retains the building’s overall value.
Remodeling a quonset building to add more space is quick and easy if you decide to do so after construction. Enlarging the structure at one end-wall simply requires ordering extra frames and matching the initial structure. Adding extra space onto the sidewalls necessitates another steel building that adjoins the original one.
If you're a handy person and are looking for a building to construct yourself, then look no further. Since these buildings are factory manufactured, they come with instruction manuals to make for a simple building project.
Assembling these buildings is easier than you may think. All of the components come packaged together straight from the factory. Panels are pre-cut and drilled so it's primarily a matter of bolting everything together. Instructions are provided and there's no need for any specialized tools or prior experience.
Here's a great timelapse video showing the entire process from pouring a foundation, to raising and bolting together the arches.
These buildings are each priced individually as sizes and engineering are custom. However, as a rough guide, the building kit will generally hover around the $7 - $15 per square foot cost. You'll find prices may be higher in these odd economic times however.
This does not consider the shipping and maybe the type of finishes and any personal touches that are being installed. You can be sure that this is a sound investment that is sturdier and more durable than many other types of structures in a similar bracket.
Several clients that decided to go with the quonset workshop, have proven that the cost was worth it. These buildings have withstood hurricanes and extreme weather conditions therefore saving and protecting the equipment stored inside. In fact, this is a cost benefit since it saves the client from having to start over from scratch.
Other things that affect your cost will be:
Location - the local licenses and permit requirements are to be considered
Building Use - chat with expert quonset kit manufacturers to determine the best option
Size - bigger buildings will need more landscape and utility needs as well
If you build from the quonset kit as delivered by your manufacturer, then you save money. How? When you construct the typical wall or wooden building structure, these types of structures are built on-site. This then means, man-hours to complete, weather and other environmental impact and the time it takes to build the structure.This drives your cost up.
On the other hand however, the quonset structure is delivered to the site and within days can be completely installed. This saves time on site, labor issues, and money.
Unlike traditionally built buildings, such as the wooden frame or masonry, the amount of maintenance required for these structures is minimal. They require very little maintenance, and apart from the occasional cleaning and brushing up, once installed and constructed properly that's it. There are no termites to worry about, nor other pests nor molds. Also, there's no warping and sagging either, as compared to other structures.
You'll also benefit from the resale value being significantly higher, versus a comparable building that may undergo the same type of maintenance. Insurance companies often give you a reduction in fees too!