Home kits and barndominiums are often constructed by people acting as owner/builders.
An owner/builder is an individual or a family who takes charge of the construction of their home. It’s an increasingly popular way to build your own house, guest house or cabin. Most of our customers do it this way. They will DIY specific phases of the installation such as installing the building frame kit, but outsource specialized parts such as concrete or plumbing.
Rather than hire a general contractor to handle the whole project, as owner/builder you act as general contractor yourself. This means taking overall command of the project, and hiring sub-contractors to do specific parts of the job. Many owner/builders do some of the construction work themselves, but this isn’t a requirement.
Barndominiums and home kits Absolute Steel are an owner/builder’s dream. For example, with a helper or two and common tools, you can have your new building’s exterior frame, siding and roof all in place, in just a few days. Larger buildings might need another hand or two, but the idea remains – the buildings are easy to install.
You’ll save a handsome sum of money.
You’ll also have something else that very few can claim these days: you will have built the basic structure of your own house or cabin, with your own hands.
Special financing is also available to owner/builders in many areas.
If you’d like to learn more about being an owner/builder, here are a few links you’ll find helpful:
Kit Homes and Guest Houses : Fast & Easy Assembly
This is the same steel building system we’ve manufactured and sold for years – it goes together as easily as you can slip two pieces of steel together. We call it Slip Joint Connections.
Simpler, stronger and smoother.
Whether you’re thinking of taking the do-it-yourself approach to a new home or guest house, or turning the job over to a contractor, Absolute Steel’s unique steel building system means it will be a fast and simple affair.
Doing it yourself? The work will take less of your valuable time.
Hiring a contractor? Faster job completion means lower labor charges, and quicker move-in too.
Your home kit comes complete with easy-to-follow instructions, fully illustrated. You won’t need a lot of fancy or expensive tools or equipment, either – just a few simple and common tools.
Our buildings have been assembled by all sorts of people – from a single mom and her young son, to married couples (yes, they’re still married!) to seasoned contractors. Check out some of our testimonials.
Save Money – Be an Owner/Builder
Even if you’re an old hand at do-it-yourself projects, you may decide it’s best to hire out some of the specialist work. Electrical, plumbing and the like have strict codes and regulations; pros keep themselves up to date on these, and have the necessary tools and skills. Or there might be some sort of job you’ve just never liked or gotten the knack for. What’s the answer to something like that?
As owner/builder, you do some of the work yourself, and hire contractors to do other parts of the job. It amounts to acting as your own general contractor, and for many people, it’s the perfect way to go.
If you need help deciding, give us a call at 1-877-833-3237. We’ll be happy to answer any questions, and send you a set of installation instructions.
Below is an example of how our structures go together…
The pictures below show a condensed version of the installation steps involved in do-it-yourself assembly. If you need help making your decision, call one of our metal building representatives at 1-877-833-3237. If you are more the “show me” type, take a look at our video installation series.
Base rail installation
Roof and wall frame assembly and placement
Install horizontal supports (some models)
Window and door frames
Install panels and trim
Add doors and enjoy your new building!