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Quonset-style Buildings

Quonset-style buildings, or Q-Models, are the foundation of the SteelMaster business. These arch style buildings are renowned for their strength and versatility. Our Quonset hut kits have been used for applications ranging from homes to hay storage and from garages to aircraft hangars.

SteelMaster Quonset-style buildings are the best value prefab metal buildings on the market. Our buildings can be assembled by a team of two to five people in just a few days and use only size nut and bolt. In addition, each building is made from commercial grade steel and is engineered to meet the wind and snow loads of your location, making SteelMaster Quonset buildings the strongest Quonsets on the market. Contact our team of project specialists today to see if SteelMaster has a Quonset hut for sale that meets your needs and to learn why SteelMaster's Quonset hut price provides the best value anywhere.

Some history...

SteelMaster's corrugated arch-style steel buildings are fashioned after the buildings named after the town of Quonset Point, Rhode Island where the first manufacturing site for a Quonset hut was located. A Quonset building is a lightweight, pre-fabricated structure made of corrugated galvanized steel or iron.

During World War II, U.S. Navy officials realized they had a need for an all-purpose, lightweight building that could be shipped anywhere around the world to support troops. The Quonset design was modeled closely after the Nissen hut used by the British during the World War I. The open, clear span design of these "huts" enabled the Navy to maximize the buildings' usable interior space. They also discovered that the corrugated arch is among of the strongest structural designs in the world. Because of these qualities, Quonset huts were able to provide much-needed, secure shelter during the war.

In the late 1970s, SteelMaster engineered and designed a new, stronger structure based on the historic Quonset hut design. SteelMaster evolved the Quonset into a new structure that combines the architectural strength of the arch with 20th century technology that allows the buildings to be designed and engineered to handle all types of climates and conditions. The Quonset-style building was nicknamed the “Q-Model” to honor these structures' historical significance. Over the years, SteelMaster has continued to develop the original Quonset design and engineering to better serve the  original goal of the Quonset hut: to provide an all-purpose prefabricated steel building or roofing structure that can be shipped anywhere in the world and constructed quickly and easily.

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