Trying to build your own Quonset hut barn? This is the video you’ve been looking for! Here is a time-lapse video for the construction of a SteelMaster prefabricated steel building. This shows step-by-step footage of the steel farm building’s construction. A 35′ width x 18′ height x 40′ length metal storage building was selected for the application of general agriculture storage. This DIY barn kit was constructed in just three days.
Prior to filming, the foundation was poured in accordance with the plans and specifications provided by SteelMaster. The purpose of this project was to build a permanent metal storage building for farm equipment. Let’s take a look at the erection process.
Step 1: Pre-construct arches on the ground
Nuts and bolts can be hand tightened as arches are assembled on the ground. Depending on the size of the arch, you may assemble the entire or part of an arch. In assembling this barn, the customer assembled portions of each arch.
Step 2: Raise four arches
With this size building, half arches are raised and hand-tightened four at a time.
Step 3: Fully tighten arches
When four arches are up, go back and fully tighten each nut and bolt.
Step 4: Repeat until finished
Continue with steps two and three until all the arches are assembled.
Step 5: Install endwalls
The customer selected steel endwalls provided by SteelMaster. The endwall panels are pre-cut and clearly marked at the SteelMaster manufacturing facility to perfectly fit the building and so installing them is easy. This particular building comes with a 10 foot by 10 foot framed opening complete with a 14 gauge header beam and doorposts to ensure proper installation of an overhead door. Endwalls are fully customizable and have different construction techniques accordingly.
Instead of a standard pole barn, that doesn’t have 100% usable space and can take longer to construct, this customer chose a SteelMaster barn with a clear-span design and requiring only three days of construction. Pricing for metal barns can range, depending on specific building needs.