Steel Building Guide

Steel Building Guide


What You Need To Know About Buying A Steel Building

Looking to learn more about steel buildings? You’ve come to the right place.

From design to delivery, SteelMaster’s building guide will help teach you everything you need to know about steel structures.

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When you purchase a steel building, you’ll want to invest in a structure that will last a lifetime.


Why are Quonset huts so strong? It's all in the building's anatomy.
Code & Load Requirements
Building codes and load requirements help ensure structural integrity and safety.
If mother nature can dish it out, the chances are a Quonset Hut can take it.
Steel is a highly recyclable material–in fact, it’s the most recycled material in the world!


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Shipping & Logistics

Shipping & Logistics

Once you’ve nailed down the design of your steel building, it’s time for it to be shipped and delivered to you.

Learn more about:

  • The advantages of getting your building shipped directly from a factory
  • How your building will be packaged for shipping
  • The delivery process


If you’re looking for a unique building application, a Quonset hut is your best bet. In fact, one of the greatest advantages of purchasing a Quonset hut is the opportunity for customization. As long as you’re able to safely complete your design, the possibilities for your building are endless.


Typically, the width of a SteelMaster Quonset hut ranges from 10′ to 60′ with unlimited lengths in two-foot increments. However, we have the ability to create custom-sized structures with widths that can go up to 150′ depending on your location.


Our standard building models are:

  • A-Model
  • S-Model
  • Q-Model
  • X-Model


Most of our customers build their own endwalls using local materials to save money. However, some opt to purchase steel endwalls from SteelMaster for an additional price.


Once you’ve chosen your model and building size, it’s time to think about what parts and accessories you’d like to add to your structure. Some options we offer include:

  • Insulation
  • Garage & man doors
  • Skylights
  • Steel endwalls
  • Window frames
  • Louver & turbine vents

Factory and Manufacturing

Another important part of the Quonset hut purchasing process is doing research on where your building is being created.

What to look for in a manufacturer

What to look for in a manufacturer

Building Warranties

Building Warranties

Steel sustainability

Steel sustainability


DIY Quonset huts are a cost-effective, easy-to-assemble building solution, but how exactly do you put them together?

Our building guide for Quonset hut construction will give you:

  • More details on the assembly process, including what equipment and tools you may need
  • A general overview of how to put your steel structure together.


Get Inspired

We hope some of our customers’ most impressive projects will inspire you to get started on your own Quonset hut structure. See all articles.