Why Quonsets Make Great Sheds

quonset sheds

Whether you need a place to store your tools, or a retreat to escape the house, quonset sheds are an ideal option. They’re affordable, durable, and customizable so you can create your ideal space.   Sheds can serve all types of purposes from holding your gardening tools, to doing duty as a workshop, office or getaway…

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Why Choose A Metal Building Kit?

metal building kit

Metal building kits have rapidly made it to the forefront of the construction world. For many, both consumers and businesses, it has become the go to as their choice of structure. Additionally, these kits have made it easy for civil engineers, and contractors to construct the building without the exorbitant cost. Whether needed for an…

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How to Build A Quonset Hut

quonset construction panel

One of the significant advantages of a Quonset Hut is that it’s easy to build. If you can throw a wrench, the chances are that you will be able to assemble a Quonset hut! Here’s a video outlining the process: Build Your Arches: If you want to achieve perfect arches in your home improvement projects,…

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Should You Insulate Your Quonset Hut?

quonset hut insulation

Whether or not you’re thinking of insulating your quonset building often comes down to its use. People generally think of insulation for homes and cabins, but there are reasons to consider insulation for other purposes too. Insulation allows for better climate control within your buildings. This minimizes heating and cooling expenses. Even if you don’t…

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What is Galvalume Steel?

quonset side panels

Galvalume steel is a type of steel that has a coating applied to its surface. This coating then provides long-lasting protection from both rust and corrosion. Galvalume steel is treated by the process of hot dipping, in which the metal parts are immersed in liquid zinc then into clean water. The hot zinc makes contact…

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Why Choose a Quonset Steel Building Kit?

quonset building kit

There’s no denying the increasing popularity of a Quonset steel building kit and it’s with good reason. These structures present a robust yet flexible solution for your building needs. This then begs the questions – What are the benefits? Is it better than traditional methods of home construction? Is it affordable or more expensive to…

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Why Steel Is a Better Building Material Than Wood

quonset barn

Human nature is curious, which is why today we have many different materials with which a building can be built. But it is not always curiosity; sometimes, it’s just the sheer number of advantages one specific material can give over the other. These are some reasons why steel is a better building material than wood.…

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Considerations when Purchasing Prefab Homes

quonset houses

With the rise in housing costs and the development of new technologies, prefab homes are becoming increasingly popular throughout Canada. In the past the thought of prefabricated housing usually went hand in hand with negative connotations. These days however you’ll find things have changed and while there are still $20k mobile homes on the market,…

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Is it Quonset, Quanset, Quansit, or Some Other Spelling?

quonset barn

With over half a century of popularity, the arch-steel buildings we know and love have many names such as Quanset. What’s the most popular spelling? The most popular spellings we see in Canada, along with the number of searches for that word alone are: Quonset – About 40 searches per week Quanset – About 10…

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Build Your Own Garage with Prefab Quonset Building Kit

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End your Contractor Headaches by Assembling a Prefab Quonset Building Kit The Ones to Look Out For The problem with traditional construction is you often have to deal with prima Donnas in the construction trade. Prima Donnas isn’t just presenting on the big screen or on TV. There are all sorts of prima Donnas in…

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What are Nissen Huts?

Quonset Huts during WWI

Nissen huts have fallen in popularity since their invention in WWI. To our knowledge no one is actively producing them but their essence lives on in a similar building style; quonsets. What are Nissen Huts? They are an arch-style building consisting of an internal frame with steel over it. The internal frame was typically steel.…

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Where did the name Quonset come from?

Nissen Building

Quonset buildings have a fascinating history that predates the use of the building term ‘Quonset‘ itself. The term ‘Quonset’ comes from an Algonquian First Nations word meaning “small, long place”. That definition seems to fit the buildings themselves, but it’s actually referring to a peninsula. Read on for a brief history of these amazing buildings…

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Straight Wall Buildings vs. Quonset Huts

Steel Building

The term Quonset hut may be unfamiliar to some. This type of prefabricated building is made out of galvanized steel with a semicircular cross-section. They look like long logs that have been cut in half. Many of these Quonset huts were built during World War II for the military. They’re still in use today for…

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Why You Should Use a Steel Building when Expanding Your Home

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If you are interested in adding a home addition, most likely one of the things that turned you off or discouraged you from pursuing your dreams of adding more space, is cost. The Problem Let’s face it. It costs a lot of money to tear down walls, change the structure of your home and expand…

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Expand Your Storage Business With Self Storage Steel Buildings

warehouse building

The Self Storage Industry is Growing As an increasing number of people deal with foreclosure or having to rent, more and more people are storing their stuff at self storage facilities. Considering Starting One? The great thing about the self storage business is that it is a monthly recurring business. In other words, every single…

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Reasons Why You Should Consider Small Steel Quonset for Your Business Planning

Quonset Commercial Building

Here are the reasons why you should consider small steel Quonset buildings in your over all business processes and planning. Low Per Unit Cost Thanks to miracles of modern manufacturing it is so much cheaper to put up small Quonset building instead of having these buildings built the traditional way. Traditional building technology involves taking…

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Top Reasons to Consider Using a Quonset Garage

quonset garages

Here are some of the reasons why you should consider a steel quonset garage. Greater Variety Thanks to modern mass manufacturing technology and machines, you don’t have to settle for a boxy or a block-like look for your metal portable garage. In fact, if you’re looking for something sleek and modern mystique, there are designs…

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Get More Business Flexibility With Small Steel Buildings

commercial quonset

One of the biggest factors in managing a business is flexibility. You need to have flexible operations so you can take advantage of opportunities that may pop up in the future. You also need to run your business in a very flexible way so you can meet challenges head on and save money trying to…

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A Quonset Garage Can Look Great Too!

quonset shed garage

A lot of people mistakenly think that if you have a quonset garage, it has to look lousy. That’s simply not true! They often confuse modern portable garage designs and offerings with portable garage products of the distant past. Sure, in the distant past, metal portable garage kits look hideous. They looked like they were…

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