Residential Metal Buildings

Prefab steel buildings are a strong, durable, low-maintenance building option for homes, barndominiums, shop houses, and hangar homes. Benefit from fast construction times with near-zero construction waste. No roof trusses give you taller, open living spaces. Our US & Canadian manufacturers will custom-engineer to YOUR exact needs and bring your dream home to life.

Ranch style metal residential building kit in copper penny and gray
Ranch style metal residential building kit
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Why Choose a Metal Residential Building?

American-made, I-Beam steel framing, custom-engineered in factories across North America.

There are many reasons to choose a residential metal building. Perhaps the most important is that they're stronger and more durable than traditional wood frame construction and more resistant to extreme weather conditions. They're also fire-resistant, making them a good choice for fire-prone areas.


Another reason to build a metal residence is that they're affordable. They can be 30% cheaper to construct than traditional homes and require almost no maintenance. Making them a cost-effective choice.

You will also realize cost savings due to fast construction times. You can have a new home up and running in a fraction of the time it would take to build a traditional home. This is because steel buildings are prefabricated, with much of the work being done in a factory before delivery.

Finally, steel buildings are versatile. They are easily customized and configured to suit your specific needs, whether that be a small single-story ranch home, an expansive barndominimum, or a work-from-home shop house.

A solid, flexible, and low-maintenance housing solution

  • Reduced costs
  • Fast construction
  • Engineered to your local codes
  • Virtually maintenance-free
  • Max floor space with open interiors
  • Easily extended in the future
  • Structural warranty (30-50 yrs)
  • Paint warranty (30-40yrs)
  • Highly customizable
  • Suited to extreme weather areas
  • Fire resistant

Popular Residential Building Kits

30x40 metal home with 2 bedrooms and attached carport

Metal Homes

Metal-framed homes are popular for new home construction due to their fast, economical built times, durability, and near-zero maintenance requirements. All homes are custom manufactured to your specifications for size and style, whether you need a small two-bedroom ranch house to a two-story home with multiple bedrooms and living spaces. View our collection of spec homes.

Designs & Layouts
50x80 shop house three bedroom with wrap around deck

Shop House (Shouse)

Shop houses are a great option for those looking for affordable and durable live-work accommodations. There are a variety of styles to choose from, and all kits are fully customizable to suit your work and living requirements in terms of space and number of bedrooms. Explore our collection of Shouse designs and layouts.

Designs & Layouts

The Construction Process

Red iron building - build process

Custom Building Options

Prefabricated building kits for residential applications are becoming increasingly popular as a strong, durable, and economical way to build a home. You can customize them to your precise needs, whether purely residential or with an attached workshop, garage, or lean to carport. You can choose the building style, the number, size, location of windows and doors, color, and more. Here are some of the most popular customization options.

Colour Options
To design your own distinctive residence, experiment with different wall, roof, and trim colors.  Also consider throwing in a complementary wainscot color.

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Door Options
Choose from a wide variety of door choices, such as overhead garage doors, bespoke doors, sliding doors, and windows, to fit your preferred design and to satisfy your specific access needs.

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Siding Options
Residential kits come standard with 26-gauge PBR metal roof & wall panels, but you can opt to finish your walls in finishes including stucco, faux stone, Hardie® board, or brick veneer.

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Structural Options
Enhance your new house with a covered deck area, porch, or a lean-to for additional outdoor storage space. You can even add a mezzanine level for loft accommodation.

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Since 2004, over 200,000 buyers have saved an average of 28% on their new structure using our multiple quote service.

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