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Barndominiums can be amazing inside - finish it like a wood-framed home, with your shop right next door.
Create your dream home...
Your family will be amazed at the upgrades you can have - because you saved on the kit.
Starting right here.
Designed for the DIY'er, our building kits are known across the U.S. for quality ease of installation.
The Texas… Barndominium
Barndominiums are growing in numbers and popularity, and it makes sense. As the name suggests a barndominium is a hybrid between a home and a barn. It does not necessarily mean you share space with the farm animals, although we’ve built some for horse people who had their horses downstairs or in a separate portion.
DIY Barndominium Kits
Since 1999, Absolute Steel has been manufacturing and selling a wide range of steel frame buildings, including barndominiums. The building kit delivered to the job site, for DIY construction, is the core of our business, and is how 95% of our customers order their buildings.
With a DIY kit, you basically act as an owner/builder or your own general contractor. You handle the subcontractors, making sure they do their respective trade. Of course, any of those tasks you do yourself saves you even more. Most all past customers who have gone the DIY route are into their finished barndominium for a lot less than a custom project.
We provide the steel frame with door and window frameouts, metal panels, and hardware right to your job site.
Whether you use a contractor to install your building kit or not, the DIY or owner/builder kit is by far the most cost effective way to finish your barndominum.
You Get An Easy to Install Shell.
We provide you with the steel frame, paneling, and all door and window buildouts. Your kit arrives to your site in a neatly packaged bundles.
Design the Floor Plan Your Way
You are not forced to choose from "cookie cutter" barndominium plans. You build your floor plan the way you want it. Your shell will be a sturdy steel frame, but you can use wood studs on the interior if you prefer, or continue the framing with steel..
Easy Sourced Finishes and Contractors
You are not stuck with random contractors. You can source materials from your local supply store and choose who YOU want to finish your interior.
Texas made with American steel and proud of it
It's a Solid Investment
Barndominium construction costs can be substantially less than traditional wood frame construction. Steel framing and steel panel exteriors are cost effective; it’s why they’re used for shops and barns.
Easy, Stress-Fee Maintenance
Ongoing maintenance is very minimal with a steel building. Our exterior metal panels can come with a 45 year warranty on the paint against fading, chalking or peeling. You won’t get that with conventional construction, instead you’ll be painting it every 7 years or so.
Incredibly Short Commute Times
Since a barndominium is a combo of living and work space, you'll have plenty of space for both. Imagine no commute times, no traffic, more available time for you. Save money on gas, lessen the stress on you and your vehicles by driving less.
Fire & Weather Resistance
The steel paneling provides protection from embers spread during wildland fires, or when a neighboring structure is burning, thus giving your home a much higher protection rating that you would get with wood construction. The panels and frame come with warranties of 20-45 years (depending on panels chosen) against fading and chalking from the weather.
Absolute Steel barndominiums are made entirely of steel which contains as much as 67% recycled steel. Additionally all the materials found in an Absolute Steel building are 100% recyclable. You’ll find steel to be pest resistant and practically paint free. That puts an end to pesticides and paint fumes which is good for the environment and you.
Easy. Just Easy.
When you take advantage of our full service barndominium design and construction services, you don't have to worry about the details. Our job is to reduce, or remove, the stresses normally associated with home buying and building.