We are Texas Barndominium Specialists

DIY Barndominium Building Kits

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.
Celeste Style Barndominium
The barndominium after the easy-to-install steel frame system has been set up.
Celeste Style Barndominium Price
The same barndominium when completed.

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 frame outs, 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 barndominium.

Barndominium Info:


1110 S Virginia St.
Terrell, Texas 75160

Local Phone: (972) 524-1099
Fax: (972) 524 1402

We Supply the Shell – You Design the Interior Your Way

Your Dream Barndominium is Within Reach

You Get An Easy to Install Shell

We provide you with the steel frame, paneling, and all door and window buildouts. We manufacture your your kit, and ship it directly to your job site. It arrives on a truck in neatly packaged bundles with clear instructions for assembly.

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. Sub all of it out, go DIY, or a little of both.

Barndominium advantages

It’s a Solid Investment

Low Cost for Barndominium
Lower Cost

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 MaintenanceEasy, 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.

TimeIncredibly 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 ResistantFire & 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.

Recycled MaterialEnvironmentally Friendly

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.

EasyEasy. 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.

Texas Made and Proud of It

We have earned a reputation for the quality of our materials, excellent customer service, integrity and reliability. We aren’t middlemen. We are the manufacturers of the steel frame system and other quality structures we offer. When you have questions or concerns, you know exactly where to reach us. We’re proud to offer the best warranty in the business.

Metal Frame Warranty
Steel Panel Warranty
We are NOT simply a seller of barndominiums, we MANUFACTURE them right here in our Texas facility and use only high quality engineered steel.

Your frame system and exterior paneling are ENGINEERED EASY to install, and will hold up to the toughest elements for years to come. All frames and exterior panels come with ROCK SOLID WARRANTIES too.

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