Kit House Framing vs. Traditional House Framing

Steel Framing

  • We have done the work for you. We have carefully researched the best practices and best materials for the job.
  • Your kit home frame arrives already pre-measured and pre-cut, and includes very simple instructions.
  • Minimal waste (if any at all).
  • Can be built by two people with a few common tools (primarily an electric drill driver).
  • Does not require a general contractor.
  • Can be constructed in days.

Architects and engineers design and plan your typical home or guest house. If you’ve had experience with this, you know there’s a good chance they’re going to take twice as long as they said they would and spend twice as much of your money doing it.

Steel frame construction

Traditional Wood Framing

  • Architects and engineers design and plan your typical home or guest house. If you’ve had experience with this, you know there’s a good chance they’re going to take twice as long as they said they would and spend twice as much of your money doing it.
  • Multiple loads of lumber and material are delivered to your job site. You typically do not have the opportunity to inspect or select the wood. It is often still green when delivered, so if it isn’t crooked when it arrives it will be in a few days.
  • You or your builders have to figure out which lengths go where, then carefully measure, mark and cut quite a lot of it. That’s part of why you’ll see a huge trash bin or dumpster at most construction sites – there’s a lot of scrap and sawdust to get rid of after all that cutting.
  • Materials are wasted by virtue of flawed (unusable) pieces, inevitable mis-cuts and errors from even a careful worker. Those usually mean you’ll be paying for more lumber before it’s all over.
  • Construction requires a skilled, experienced crew.
  • Requires a general contractor, or at least a skilled foreman. This typically increases the project cost by 15% or more of the total construction cost.
  • Weeks to construct.

Wood frame construction

That’s it. The savings in expense, time and stress are huge!

Yes, this IS a steel frame house…

Steel frame kit house