When looking to purchase a steel building or Quonset hut, you may have several questions. We’ve put together a guide to help you answer these questions and ensure you are confident before you buy.
Quonset hut FAQ’s
What is a Quonset hut?
A Quonset hut is a semicircular structure made from steel. They were originally created in the U.S to fill the need of an easily transportable, multi-purpose structure.
What is a Quonset hut used for?
Quonset huts have a variety of uses including shelters, storage, garages, agricultural and recreational buildings. They are also often used for commercial purposes.
Considerations When Purchasing a Quonset hut
Will a Quonset hut work for me?
If you aren’t attached to the idea of a brick or wooden structure, then a Quonset hut can be perfect for you. They are very strong, and the steel combined with the arched shape means they are durable through a variety of weather conditions like heavy snow, storms, and strong wind. In addition to this, the fact they don’t require any interior support like beams or trusses allows you to maximize the interior space.
What can I use the building for?
A Quonset hut can be used for a variety of things, including residential, commercial and agricultural purposes. Our customers have used them for things like storage, sheds, garages, carports, airplane hangars and more. When you know what you’re going to use the building for, it makes it easier for our team to make recommendations to suit the purpose.
What building size will I need?
At Future Buildings, we offer several styles of Quonset hut with widths ranging from 16’ to 125’ and a variety of center heights. Additional arches can be added to create a building with unlimited lengths. Take some measurements of your available area and the size of what you need to place inside the building to help determine the size of structure you need.
How much will it cost?
The cost of your building will depend on several things, such as the size, model, and additional features added. Features include windows, skylights, doors, and venting.
Is it easy to build?
A smaller, basic Quonset hut is able to be built yourself. The prefabricated kit doesn’t require any welding or drilling, allowing for easy construction and assembly.
A Quonset hut can fit a lot of the needs you may have. Contact the team at Future Buildings to learn more about the right size, style and accessories for you. We can also provide information about any of the other building styles we offer. Call us at 1-800-668-5111 to speak to an expert or fill out our online form to request a quote.