Has anyone seen these kit homes popping up on online stores recently? This is just an example. I’m not sure what to make of them, and hoping the community will have some feedback on what the product is like. Apparently, though, these are steel frame cabin kits (ie the frame kit only), but for a 3-bedroom house that’s almost 900 square feet. The manufacturer is CSC Building Systems, out of Sunnyside, Washington, for this particular model (called NS1842).
According to the builders, “Framing members are 2-0″ on center so standard 4′ x 8′ OSB panels may be installed on the outside of the frame and standard 4′ x 8′ drywall sheets may be installed in the inside of the frame. The wall framing members are 4″ in depth and the roof framing members are 6″ in depth, which would allow for 4” of insulation in the walls and 6″ of insulation in the ceiling, without additional furring strips. This house is designed to be built on a concrete slab. Crawl space floor systems are available.”
First Floor 576 sqft, Second Floor 320 sqft, Total 896 sqft
Ground snow load 40 lb sqft Wind load 110 mph, floor load 40 lb sqft
(Frame kit only; does not include roofing or siding.)
Price included certified Engineer Stamped drawings and Engineer Stamped foundation design. We have engineers licensed in every state.
What is INCLUDED with this Kit?
Complete Galvanized Steel frame for the roof, walls, and second floor
Galvanized Steel door frames and window frames as per this plan. (field cutting required)
Structural Bolts. Braces, and screws required for assembly
Plans for assembly (3 copies)
Engineers Stamp Cabin drawings and foundation design.
Everything to build the CSC1842; Frame only.
I don’t know. Sounds like an affordable option, considering though that you have to assemble it, so you’d either need to be pretty handy and athletic, or you’d have to bring workers in to do the job. Should we cover more of these kit homes? Find more from CSC Building Systems, and the metal and steel design and prefab companies we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more metal homes, click here.