So you want to build a tiny home or a small modular home. Now you can frame it yourself in a day or so with a few friends. It's like a modern-day barn-raising, and we are here to make it simple and fast.
What you need to know about steel frames
The short answer is absolutely not. What you’ll find at any hardware store will be pre-rolled dimensional steel studs. They are usually 25 gauge steel rated at 33Ksi (kilopounds per square inch). This type of stud could be used by an average carpenter who has a pair of tin snips and some self-tapping screws, but it is nothing like the structural, machine engineered Volstrukt system. Your house starts out with a 1-ton coil of flat premium grade steel. Compare our steel with hardware store steel. We run it through the world’s most advanced cold-rolling machine which bends it, punches holes, dimples and swages the steel in all of the necessary places according to our computerized drawings. The 1mm tolerance of the machine means that what you see in the concept is exactly what you get. Straight, square and right, every time.
We can design any of our models to be built on a traditional slab or pier and beam foundation as well
Not a problem. We have a growing list of tiny house builders who either have built with Volstruktinside their homes, or who are familiar with our framing and how it works from talking with us. More information can be found on our find a partner page. If you have a builder in mind, and you want Volstrukt inside, we are happy to talk to them about how to build on our steel.
Yes, we are now capable of rolling steel to be included in small homes and accessory dwellings under 1200 sq ft. Our existing small home designs can be customized to your specifications, and/or we can work with your architect to produce a frame to fit into existing plans.
The ONLY tools you will need to put up the frame is: