Flat-Pack Steel Home Frame Assembles in Just 1 Day
Strong, lightweight and versatile, this home really shows what metal can do. Galvanized steel parts are shipped flat to the site, making it easier to build in remote and difficult-to-access locations (like the desert).
Even more impressive: the exterior frame takes one day and full cladding system can be set up in less than a week, making it possible to work on the weather-proof interior in a matter of days.
Cold-formed, light-gauge and largely-recycled steel is factory-fabricated and incredibly compact for train-and-truck shipping.
The raised metal frame makes for a light footprint on naturally variegated terrain, causing less intrusion to an ecosystem and requiring little (if any) significant site modification.
The frame-and-cladding system means that all additional parts and pieces are easily replaceable – there are no load-bearing walls that require careful consideration down the line when it comes to additions, renovations and so forth.
These homes from Blue Sky Homes are just the beginning of a series that range from one to three bedrooms and/or bathrooms, combined or separate kitchen, living and dining room areas, and other variable features built on the same modular systems.
“Our moment frame is a factory fabricated, bolted, bi-directional moment frame made from cold-formed, high-tensile galvanized steel and structural steel components. The first offering from Blue Sky was our steel moment frame. Known as a bi-directional moment-resisting frame, it resists movement in two directions and eliminates the need for shear walls or load bearing walls. While moment frames are not unusual ours has a number of unique attributes that make it especially beneficial for many construction projects.”
“Most of our moment frame elements are fabricated from light-gauge galvanized steel, which are then rapidly bolted together on site. The result is a much faster build time, closer tolerances, more durable materials and enhanced environmental credentials. This frame is superbly suited to projects on steep or uneven lots or those where a raised foundation and/or large open space is desired. The moment frame does not require any wall to be load bearing – a few columns provide all the structural strength.”