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DIY Framing Kit - NS1838 - 576 sq ft 1BR 1BA


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  • Quick Overview

    Prefab Homes - NS1838 - 576 sq ft 1BR 1BA DIY Steel Framing Kit w/ Roof Trusses, Steel Load bearing and non-load bearing wall framing and optional Roofing Panels and OSB Sheathing material

    Home Framing Kit -NS1838 - 576 sq ft 1BR 1BA 

    Living Area: 576 sq ft
    Porch: 108 sq ft (Not Included)

    Total: 576 sq ft

    All Renderings are artist conceptions and may vary from actual plans. Not all items illustrated are inlcuded in the package.

    Free Shipping Available * for DIY Steel Home Framing Kit


    Kit includes:

        • Stamped engineered plans including: 1. Foundation plans 2. Mechanical heating plans (based on your chosen heat source that you shall be using) 3. Plumbing plans 4. Electrical plans
        • All exterior load bearing steel wall framing setions
        • All interior non load bearing steel wall framing sections
        • All steel roof trusses or rafters as per plans complete with engineered stamped plans
        • All bolts, screws, braces, brackets
        • Instructions on Assembly (plus videos on our site)
    • Optional items:  OSB Sheathing $5 USD per sq ft. Steel Roof Panels $2 USD per sq ft, Floor Joists (if not slab) 


    This kit is designed to be erected on SLAB foundation, additional charges apply for floor joist systems if to be errected on any other form of foundation. Floor joists are available for basement, crawlspace, post/beam design at additional cost

    Complete DIY Steel  Framing Kit includes CLICK HERE

    Allow estimated 8-12 weeks for production and another 2-3 weeks for delivery dependent on destination, season and model.

    *FREE Shipping only applies to vendors standard size kits. Custom unit may incur extra shipping charges. Free Shipping only applies to framing kits being shipped to locations that are within 25miles (40kms) of a Home Depot Building Center. This option is only available for orders placed after July 9th 2017. If delivery is outside of that radius additional shipping charges may apply. Shipping never includes unloading. Purchaser/receiver must make arrangements to have equipment (crane or forklist) or available labor to unload kit.


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    Framing Kit when assembled with no OSB sheathing as shown above


    All of our Home Designs are also available in the following formats with slight modifications as required to adhere to the CSA standards referenced.

    • Complete modular home with CSA A277 certification
    • CSA Z240MH Manufactured Home (AKA Mobile Home)
    • CSA Z241 Park Model Home (seasonal cottage)

    For Product Specifications and inclusions please click on the appropriate Link below:


    Call to speak to a sale rep and request a written quote for your custom designed home or structure.We DO NOT provide quotes for CUSTOM homes or structures without a prior design consultation session (in person or by phone – charges apply) and or factory visit where you can meet with an account executive thus allowing us to better understand your wants, needs, wishes, and project design/production criteria. Ball park pricing of your custom project can be calculated by using per square costs of our existing standard homes and structures.

    All Prices listed or quoted Exclude Land, Permits, Excavation, Foundation, Services(Water, septic/sewer, electric/gas), shipping/delivery, crane, setting home on foundation, assembly of structure and connection of modules together and any and all other service and materials outside of factory and not listed as included.

    When asked to provide management services for a Turnkey Home / Structure, we turn to the use of an independent third party contractor for the management of your onsite third party services, additional charges apply that must be paid directly to third party onsite service and material providers and are never included as part of GTH sales agreements. Owner/Builders are responsible for those items. Our definition of Turnkey Homes DOES NOT include any site services and or materials.  OUR TURNKEY HOMES are complete homes based on the standard specifications listed for the unit, and in no event does it include any materials and or work outside of the factory.  The level of completion of the unit depends on the items chosen by owner/purchaser, and whether or not those upgrades can be installed in factory prior to departure or not. If upgrades to standard specs are chosen that cannot be done in factory prior to delivery, they will be Owner/Builders responsibility.


    Green Terra Homes offers 100% recyclable Prefabricated steel frame homes that are a strong, lightweight and versatile alternative to traditional materials offering the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any building material. Green Terra Homes is the leading manufacturer and supplier of modern steel frame kit homes for the owner builder. Our wide range of country style kit homes has been architect designed and developed specifically for the owner builder. Green Terra Kit Homes provide the most technically advanced owner building systems, proven and tested for superior steel frame strength.  The Green Terra Homes system is a better way to build and puts you in charge of your home building project so you can take control of timing and budget. Join the many customers who contact us saying what a sense of achievement they experienced in building their own home. Green Terra Homes offers a selection of stylish country kit homes for larger lots or acreage and smaller building blocks. Designs of our kit homes range from the traditional, country styling, to the classic lines and on to the modern colonial or our popular Weekender cottages. Green Terra Homes captures that 'country feel' combined with the latest, innovative design features incorporated into practical, spacious floor plans. Green Terra Kit Homes come direct from our factory to you, we make it • we check it • we pack it • and we deliver it to anywhere in Continental North America. 

    Better Structural Strength

    Because steel has the highest strength to weight ratio of any building material, it is by nature a superior construction material. Steel does not rot, warp, split, crack or creep and will not expand or contract with moisture content.

    A steel framed home will always have straight walls and square corners; therefore, homeowners will be relieved to find no aggravating nail pops or drywall cracks. Steel framing can take popular finishes like brick, stucco, stone or siding.

    Better Fire Protection

    The most frightening aspect of a house fire is the rapidity with which it can spread, a factor that's multiplied many times over by the easy availability of wood framing as fuel.

    Steel will not contribute fuel to a fire. If a fire does start in a steel-framed home, it's less likely to spread from the area of origin. Tragic loss, due to fires that ignite and spread in framing, can be limited by the use of steel framing.

    Better Mold Resistance

    Mold is a significant cause of poor indoor air quality and resultant respiratory ailments. Steel framing can help resist the onset and growth of mold.

    Mold requires an organic substrate such as wood to grow and thrive. Being inorganic, steel framing actually inhibits the growth of mold, and promotes a healthier, more comfortable living environment.

    Better Termite Resistance

    Termites cause millions of dollars in damage to homes each year. Termites wreak havoc, chewing through wood framing and weakening the foundation of a home. Some building departments require treatment to your foundation for termites before building, but section R202 of the International Residential Code states that steel framing is a "termite resistant material".

    Steel is resistant to termites, thus preserving the structural integrity of a steel-framed home, and providing it with years of security and durability against destructive pests, including termites and wood ants.

    Better for the Environment

    An average sized wood framed home requires at least 40 trees to be cut for framing. The framing for a typical steel framed home can be made from 6 recycled cars. The use of steel framing saves the nation's forests and has a positive impact on the environment.

    Because steel-framing is unaffected by temperature or humidity changes, the building is more energy-efficient, thus saving on fuel costs. The lower energy consumption helps the initiative to further conserving our natural resources.

    Benefits for the customer

    Steel has some major benefits.

    Firstly the price: Steel is competitive against timber and with a shorter build time, there is less labor to pay for.

    Peace of mind: There is a 50 Year Warranty on all steel framing. It will not rot, warp or expand, so the house stays watertight. And because it won't rot, it's also healthier to live in. Steel is resistant to fire, as well as borer and termites. A solid investment!

    Its greener: Light gauge steel is sustainable and a great environmental choice. There is also no waste. Every piece is cut to precise length, punched, predrilled, labeled and often assembled before it leaves the factory.

    Steel is 100% recyclable. Light weight steel is ‘green’ being the most recycled product in the world!

    • The slender profile of steel, its strength and light-weight makes it an ideal option and no cranes are required to assemble the framework, which saves time and money.
    • What would you prefer to do, chop down 40 to 50 trees or recycle 6 cars? That`s what it takes to prefabricate a steel frame for the average house.
    • Many appreciate the simplicity of the screw-together framing, especially as there is no need for special tools.
    • The light weight steel, now used in house frames, is ideal for environmentally sensitive sites as there is minimum disruption and disturbance to the native vegetation. It is particularly suited to sloping sites where access is difficult.

    In summary the benefits of a steel frame are

    • Steel is lighter, stronger and straighter.
    • Steel is not treated with dangerous and often toxic chemicals.
    • Steel's quality is consistent. No bowing, bending, warping, twisting or movement.
    • Steel is not affected by rain and no drying required prior to construction.
    • Steel is not subject to rot or rust.
    • Steel is non-combustible therefore a lower fire risk.
    • Steel is environmentally friendly and the most recycled material in the world.
    • Steel use does not lead to health issues. (i.e. resulting from sawing/handling chemically treated timber).
    • Steel framing is a lot lighter than timber, therefore less weight results in less foundation movement

    When you are looking for strength, durability and quality, steel framing is the natural choice for brick, veneer and direct-clad construction of homes and similar low-rise buildings.

    Steel framing also offers other outstanding features and advantages such as:

    • Steel frames do not absorb moisture and will not rot or grow toxic mold. As a result, they are considered non-allergenic and have a neutral impact on indoor air quality.
    • Steel frames provide occupants with extra protection from lightning as energy is conducted straight to ground, and does not release destructively within the framework.
    • Because of its properties including strength and lightness, steel framing is an excellent material to resist earthquakes.
    • Steel framing resists fire. Under high heat it will deform but will not burn. Steel frames do not contribute to the spread of fire or increase the fire load. Fire resistance, with excellent fire hazard properties so you just can’t ignite it, and it doesn’t add fuel to the fire.
    • Steel framing cannot be attacked by vermin or insects such as borer moth and termites.
    • Lightweight steel frames means less strain on builders/erectors and therefore provides a safer work site.

    Steel is strong and light...

    • The wall frames and roof trusses can be positioned and screwed together in even the most remote locations without needing access to the power grid
    • Lightweight steel allows you to build safely and competitively on sloping sites even on the most difficult terrain. We can supply you with a floor system to sit on top of adjustable stumps which makes assembly very easy and you can trailer in most components.
    • Steel frames can be used in all climate conditions.
    • Steel beam depths are around half that of timber beams offering greater usable space and lower costs than that of other materials.
    • Lightweight steel's superior strength and flexibility provides increased spanning capabilities meaning fewer columns/stud support requirements and therefore more usable space.
    • You can get open-plan living at a competitive price, as steel is 40% stronger than wood and approximately 10% of the weight.
    • Hi-tensile steel has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of most conventional building materials.
    • Steel does not warp, bow or twist due to shrinkage, ensuring no long term movement problems with the framing and trusses.
    • Unlike timber, steel does not creep and long term deflection is minimal.
    • Consistent quality and dimensions ensures ease of use and long life.
    • Wide availability, so the preferred design can be built virtually anywhere in the world.
    • Low maintenance requirements, requiring low cost and effort to keep its design qualities intact.
    • Trade familiarity, so there is always ready access to the skills to modify or extend the building.
    • Reliability, therefore no need to replace steel building products because of technical improvements, changes in fashion or new research requirements.
    • Design freedom, to easily create optimum architectural forms to suit client needs and local building conditions.

    You do not need heavy lifting equipment and cranes. This is particularly true on difficult blocks.

    • Difficult sites or unusual designs are especially amenable to light weight, high strength steel solutions.
    • Prefabricated frames are easy and quick to assemble and on-site wastage is almost eliminated. Frames fit together with logic and simplicity and being dimensionally stable once erected they will not move or warp.
    • Prefabricated steel frames are straight and true which makes it easier and faster to achieve a high level of internal finish on the walls, the floors, the ceiling. This saves time and money, and some trades actually prefer to work on steel frames because they do not have to pack out, or plane off and compensate for warps, twists and knots.
    • Our steel frames are pre-punched for quick and easy installation of plumbing and electrical services. Grommets are also supplied free of charge to isolate and protect all wiring and pipes.
    • Lightweight steel is easy to handle and move on site, you do not need cranes and other heavy equipment.
    • Our product range supports on-site efficiencies and your ability to perform most tasks yourself with limited assistance or specialized skills. The only additional tools needed, from that of a traditional timber-frame build, are tin snips and a battery-powered drill for screwing Tek screws.
    • GreenTerraHomes' open web design allows the passage of ducting, plumbing and electrical services with ease. The time saved is a major advantage and cost saving.

    Benefits of our steel framing packages for the builder

    Faster & easier to install: Perfectly straight walls & ceilings no warping, buckling, moisture, swelling or movement, no delays waiting for frames to dry. Every piece comes labeled and cut to length reducing work & waste on site, with pre-punched holes for pipes & wiring reducing the work of other trades.

    Trouble free: It's an end to end process from design to construction, while still offering design flexibility. Steel frames are durable and do not distort, so there are fewer call backs. GreenTerraHomes will assist on your first few jobs with on-site training & supervision if needed. There is almost no set-up cost to start steel framing as you will already have most of the tools.

    Strong, light-weight: GreenTerraHomes uses 18 gauge steel, 30% thicker than most other steel frames in Canadian structures. This thicker steel specification combined with very high strength to weight properties means frames never distort, are easy to handle, have greater strength for longer spans and higher walls where needed.

    Cost competitive: Steel is the building material of the future. GreenTerraHomes will be ensuring that framing prices are competitive with conventional timber framing, allowing you to enjoy the additional onsite advantages of faster, smarter construction.


    We use high quality galvanized steel, well-tested fasteners and technology from simpson - world leaders in steel framing technology.



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