DIY Home Frames Made from Metal

While lumber has long been the dominant material for house framing, metal framing provides a better option for cost savings and durability for Do-It-Yourself framing kits. Metal frames, joists and trusses have gained a reputation for reducing construction time and costs for mid-rise structures. Metal framing brings the same benefits to a single-family home, shed, ADU, garage, or garden house as well as numerous other options.

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Metal frames and components are engineered, produced and fabricated from structural quality steel coils and are shaped at an ambient temperature using roll-forming machines for residential steel frame homes. DIY frames can be produced in large quantities and at high speed with consistent quality and precision. The DIY metal wall panels can be assembled off-site and delivered ready for installation. Design-led construction minimizes the need for highly skilled labor. Fewer workers are required on-site as installation is quick and easy with basic training requirements. An added benefit is a safer DIY home worksite for your affordable steel frame home.


The plan you choose represents the skeleton of your structure. To secure building permits, you will likely need to include additional details specific to your area prior to submitting the plan package to your local building department. Details may include state specific engineered stamped drawings for: The site plan, foundation, MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing,) and energy compliance documents. To obtain these additional plan components, please contact a local draftsman or contact our recommended service provider, New Beginnings Engineering, at 949-397-5191 or info@nbesocal.com.