DwellTech's Building Process
Traditionally, a Quonset style building begins its life as a modular or pre-fabricated kit, meaning that modules or components of the structure are fabricated off-site and transported installation-ready to the build site. This is where the DwellTech process differs. DwellTech’s unique construction process blends these two processes, which also includes an on-site production of the structural roof/walls using our unique mobile “Arches Building System”.
Q-Kits build packages are built in two stages. In stage 1 all metal building kit components are roll formed, cut to size and packed for construction at our plant located in Port Coquitlam, BC. Then these build kits are shipped to the build location in the most economical manner possible in sets of 6 homes which can fit in a standard 40ft high cube trailer.
In stage 2 DwellTech staff manufacture and install the arched roof/wall panels on the build site location. However, construction of the foundations, floors and center walls must be completed in advance of the DwellTech crew and arch forming equipment arrival. We recommend this to be carried out by your choice of a registered building contractor. DwellTech will provide detailed drawings and instructions for your contractor and can also provide build package training if required by special quote. Standard construction assembly time for the metal floors and walls is approximately 1 day per home. See our time lapse video of a Q-Kits build package being assembled. Once all 6 homes are ready to the roof/wall manufacture and installation point the DwellTech crew will arrive with the fabrication equipment and in approximately 3 days complete all 6 homes. Note: the roof/wall manufacture and installation labour is included in your Q-Kits Build Package price. Freight for your Q-Kits packages and transportation cost for the crew and manufacturing equipment will be quoted based on build location.
Once the roof/wall structure has been completed it can be insulated with bat or spray-foam insulation and then clad with 26GA snap lock metal roofing. Metal roofing is available in your colour choice of Spectrascape® SMP, all backed by a 40 Year Roof/Wall Limited Warranty..
See below a summary of the steps involved in the assembly and construction process of a standard Q-Kits package.
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