DwellTech's Building Process

Traditionally, a Quonset Hut 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 site. This is where the DwellTech process differs. DwellTech’s unique construction process blends these two processes, which includes an on-site production of the structural roof/walls using our own Arches Mobile Building System.

A raw coil of carbon steel is transported to your building site and roll-formed into custom-sized 1-foot wide panels. DwellTech’s panels are never bolted together, instead, they are continuously full-span panels which are machine seamed for increased durability and long term corrosion resistance.

In our packages, the exterior doors, windows, and back walls are all included – even a foundation and a flooring system. By borrowing concepts from prefab process and modular approaches, then combining them with on-site fabrication and construction, we custom construct your Quonset style cottage or dwelling according to the exact specifications of your unique geographical location.

Lastly, we include our Roadmap to Completion, which provides a comprehensive outline of the processes involved to complete your new Quonset cottage to the lock-up stage, saving you time and money. The end result is a modern, arched roof home that is attractive, secure, and highly functional in its layout. See below a summary of the steps involved in the build process to Lock-up.

1) Homes normally built on cement slab - Show home designed to be moved on a wood raised subfloor.
2) Installing the plywood floor deck and structural wall brackets.
3) Setting up the DwellTech structural metal forming and bending equipment.
4) Loading the TruZinc® metal coil coated with Spectrascape® SMP coating.
5) Building the centre shear wall - Staggered stud if a duplex unit.
6) Forming the structural panel profile.
7) Cutting structural panels to length.
8) Curving the stuctural roof/wall panels
9) Removing a completed panel.
10) Curved panels ready for installation using special mobile seaming equipment.
11) Attaching structural panels to centrewall and sidewall brackets.
12) Roof structure panels complete.
13) Ready for interior wall framing.
14) 18GA steel stud framing for interior walls.
15) Spray foam insulation sprayed in to wall panels in 2" increments - Insulated to max. of up to R60.
16) Exterior wall drainage plane system - Plywood, Tyvek, battens and then fiber cement board or chosen siding.
17) Windows and doors added next.