Custom Metal Building Homes

Steel Barndominiums


A Great Western residential building makes realizing your dream easy.

We can engineer clear spans, you can customize structural elements to your taste. You have a budget, you have an idea. Vaulted ceilings? No problem. All glass roll-up doors for summertime access between your living room and deck? We have you covered. Windows? Cupolas? Skylights? We know you don’t want to live in a boxy warehouse. Finishes like wainscot, masonry walls, wood paneling, or tile for the roof are no problem. The ease of erection is only one reason you choose a steel building. Cost is another. But… you want a building that gives you a feeling of accomplishment and makes your neighbors and guests say “WOW!”.

Trust Great Western to build the exceptional steel building you need for your new home.

40 x 60 Gable

30 x 40 Gable

40 x 50 Gable

Why Choose Great Western?

If you are looking for the flexibility of completely unrestricted interior space, there’s really no other option than steel. Our clear span design means your home can have open, vaulted, even cavernous square footage that can be combined with the tighter build out of bedrooms and bathrooms – you can choose the costly services of an architect or you can choose to be the master of your domain. The design decisions are yours. That’s the advantage of working with the Great Western and you’ll find that our staff will be just passionate as you when it comes to your vision.

When it comes to a residential steel building from Great Western, you’ve got a lot to consider – this may be the place your children or grandchildren will be opening Christmas presents. This could be the place where reunions happen. Marriages, graduations and your day-to-day life like morning coffee; what happens within the walls will be bigger, have more history, encourage more progress to the future, and will exists more eloquently within your present than you might imagine. This will be your home. It should look and feel…well…like you!

Residential Building Value

  • Residences and Barndominiums
  • Home/Business Combinations
  • Backyard workshops
  • Art and Hobby Studios

GWB Engineering Advantage

  • The Most Current and Intimate Knowledge of the IBC Codes for Every Region
  • Experience Designing Buildings in All Regions, in All Climates
  • The Ability to Work Within Your Budget
  • Creativity!

Frequently Asked Questions

I am planning on erecting my building myself, will this void any warranties?

Absolutely not! Our steel house kits are designed with end-users and first time builders in mind. Unless structural modifications are made or the building materials get damaged by abuse or improper storage all warranties are applicable. We provide complete warranty documents with each of our buildings at the time of delivery. These warranty certificates, along with the erection manual, erection drawings and supporting product documents provide you with the installation and maintenance information to help you ensure your building is erected correctly. Of course our 24/7 technical support line can come in handy from time to time too.

We don’t want or can’t have steel siding on our building, what options are available?

Some areas with HOAs and other building authorities place architectural restrictions to the finish of some building materials. While this restriction rarely applies to roof materials we are ready to provide options to allow some or all of the exterior surfaces to be outfitted with the look you need, including the roof. A lot of times a simple wainscot or vertical color break is all that is needed. When that is not enough we are also capable of engineering your building for wood lap, log or vinyl siding, stucco, masonry and even T1-11 – we’ve seen it all!

We need a construction loan for our steel building home, where do we start?

This is one of those questions that we get a lot and the answer is very simple. Beyond being qualified, lenders that provide this type of financing will need a cost break down of the project, a materials list and building plans that can be appraised. This is where Great Western can help! We will provide you with engineered building drawings for this purpose. It is with these plans that you can get estimates for your foundation and dirt-work, lay out the interior spaces with electrical and plumbing plans, estimate for components like doors, windows, insulation and even drywall. If you are a do-it-yourselfer you can account for your (free) labor too. These building drawings will also help you get price estimates from engineers and architects if you choose to use their services and of course contractors.

We need to keep the project costs down, what does Great Western recommend?

Well building a steel building with Great Western is a great first step, we provide the highest quality buildings at terrifically low prices. The quickest way to increase the cost of the building is to add complex design features like hipped dormers or multiple level roofs and extensive overhangs. While we are more than capable of providing these features, staying within the confines of pre-engineered design saves engineering/detailing time and erection time in the field. A building that goes up quick, goes up economically. Another best practice is to provide your architect (if you are using one) with the steel building plans and not the other way around. Asking your architect to work within the structural system can save thousands.


Great Western’s custom design tool allows you to design, customize, and price the best metal building for your needs. You can also share and print your designs or save them and modify them later.