"We aren't just happy with our house, we're thrilled with it because it's ours and we did it. Anthony even said he's sad it's over and he'd like to do it again" -K.M. West Virginia
Our offices are located at 1 East Main Street in Warner, NH. Please enter from Church Street.
Since 1970, we have been designing and producing beautiful, high quality, customized, and affordable kit homes, barns, garages and cabins. Our kits are designed for people who want to construct their own building for cost savings, and the satisfaction of assembling their own kit. Over 85% of our kits have been assembled by people with no prior building experience. Our kits can generally be built in 4-20 days, depending on the size of the kit. Click on this link http://www.shelter-kit.com/press.php for stories about us.
We design and produce custom kits for one, 1 1/2, or two-story homes, based on your plans and/or ideas. We produce ranch houses, colonials, capes, and more. Let us know what you have in mind for your new home, and we will work with you to create a design for your kit. Your building will come with a detailed Construction Manual, specifically written for your kit. Our lead times generally range from 6-7 weeks, but are longer in the spring and summer. Please talk with us about your schedule.
Our kits are customized to meet the specific needs of each individual customer, including size, features and options. We will spend the necessary time to understand what you want, and we will do our best to meet your goals at an affordable price. And, we offer free support before, during and after your project.
We offer many options, including doors, windows, skylights, porches, decks, larger roof overhangs, dormers, cathedral ceilings, stairs and more. We can produce a kit that is part barn/garage, and part living space. We also offer our Green Home Kit, which will contribute important points towards certification to the national Green Building Standard.
Architects and engineers designed our buildings, so you can be assured that they are structurally sound. Our sturdy framing systems allow for a lot of flexibility in creating open floor plans, and the placement of doors, windows and open lofts. We can design for high wind, high snow, seismic and wildfire zones. Our kits meet the national building code for all 50 states and the Canadian Provinces, as well as local codes. We ship internationally, as well.
Our kit buildings are carefully precut, allowing you to assemble your building quickly and error free, with substantial cost savings, and without power tools, lifts or cranes. The time and labor savings, and the elimination of errors, that come from buying a precision precut kit, versus a kit that is not precut, can not be over-emphasized! Our precut kits eliminate the hundreds of measurements, cuts and other operations that are necessary in other kits that are not precut. Because all of the components of our kits are clearly labeled and designed for ease of assembly, two people can handle each piece and the assembly process goes quickly.
Our optional double stud wall system is designed with two 2” x 4” exterior walls, separated by a 5” gap between the studs. This proven construction technique creates a 12” exterior wall, and will allow you to achieve an R-value of 40, using low cost and easy to install fiberglass batts. The advantage of the double-stud wall, beyond the obvious extra insulation allowed by the increased depth of the wall, is that there are few, if any, thermal bridges in the wall. A thermal bridge is created when a component in a wall with a lower insulating value, such as a stud, extends from the interior to the exterior of a wall. In the typical 2”×6” stud-wall, the studs create a thermal bridge, because the wood has an R-value of only R1 per inch, or R6 in total. This is the most cost-effective way to achieve high exterior wall R values.
We encourage you to send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call, to discuss your needs. We will be glad to work with you to create a building that is just what you want.