Pioneer Steel buildings are easy to erect...
The majority of Pioneer Steel customers erect their buildings themselves without the need for special tools and equipment or expensive labor. In fact, most Pioneer Steel buildings can be erected in as little as a few days.
Our standard panels are approximately 2’ x 10’ and are easy to handle and weigh an average of only 40lbs each. One size of bolt is used throughout construction, making assembly easy.
Erecting your building is easy!
You CAN Build it Yourself!
Since most customers assemble their Pioneer Steel building themselves, the buildings have been engineered to be as easy to construct as possible, without the aid of expensive equipment or machinery. Basic equipment you will need includes the following:
- Hard hats and work gloves
- Tape measures, 50 or 100 ft. and 10 ft.
- Electric impact wrench with 1/2" hex or 9/16" square sockets (ask your dealer about possible rentals)
- 1/2" and 9/16" wrenches
- Electric drill, variable speed with 3/8" bits for sheet steel
- Extension ladders and/or rope ladders
- Scaffolding, stepladders and rope
Additional equipment you may need will depend on the size and model of the steel building you construct. Your steel building manual and your dealer can provide you with more information.
Once you decide to purchase a Pioneer Steel building, and know which model will most satisfy your requirements, your next question is, "How difficult will it be to erect my steel building?" The answer: over 75% of Pioneer Steel customers erect their buildings themselves without the need for special tools and equipment or expensive labor. In fact, most Pioneer Steel buildings can be erected in as little as a few days.
Our standard panels are approximately 2’ x 10’ and are easy to handle and weigh an average of only 40lbs each. One size of bolt is used throughout construction, making assembly easy. Pioneer Steel buildings are shipped in the form of a “building kit,” with user-friendly assembly manuals included, backed up with a factory direct toll-free help-desk line that ensures that you are no more than a toll-free phone call away (1 800 668 5422) from expert help.
Adding On Inside
Easy on the outside, easier on the inside. All Pioneer Steel buildings feature clear span construction – eliminating the need for space-stealing trusses and posts. This guarantees maximum usable space, lowering overall project costs. This also ensures easy conventional insulation solutions. Builders constantly praise the easy access for electrical wiring, heating and air conditioning ducts, plumbing systems, drywall, false ceilings and partitions.
For most ordinary applications, our factory component endwall will suffice. However, there are times when you may want to customize your endwall to suit your needs. When you need to match or complement existing structures or extend and customize your steel building, a wide range of endwall options – and our user-friendly endwall adapters – make it convenient to complete your project consistently and economically.
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Should local by-laws require you to obtain a building permit before constructing your Pioneer Steel building, we can help provide the documentation you may need to get one. Our erection manual is detailed and often sufficient. However, if you need engineer’s schematics or blueprints, Pioneer Steel or your local dealer can provide them.
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