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What Is a Metal Building Kit?

Discover the Benefits of a RHINO Steel Building Kit

What does the term “metal building kit” mean?

Graphic icon depicting the elements included in a metal building kit.A RHINO steel building kit is the simplest and most efficient way for fast building construction.Consequently, our metal prefabricated buildings are also do-it-yourselfers’ dream structures.

Every piece of the structural framing of our prefab buildings ships straight from the factory to your job site.  Each component arrives pre-formed, marked for easy identification, and ready to assemble.

Basically, a pre-engineered metal building kit is a life-sized version of a kid’s erector set.

What is Included in a RHINO Metal Building Kit?

A RHINO prefabricated steel building kit contains everything you need to complete the “dried in” building shell, including:

  • Primary Framing: Steel columns, rafter beams, x-bracing, and endwall framing
  • Secondary Framing: Girts, purlins, base angle plates— plus framing for all the doors, windows, and openings ordered
  • Photo of a completed tan RHINO metal building kit with dark red trim.Wall and Roof Cladding: Top-quality steel exterior PBR (purlin bearing rib) panels and die-formed ridge caps
  • Trim: Cover trim for all framed openings
  • Extra Waterproofing Materials: Foam rubber closure strips and mastic double-sided tape sealants
  • Fasteners: High-strength nuts, bolts, and self-drilling screws for assembly
  • Instructions: Anchor bolt plan, instruction manual, construction DVD
  • Support materials: Checklist of all shipped materials, three sets of engineer-stamped plans with Letters of Certification
  • Preferred Options: Any additional walk-in doors, overhead doors, gutter systems, skylights, interior sheathing, insulation, or vents ordered by the buyer

What Are the Best Uses for Pre-engineered Building Kits?

Close up of a RHINO metal building kit loaded on a truck for shipping.The versatility of RHINO’s steel prefab buildings makes them ideal for any one to two story building project.  They adapt easily to any fast building construction project, including:

  • Airplane hangars
  • Auto shops and tire stores
  • Churches and worship centers
  • Farm and ranch barns and storage buildings
  • Gyms and recreational structures
  • Horseback riding arenas and stables
  • Manufacturing plants
  • Multi-purpose garages and personal storage structures
  • Office and medical buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Retail centers
  • Self-storage businesses
  • Shade structures
  • Vehicle salesrooms for cars, trucks, tractors, boats, motorcycles, jet skis, or RVs
  • Warehouses and distribution centers

The Advantage of Using Prefab Building Kits

There are three strong reasons for opting to build with the RHINO steel building package system:

Affordability:  Metal building prices are generally less per-square-foot than other building methods.  You simply get more bang for your buck with RHINO pre-engineered building kits.

Faster Construction:  Due to its great strength, steel uses fewer framing pieces to create a stronger structure than ordinary wood framing.

In addition, since all the framing is pre-cut and ready to assemble, the framing goes up much faster.

For example, a 2,500 square-foot metal building kit assembles in about three days by a crew of four.  A 6,000 square-foot structure should take about a week to erect with a crew of five or more.

Long-Term Savings:  Not only are RHINO metal building prices affordable, they also cost less to operate than other building systems.

In particular, RHINO’s commercial-grade steel building kits:

  • Earn big discounts on insurance
  • Require very little maintenance
  • Save as much as 50% on monthly utility bills (with Pro-Value insulation)
  • Retain their good looks and value decade after decade


The best building deal is a RHINO fast building construction kit.

Want to Know More About Our Metal Building Kits?

Call RHINO Steel Building Systems today for more information at 940.383.9566.

Photo of the RHINO metal building photo gallery page displayed on a laptop.Our friendly and knowledgeable metal building specialists will answer all your questions.  They will also supply free quotes for any of your upcoming building projects.

Be sure to visit our gallery for more metal building kit ideas.

Also, see metal building prices on our current limited-time-only specials.

(Updated 4-8-2020.  Originally published 11-28-2017.)