Metal Depots supplied materials used in the construction of this multi-purpose shop.

Home builders have a tendency to live in several of the homes they build. At some point, all homeowners build the home they know will be their last move. Carl Blackwell, owner of KLM Erectors in Zachary, Louisiana, expects the home he moved into in July 2020 to be his final stop. So, the plan had to include a shop behind the house that features a kitchen, gym and game room.

Blackwell started building the home and shop in early 2020. The 7,890 sq. ft. home has 6,110 sq. ft. of living space, including a porch topped by 980 sq. ft. of Slimline® snap-lock concealed fastener panels. The roofing color is Coal Black to match the asphalt shingles on the rest of the home. 

For the shop, Blackwell started with the “roof only” package and worked on selecting components, including wall materials, as he went along. The roofing is PBR Panels in Charcoal, approximately 4,500 sq. ft. The PBR exposed fastener panel covers 36” and has a rib height of 1-1/4”.

“The front of the shop is brick and the left side is 75’ of PBR Panels,” Blackwell says. “The other side is divided into three equal sections, a kitchen, game room and a gym, all facing the pool.”

Project Details:

Location: Zachary, Louisiana

Size: Home: 7,890 sq. ft.; Shop: 75’ x 60’

Roof and Wall Panels: Home  Roofing: Metal Depots Slimline® snap-lock concealed fastener panels; Roof color: Coal Black

Porch Roof: PBR Panels in Charcoal

Porch Wall: PBR Panels

Installer: KLM Erectors

Overhead doors: Overhead Door Co.

Fasteners: Metal Depots (www.metaldepots)