There are tons of post-frame building advantages that homeowners and business owners can take away from this specific design structure.
A post-frame structure has so many opportunities to budget your expenses while still receiving exactly what you want. Setting a budget doesn’t always entail excluding certain features in your construction. There are certainly many options available when choosing a post-frame build. Here are some of the top accompanying advantages that come along with choosing a Pole Barn Kit for your project.
Pole Barn buildings have a wide variety of foundation options. Most structures require a poured concrete foundation—but not a pole bar! A poured concrete foundation will not only add on weeks of construction time, but it will increase the overall material cost as well. When a contractor lays a concrete foundation, it takes time to dig, pour, and cure. Luckily, the foundation of a post-frame building takes the posts and places them directly into the ground. A poured concrete foundation is an optional feature you can add to your building, but it’s not necessary for construction. This vertical foundation is enough to support the entire structure.
The structure of this overall construction takes fewer materials and labor necessary for building. Let’s compare the post-frame to the stick frame method of building for example. A post-frame building doesn’t require a foundation, it uses fewer pieces of timber, and it takes fewer people to complete the project. A stick frame building requires a concrete foundation, timber installed close together, and more people on-site to build. Fewer materials and labor means less build time as well!
A Pole Barn doesn’t always need to be used as a barn. This method of framing can be used for many different purposes! Here are some building ideas that can be accomplished with a post-frame building:
One of the most popular advantages of a pole barn is the endless opportunities for interior design. What does this mean? Everything is customizable. The support of a post-frame building is found in the timber placed in the ground and the support trusses throughout. This form of support allows for a wide-open layout. In real estate, an open concept floor plan is currently a sought-after characteristic found in a building. This open space is completely customizable. You won’t have to worry about load-bearing support walls getting in the way of your design. Another design opportunity in a Pole Barn is leaving the trusses exposed to add charm to the space. Trusses in a post-frame building are the support beams at the top of the structure. Painting or staining these beams add character to a newly constructed space. The options are truly endless!