Choosing to add a new building to your property is a huge decision. The first of many steps in that process is simply selecting which type of building you’d like to construct.
When talking broadly about construction, there are three very popular types of buildings: conventional stick framed, steel, and post framed.
Pole buildings fall into the post frame category, and although each building type has its own unique advantages, we’ll zero in on the pros of post frame buildings.
What Is a Post Frame Building?
In simple terms, post frame construction uses pressure-treated posts form the building’s main structure. Those posts are buried 4-6 feet in the ground, and the holes they’re buried in are filled with concrete.
What Are The Advantages of Post Frame Buildings?
This construction style first became popular in the 1930s. Depression-era farmers wanted an inexpensive way to build sturdy barns, so they used telephone poles to form their barns’ structures.
Today, post frame construction remains popular due to advantages like these:
Bearing in mind that origin story of industrious farmers, it comes as no surprise that post frame buildings can be a less expensive option that some other types.
Since treated posts are buried and the holes are then filled with concrete, there’s no need for a traditional foundation in post frame construction.
This saves both money and time, which translates to lower overall project cost without sacrificing the quality of the building.
Flexible Design Options
When designing a post frame building, you have a great deal of freedom to choose the features that best fit your style.
From the exterior color and material to the roofline itself and the many accessory options, there’s almost no limit to the ways you can customize a post frame building’s look.
Of course, certain other types of buildings allow for a great amount of design freedom, but certainly not all of them, and none at the same value as post frame buildings.
Multifunctional Floor Plans
Who says a building has to be just one thing? Post frame buildings can function as barns, storage sheds, workshops and even homes—sometimes, they function as more than one of these things at the same time.
Since the posts are the only essential part of a post frame building’s interior, it can remain as open as you would like, or walls, stalls, and even lofts and stairs can be added for extra functionality.
Essentially, a post frame building is like a blank canvas, it can be turned into whatever best fits your vision.
Planning your Post Frame Building
If you’re looking for a building that offers design freedom with a flexible layout at a great value, then it’s hard to beat a post frame building, and an experienced team can make the process of planning your new building as comfortable and seamless as possible. Contact us to get started on the building of your dreams!